Cain and Abel (2021) - full transcript

Sometime's life isn't fair. A lesson learned by two, young twin brothers after their father is killed in a brutal homicide and their mother faces the same fate. With no where to go and no-one to turn to, Cain and Abel must do what they need to do to survive. Losing touch for the next ten years, they eventually come back together. Will the lessons of life further divide them or bring them closer? That is something they must figure out when fate brings them back together.'


Hey, yo, Tyler, this is my boy.

- Reggie.
- Right, Reggie.

And, Reggie, this is
my cousin, Tyler, man.

Good to meet you.

So, what's the last thing you heard?

I mean, is she okay?

Is the driver hurt as well?

Where are the kids right now?

Ty, I don't know much, man.

All I know is my mom called me

and asked me to come down and get you.

The kids are fine,

but I didn't even ask
where they were, man.

All I know is both cars are totaled,

and I don't know about the other driver.

All I know is Lauren pretty fucked up

and she needs you, man.


- Oh, thank God.
- Hey, yo, Tyler,

don't answer that phone, man.

This is Lauren, what
do you mean don't answer it?

Bro, don't
answer that phone, Tyler.


Hey, baby.

Michael Cain Reed,
what is wrong with you?

Let go of your brother!

Stop, stop!

You know what, sit!

Have y'all lost y'all mind,
wrestling in my kitchen, huh?

- He started it.
- No I didn't!

Look, look, I don't care.

Now eat your cereal so
y'all can get to school.


You ready?

Okay, come on.

Have a good day.

Stay together.
Bye, mom!


Yeah, yeah, I got it.

No, I understand.

Question, is there anyway you could leave,

the box and the bag and all that,

can you leave that like on the back porch?

I'm just thinking about
the kids, you know, like...



Because I better be your only.

Oh damn, I better
get that divorce then, huh?

Oh, yeah, you
better get the divorce quickly.

Okay, okay.

Oh wait,
does she have any money?

Stop playing with me.

No, we can figure something out now.

So, tell me about your day.

I had a good day.

I cleaned up after the boys.

I had a good nap.

I picked the boys up from school.

And somehow in the middle of all of that,

I managed to have amazing sex
with my fine-ass boyfriend.

Oh you wanna play, huh?

Oh you started it, huh?

Yeah, you did.
Mmhmm, and I'ma finish.

Come here.

You got a boyfriend?

- Does he fight?
- Oh, yes.

- All right, what's his name?
- Tyler.

- What is it?
- Tyler.

- Say that again.
- Tyler.

You know, I actually need
the pills so I can take them.

- I'm sorry, I was just-
- Hey, lady, I don't care.

Just hurry up.

Oh, shit, wait, wait!

Look, lesson one, when selling drugs,

always keep your eyes on the customer.

Look, I ain't even gonna
tell Willie you did that.

Here, okay?

Hey, hey, hey, hitting the machine

only works in the movies.

Now why are you hitting my machine?

Because your machine just took my money.

- Okay, sweetheart.
- Don't call me sweetheart.

Okay, ma'am or lady,

could you please stop hitting my machine?

If it took your money then I-

- Willie, I need to talk to you.

I need to talk to you now.

I tell you what, give me five minutes

and I'll be back with double your change

for being so patient.

Fair enough?

Now how about you and I
go to the back and talk?


Five minutes, okay, just five.

Willie, I can't do this anymore.

You can't do what anymore?

Willie, I can't do this anymore.

Okay, okay, calm down.

Don't rattle my customers.

Did something go wrong?

Yes, no, just this whole thing is wrong.

I can't do it anymore, no.

You know, Lauren,

maybe I shouldn't have
asked you to do this.

Maybe I misjudged you.

You see, I thought you were a woman

that was willing to do anything

to keep her children off the streets

and out of the shelter homes,

but, yeah, maybe I did misjudge you.

Listen, no one is forcing
you to do anything.

I mean, hey, if this isn't for
you, then this isn't for you.

I totally understand.

Oh Willie, thank you,
thank you.


is five or six best for you?

Five or six, I don't know what you mean.

To get out of my house.

I mean, you know what our deal was.

So, if you can't do this anymore,


you know.



What's wrong?

Nothing, I'm good baby, why?

You're not eating your food.

I'm eating it.

No you're not, I'm looking right at you.

I really don't wanna talk about it.

How was your day?

You know what, don't do that.

- Don't do what?
- Deflect like that.

Baby, I'm not deflecting.

I'm just-
You just what?

I'm just trying to
find a way to ask you,

when did you wanna take
that trip to Hawaii?

Trip to Hawaii?

But no, you said we would
couldn't take any vacations.

Wait, did you do it?

I did it baby.

I finally got you a boat.

- I love you so much.
- I love you. too.

- Oh, thank you, baby.
- You're welcome.

You know I'll do anything for you.

- Hey, boys!
- Hey, mom!

Hey, how was school?

- Fine.
- Good.

Michael got in trouble.

- No, I didn't.
- Yes, you did.

Hey, hey, that's enough.

Now, what did I tell you

about telling on your
brother all the time, huh?

- But mom-
- But nothing.

What did I say?

It's not cool to be a snitch.

That's right.

Now go in the house and
start on your homework.

Michael, what happened?

I know you heard me, I'm
not gonna ask you again.

What happened?

It was just a stupid
boy telling everybody,

making fun of me and telling
everybody I had no dad.

And I thought I told you to ignore kids

that will say things like that.

I did, but he kept saying it,

so I pushed him to the ground.

Michael, you can't just
put your hands on people

just because they're teasing you!

My God, I hope I don't have
to go up to that school now.

Go in the house and
start on your homework.

Go, go with you brother.


Well, you know if you're jealous

that the boys like my
cooking better than yours,

you're just gonna have to
take that up with them.

You know what, you
are really feeling yourself,

because if you think my babies

like your cooking better
than mine, you crazy.

They do, and I have proof.

Oh okay, so what's your proof?

Well, I would tell you,

but I swore secrecy to my sons

that I would never tell their mother

that they told my cooking better.

Oh, you swore secrecy,
that mean you lying.

No, you lying.

Don't be kissing me with all your lies.

Go somewhere.

Lies, it's true.

Hi mom, when's dinner?

It's gonna be ready
in a minute, okay, baby?

