Carolina Low (1997) - full transcript

When the family's North Carolina farm is about to be taken by the banks during the Depression era, two boys decide to start robbing banks and return the money to the people.

- 'Preciate
your situation, Louis.

I'm sure you understand ours.

This is a... national crisis.

I mean, that's what it is.

-Seem's mighty close
to home to me.

- Well now, we've been
lending you folks...

...right regular.

I assume you know that, Louis.

It just...

... it can't keep on.

- We're not asking
for a loan Mr. Gentry.

It's the... payin'
we're here about.

- I know that, son.

I'm telling you,

it hurts me to call on these payments
from friends and neighbors.

I've been living in this town
going on 20 years now.

It's my home.

It's the only way we can
keep the bank open.

We got obligations ourselves.

- Maybe I can get a job at
the tannery in Seville.

I hear there's loggin' work
up in Tennessee.

- Whoa.

- God lord,
here comes trouble.

- There's a dance
over at Bryson tonight.

- It ain't but
about five.

-Well, Oshel likes
to be on time.

-Yeah, if there
ain't work involved

he can be right punctual.

-How you doin' Mr. Bancroft.

- Oshel.

-You fellas sure are
fond of dirt.

-It's called work.

-Yeah, I heard of it.


-I don't wanna hear about you
goin' up to Calvin's tonight.

-No sir.

- Well, it's five
o'clock now,

dance starts at eight...

takes 'bout an hour to
get there, so...

Gives us two whole hours to get
that pig smell off of you.

If you weren't so dirty,
I'd woop your ass.

- Oshel Hooper, you oughta
be ashamed of yourself.

Your mama must be
fit to be tied.

-I'm too quick for her now.

-Awww, Henry.

You look just like
Rudolph Valentino.

-Yeah, or Pretty Boy Floyd.

-Who's that, Mama?

-Well let's get goin'. We don't
wanna keep those women waitin'.

-Miss Bancroft, it
was nice visitin' .

-Bye, Mama. Bye, Sissy.

- Bye.

- Why'd you have to say that
about me lookin' like an outlaw?

-I'm sorry.

-Well, you know Mama's
touchy about that.

- Hey, did you hear they robbed
a bank

up near Bristol last week?


-Kyler Gang robs Tennessee Bank.

-I didn't bring my glasses,
you read it.

-The Sullivan County Bank was
robbed of $4000 Tuesday.

One of the tellers, J.C. Cox
recognized one of the men

as Jake Kyler.

Burt Kyler was not identified.

I don't care a thing about that mess.

-Well, they yer cousins
ain't they?

I should think you'd be
a little bit interested.

-Well, I'm not.

-Oshel! Stop it!!

Better stop!

-Hey Henry!

-Mama had me in the kitchen
makin' peach preserves
all afternoon.

I know I smell
just like a peach.

-Well, I love peaches.

-Come on.

-Lookie here. Grade A chalk.

-Did you get that from
my Uncle Calvin?

Old Man Wyman.

Your uncle costs too much.

-So you gonna marry.
that girl or what?

-I don't have a thing in the
world to offer her.

'Cept for myself and
I don't know that's worth much.

-You gotta point there.

-You don't get rich farmin'
'round here.

-Day late and a dollar short.

- For what?

-Go West...

Dodge City....


-Your ol daddy had aventure
over there in France,

and he didn't come back.

-I had a wonderful time, Henry.

-Me too.




-Been thinkin' about
Rachel, Daddy.


-'Bout askin' her to marry me.


-She'll be goin' off to college
in the fall if I don't stop her.

-Well, maybe you oughta let 'er go.

-We all know about
the Bradley family.

They're leavin' for Detriot,
Michigan this week.

Well, they may have
lost their farm...

But we don't intend to see them

off to Detroit City
empty handed.

So let's dig deep.

Let's find that load.

That wellspring...
of Christian brotherhood.

And make a love offerin' to the
Bradley's this mornin'.

I must have Jesus,

All of my trials.

I cannot bare these

Burdens they hold

In my distress He

And He will help me.

He ever loves and,

cares for His own.

I must have Jesus.

I cannot bare these, burdens alone.

I must have Jesus.

-You've got the voice
of an angel.

-It was so hot up there,
I thought I'd melt.

-Rachel, it's time for us to go.

