Race with the Devil (1975) - full transcript

Frank and Roger and their wives take off for Colorado in a recreational vehicle, looking forward to some skiing and dirt biking. While camping en route, they witness a Satanic ritual sacrifice, but the local sheriff finds no evidence to support their claims and urges them to continue on their vacation. On the way, however, they find themselves repeatedly attacked by cult members, and they take measures to defend themselves.

Hey, Bill.

I thought you left already.

Well, the girls are late.

You know the how girls are.

I redesigned that.
It's been the same
old problem.

It's the vacuum.
Take a look at it
in your spare time.

- See what you
can do about it.
- Yep.

It's your problem.
I'm going on my vacation.

Don't worry about a thing.

See you later.

L.q., by the time
I get back,

I don't want to find
this department
in a shambles.

You have a good time,
Mr. Stewart, ya hear?

All right, sunshine,
where is he?

- He's not in yet,
Mr. Stewart.
- Where is he?

- He's at the track.
- At the track.

All right, Dave, load 'em up.

Get on it!
Come on!

Get on!
Come on!

Come on!
Here we go!

- What he do?
- Well, he ain't
gonna like it.

- Well?
- 17:02.


Damn. It's just not
coming on the turns.

Well, look at this.

Hot damn.

Great, huh, brother bear?

Look at this.
Hi, honey.

Baby, you look great.

32 feet and gleaming.

Chrome wheels.

- Yeah.
- Sure, man.

- All right, wooly booger.
- Okay, hey, rabbit,
take it in.

- Have a nice vacation.
- Sure. See you later.

- What it do?
- Jesus, 17:02, frank.

Only thing I can
think of is to shave more
off the front end of the rotary.

17:02. Well...

We redesigned the thing.

I stayed up all night.
Look at that.

- Bill's got the copy.
He's working on it.
- Frank.

A few hours is a lot
of traffic on the freeway.

You're right, honey.

Let's go.

- Come on. Let's go.
- This is it!

Come on.




Stereo, four channels.


And look here.

Color television.

- All right.
How's the reception?
- Perfect. Antenna.

- Oh! Wow!
- ♪ da-da ta-dum. ♪

The saloon.

Now you're talkin', big fella.

And there's more.

Right this way.
Double sink.

- Four-burner stove...
- Uh-huh.

And oven.

Full exhaust.
All right.

Microwave oven,
to brown your bird...


- A couple of bunks
for the kids.
- Kids?

And surprise of surprises,

a Roman bath.

Now, what the hell's that?

- Ginger?
- At the last minute,
we lost ginger's sitter.

Come on.
Come on, ginger.

- Alice said you
wouldn't mind.
- Mm-hmm.

Oh, yeah?

That means we gotta stop
all the way up,
doesn't it?

No, once in the morning
and once in the evening.
That's all.

Where's the fish?

- We don't have fish, frank.
- Well, we're lucky.

The girls are
getting tired, frank.

They want to stop.
We should try to find
a place soon.

And there's one
up here on, uh...

I-472 west, about 88 miles,

called hidden valley
park estates.

Showers, restaurant,
swimming pool.

- Huh?
- Oh, no.

Look, are you kidding?

Those parks are nothing more

than mobile tract homes
on wheels, you know?

That's why we took
our vacation in January--

To get away from the crowd.

We got a $36,000
motor home here.

We don't need any restaurants.
We don't need any showers.
We got our own.

We don't need anything
from anybody.

We are self-contained, babe.

- Hey, see that?
- Yeah.

There we are, brother bear.
Our private road
to seclusion.

Damn right.

Great, huh, girls?
Huh? Great?

Great, babe.



This is beautiful, huh?
What do you think?

Well, any port in a storm.

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

- Yeah.
- It's so peaceful.

Look at that river.
Frank, you ever
skip rocks?

When I was a kid?
I was never a kid.

Not bad.