Hey, Michael, how'd
you get that cut on you?

I got pushed down at school.


What happened?

When did this happen?

It happened today.

I don't know the kid's name,

but he's always pushing us down.

Okay, well, did you tell a teacher

or an adult or something, sweetie?

No, because that just
makes things worse.

Then I would be the kid that
get picked on even more.

Okay, I don't care about
somebody picking on you,

I care about someone hurting you.

Do you hear me?

Michael, listen to me.

I know your mother and
I have always told you

that fighting is a bad thing,

but don't ever let people bully you, okay?

I want you to always stick up for yourself

and your brother, too,
if he gets picked on.

You hear me?

Okay, go to the bathroom.

We're gonna clean this up, all right?

Are you okay, baby?

Yeah? Okay.

So, we teaching our kids to fight now?

That's what we doing?
No, no.

We're teaching our children
how to stand up for themselves

just like we were taught.

I wouldn't be a good father
if I didn't do that, baby.

Okay, well, how about
you be a great father

and you can finish dinner.

You know everything.

They like my cooking better anyway.

I'm sorry, baby.

Excuse me?

I'm sorry, we're not open yet.

Yeah, actually I'm here to meet Alex.

- And you are?
- Lauren.

- Is Alex expecting you?
- Yeah, he should be.

Actually, yes, I am.

You can come with me.

Where's the rest?

That's all I have for you.

I don't know what you mean.

Is this some kinda joke?

No, I wouldn't joke about that.

Well, I ain't paying for half an order,

so give me the rest of my shit.

I'm sure you could
just call Willie, right?

And I'm sure that you can just go back

and get me the rest of
what I'm paying for, right?

- Sure.
- What are you doing?

I'm going back to get
the rest of your order

like you asked me to.

That's all good, but this stays here.

Wait, wait, what, no, no.

I said go get the rest,

not take this with you and get the rest.

I got customers waiting on these.

I open in few hours.

Okay, so what am I
supposed to tell Willie?

Tell him to get me my fucking pills

or I ain't gonna pay him shit.

Sounds pretty simple to me.

D, how you doing, man?

Is everything all right?

Everything is more than okay.

So okay, to the point,

that you can stop
sending me care packages.

- Stop sending?
- I mean-

- Wait, what are you talking about?

You can stop sending me care packages

'cause your little brother is coming home.

Hello, hello?

Sorry, yeah, man.

I guess I was just taken
back by the whole thing,

you know, all the excitement.

Did you hear what I said?

Yeah, yeah, I guess I got
a little choked up, man.

But, hey, that's some great news, mm-hmm.

So when is the big day?

As soon as a month.

It's happening, man.

It's really happening.

Okay, all right.

Yeah, yeah, great.

So, look, do me a favor, man.

How about call me back tomorrow

and we finish talking over
the particulars, all right?

All right, you take care, man.

Be talking to you soon.

All right.

Yeah, whatever, Lauren,
some of us aren't blessed

to have the best husbands every morning.

We sure don't.

Uh-uh, Mrs. Reed.

What? What did I say that isn't right?

You know not about to be talking

about my father-in-law like that.

Look, things come off.

All I can say is the terrific
man that you're married to,

that you have in my son,

he's not cut from the
same cloth as Mr. Reed.

You're not supposed to
say that about your husband.

I'm not gonna even laugh at that

because I don't even have
a man to talk bad about.

So, Mrs. Reed, Mel, I'ma need you

to be a little bit more
thankful for what you got.

It's hard for out here for
a sister, you all know this.

Because it's like these men these days

are cut so differently.

I mean, no manners, no respect, and no-

- Education.

Let me tell y'all this.

I think I told you already.

So I'm at the gas station the other day

and this guy walks up to me,

and I was staring at him,

and he probably thought I was stuck up.

Don't say nothing, Mel.
You are stuck up.

- Sometimes.
- Okay, sometimes.

I did not understand anything
that that man was saying.

I just stared at him.

- Mumbo jumbo.
- Mumbo jumbo.

Okay, well, ladies, hang on,

let's not just put it all on our men

'cause ladies these days,

they move faster than a
cheetah trying to make a kill.

You know they do that.
You right.

You know they do that.

Yeah, they do it all the time.
Oh, they do.

Well, I know I'm
grateful for my husband.

I love Tyler, I appreciate him,

and I make sure I show him
and tell him every day.

Every day.

We do not wanna hear

about you and my brothers antics.

See, no, wait a minute,
I wasn't even going there.

That's just your nasty mind.

There's too much laughter

coming from a group of
women in my kitchen.

Don't be in here brainwashing my wife.

- Brainwashing your wife?
- Yes, I said it.

Tyler, okay, okay,

and what if she was out
here brainwashing us?

- Oh, she better not be.
- I'm innocent.

Innocent, did she
just say she was innocent?

Can you guys just give it a second?

Boy, get up on outta
here and leave us alone.

- Okay, okay, I'm going.
- Leave us alone.

I'm going, I just came
to get some beers, geeze.

Well, get your beer and get gone, Tyler.

Don't be talking to
talking my baby like that.

I'll tell y'all who.

His name is Mr. Kobe Bean Bryant.

Man, if you don't get outta
here with that bullshit.

Well, listen, man, Kobe
wasn't even better than Magic,

let alone Michael Jordan, what
are you talking about, man?

Kobe was MJ.

He literally stole every move the man had.

So what I miss?

Man, your brother down
here talking nonsense.

Tell him Kobe was better than MJ.

Damn, Eric, I brought you back a beer,

but maybe you don't need no more to drink.

Hey, where you was at?

You too good to drink with us now?

Man, see,

that's how you be acting when
you got your lady around.

That's what it is when Lauren around.

I'm gonna tell Lauren
how drunk you really get.

I'm so sorry, oh my god.


Michael, stop!

What is wrong with you?

Stop it!

What is wrong with you?

He talks too much.

Look, I don't care, do you hear me?

What have I told you about
hitting your brother, huh?

You better open up your
damn mouth, do you hear me?


Now both of you sit down.


Now if I hear anything, you can't watch TV

and you're going to bed early.

And I mean it.

I wish it
was you instead of dad.

Yeah, Michael, I wish it was me, too.

Because I knew you would get mad, baby.