-Yes, Daddy, I was just talkin'
to Henry for a minute.

-Judge Smathers.


-All Daddy's family is
havin' dinner at Grandma's

It's her birthday.

Come see me Saturday.

-You tell her I said
"Happy Birthday"!

-Hey, what you got to eat there?

-Didn't you bring nothin'?

-I brought food for the mind.

-Whatchu readin' on now?

-This here is about
the James Gang.

-Mike wrote it, too.
So it's true. It's historical.

-Murderers and theives
an' you think they gonna
tell you the truth in a book?

-Yeah, I was just readin' 'bout
George Washington the other day.

You remember him, don't you?

-Yeah, I reckon I know who
George Washington is.

-The moment the revolutionary
war was over,

They wanted to make that man
a King of America.

Just imagine that-
the King of America.

-Yeah, you'd like that.

Sit on yer ass all day an'
eat for free.

-But instead he went
right back home

and he picked up a plow.


-But it's a good life, Oshel.

It's an honest life.

I like farmin'.

I like it.



I forgot all about it.


This is David Trick.

He's comin' to teach at the
school next year.

David's gonna' teach
American History

and coach baseball n' basketball.

Why don't we all go in
and I'll fix some lemonade.

-No, I just stopped by
to say "hello".

Could I talk to you
for a minute.

-Well, of course you can, Henry.

-I'll just go wait up
on the porch.

-Henry, I'm so sorry.

Maybe next Saturday, we can
do somethin' real special.

-Who is he?

-He...I just told you.
He's the new...

-I know that.

-Well, if you wanna
know him better

why don't you come back and
visit with us.

-I don't wanna visit with him.

-Daddy asked me
to entertain him.

-Well, you all have a
real nice afternoon.

-Same to you.

Hey, you need a ride anywhere?

-I like to walk.

But I thank you.

-He had a little rag top.

Looked brand new!

-Hey, I saw that
car this mornin'.

It was parked at the school.

Whooo! A fella could
get him some

in a car like that!

Maybe he's her cousin.

A relation. Somethin'.

-Yeah, well... whoever he is
he's got fancy clothes

an' a fancy car,

an' she's somewhere
havin a time in it!

-Buddy, you need a drink!

-That was mighty fine,
Miss Hooper.

-Well, thank you, Henry.

You come back for
real supper next time.

-We're goin' out for a little
while, Mama.

-Well don't wear that
dirty ol' hat!

- I'll wear it if
I want to!

-Well, you all be careful out there
on the road!

Everybody's out on
a Saturday night!

- Yes ma'am!

- Whooee! Would ya'
look at that!

Reckon those folks will be
spendin' this evenin'

at the Balsam Mountain Inn.

Probably get there just in time
for a late supper.

-How do you know?

-Was up there once.

Jumped a caboose outta Dilport.

It's a fine lookin' hotel.

It's all lit up in the twilight.

There's music playin'-
real pretty fiddle music.


Coupla snorts of this 'n

we'll be hearin'
music ourselves.

-Henry, quit frettin'
'bout Rachel.

You know she's crazy 'bout you.

-Yeah, well.

-Gotta' stop worryin'
all the time, son.

She thinks that you
hung the moon...

-Well, I didn't.

-I know that.
She don't. She thinks...

-Shut up!

-What's the matter with you?

-I've got things on my mind.

-What things?
I told you, Rachel...

-It ain't about Rachel!

-Well, what is it?

-It's the farm.

We might lose it.

-I thought your place was clear.


Daddy had to take a loan
to pay the taxes.

And now we gotta
repay the loan.

An' they ain't gonna
wait till the crops in

They ain't gonna take
it in corn.

So, the bank takes the place,


we move to town.



-Sons of bitches!

-Henry Bancroft.

What you need is hard cash.

-That's what everybody needs.

-People goin' up to Balsam,
they got money.

You got to have money to go
places like that.

-That ain't doin' me no good.

-I don't see why not.

-What are you talkin'
'bout, Oshel?

-Robin Hood.

-Come again?

-Robin Hood.

Robbing from the rich.
And giving to the poor.

We the poor, ain't we?

-Oshel, you're crazy.

-No, I'm not.

-You've been readin' too many
of them stupid books.

-No, I haven't.

-Weʻd get caught.