- You think you're
a hotshot, don't you?
- I know it.

I haven't been on a track
in five years.

You give me 50 yards.
I'll race you.

- I only race for
money, partner.
- 10 bucks.

You're on.
Lead bike sets the course.


I don't know.

It seems to me that
you could get away
from your bikes

for five minutes on a vacation.

Well, maybe when we
get up into the snow,

we'll get a break, right?

Come on, ginger.

Come on, ginger.

Well, that's funny.
She never acted
like that before.

Maybe it's too cold for her.

Vacations in January.

What's the matter?

Oh, nothing.

It is getting colder.

Let's go on back, okay?


That's 10 you owe me, buddy.

I'll claim insanity.

You'd have to be crazy
to try a stunt like that.

Yeah, I'm getting
too old for this shit.

You should have seen
him hit that mud.

- What the hell was that?
- E or e-flat.

Come here, ginger.
Come on. Come on.

Ginger, come on.

- Dog doesn't
like me, you know?
- She likes you, frank.

It's just that she
can read your mind.

What's the matter
with her, honey?
Did she go yet?

No. I don't know.
Something's bothering her.

I don't want to overload
this dinner party
with sentiment,

but I'm going
to propose a toast.

All right.

To the wife I know
I'll love forever;

And here's to friends
I know I don't deserve;

and here's to
the best damn vacation

we may ever have in our lives.

What was that guy's name?

Went around eakins,
bumped into bird, you know?

Oh, uh, Eddie, uh...
Moulder. Moulder.

Yeah, fast, slippery
Eddie moulder.

That kid was something else.

- Boy, it's been
some time.
- Yeah.

- Five years.
- Yeah?

But, you know, when you
think of five years,

five years from now
seems like a long way off,

but you know what we've
done in five years?


- We have put it
together, baby.
- You bet.

We have put it together.

Are they still out there?

- Yep.
- It must be freezing.

Alcohol doesn't freeze.

It's the first time
they've really relaxed
in such a long time.

- They deserve it.
- It's just that he's
going to be so hungover.

It won't be the first time.

God knows.


- See you tomorrow.
- Good night, kell.

Good night.

No, you--
I'll tell you,
of the people I know,

you're about
the straightest
guy I ever met.

Hell, you're drunk, frank.

Yeah, I know,
but it doesn't deny
what I'm saying, you know.

I mean, you and Kelly

are just about 101% in my book.

- I'm with you.
- Yeah.

Look at that.

- Hmm.
- What the hell
are they doing?

I don't know, but they
sure got a big one going.

- It's not a barbecue.
- Hard to tell much
from here.

We can find out.

Come on.

What are they doing?

Looks like they're
just moving around.

- Well?
- Yeah, that's what
they're doing.

They're just kind of
moving around.

They got them some robes,

and they're doing
some kind of dancing,

- like a "ring
around the rosy."
- Let me see.

Check that guy
wearing the mask,
will you?

Let's see if we can get
a closer look, huh?

I don't know, frank.
They may own this place,
you know.

Yeah, that's right.

Ah, well-- pass.
I'm going to bed.

Hey, frank, the party's
getting rough.

Oh, yeah?
Let a look.

Wait just a sec.

- Oh, yeah.
- Come on. Let me look.


Hmm. Boy,
that's not rough.
That's choice.

Whew! Look at that
chunky little devil
running around there.

They've all dropped
their clothes, man,
four of 'em.

Four little bunnies
running around there.


- Right.
- What is it?

- Wow!
- An orgy maybe?

- Yeah.
- Let me look.

What's the matter?

I'm not sure.
I think they killed her.



- Roger.
- Hey, you guys, come on.

- Turn off that light.
- It's getting late,

and I'm gonna get stuck
driving this thing
all day tomorrow.

Shut up!
Turn it off!

They've seen US.

- Are you drunk?
- Frank, they've seen US.

- What's the matter?
- Turn it off!