I knew you would get mad.

And what?

You think him popping up
over here without me knowing,

I wouldn't be mad?

What the hell, Lauren?

People change, Tyler.

He is not the same person.
How do you know that?

Because I know he's not the same person.

How do you know that?

You know what, you know what?

You, you are unbelievable right now.

Oh, oh, I'm unbelievable?

Yes, you are unbelievable right now.

My wife goes behind my back

and invites the one person in the world

who I said is no longer
welcome in our house.

- My cousin.
- And I'm unbelievable?

My cousin, my first cousin.

He's a criminal.

He's a fucking criminal,
Lauren, that's what he is.

Am I interrupting something?

Hey, you know I can leave

if it's causing a problem with you two.

No, no, you are okay.

He'll be fine.

Cuz, you know I do not
know what you see in him.

Chance, don't do that,
don't do that right now.


Hey, I'm just trying to look
after my little 'cuz, you know?

Oh, you trying to look out for me.

- Yeah, yeah.
- Really?

No, it's more like me
looking out for you, right?

How in the hell you
trying to look out for me?

Because I'm one of the
only one in the family

who still deal with you, right?

Am I lying?
You right, you right.

I give you that, I give you that.

Do you know what he did for me?

Who you talking about?

Tyler, Chance, Tyler,
that's who I'm talking about.

Well, you know how I like the water.

Remember when granddad used
to take us on his boat?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we had fun, for sure.

Well, I told him I
wanted a boat of my own.

And he told me to give
him just three years

without spending too much money

on our Christmas or holidays,

you know, anything like that, vacations.

And he say he gonna make it happen.

And a few nights ago,

he pulled me from the kitchen table,

and he took me
upstairs to the bedroom.

Now shut up!

I know it sound like a movie
or something like that,

but he spread $100,000 across the bed.

- Cash?
- Yeah.

He got the money for my boat!

And I guess you can
imagine what happened next.

Gosh, guess what
happened next, here you go.

I know you not in to all
that lovey-dovey stuff.

You can keep all that lovey-dovey shit,

I'm gonna keep messing
with these hood rats,

you know what I'm saying?

Oh, gosh, there you go, whatever.

I'm just trying to let you know

he really loves me and
he'll do anything for me.

You came to the party.
Supposed to.

Gosh, it's crazy how y'all
can't get along though.

But anyway, shit, it's cold out here.

Come on, let's go back in to the party.

Oh, no, you good.

I came out here to smoke anyway.

I'll be in there in a minute.

But you're coming back in, right?

Yeah, I got you.

I got you.
All right.

- I'll holler at you, cuz.
- All right.

100,000, yeah.

I need that, for sure.

All right, so you called me to tell me

that your cousin is about to get a boat?

Nah, man, are you listening, bro?

I called you down here to tell you

you about to be up $40,000.

Oh, I must have missed that
part 'cause I don't get it.

We gonna steal 100,000,
what you don't get?

You gonna rob your own cousin, man.

That's just dirty.

Is it your cousin?

Okay, then.

You wanna get this money or not, man?

Come on, man.
All right, fuck it.

Let's say we do it, how we gonna do it?

That money probably in bank by now.

Nah, see, that's what I thought, too.

But me and cuz got to
talking the other night,

she started drunk talking,
you know how she do.

She said her husband old-school

and keep that money in a
safe place in the house, man.

- Word?
- Exactly.

So you already know what's up, man.

Hold up, 100k?

Why am I only getting 40?

Don't get greedy on me.

I set this shit up.

It is what it is.

You can take this shit or leave it, man.

You know what's up.

All right, let's do it.

Let's roll, G.

So you asking me to
help you make a decision

against your own flesh and blood?

No, I'm asking your opinion
on a business decision.

I make a lot of money outta
that place, a lotta money.

If my brother gets out, well, then, hell,

there goes the connect.

Well, find another connect.

Start over?

You know I don't trust
people, what the hell, Steve?

Well, Willie, we know
you don't trust nobody,

but what I can't see, I done a
lot of shady shit in my time.

I did some shit even against my own blood.

But I was younger then and
about that almighty dollar.

And now that I'm older, I look back,

I wouldn't change any
decision that I made.

The reason why we stayed
in business this long

is because we're not afraid
to make the decisions

that keep this business going.

If you're asking me what I
would do in this situation,

I say do whatever it takes.

Now, excuse me while I tend
to my other businesses.

And as always, it's been a
pleasure doing business with you.

I understand, I understand,

and I give you my word
that it will be done.

Yes, sir.

Okay, thank you, you, too.

- Hey, Tyler?
- What's up, Des?

There's this guy here
that says he's your cousin,

Thanks, Desmond.

Chance, what are you doing here?

Tyler, we gotta go like now.

What? Why?

Lauren's been in a bad accident,

like real bad.

What happened?

I don't have all the details like that.

I just know Lauren's mom called me

and asked me to come down to get you.

She said it's probably not
a good idea that you drive,

so they sent me.

Look, I'm just trying to do my part.

We gotta go like now, man.

- Hey.
- It's what up.

Hey, yo, Tyler, this is my boy.

- Reggie.
- Right, Reggie.

Hey, Reg, this is my cousin, Tyler.

- What's going on?
- It's good to meet you.

So, what's the last thing you heard?

Is she okay?

Is the driver hurt as well?

Where are the kids right now?

Ty, I don't know much, man.

All I know is my mom called me

and asked me to come down to get you.

The kids are fine,

but I ain't even ask where they were, man.

All I know is both cars are totaled,

and I don't know about the other driver.

All I know is Lauren pretty fucked up

and she needs you, man.


- Thank God.
- Hey, yo, Tyler,

don't answer that phone, man.

This is Lauren, what
you mean don't answer it?

Bro, don't answer that phone, Tyler.


Hey, baby.

- Mom.
- Yes, baby.

- Are you okay?
- Yeah, why?

Because you were just
looking like a zombie.

Yeah, I'm okay, I'm
just tired, that's all.

Mom, can I have another bowl of cereal?

- Yeah, go ahead, baby.
- Hey, that's not fair.

You always tell me no when I ask.

Well, life is not fair, Michael.

And how about you don't
worry about his second bowl

and worry about finishing your first bowl.