-Not if we were to rob somethin'
that nobody'd expect us to rob.

-Like what?

-The train, Henry.

-We could rob the
Great Smokey Mountain Railway!

-I ain't robbin' a train, Oshel.

-An' neither are you.

-I could do it!

I could see us doin' it!

-What you see is Jesse James.

-Yeah, and Butch Cassidy,
and Black Bart

I know how they did it!

I read all about it!

-Readin' about it, and doin' it
is two different things!

We could get killed.

-Not if we do it right.

We got the element of surprise.

Ain't nobody gonna expect us
to rob a damned train!

We know these mountains.

-You're drunk.

-No I'm not.

-Yes you are.


You wanna keep the farm,
don't you?

You want Rachel Smathers to
marry you, don't you?

How you gonna do that?

They're rich people, Henry.

Rich people.

I don't know how
they got rich...

Maybe they robbed people
to get their money.

That's what the bank's doin'
all over this county.

Foreclosin' on people.

Auctionin' off
everthing they got.

It's robbery, Henry.

The world is full of theives.

Who's gonna notice us?

-Why'd you saw it off?

-'Cuz that's how
train robbers do it.

-Lot's a famous outlaws and
gunfighters used them.

Doc Holiday used one
to kill Ike Clinton

at the Okay Corral.

-We ain't gonna kill nobody.

-Of course we ain't.

We gotta look like we would.

They ain't just gonna hand
the money over to us, you know?

-I reckon not.

-Hey, waddaya gonna wear?

-I donno.

-Well, don't wear that.

-Well, what do you
want me to wear?

-I don't know.
Somethin' nice.

Yer Sunday clothes.

This is gonna be the first
robbery for most of these folks.

We gotta look our best.

-Why Henry...

-Oshel an' me are goin' to the
picture show later on.


-What was that for?

-Just 'cause.

- Not bad.

Of course, it could be better.

-Move over.

-No, I'll drive.

-I'll stomp a mud-hole
in yer ass, now move over!

-Why can't I drive my own
damn car?!

-'Cause I wanna get there.

-Now, get yer hands up!

Anyone moves or makes a sound,
I'll blow your goddamned

head off!

Just kiddin', Henry.

-Why don't you watch yer mouth?

-Hey! We gotta scare 'em,
you know?

We gotta show 'em who's boss.

-Well, you don't have to
cuss 'em to death!

-Seriously, though.

I think this is in there...

I'm gonna do it for you, so you
won't be scared when I do it.

You ready?


-Alright, folks. Let's just get
them hands up

and nobody gets hurt.

We come here to rob you,
not to kill you.

But if you force our hands,

we won't hesistate to
shoot you like a dog!

You determine your own fate.

Whaddaya think?

-That's pretty scary.

-Shut up.



-Quit it!

-Cut it out!

-Ow! Goddamnit!

You frogged me!

-Alright, let's go over it
one more time.

The train's gonna slow down
when it comes around

Frenchman's Bend, alright?


-Yer just gonna jump form the
top of the bank onto the train.

-I just jump onto it?

-Is that alright?


- You want me to do it?
- No!

-'Cus I can. I mean,
I can do it if you need me to.

-No! I'll do it!

- Well, you scared?
- I'll do it!!


Now, we better get goin'

Remember, don't take any crap
off of anybody.

-Whooo! Alright!

Here it comes, Henry.
You can do this.

You can do this.

Here we go!


-Hey mister!

-What the hell are you doin'?!

-I'm robbin this here train!

-Well, we're goin' into the tunnel!

-Just drive the train!

-Damnit! Henry!


Stop the train.


Son of a...


-Ladies 'n gentlemen, can I
have your attention, please?

We apologize for the delay.

It'll just be a few minutes.

-I've got to get to Atlanta!
What's the holdup?

-Yer looking at it.

Alright, everybody just keep them
hands up where I can see 'em!

Come on!

Alright now, this won't take
too long.

An you can be on your way.

I wouldn't want anyone to be
late gettin' back to Atlanta.




-Yell out there at Ike 'n Doc,
'n tell 'em everything's fine

an' dandy in here!


-Tell them to shoot anythin'
that moves, you hear?

-Hey Ike!


Everythin' is fine in here...

Shoot anythin' that moves!