- We're checking out.
- Right.

- Turn off that light!
- Why? What is wrong?
What are you guys up to?

- Get in!
- What?! What's
the matter?

Burn it, frank!
Get going!

- What is it?
- For Christ's sake, hurry!

- What are we doing?
- Just sit down
and hang on, baby.

- What's going on?
- We saw somebody murdered.

- What?
- Some sort of ritual
across the river.

- A girl got stabbed.
- You're kidding.

No, no kidding.
No joke, no bullshit.


All right, we're at the river.

Just get ahold
of yourselves now.
I'm gonna gun it.

All right, roge, what is it?

- We're stuck
in a hole, frank.
- Damn it. Great.

- Honey?
- Yeah, go.

- You gotta take it.
- Okay okay.

- Now do just
what we tell you!
- All right, okay.

- Rock it.
- Okay.


Go! Forward!

Go ahead, Alice.
Go forward.

- Kelly, backwards!
- Back.

Go back!

- Frank, it ain't working.
- Cut it!

- It's not working.
- Put rocks under
the wheel, frank.

- I'll go get some brush.
- Yeah, okay.


Okay, now...

Okay, baby, forward.


Move it forward!

Go on!


Hold it!

Okay, frank,
let's move it.

Don't let her stop.
Jam it in low.


They're trying to get in!

- Frank!
- Stay down, Kelly!

- Get 'em off!


No, Roger, no!


No, Roger, no!


Goddamn son of a--

God damn!

Oh my god.

It's over now.
Everything's all right.

Find any prints on there, binky?

Hell, sheriff, they're
all over the place.

Get 'em all.

Howdy, folks.

Sorry to keep you
waiting, but I got
here quick as I could.

I'm sheriff Taylor.

- Hello.
- How do you do?

I'm very sorry this happened
so close to our little town.

Did you have a chance
to check this for accuracy?

- Yes, sir, that's pretty
much the way it was.
- Mm-hmm.

Dave, at least one of
them people was injured.

Make the usual doctor calls.
We want to know about
anything suspicious.

I already took care
of that, sheriff.


I know you people
been through a lot,

but we've got to go
back out there.

What for?

Well, for one thing,
Mrs. Stewart,

uh-- it'll be a big time saver

in finding the right spot.

Another thing, we'll get
there right at daybreak,

and it'll give US
a better chance of spotting
any kind of evidence

before they have a chance
to clear up the area.

- Will you be
needing our wives?
- Oh, no no.

Stay in the vogue.
Make some breakfast
or something, okay?

Well, it gets light
around here about 6:00.
We better be on our way.

If you're ready,
my car is out front.

- Roger, I don't want you
to go back out there.
- Honey, it's all right.

- You drive, Dave.
- Yep.

Y'all just stay
in the motor home.
Everything's gonna be fine.

Lock it up now.

Look at old Harry Dean
with them lights on.

Silly son of a bitch
still thinks he's
playing pinball.


- Where you people headed?
- Aspen, Colorado.

It's a beautiful place
up there, all right.

Yeah, it was beautiful here.

Well, that's the bad part of it.

A bunch of hippies
move into this area,
smoke their shit,

stuff garbage up their nose
and then in the arm.

When respectable people
like you come along--

It's no longer
a beautiful place.

These weren't hippies
that we saw, sheriff.

It's the same difference.

They all gotta get stoned
to do whatever they do.

- We picked up a bunch of 'em
once, didn't we, Dave?
- Yeah.

Some lady calls US
'cause she hears
an animal screaming

out back of her place.

We get there,
and these kids,
they'd killed five cats.

I mean, skinned 'em.

They was dancing around
with their clothes off

and rubbing cat blood
all over each other.

One of 'em was screaming
he's the devil.

At least that's
what he claimed.
I locked him up.

Anyways, damnedest
thing you ever saw.

Well, this time
they ran out of cats.