And Abel, don't fill
that bowl all the way up

because I know you will not eat it,

and we not about to be
wasting food around here.

Now, look, I have to work tonight,

so y'all gonna have to go over

to Auntie Ebony's house, okay?

Cool, can we spend the night?

I don't know, it just depends
on how late I have to work.

But no arguing, no fighting, no wrestling.

Do you hear me?

I want you two on your
best behavior, Michael.

Come on.

Abel, baby, tie your shoe.

- He doesn't know how.
- Yes, I do!

No, you don't.
Hey, hey, hey.

What did I just say?

What did I just say?

Hey, boys!

What's up?

Now you already know the rules.

No hug, no entry.

Mm, I love y'all.

Y'all cousins is in the back, okay?

- Bye, mom.
- Bye, baby.

Have fun, okay?

Aren't you forgetting something?

All right, have fun, baby.

Lauren, how you dropping him off

and he already mad?

No, no, Michael is always mad.

But don't worry, he only hates me, okay?

Girl, these kids, I promise you,

I wanna call the police on myself.

That Christine, if she roll her eyes

and smack her lips one more
time, I'm gonna choke her.

No, no, no, rolling eyes?

I'll take that over the things
Michael say to me any day.

- Girl, you don't know-
- No, I already know you do

'cause you're dealing with girls.

Oh my gosh, oh my
gosh, so crazy, so crazy.

But, um, thank you for
doing this, thank you.

Come on, Lauren, you
know it's not a problem.

What is a problem though
is you not talking to me.

Lauren, what's going on with you lately?

You haven't called me.

I don't what's-
I know, I know, I know.

I do have a lot going on,
but, look, I'm gonna tell you.

I am gonna tell you.

I just, I can't tell you right now.

- Okay, okay.
- But you just gotta trust me.

- Okay, I got you.
- Okay?

Take care of your business.

I got the boys, don't worry about them.

- Okay, thank you.
- All right.

I'm gonna call you.

I love you.
I love you, too.

- All right.
- All right.

- I'm gonna call you.
- Okay.

All right, bye.


You know, Lauren, I think
I overreacted a little bit.

Been doing this business for a long time

and never has one of my
clients ever kept my product

and my money, even when I came up short.

But don't worry about it.

I took care of that whole
situation with Alex.

Look, I know I messed up.

I should have called.
No, don't worry about it.

I shouldn't have just let it-

- Don't worry about it.

Hey, I understand.

I told you I took care
of that whole situation.

But my point remains, me telling
you to get outta my house

was a bit of an overreaction.

So I called you down here today

to offer you an opportunity to get out.

Meaning, to get out of your house?

No, no, no, no, to get outta the deal.

Willie, I'm not having sex with you,

if that's what you're thinking.

See, that's the problem
with you pretty women,

you say one thing and
then you mean another.

Don't flatter yourself,
sweetheart, you're not my type.

Okay, so what are you thinking?

Well, I was thinking that
you'd do one last delivery,

one big delivery.

Is it safe?

It doesn't get any safer, it's a prison.

Willie, a prison?

No, let me explain.

I run a very, very lucrative business

out of that prison with my brother.

You'd be surprised how much
drugs and illegal things

that go in and outta that place.

It's actually mind-blowing.

Also, I think I put you in a
losing position from the start

because, obviously, pushing
pills is not your thing.

Now, you may not be the best at this,

but I damn sure can't say
that I can't trust you.

So my proposal to you is that you make

this one last drop with my brother

and then you and your boys can
stay in my house rent free.

It's just that simple.

What do you say?

So how does it work?

Glad you asked.

Let's talk about it over lunch.

Hi, I'm Lauren.

Put your hands down,
we're relatives, remember?

Look, I'm gonna make this quick.

Make sure you let him know

this is the absolute last
time that I'll do this shit.

And when you tell him,
make sure that he believe.

Sure, okay.

I don't need sure, okay, from you.

I need, "Yes, I definitely will."

Yes, I definitely will.

All right, so shit, look,

I assume you got something for me, right?

Inmate, up against the wall.

- Wait, what the fuck?
- Wait, wait!

- Come with me.
- What is going on?

Wait, wait, can I talk to
you for a minute, hello?

Hello, don't I get a phone call?

Can I talk to you for a minute?

It was a mistake!

Can I get a phone call?


Oh, sweetie, come here!

May I come in?

Is now a good time?

Come on.

There you go, baby.

Thank you.

Really, I can't even imagine

what you must be going through,

so I won't even pretend to try.

I wanted to talk to you at the funeral,

but I kinda thought you
might need some time.

How are the boys doing?

How are the boys?

The boys are missing their father.

- Of course.
- That's how they are.

Of course.

Aunt Rhonda, why are you really here?

What do you mean?

I wanted to check on you.

Well, you could have
called for that, right?

I just wanted...

Okay, honestly, I really did wanna come by

and see how you and the boys were.

But I also wanted to talk to
you about this whole situation.

This situation?

You mean my dead husband?

- Yes, that.
- Okay.

And how the situation went down.

Lauren, listen, I'm asking you,

no, I am begging you, please
don't get on that stand

and testify against Chance.

You're gonna send him away for life.

No, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Did you just say his life?

His life, don't take his life?

He took my husband's life,
the father of my babies.

Yes, because of you.

What do you mean, because of me?

Because of me?

I'm not here to blame you,
but you know your cousin.

You knew what could happen.

Lauren, you knew better
than to tell Chance

about all that money.

You of all people know exactly
how your cousin's mind works.

And at the end of the day,
Chance didn't pull that trigger.

You know what, you know what?

I'm gonna have to ask you to go, auntie,

because I'm not about to stand here

and allow you to blame me
for what Chance did to Tyler,

what he did to my damn life!

I had to sit my babies
down and explain to them

that their father is never coming home.

Yeah, yeah, Chance needs to go to prison

and he need to rot in
that motherfucker, okay?

He is evil and cold-hearted.

Yeah, your son.

So, if you knew

that Chance was evil and cold-hearted,

then why would you tell
him something like that?

Why would you tell him about all that?

I didn't tell him like that.


I was just trying to explain to him

how much Tyler loved me and how
he would do anything for me.

I wasn't giving him an
invitation to come and...

You have every right to make
whatever decision you like.