-Alright now, me 'n my friend
here are gonna relieve you

of yer money an' yer watches
an' the like

Jus' get 'em ready an'
when we come by

we're gonna drop 'em right here
in this sack, alright?

-I'll see you in jail,
young man.

-You will, will you?

President of the
First Atlanta Bank!

I reacon yer the one
belongs in jail, mister.

Let's see what else we
got here.

Hey, what you readin' there,
Sweet Pea?

-Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

-Yer turn, boss.
Let's go! Come on!

-If you didn't have that gun...

-Yeah. But you see, I do.

Honey, I could never take that
from such a beautiful girl.

Yer a lucky man, private.

-We gotta go! Go!

-Oh. Lord.

Oh, Lord.

Put it in first!

-God, help!

-Stupid son of a bitch!

-Get out an' push,
will ya!

-Stupid son of a bitch!

Son of a bitch!

-Look, when I tell ya'
just start to rock it.

-...oh, Lord...

-Damnit, Henry. Will you
shut up an' help me?!

Do I have to think of everything?

-You've already done
enough thinkin'!

You thought up this
whole damned thing!

-'Tha hell is the
matter with you?

We can get outta this.

-Oshel, I killed a man!

-You didn't have no choice.
He was tryin' to kill us.

-Well, I reacon he wouldn'ta
been tryin if we weren't

-If we weren't robbin'
the damned train!

-Look, Henry.

We're in this together.

As far as anybody knows,
we both killed that boy.

That's what they're gonna
think anyway.

-But you didn't kill him, Oshel.

-I did.

Do you hear somethin'?


Let's get across the river.

Oshel, look!

- Let's go!

Let's go! Right through.

-Come on! I got an idea.

Come on!


Breathe through this.

- Alright?
- Okay.

-One. Two.... Three!

-What's wrong with them dogs?

-Looks like they
lost the scent.

-I guess they're probably
down stream by now.

Alright! We're
goin' down stream!

- What are we
gonna do now?

-Maybe we can go to Tennessee.

-We can't walk to Tennessee.

-We got this.

-I don't see no wheels on it!

-We can pawn it in
Knoxville or Chattenooga.

-How we gonna get there?

-We ain't got no car.
We ain't got no food.

We can only freeze to death.

-We gotta find your cousins.

- No sir!
- YES!

- NO!
- YES!

- NO!
- YES!


We don't wanna get mixed up with
them, we're in enough trouble.

-I know we're in trouble.
That's why we gotta find them!

They'll know what to do!

-You don't even know!

-I know they ain't been caught.

I know that much.

-I don't even know
where they are.

They could be in
Chicago for all I know.

-No, they don't even go too far from home.
They're around here somewhere.

-Well I suppose we're just gonna
run into a signpost somewhere

That says:
"This way to the Cuyler Gang"

-I bet yer Aunt Josie knows
where they are.

-Aunt Josie, we got to
find Jake and Burt.

-Yer breakin' your
mother's heart.

-I know about that.

-Do you know where they are?

-You don't want help from them.

-Aunt Josie, please just
tell us where they are.

-Better get you boys something to eat.

-Let's just go, she don't
know where they are.

-She knows.

- How do you?
- She knows.

-Are they up at Toe String?

-Boys better be goin'.

Whole town's a buzzin'.

-Yes ma'am.

Thank you.

-Well, what do we do now?

-I know where they are.

Where are you goin'?

-What about that way?

-Damnit, Henry!

-Hey, uh...

-Why aren't there any pictures
of him around your house?

-Mama put them all away.

She hardley even says
his name anymore.

Aunt Beth gave me this one.

-Well, why's your
mama like that?

I mean, he was a war hero
and everything.

-Because he didnt' have to go
to the war, that's why.

He enlisted,
right off the bat.

Hell, I don't blame him.

I'da done the same thing.

-Do you remember him?

-Yeah, I do.

Mama says I couldn't because
I was too young, but I do.

He come home once when I
was about three.

Family had a party for him
over at Aunt Beth's house.

I remember he come in
in his uniform.

An' somebody said:
"Oshel, here's yer daddy."

Hell, I knew who he was.

Remember he picked me
up an' he said:

"Hello there, Mister Oshel."

That's what he called me too,
the whole time.

He'd say: "Me and Mister Oshel
are gonna have us some cake."