I'm positive this
is where we were,

but we left a whole bunch
of equipment around here,

a couple hundred
dollars' worth,
I'd say.

Told you they was hippies.

Steal anything if it
ain't nailed down.

We were right here,
and they were right
there across the river.

That's right.

Well, I guess we
better cross on over

and see what we can find
on the other side.

Harry Dean, you and booger

give this area over here
a thorough going over.


I tell you, buddy,
this place gives me
the creeps.

Yeah, it sure does.

Still smokin'.

Where would you fellas
figure the body
would have fallen?

Right over there.

That's it.
That's blood.

Could be.
We're gonna have
to take a test.

Better get some, Dave.

Well, no footprints around here.

Nothing but cow tracks.

All right,
I'm going to search
this brush area

around the whole perimeter
of the clearing.


- Alice?
- What?

Look what was stuck
to the back window.

"You are warned--
Be silent."

- What's a rune?
- Witchcraft.

I-It's some kind of message.

I don't know what
this is, though.

Looks like some kind
of hieroglyphics
or something.

All right, let's
go find a library.


Once my deputies
finish their search,

we'll have
a better picture
of the whole thing,

but let's look at it
with what we got now.

You take where you say
you saw the sacrifice,

and that places it

a little bit between
the fire and you, right?

- Yeah, I'd say so.
- Mm-hmm.

And that puts a whole lot
of what happened

in the semi-darkness.

Add to that the distance
and the night and the smoke

and the amount y'all said
y'all were drinking,

It's a wonder you
hadn't run up against
the jolly green giant.

Here. Here here.

"Pictorial history of magic
and the supernatural."

Now, who knows what
them hyped-up idiots did.

They killed that dog for sure,

and then maybe they hold it up

and then let it bleed down
over the girl you saw.

- Sheriff.
- Mm-hmm.

We saw a girl killed.

She fell down
on the ground.
That's what we saw.

Well, didn't you both say

that she looked like
she was drunk or drugged?

Supposing she just passed out.

You pass out, you fall down.

Leastways, that's the way
it is around these parts.

"The encyclopedia
of witchcraft
and demonology:

- A modern-day look."
- Alice?

- What?
- Alice, look at this.

Okay, let's check these two out.

Excuse me.

We'd like to check
these two books
out, please.

I'm very sorry,
ladies, but these
are reference books.

They can't go out
of the library.


I see.


we'll just forget it.

Why don't you, um,
go put these back

on the shelf?

Of course, you ladies
are most welcome to browse.

We're open till 12:00
on Saturdays.

Oh. Swell.

Thank you.

What's that?

Oh, god, it's the noon siren.

Come on.
Let's get out of here.

- You got 'em?
- I got 'em.

We'll mail them back
when we're finished.

Uh... and I'll contact you
at your home addresses

once you get back
from your trip.

Ain't no use messing up
more of your vacation
than it already has been.

Anything I need to ask can wait.

Just go on with your trip.
Have a good time.
Leave this up to me.


We got some damage
to the motor home here.

I wonder if you could
recommend a garage
or a filling station,

somebody around town
who could help US out.

Oh, uh, sherman young,
north end of town.

I'll give him
a call for you.
He'll be waiting.

Okay. Well,
that's nice of you.

We really appreciate
all the help you've
been able to give US.

Hope to see you fellows
again sometime, you hear?
So long.

Oh, finally.

Roger, we've got
something to show you.

- I'm driving, frank.
- Yeah, you bet.

Ginger, come here.

If I were you, I wouldn't
let that big dude out.

Old Sam here eats dogs
like that for lunch.

He never lost a fight yet.
Have you, Sam?

We got a problem
with our rear
window there.

Yeah, I know.
The deputy called
me about it.

See, the problem is,
we don't carry
nothing like that.

Well, I didn't think
that you did,

but I figured maybe
you could rig something
to patch it up with.

Well, I'll sure give it a try.