But if you take Chance's life away,

then you're just as evil and
cold-hearted as you say he is.

Lauren, you are my only niece,

but Chance is my only son.

He is all I have.

Yeah, and Tyler was all we had.

So get the hell outta my house.


I'll accept the charges.


Hey, hey, hey, calm down, calm down, okay?

Hey, look, I'm already on it.

You'll be out soon.

Lauren, just breathe, okay?

Yeah, look, soon mean sit
tight and know that I got you.

Yeah, I can do that, hold on, hold on.

Okay, what's the number?

Okay, I got it.

Listen, just sit tight, stay calm, okay?

All right, look, I'm gonna pay your bail

and then you'll be out then, okay?

All right.

Well, if it isn't my favorite
prosecutor in the whole world.

Yeah, look, I'm gonna get right to it.

I'm gonna cut to the chase here.

It's time to cash in on
the favor you owe me.

Your Honor, I would like to
call Lauren Reed to the stand.

Your Honor, I would like
to deny bail for Ms. Reed

due to the fact that I
believe she's a flight risk.

Objection, Your Honor.

Under what grounds, Ms. McGee?


Your Honor, the
defendant has been saying

how as soon as she gets outta
here, she's getting away.

Getting away as in
another state, Your Honor.

Wait, wait, that is not
true, that is not true.

Ms. Reed, quiet please.

Your Honor, that's still hearsay.

Your Honor, if allowed,

I would like to call
my witness to the stand

to testify against Ms. Reed.

Oh my God, look at you.

Ebony, I'm pretty sure
that's not the first thing

you're supposed to say when
you come visit someone in here.

I know, that was
stupid, that was stupid.

No, it was just you.

Are you okay?

Girl, if this was supposed
to be a happy visit,

oh my God, you are failing miserably.

I know, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Wait, what's wrong?

Is everything okay with the boys?

No, no, they're fine, they're fine.

They miss you and wanna see you.

I told you, not like this, Ebony, no.

- I know, I know.
- No.

I know, I know.

They don't even know I'm here, okay?

Okay, so why are you here?

You told me it was
important over the phone.

I just, um, I can't
keep the boys anymore.

I'm so sorry, Lauren, I'm so sorry, okay?

I'm trying, I just don't make enough money

for all four of the kids,

and then the girls, they
don't mix with the boys.

I'm just-
Ebony, Ebony.

- I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.

Look, I'm grateful for the time

that you have been able to keep them.

Do you hear me?
I do, it's just

- It's okay.
- I mean, I'm trying.

Lauren, I am trying, I promise you.

I know, I tried to get another job.

Lauren, I promise you I did.

I tried to get another job.
I know, I know.

And they won't give me
any more hours at work.

I just, I'm trying.

Can you just give me at least a week

just to figure something out?

Absolutely, yeah, of course, of course.

Is there somebody I could
take them to, Lauren,

maybe a family member
or an in-law, somewhere?

Wherever you want me to
take them, I'll take them.

Lauren, I'm so sorry, so sorry.

- Oh, hey!
- Hey.

- Well, come on.
- Come on, come on.

Have a seat on the couch.

Oh my goodness, wow,

you guys are getting so big.

You have to be what, 20 now?

- No.
- No.


Yeah, you're right, that's way too young.

You all have to be 40 by now.

- No.
- No.

- Oh goodness.
- Okay, let me

talk to your auntie.

Go ahead and watch TV, okay?

- Do we have to?
- Yes, go.

You all, listen to
your mother.

- Gosh.
- Oh, you're doing so good.

Yeah, but looks can be deceiving.

They are missing their father like crazy.

They cry every day and I
cry right along with them.

I understand.

No, you don't,

but, um, but you will.

You're family, so I
wanna be honest with you.

I don't wanna treat you like
someone off the streets.

But, um,

I decided to testify
against Chance in court.

Well, if that's your choice,

then you may as well start treating me

like someone off the street,

because we are no longer family.

And trust me, the rest of
the family will feel like me.

You think you feeling loneliness
now, just keep living.

Your money will run out
sooner than you think

and then what will happen?

You're gonna get a job?

Please, you have never
worked a day in your life.

Oh, you will need me.

You're gonna need us.

And when you do,

we wont be there.

And then you'll know what it feels like

to have family turn their back on you.

Now you think about that
while I go get your boys.

Sit down and don't move.

- Mom, I'm hungry.
- Me, too.

Well, I'm hungry, too.

So as soon I can get this laundry done,

then I can figure out
what we're gonna eat.

- What are we going to eat?
- I don't know.

Mom, can we get McDonald's?

Michael, I said I don't know!

And just what the hell are you looking at?

Mind your damn business.

No, no, Michael, you are not
about to do this to me in here

just because you have an audience.

Do you hear me?

Do you hear me?

Fix it.

That's right, big boys don't cry.

Excuse me, but don't talk to my kids.

Sorry, just thought I'd help.

Well, trust me, you can't.

Trust me, I can.

So you need a job and
a roof over your head.

Yes, so like I told you
before, you can't help me.

So can we wrap up this little meeting

or whatever we have going on here

so I can get back to my boys?

Well, I can't knowingly
let a young woman

and her kids live on the streets.

We don't live on the streets, okay?

I would never do that to my kids.

So don't sit here and judge me.

No judgment, but I guess
I'm a little confused

because out there you just
told me that you were homeless.

Yeah, meaning we don't have a home.

But we stay in shelters, even motels.

So, on the streets.

What if I told you I could offer you a job

and a roof over your head?


Well, the how isn't important,

but the what is important.

Now what I mean by that is
outside of this laundry mat,

I have another business.

Now that business isn't completely legal,

but it's simply this.

You work for me, and you
and your boys can stay

in one of my rental properties for free.

For how long?

For as long as you work for me,

you and your boys can stay
in my house rent free.

- Wait.
- As long as you work for me.

Wait, now I know you are
not talking about prostitution

because I am not selling

my body or anything.

No, no, please, please,
don't insult me like that.

I had a sister that died
of breast cancer years ago,

I have a loving mother,
a beautiful daughter,

and an ex-wife.

I don't disrespect women.

Okay, so what do you have in mind?

I don't know if you're ready for this.

You know anything about this?

That's your ticket out.

Lights out!