"Me an' Mister Oshel
are gonna

go sit out on the porch
for a while."

I don't think he put me down
all evenin'.

-And when he left that time,

you remember that?

-You know, I tried.

-But I just...

- You sure you know
where we're goin'?


-Damnit, Henry!

-It's on the reservation.
I know that much.

Grandaddy had a house up there,
but I ain't been to it in years.

-You think you could
find it again?

-I reckon we'll see.

-Damn! We're
gonna get scalped!

-I can't believe you
can read now.

-It keeps me from
having to talk to you.

-Well, what is it anyway?


-Hamlet, Prince of Demark.

-Lord, you need a dictionary
to read that.

-No, you don't.

-You just go on down here
to the bottom,

an' they tell you what
the words mean.

Look here.

You know what that means?

"A revelation of eternity".

-Why don't they just say that
the first time?

Instead of usin' words nobody
ever heard of?

-Because that's the way
Englishmen talk.

-How many Englishmen
have you talked to?

-Not any, but Shakespeare
was an Englishman,

So, I reckon that's
how they talk.

-Hamlet, Prince of Demark.

We're probably in Demark
right now, for all you know.

-I'm pretty sure
this ain't Denmark.

-He's tore up because his daddy,
King Hamlet's dead,

an' his momma's gone and
married his brother.

-Who's brother? Hamlet's?

-She married
King Hamlet's brother.

-Oh, I was fixin' to say,
I hope she

didn't marry
Hamlet's brother.


-Well, I mean I hope she
didn't marry her own boy!

-That wouldn't be right.

-Anyway, so a fellow sees
his ghost walking around.

- His what?!
- If you shut up for a damned
minute, I'll explain it to you.

Hamlet's daddy was the king.

And now he's dead.
- Now he's a ghost.

-Will you forget about that?

Hamlet's daddy is dead.

An his momma
marries his uncle.

A fella named Claudius.
- An' Hamlet's all torn
up about it?


-I reckon so.

-Get into that ghost part.


It's the ghost of his
daddy, see?

An' he tells Hamlet
that he's been murdered.

-I should have known that
if you was readin' it,

there'd be some
kinda killin' in it.

-Well, at least I read.

-I read!


-The Bible!

-An' I reckon that's got
no killins in that?!

-Well, of course there's
killin' in The Bible.

-But it's to show
us it's wrong.

That's what it's there for.

-The Bible don't have all
like what you're read.


Do you recall that the main
person in The Bible

was nailed to a cross?

-Now that,
Is completely different!

That wasn't no murder.

-Well, I bet if we asked Jesus,
he'd have another opinion.

-Jesus Christ died for your
salvation and mine too.

Considerin' our situation,
you ought

not be blasphemin'
about it.

-I appreciate what Jesus
did an' all,

All I'm sayin' is you
gotta admit

there's killin's
in The Bible.

-Well, maybe.

-But it's to teach
us somethin'.

-How 'bout Moses?

-What about him?

-He was an outlaw.

-He led the people out of
bondage! That's what he done.

He wasn't that much different
from Jesse James.

-Oshel, you are crazy!

-Jesse James an' all that trash
you read about,

they were cold-blooded killers.

-Listen, if you was to take all
the people, that Jesse James,

an' Billy the Kid, an'
John Dillinger killed,

and you's ta' add 'em all up,

they wouldn't compare
to nothin' to when

'ol Moses waived his arms

and had the waters come down
on all of them Egyptians.

-God told him to do that!

-So what? God don't
like Egyptians?

-I guess he don't.

-Oshel, you're crazy.
You and yer big ideas.

-Just shut up,
we got away didn't we?

-But that don't make
it right, Oshel.

-An' who the hell is to decide what's
right and what's wrong, Henry?

Who told you that? Where'd
you get it from?

Your momma?

All that mess you
hear in church?

Ain't none of it like
they say it is, is it?

It ain't right you
losin' your farm.

It ain't right, my daddy gettin'
killed off in the war somewhere.

There's nothin' right about
any of that.

- Henry...


Time to get up.

- What?

You wanna biskit?

- Alright, so...

Laertes says: "How 'bout you"

'An he cuts Hamlet on the arm.

- With the poison sword?

That little bastard!

- 'An Hamlet goes after
him, alright?

But Laertes blocks it!