We've been
over some bad roads.
Check underneath, will ya?

Check the tires
and the oil pressure,
the whole trip.

I'll do her.

And something else, too.

That sheriff wanted US
to come along to help him
find the spot.

Frank and I were
in the backseat,
and we were talking,

and that deputy Dave,

well, he just turned
right down that road,

and we didn't tell him
where it was.

You mean he knew
where he was going?

Yeah, but wait a minute.
That doesn't prove anything.

Those guys have lived
around here all their lives.

They know this place
like the palm of their hand.

When we told them what
the place looked like,
they took US there.

That's all there is to it.

I'm not going for that.
It's too thin.

Well, look,
they called the doctors.
They followed procedure.

They took the prints
off the back of the Van.

They took the blood
sample off the glass
and from the scene.

What else can they do?
They're doing their job.

Can I read this?

"For hours, aztec
warriors and women
would chant and sing,

the climax of
the week-long ceremony.

Then at midnight
of the full moon,
the high priest--"

- and it was
a full moon. I saw it.
- That's right.

"The high priest
would plunge a knife

into the chest of a human
sacrificial offering,

which then gave him satanic
power to control the rains,
the wind, the sun."

Wow! Where in the hell
did you get that?

We borrowed it
from the library.

I was figuring

I'd take a car window
and a piece of plywood,

tape it over the hole.
Then y'all would still
be able to see out back.

No, that's fine, buddy.

Then there's this.

- Somebody left that
on the window this morning.
- What is it?

It's a rune.

"You are warned
by this rune
to be silent."

- What the hell's a rune?
- It's a witch's message,

and it's supposed
to contain satanic powers.

"Any evil you cause

will be returned
to you ninefold.

So mote it be."

And there's some
sort of writing.

- That's the spell.
- Aw, come on.

Well, that tears it.

They're trying to screw
with our brains.

- Yeah.
- They're trying
to scare US off,

but why would they be doing
this over a dead dog?

- They wouldn't.
- That's right.

So what are we going
to do about it?

Well, partner,

I got my own
little blood sample.

- What?
- I didn't see you
pick that up.

I know.
They didn't either.

You guys were scrounging
around in the bushes
when I picked this up.

I suggest we hit the first
big city police department
and have this analyzed,

and if it turns up dog,
terrific, frank.

But if it turns up human,

then I think we have
to follow through.

And if, uh,
if our sheriff Taylor--

If his blood sample turns up dog

and our big city cop
turns up human,

we'll know a little bit more
about sheriff Taylor.

We sure will, buddy.

Come on. Please, let's
just get out of here.

- Okay, baby.
- Okay.

- Amarillo?
- Dayton, leesville, yeah.

If we stop over, we can make
amarillo tomorrow morning.

Amarillo's perfect.

That's what we'll do.

That's perfect.

All right.

There's a five-star
motor park in leesville.

- Is that okay?
- That'll be just fine.

This looks nice,
don't you think, honey?

Yep. Pool and everything.
The works.

It's not bad.
They gave US
a good spot.


Do you feel like a swim?

Yeah. Let's do.
Good idea?

- We're gonna go for a swim.
- Want to come?

Uh, no no.

Bubba bear, I think
it's time to warm up
the martinis.

- Suits me.
- You bet.


What's the matter?

I don't like it here.

I don't like any of this.

And it's good!

Extra point.
Got you, frank,
once more.

Lucky at love, of course.

It's another fine afternoon
of football here in Dallas.

- Hello, honey.
- Yeah.

What's the matter?


What's wrong, Kelly?

Roger, let's go home.

- Oh, now, come on.
- I want to go
home, really.

Hi, baby.

How was the swim?

Not so good.

How about a drink?
Warm you up.

Yeah, I'd love it.


All those people out there.

We're just
in a recreation
vehicle park.

There's bound to be
a lot of people.

I guess they just
give me the creeps.