Fuck you!

McQueen, could I please
just use your cellphone

just for one phone call?

I just wanna make one call, that's it.

How bad you want it?

You got five minutes.


Yeah, I need you to do something for me

and it's not negotiable.

Alrighty, well,

well, welcome to your new home, boys.

Now you guys know in order this to work,

you got to learn to speak, correct?

We don't talk to strangers.


No, now I'm definitely not a stranger.

Matter of fact, I'm more
like, like an uncle, yeah.

Matter of fact, you boys
can call me Uncle Willie.

Now you talked to your mother, right?


See there?

She wouldn't have you come stay
with a stranger, would she?


So then.

Let me show you to your room
and then we'll go back out

and we'll grab your
things out the car, okay?

- I'm hungry.
- Me, too.

Okay, I tell you what.

Once we put your things down in your room,

then I'll take you guys
to get something to eat.

How does barbecue sound?

Well, how does that sound to you, Abel?

My name's Michael.

Oh, okay, well, how does
barbecue sound to you, Michael?

- Good.
- Okay, great.

I'll tell you what,
and then tomorrow, hey,

I'm gonna show you guys how
to swing this bad boy here

in a game of baseball.

You guys like baseball?



All right, let me show you these rooms.

Well, you're really
missing your cue, Tyler.

This is the part where you
come and save the day, right?

Lord knows I need some saving.

I know you're looking down
and you're disappointed,

but I'm sorry, baby, what
was I supposed to do?

I couldn't find a job.

Not like selling pills is
a real job or anything,

but he kept his word

and the boys have a good house.

It's in a good neighborhood,
it's rent free.

They miss you so much.

I miss you, too.

I'm promise I'm gonna do whatever it takes

to take care of them and to make sure

they have a good life,
just like you wanted.

I promise.

Willie, where are my fucking kids?

What are you talking about?

You know what the
hell I'm talking about!

Lauren, you're making a scene.

Please, sit.

I have been calling and calling
and calling you for months.

I wanna speak to my damn kids!

Lauren, I can promise
you your boys are fine.

You know what, fuck
your promises, Willie!

Your promises are the
reason why I'm in here

for seven years.

You know what, maybe I should
just be a little birdie,

yeah, and just chirp in the
judge's ear or somebody's ear

about the other business you have

outside of that bullshit
ass laundry mat of yours.

Yeah, maybe I should do that.

Careful now.

I just promised you your boys are fine.

I can easily promise you
that they wont be fine.

Okay, and what does that mean?

Oh, it means exactly what I just said.

Now lets get talk about
the real reason I'm here.

Things haven't been going
too well with my brother

and I need you to take his place.

Are you crazy?

Are you crazy?

No, the only thing I'm
doing in here is my time

so I can get home to my boys.

Let's see, what is that thing

that you told me before?

Uh, yeah, it's non-negotiable.

So if you wanna see those boys again,

you do exactly what I say.

Why are you doing this to me?

Oh, no, no, baby girl,
don't do that, don't do that.

Don't put emotions into it.

It's not personal.

You see, a good business
associate of mine told me before

that the reason I've
been doing this so long

is because I never hesitate
to do anything that it takes

to keep my businesses going.

And by now, you should know
that you are my anything.

So, you're setting me up?

Lauren, listen, I need you

to do one thing for me right now.

Well, actually, three.

One, I need you to understand

that I don't make threats
that I don't keep.

Two, you need to think about your boys.

And lastly, if you wanna do
something with those lips now

to bring me total pleasure, you'd say,

"Yes, Willie, we have a deal."

Hey, there he is.

What's going on?

Hey, where's your brother?
I don't know.

What do you mean you don't know?

He wanted to stop by
the store and I didn't,

so I kept walking.


What did I tell you both?

You're to never split up.

You told us come straight to
the laundry mat after school.

I was just doing what you said to do.

Come on, let's go find your brother.

Allison, I'll be right back.

Take care of this for me, love.

And make sure when they come
in to get that last machine.

See, here he is.

I'm taking you boys to
see your mother tomorrow.

- Really?
- Yes.

I can't wait to see her.

Hey, Michael, aren't you happy

to be going to see your mother tomorrow?

Hey, Abel, it looks like you're done.

Why don't you go pick out a special outfit

for your mother tomorrow?

Remember what I said would
happen to him if you told.

I didn't tell him anything, I swear.

And I believe you.

But don't you think that
all that moping around

is gonna cause him to ask questions?


So get your shit straight,

or what happened to
you will happen to him.

Now go pick out a special outfit, too.

And Michael,

I'll see you tonight.

- My boys, hi!
- Mom!

Oh my, oh, I miss you so much!

I miss you so much, look
at you, you're so big.

Mom, we're the same size.

No, you're not, you're
like giants, look at you.

Mom, when are you gonna be back?

I'll be back really soon, okay?

Really soon now.

You boys been good over
at Uncle Willie house?

- Yes, mom.
- Yeah?

- They're fine.
- You been having fun?

Mom, can we play patty-cake, patty-cake

like we used to, please, mom, please?


Can we play patty-cake, patty-cake

like we used to, please, mom, please?

Okay, you wanna play patty-cake?

Okay, well, come on.

Okay, boys, can you give
your mother and me a minute

and you guys can come back and
finish talking and playing?

So, you happy now?

You've seen them.

No more talking about
shutting down my business

or else I can promise
you they won't be fine.


Yeah, I understand.


Come on, mommy gotta go, okay?

- No, mom!
- No, please.

No, it's okay.

I know, it's okay.

I'll see you soon, okay?

I'm gonna be home soon, okay, baby, okay?

- Okay.
- Okay.

All right, let's go, boys.

You get your brother
tonight and run, okay?

- Okay.
- Okay.

We should get home and
play some more baseball, huh?

What do you guys think?

Cain, Cain, yo!

You ready?

Don't it look like I'm fucking ready?

Nah, nigga, it don't.

It looked like you
spazzed out or some shit.

My nigga, is you high?

I'm here is what I am.

About ready to rob this
motherfucker or not?

Look, we gonna do this shit
and we gonna do it right.

Don't fuck up.

Yeah, all right.

Hands up, man!

Put your motherfucking hands up, nigger.

Okay, okay, I'm just
putting them in the cooler.