- Alright.
- Alright.

- But Laertes blocks it...

and then Hamlet
goes after Laertes.

I mean, Laertes
goes after Hamlet.

- Alright.
- So he takes a swing, but
Hamlet's too quick for him.

- Alright, alright.

- He blocks it!

Then Hamlet gives him quick
as he can, a left hook
upside the head.

- Alright.

- Good. Alright.

An' then they drop their swords
and they start dukin' it out.

- Ow!

- You didn't like that, huh?

- Well what you
gonna do now?!

- Hamlet's whoopin' his ass
pretty damned good.

You stink!

Let go of me!

- Okay! Then Laertes
picks up a sword.

- Alright.
- But it's the wrong one, see?

Hamlet's got the poison sword.
- Alright.

- An then they go
at it some more.

Then Hamlet gets his payback
and he cuts Laertes on the arm.

'Course he don't know
it's the poison sword.

- Wait a minute...

... does Hamlet die?

- You never let me finish,
I'll get to that!

- Does Hamlet die?!
Yes, or no?!

Goddamnit! Does Hamlet die?!

- It's just a story, Henry!

- Well, I wish you'd never
told it to me.

- That's why they call
it a tragedy, you know?

- Aseo chuch!

Now, get them goddamned
hands up!

- You move over there,
or I'll blow your head off.

Move goddamnit!

- Look mister we don't...
- Shut up!

Get down on your knees.

- Mister, we was just...
- Get down on your
goddamned knees!!

Poke them legs out here.

Poke yer goddamned legs out!

Take them shoes off.

Take off the shoes.

Toss 'em over here.

- Esche!

- Oust!

- Go on. Keep going.

Get your ass on up there.

Go on.
Now stop right there!

Now get down on your knees.

Now, you just keep
your mouth shut.

- That's him.
- Oh, thank God.

- What you got there, Brownie?

- A couple 'a trespassers.
- Huh.

- They said they were
looking for you.

- Brownie, I don't
know these boys.

- You want I should
shoot 'em?

- Oh shit!

- Whatever you think.
- Jake!! It's me!

It's Henry Bancroft!
I'm Lucy's boy!

- Cousin Henry?
That you?

- Yeah, yeah.

- Well, I'll swear it!

Who you got with you there?
- Oshel Hooper, sir.

- Hooper?

You Sam Hooper's boy?

- Yessir, I sure am.

- Well, well, well.
What brings you boys
up to Toestring?

- Well, sir we're in
a little bit of trouble.
- We're in a LOT of trouble.

- Is that right?
What kind of trouble?

- We robbed the Great
Smokey Mountain Railway.

- Now wait a minute.

Now, which one of you
is Jesse an' which one is Frank?

Damn boys! Trains move!

Now you 'oughta start out robbin'
somethin' that sets still.

- We stopped it.
- In a tunnel.

Oh, that's good- stoppin'
it in a tunnel.

I mean, robbin' a train's
a lot easier when it's dark.

- Damn. boys. What
were you thinkin'?

- The way we had it figured...
- We werenʻt thinkin' much.

- Well, I gotta hand it to you.

Now, you may be stupid,
but you got brass balls.

How much you get away with?

- We had about-
- We lost most of it
in the river.

- Well, that beats all.

Reckon you want
somethin' to eat.

- Weʻd appreciate it.
- Yessir.

- Well, come on in the house,
Cousin Henry. You too, Hooper.

Brownie, you can come in
for a while.

- What are you doin'?
Yer' makin' us look like idiots.

- We ARE idiots.

- We got some viscious
train robbers.

Come on in the house, boys.

Let me introduce...
Clarise! We got company.

Boys, this here's Clarise.

An' this here's Rodney.

This is George back here.
An' Red behind him.

An' I think you already
met Brownie once.

Come on back here.
Let me show you to Burt.

Hey Burt!

Hey Burt!
Lookie here!

Cousin Henry!

And this here's.... uh...
Oshel Hooper!

Yer daddy won a metal
in the war didn' he?

- Yessir, he sure did.
- I remember that.

- How you doin', Burt?

- Heʻs feelin' poorly
these days.

You remember
Henry, don't you?

Lucy's boy.

- I remember you.

- Well, now this calls
for a celebration!

Red, get one of them
jugs out!