Honey, I think Kelly
wants to go home.

- Huh?
- I think Kelly
wants to go home.

Oh, come on.

Maybe it's not
a bad idea.

We should turn around
and go back.

No way.

No way.

You see that?
That's a ski pole.

For five years we've
been living in motels

and hitting flat tracks.

Now we're going skiing!

Okay. Okay.

Welcome to the park!
Henderson's the name.

- This is my wife Ethel.
- Hi.

We live in the road king
right over next to you here.

- Jack Henderson.
- Frank.

- This is my wife Alice.
- Hi.

- Alice.
- So this is
the new vogue.

- I've never seen one before.
- Yeah, this is it.

What happened
to your back window?

Some kids
or something.
We don't know.

Oh, that's a shame.

Color TV,


And look at this, Ethel--

- A microwave oven.
- Oh my god.

Uh, yeah.
Wait, uh,

you don't mind if
I look around, do ya?
Oh, excuse me.

I'm sorry.
I didn't know, uh,
you know, uh...

Yeah. Roger?

This is
Mr. Hendricks.

- Henderson.
Jack Henderson.
- Henderson.

He's got the, uh,
road king next door.

Oh, wonderful.

Plastic, huh?
I got real wood
in mine.

Well, we got plastic
because we thought it
was easier to maintain.

Well, you got a point there.

My wife Ethel
has to wax 'em
down twice a week.

- Ain't that right, honey?
- Walls, ceiling, everything.

That's right.

What are you guys doing tonight?
Why don't you come over
for dinner?

- Ethel's a marvelous cook.
- I'm sure she is.

We were thinking of going
out tonight, weren't we?

Oh, yeah, that's right.
We were going to go out
tonight, weren't we, Roger?

You bet.

I got just the place
for you to go.

Got steaks that'll
melt in your mouth

and country music--
probably the best
in the whole world.

♪ Well, I never had much money ♪

♪ and my friends
never had much more ♪

♪ but you ran with the best
and the way you dressed

♪ you'd think you owned
a clothing store ♪

♪ my baby wanted a Cadillac ♪

♪ and went
with my friends
to get it ♪

♪ so from now on
I'm a-livin' high ♪

♪ if I have to
live on credit... ♪

You don't mean witches.


I don't know what else
to call 'em but witches.

That's the damnedest
thing I ever heard.

Yeah, we're going
to take care of them
when we get to amarillo.

- You can bet on that.
Let's dance, honey.
- I'm dancing.

♪ And what I want, I get it ♪

♪ but from now on,
I'm a-livin' high ♪

♪ if I have to
live on credit... ♪
steel guitar.

Look at that.

Hey, come on.

Come on!

No, partner.
That stuff's
too rough for me.

Go on out there, roge.
Go on out there
and stomp a little.

♪ I've been livin'
high and mighty ♪

♪ it's hard to live that way ♪

♪ think I'll jump in my rolls
and hit the road ♪

♪ and leave miss californ-i-a ♪

♪ yeah, the people I owe
will want to know ♪

♪ I don't know where to get it ♪

♪ from now on,
I'm a-livin' high ♪

♪ if I have to live on credit ♪

♪ yeah, from now on,
I'm a-livin' high ♪

♪ if I have to
live on credit. ♪

Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Is everybody happy?

Grab a pretty girl.
Let's do one of our songs.

This one's called
"the misty hours
of daylight." David?

Number four.
You get the prize.

I'm having a great time.
This is the greatest time
I ever had in my life.

Well, there's
a whole lot more of it.

- We all have to sack it in.
We have a long drive tomorrow.
- Yeah.

- Ethel and I will just stay
here and dance a little bit.
- Nice meeting you.

Whoa! Whoa!

There it goes.
First one of the night.

Last one for me.
Let's hit it.

- Good night.
- Night.


I'm tired.

Yes, dear.

I think it was damn nice
of him to sponsor US.

You bet it was.