Don't give me that scared voice.

Just relax, do the fuck I say,

and you gonna be fine.

The fuck you doing?

Go get the tapes!

Where are the recorders at?

They don't work, man.

I'll be the judge of that.

They're back there, man,
straight through the back door.

- Keys.
- It's open already.

See how easy this is.

Now, if you could kindly show
me the other money that's here

besides the money in that register.

And don't tell me there
ain't no motherfucking money

in that register either.

It's here, man, it's here.

What you waiting for?

Whenever you tell me I can move.

You know what?

I like you.

I got to rob you more often.

Yes, absolutely, you can
move and go get my money.

And hurry the fuck up and get my bread.

- Well?
- We good.

Go cover that door.

Let's go, let's go, let's go!

Drive, just drive!

Gino, you okay?

Gino, is you okay?

Gino, you all right, man?

He dead, man.

- Well, there she is.
- And who is she?

The sexy woman I
allow to cook dinner for me

every night in my kitchen.

Oh, she doesn't seem interesting.

Is that all she does?

I mean, she does little
things here and there,

like cleaning, sending me off
to work, things like that.

Oh, if that's all she does,
maybe she should just leave.

Over my live body.

Oh, Abel, they're amazing, thank you.

Yet, they're not for you.

Oh, really?

And what side chick do I have
to fight for these flowers?

- Daddy!
- That side chick.


- Hi, daddy.
- Hey.

Guess what daddy got you?

Those flowers that mommy kidnapped.

No, those are for mommy.

No, actually are yours, Bella.

I was just about to put
them in a vase for you

so you can put them in your room.

Really? Thank you, daddy.

You're welcome, butterfly.

Now go with mommy and go
put them in your room.

Let's go.

Is she sleep?

After a small temper tantrum

that her dad didn't come
read to her, yes, finally.

How bad was the tantrum?

Bad enough that you owe me.

- Oh, is that right?
- Yeah.

So what do I owe you?

Close your laptop and I'll show you.

Take your clothes off.

Now why would I do that?

Because I have nothing
on under this robe.

What's up?

- The fuck you doing here?
- What you mean?

I mean, what the fuck you doing here?

Hey, man, you know what's up.

Nah, I really don't.

- Today is the day.
- Day?

The day we supposed to divvy up.

Oh shit.

Are you series?

I spent that money.

What you mean, you spent that money?

That was only a $3,000 hit.

Then you owe me 1,500.

I owe you nothing.

Now do yourself a favor and
get the fuck outta here.

Come here asking for money.

Nigger, I just lost my best friend.

'Cause you couldn't drive off in time.

You ain't lose your best
friend, you killed him.

What the fuck you just say?


I ain't hear you.

What the fuck you just say?

Don't get quiet now.

Why don't you just accept
the fact that you got played

by a bitch?

That's 411.

Get the fuck outta here.

Walk away!

Hey, yo, baby, grab me another drink.

Yo, yo, yo, Debo, Debo,
no, he good, he good.

He good, he good.

Well, if it isn't my nigga Cain.

What's up, brother?

Can I get you something?

Drink, weed?
Nah, nah.

Shit, my fine ass lady, mm, mm, mm.

I'm good on all that.

Whoa, you good.

See, that answer right there
usually isn't good, man.

Usually any motherfucker
would be happy with,

shit, all these offers.

You got my money?

- Look, Cricket man.
- Wait, man.

Something tells me I need to sit amidst

of these pretty hands.

Now you were saying?

I ain't got your money.

Well, why not?

I ain't got it, I tried to get it,

but she pulled a gun on me.

And that's the truth, no bullshit?

The truth.

So how long you gonna need, Cain?

I said how fucking long
you gonna need, Cain,

before I get my money?
I don't know.

I don't know.

I don't wanna give you
a date I can't keep.

This nigga telling
the truth, no bullshit.

Okay, Cain, obviously,
you see, I ain't tripping

about the two g's you owe me.

It's just the principle, you know?

All right, look, I'll help you out.

I'ma clear out your debt, all right?

Now, what I'm finna do,

me and my lady over there

about to go upstairs and make some babies.

Now while I'm upstairs making some babies,

my guy, Debo, right here, he
gonna beat the shit outta you.

He gonna continue to
beat the shit outta you

until me and my lady
is done making babies.

Now, either we could do that
or I could just kill you.

Now, Cain, I really don't wanna do that.

But I think it's better off

we stick with option A, all right?

Come on, baby.

Have fun.

Two weeks.

Wait, what was that?

I'll have your money in two weeks.

Okay, cool.

Hold on.

But if you don't, just know
there won't be no option A.

I'm just gonna have to kill you.

So, two weeks, nigga.

Hey, yo, Debo, just motherfuck with him.

Hey, you wanna talk about it?


Baby, don't shut me out again.

We've come so far.

I'm not, V, I promise.

It was just a bad dream.

You have been having them a lot lately.

Maybe we should go back to the therapist.

Not happening.

I promise, I'm fine.

We can do a search for him again.

I said I'm fine!


Wait, wait, wait, wait.

I'm sorry, I promise I'm fine.

It was just a bad dream, okay?

Okay, let's go back to bed now.

I'll be on in a minute, all right?

All right.

Remember what I said

would happen to him if you told.

- Okay, cool.
- I didn't tell him anything.

I swear.

And I believe you,

but don't you think that
all that moping around

is gonna cause him to ask questions?


But if you don't,

just know there won't be no option A.

I'm just gonna have to kill you.

So get your shit straight,

or what happened to
you will happen to him.

Two weeks, nigga.

Now go pick
out a special outfit, too.

Jimmie is my favorite.

Jimmie? No way, I like Buster.

No, not Buster.

What! Buster is the best.

No, Jimmie's the best.


In here.

- Hey.
- Just in time.

Could you please tell your daughter-

- Before you say anything, I
need to show you something.

- Okay, what is it?
- Come in.

Hey, brother.

Daddy, he looks just like you.

Sweetie, this your uncle.

- Hello.
- Hi.

Why don't you come with me

and let your uncle and your dad talk?

Come on, sweetie.

Where the hell have you been?

In jail?

I just would never thought-

That I'd end up like mom?

No, I'm not saying that.

I'm just saying I just never thought

you would have did a crime.