Let's have us a litte party!


OSHEL- He says to him...

"I got to get back to Atlanta.
What is the holdup?"

An' I said...

... Well, mister. Yer lookin' at it.

- You wanna arm wrestle?

- No, not right now. Thank you.

- Henry, what's the
matter with you?

Shhhh! Shut up!
I think I hear somethin'!

They're out there!
Everybody get to a window!

- Henry, did you
hear somethin'?

- They'll never take
me alive, boys!

- Whoa! Whoa!

I think we got em'!

- Henry, ain't nobody comin'
out here lookin' for you.

We got ourselves an
arrangement with the sheriff-

we don't bother him,
he don't bother us.

- Damn. You boys are wild!

- No George, I do not
wanna arm wrestle!

- Burt Cuyler! Get up outta
that chair an' get a drink.

Come on, now! Get up.
Get in here an' have a drink!

Well, shit.

Burt won't do nothin'!
Let's go outside for a while.

- Hows the family, Henry?

- They're fine, Burt.

Just fine.

- Do you all still live
out there by

Paradise Falls, in that
nice place?

- Yessir, we sure do.

- You ever see a snake
come outta it's skin?

'Can, you know?

Just slip right on out.

I seen one when I
was a boy.

I was choppin' wood at the
wood pile- an I seen him.

A big ol' black snake, just
rubbin' his-self

against the logs.

He just kept rubbin'...

An' rubbin' til he...

Left that ol' skin behind
an' crawled away from it.

I'm wonderin' how
he knew to do that.

Somethin' musta said to him:
"Snake, you can

do better than this."

Jus' rub yourself up
against that there log.

An' get yerself
some new clothes."

I wish people could do that.
Just change that way.

Hell, I wish I could.

Just slip right on
out of this skin.

Come out lookin'
all shiny an' new.

That sure would be fine.

'Course other than that,

I don't believe I'd
care to be a snake.

Burt! Burt!

Not tonight. Not tonight.
Not tonight.

Not tonight.

Plays that damned
song day and night!

- Well, I reckon you're the
only one who didn't get drunk.

- No, I jus'...

Smelled breakfast.


I wanna thank you for...

washin' our clothes.

- You gotta girl back
home don't you?

Polite lil' fella like you.

- Yeah, I do.... Well...

I don't know. Better watch...
watch that one.

- You come from a big
family, Henry?

- Naw, jus' me an'
my baby sister.

an' mom n' daddy, course.

- Me, I'm the oldest of seven.

- Where you from?
- Weaverville, you ever
been there?

- No.

- Well.

You could'a been there an'
not even known it, now.

It's that little.

- You a long way from
Weaverville, ain't you?

- Yeah.

I hated it there.

I left home when
I was nineteen.

My family wanted me to
marry Claude Buchanan.

I almost did, too.

His daddy owned
the funeral home, so

He made a good livinʻ.

- There's no shortage
of customers.

- Hmmm.

- He was a nice man.

Not too bad lookin' neither.

I reckon he's what you might
call ʻquite a catch'.

But, handled dead folks
for a livin'.

Now Momma said, "Now
somebody's got to do it."

I said, "But not my husband."

- Why'd you get up with Jake?

- I went to Asheville,
got a job in a cafe.

Well, one day, Jake comes in.

An' he's handsome.

Full of himself....
Jokin' an' all.

- Mmmhmmm.

- Henry...

Don't trust them.

Now Burt, he's crazy
from the syphilis.

And Jake...
he jus'...

- Well, good mornin',
Cousin Henry.

- Mornin'.

- Good mornin', Reverend.

Hey, you boys get yerself
a little breakfast an' uh....

Let's have a little talk.

- Rob a bank?!

- Yeah, the bank
in Robbinsville.

It'll be easy.

- Just hear him out, Henry.

- I mean, put it this way-
I'd rob it myself, but they

got my face plastered
all over creation.

Besides, I promised him I wouldn't
rob no places close to home.

Mean a... cat don't shit
in his own bed does he?

- I donno, I....

- Let's do it.

- Look, you just take one of
the cars,

you park it right in front...

You walk right in.
You don't even

need a mask or nothin'.

An' they're not
gonna be 'spectin'

two snot nose youngins

to rob a bank.

- Uhuh.

- Let's do it.