God, ginger!

Damn it.

- They killed my dog.
- Oh, god!

Oh, no, they killed my dog.

Oh, no, they killed my dog.

No! No, don't
touch her!

No, don't touch her!
No, don't!

- Let go now.
- Let go. Let go, honey.

Come on. Let go.
Let go, honey.

Oh, god.

It's over now.
It's over now.

Well, did anybody hear anything?

Didn't anybody see anything?!

Well, that door was
pried open with a chisel!

So don't tell me
nobody heard nothin'!

God damn it, frank,
let's get out of here.

She's gone.
There's nothing we
can do about it, baby.

- I know.
- We'll Bury her tomorrow.


I'm going to be all right.

Get out of the way!

Take it easy, frank.

- We're okay.
- Yeah, I know we are.

We're going to take care
of this crap when we
get to amarillo.

It's the same people.

They followed US.

You want to make
some coffee, babe?

It's a snake!

Get me something!
Get me a ski pole!

Roger, no!


There's another one!


Roger, don't move.

Quiet. Quiet.
Quiet, everyone.


Baby, don't move.

Don't move.

Rotten, slimy son of a bitch!

Get away!

Oh, god, frank!


I gotta get out of here!

What else have they done?

Roger, what else
have they put in there
we don't know about?

- Everybody all right?
- Yeah.

- Alice, no bites?
- No.

- Huh? Roger?
- What else
is inside of there?!

Kelly. Frank?

She's right, Roger.
We gotta check that out.

You stay there.

Be careful, frank.

- How're you doing, frank?
- It's clean.

Okay, it's all right
now. Come on.

Do something about
getting out of here.


- What's that?
- It's the fan, for sure.

- I'll go get the flashlights.
- No, don't go out there.

- What's the matter?
- Please.

They could be out there.

She's right, frank.

We'd better stay
inside tonight.
I'll lock it up.

Yeah, and uh, lights out.

Well, let's, uh,

see what we
can do about making
someplace to sleep

back here in all this debris.

Well, what's the damage, frank?

The oil cooler's mashed up
against the radiator there.

That's about
a 30-minute job.
I'll get the toolbox.

I'll get it.


Look at this.

- Huh?
- Wow!

I wonder when they did that.

Probably at that rec park

where they broke into the door.

- Shit.
- Yeah.

Well, that's it, buddy.

And I had two chickens
talkin' together...

- Yeah?
- To the hen.

One said to the other,

"there goes a guy
I'm layin' for."

Much obliged, ya hear?
Come back and see US.

Mornin', gents.

- Good morning.
- What can I do for you?

- Looking for a shotgun.
- I'm looking for the phone.

- Over on the wall.
- Gotcha.

And a shotgun.

I've got a good
12-Gauge pump over here.

Now, this one is $219 plus tax.

Fine gun.

How do you start the phone up?

Them damn lines
must still be down.

We had a big wind up north.
Blowed this whole area out.

Big wind, huh?

Give me two boxes
of double-aught buckshot.

- Yeah.
- That'll be fine.

- Big wind.
- Yeah.

- We'll catch
a phone up the road.
- You bet your ass we will.

That'll be $227.76
all together.

Forget that change.
Much obliged to you.
Hurry back.

And good huntin'.

Get that plug out.

We have four in the mag
and one in the chamber.

- Pass me those shells,
will you, roge?
- Sure.


If I see one
of those guys come
poking his nose in here

looking for trouble now,

give him one thrill, baby.

Yes, sir.
What can I do for you?

Fill it up with regular
and check the water.

All right, sir.

- You want some coffee?
- Yeah, that'd be nice.

What happened to your Van?
Your back window's
all busted in.

Well, I don't drive
too well when I'm asleep.

I'm gonna go try the cops again.

- Lock up the door after me.
- Yeah, okay.

Operator. May I
help you, please?

Would you please connect me
with the highway patrol?