It's been 10 years.

A lot has changed.

- Yeah, but Mike-
- Cain.


I officially changed
my name to Cain Reed.

It's probably one of the reasons
why you couldn't find me.

Well, and I didn't wanna be found.

- Why?
- Why didn't I wanna be found,

or why the name change?
Both really.

The same reason for both, really.

Mike had a pretty fucked up life.

Father murdered, mother
in jail and murdered.

I didn't want no dealings with my old life

once I became legal.

- But I was your brother.
- And always will be.

My brother is doing pretty
damn good for himself.

I guess I'm doing all right.

All right?

Man, look at this!

Big ass house, nice cars, nice family.

What else is there to want?

Trust me, you can always want more.

Nah, this is all I ever wanted.

Well, this is us now.

You're staying with us till you get back-

- No, no, no.

- I insist.
- Abel.

I'm okay, really.

Well, what can I do?

- Honestly?
- Of course.

You can loan me $2,000 to pay somebody

who's really pissed off
I haven't paid him yet.

And maybe a night on the couch.

Okay, how about 5,000
and you stay two nights.

Throw in another one of these
and you got yourself a deal.

All right, bit.

Good morning daddy.

Can we go to the park today?

Daddy, you okay?

I'm fine, but I'm not-

- Well, look at you two
hitting it off already.

Good morning, butterfly.

Well, I hope I still am.

Your uncle didn't take
my spot already, did he?

Good morning, daddy.

Can we go to the park today?

Maybe later.

Me and your uncle got a busy day today.

- We do?
- Yeah, we do,

so go get dressed.

I would but I don't have any-

- I know, man, I mean go get
something out the closet.

Hey, family meeting and
I didn't get the invite?

Good morning, mommy.

Good morning, love of my life.

Well, what that leave me?

You should know that from last night.

Ew, that's gross, isn't it, Uncle Cain?

Ew, the grossest.

Get a room, you two.

What does everybody want for breakfast?

Actually, me and Cain got
a lot to do today, babe.

We'll probably be back by dinner.

Well, you two have fun.

I guess it's just us two for
breakfast, sweetie, let's go.

Man, I'm telling you,

those two is all I need in life, man.

So let's go it going.

♪ Everything moves so slow ♪

♪ Hell we already on speed ♪

♪ Bygones be bygones ♪

♪ And my will be icons ♪

♪ I'm from the dirt ♪

♪ The same dirt we ride bikes on ♪

♪ I'm from the streets ♪

♪ The same hood with no lights on ♪

♪ You want the heat ♪

♪ I stay cool with my ice on ♪

♪ Love you like brothers ♪

♪ But niggers be pythons ♪

♪ So I see no reason ♪

♪ To give you my right arm ♪

♪ Hold up ♪

♪ At the party at my house ♪

♪ We got bitches out front ♪

♪ Got them back to back ♪

♪ We gettin' everything we want ♪

♪ Never had problem how
we acted with a loaf ♪

♪ Pour it off, it's smooth ♪

♪ We have a party with a ghost ♪

♪ Raised in the jungle but
it turned me to the gold ♪

♪ Tryin' to be a humble boy
that chase a white glow ♪

♪ Livin' in the VI I
ain't never goin' home ♪

♪ And I keep it in the hood ♪

♪ I gotta chop it on the phone ♪

Now we really look like twin brothers.

Hold on, wait, wait.

Here you go, 5,000 as promised.

Thanks, man.

Are you sure this ain't taking
away from Bella or Valerie?

You're my brother,

and your brother doing good for himself.

It's fine, trust me.

Thanks, man.

Ah, shit, I gotta take this.

Everything okay?

Oh, yeah, it's fine, it's just job.

Go ahead in and I'll bring your bags in

in a minute, man.

There's my king.

What's wrong?

- I'm, I'm Cain, not Abel.
- Oh, shit, I'm so sorry.

I didn't realize it.

I saw your jacket and I-
It's okay, it's okay.

It's fine.

He just bought me the same jacket.

You'd be surprised how
many people confuse us.

Oh, I'm sure not like this.

Oh, definitely not like this, okay?

And if this could just
kind of stay between us,

it would be great.

We on the same page,
we're on the same page.

Oh, you even sound like him.

Well, dinner will be
ready in about 30 minutes,

so I hope you're hungry.

- Can't wait.
- Sorry, again.

Front door.

Abel, you're here.

What's up?


Just I'll be in the kitchen.

All right, come let's go
get these bags out the car.

Front door.


Good morning.

Good morning, babe.

What's happening?

Nothing much, just
trying to persuade Cain

to stay a little longer.

Oh, Cain, you're leaving?

I thought you were staying till tomorrow.

No, I was, but I decided to
get outta here a little early.

And where are you headed?

You know, I don't know,
I'll see when I get there.

You know, you're welcome any time.

Thank you, thank you.

Hey, babe, I hope it's okay,

I gave Cain some of our luggage
to take a couple things.

Oh, yeah, for sure.

Okay, I'm gonna take
him to the bus stop.

I'm serious, don't be a stranger.

Of course, I promise.

I'll be back sooner than you think.

All right, let's get it.

Front door.

Hey, you think we can
go past that old creek

we used to go to when we was kids?

Our hideout, the lair that
we knew about, so we thought.

Yeah, yeah, that one.

You think we can drive past
there first for old time sakes?

For sure, yeah, we can.

You know, I don't remember it
being so far into the woods.

Me neither, but nothing
seems far when you're kids.

True that.

I think I do remember, actually.

Yeah, I remember that tree over there.

- You know what I remember?
- What's that?

How mom used to always yell at me,

never believed you started the fights.

I used to always be on punishment.

I remember all the horrible
things Willie did to me.

Just horrible things.

I remember being in and out of jail,

getting my ass kicked over and over.

I remember all the horrible
nightmares of me being


I remember missing you,

but not ever wanting
to know where you were

just because I didn't wanna bring

my fucked up world to yours.

And now that I see your world,

I'm so happy for you

and so jealous at the same time.

You're so lucky.

You were always the lucky one

and I'm glad I got to see you again.

I'm sorry.

I really am.

Me, too.


How did it go?

Lets just say, I'm glad to be home.

Hey, babe.

I'm just wrapping up a few things.