This is the operator.
May I help you, please?

Would you please connect me
with the highway patrol?

Can you hear me?

We must have a bad
connection, sir.

I'll report your phone
as being out of order.


You know, your phone
doesn't work.

- Yeah. It's been out
for about a month.
- A month?

The phone company ain't
too swift out here.

How far
to the interstate
to amarillo?

Well, you go through fischer.

It's about 175 miles
right up that road.

- Thanks.
- You're welcome.

Oh, uh, you got a busted
headlight on that thing.

You'd never guess.


- Phone's out here, too.
- You're kidding.

Big wind up north, huh?


There's some ham and eggs
back here for you.

- That sounds great.
- Yeah.

- Where the hell
are we, anyway?
- On the road to fischer.

- That's where we catch
the freeway, right?
- Yep.

I'll tell you,
I'll spell you
as soon as I eat.


- This'll hold you till
you get to the table.
- Thank you.

Jesus Christ!
What the hell
made him do that?

What's the matter?

- Check that out behind.
- It's a tow truck,

the one I saw
at that gas station.

Hold on.
He's slowing up again.

What the hell is he doing?

- Watch it!
- I am!

I can't get around
that guy, frank.

Roger, don't go
by that truck!


That truck is one
of them. Oh, god.

Frank, get that guy!

- They're trying
to box US in.
- Yeah.

Son of a bitch.

Hold on!
I'm gonna get
that son of a bitch.

Shoot him, frank!

I can't get a shot.
Stay away from him.

That tow truck's
still coming on.

Roger, look out!

Kelly? Kelly?

- Come on, baby.
- Honey.

Come on, honey.

I can't help you much like that.

I'm sorry, baby.
Are you hurt?

- Oh, wow!
- No.

You all right?

Oh, god, I'm just glad
we're still alive.

Listen, we gotta keep moving.

I'm gonna take it now.

The table got wiped out.

- Yeah.
- How about
your side, bubba?

Well, I got a rib
that's hurting.

It's gonna hurt when
I laugh, if I ever do.

- Why are we
slowing down?
- What is it?

It's an accident.
Must have just happened.

Jesus, look at that.

The car must have hit
that bus broadside.

Easy, frank.

It doesn't look like
any of the kids are hurt.

I don't believe
a school bus on Sunday.

Get him!


Do it.

There's somebody on top!

Frank, it's gasoline!

- I'm going
up top, frank.
- Roger, no!

Don't go up there!
God damn it, stay in here!

Hey, you!


- Well, you
see anything?
- No.

There's something up ahead.

What do you see, honey?

It's a detour sign.
Some kind of construction.

There's a seal on that truck.

It says "fischer department
of public works."

All right.

I'll see if I can
find out something
from this guy up here.

- How far is it
to amarillo?
- 82 miles.

Keep moving.
Just keep moving.

We'd better hit fischer
pretty quick, frank.

- The headlights are
broken, you know.
- Yeah.

Maybe I ought to pull over

while there's still
enough light for me
to see what I'm doing.


On the left there's a road.
Why don't you try that?

All right.

Yeah. Yeah, it looks
like there's an open
spot down there.

One more night
in the boonies, right?

Oh, no. Oh, frank.

We're off the road.
We're fine now.

We're in great shape.
Don't worry about it.

- Yeah.
- Hit the radio.

- I think we all
ought to have a drink.
- Oh, yes.

You're listening
to kixz...

How about scaring up
some food, honey?

- Okay.
- Good idea.

Give me the big
bottle down there
that's half used.

- Here it is.
- That's the one.

We don't have

- Everything's a mess.
- Well, now just relax.

It doesn't make
any difference what
we're going to eat

because we're going to
drink the driest martinis

I've ever made in my life.

You know,
you are definitely
a charmer, frank.

Hey, everybody,
lighten up.
It's all over.

Frank, go in the head
and open up the vermouth
for two seconds.