- Lets do it, Henry.

- Itʻll be like takin'
candy from a baby.

Jus' bring the money back
up here, we'll divide it up...

You can lay low for
a couple a' days,

have a little fun...

Then we'll take you
up to Cinncinnatti.

An' I know someone there who
can get you up to Canada.

- Let's do it, Henry.

- We've got to have money.
Whatta we gonna do, get a job?

- Hell, I wish I was young,
an' just gettin' started.

- Well, cousin Henry.

Let's get you fixed up.

Here you go, Hooper.
Sling some lead.

- Jake, look.

Brownie's got my shoes.

I'd really like to
have 'em back.

- Well, just tell him
you want them back.

- Let's see here, Henry.

You look like a .45 man.

- If he's so crazy, why he
got all these guns in here?

- Makes him feel safe.

- Don' it, Burt?

You like packin these
irons, don't you?

Besides he ain't always crazy.

Comes an' goes.

'Course it ain't loaded, now.

A man would be a fool to give
a crazy man a loaded gun.

We make it easier
on yer brother.

- See you later, Burt!

- Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!


What are you aimin' at, son?

Is it somethin in particular, or
just the shed in general?

- Henry here, he's got an eye.

- Hell, I coulda' hit it too,
if I took five minutes.

- No you couldn't.

- Hey!

You wanna arm wrestle?

- Hell yeah, George.
Let's arm wrestle.

You ready? 1, 2, 3, go...

- You didn't even try!

- I did my best. Youʻre
the strongest man,
and you now know it.

- He didn't even try!

- Alright! Ready, set, go!

- One, two, three, GO!

- Come on Red!
Come on Red!

- Come on Red!

- George!

- Whoa!!

- Brownie!!

Get George.

- Alright! That's enough!

I said that is enough!

- Hey, Henry!

Can't let my litlle cousin
rob a bank with no shoes.

- Thank you.

- They watch that bank in
Robbinsville pretty close.

- Bye, bye. Nice to see you.

Good mornin'.

-Good mornin'.
- How are you?

- We'd like to talk to
Mr...... uh, um..., the feller who's
in charge of the.... uh...

- The bank manager.

- Oh, you mean Mr. Carter?
- Yeah, yes ma'am.

- Okay, I'll tell 'em.

- I don't like this.
- You don't like banks.

- Thank you, Ada.

How may I help you gentlemen?

- You can open the safe.


- Well, get him some
water or somethin'!

- We ain't got time for this!
Yes, come on!

Put the money in the bag!
Let's go! Let's go!!!

- Out the back!
Out the back!

- Henry!

- Oshel! Get up!

- I can't!

- You got to!
- I canʻt.

- Oshel Hooper, get
on your feet!

- Oshel!!

Get up, Oshel!

Oshel, get up!

Oshel, get up, please!!
Get up...

- Well, my goodness.

Is everything alright?

- Somebody just tried
to rob us!

- Rob you?
- Yeah.

- Blade law!

- These two youngin's came in
waving guns!

- These youngin's today.

- They wanted me to
open the safe.

- They just don't have any
respect for anybody!

- They wanted to
kill Mr. Carter!!

- Well, that beats all!

- It does beat all!

- I hate to bother you all.
Are you still open for business?

- Yessir. How may we help you?

- Oh, I just have some rather
large bills in here.

I was wonderinʻ if you
could change ʻem for me?

- Alright, how would
you like it?

- Uh, multiplied!

- Well, that beats all!

- Well...

Yer famous.

Yer famous.

- "'Tis now, the very
witching time of night."

"When churchyards yawn
and hell itself breathes out"

"Contagion to the world:
now could I drink hot blood"

"And do such bitter business"

"As the day would
quake to look on"

- Henry?!

Oh God!! Oh Jesus!! OH FUCK!

- Hey, boss!

- Yer dead.

-Yer dead.

Yer dead.

Yer dead.

- Cousin Henry, you
got this all wrong.

You bitch!

To hell with this.

- You know what?

I've robbed 20 banks,
an' I've never been shot.

I been shot AT, but
I never been hit.

An' now my goddamned lil'
cousin gets me twice!!

You know, Henry, I remember
when you was born.

We was all hopin'
that you'd be a boy.

An' now look at you.

Yer' a man.

- You know where
the money is?

- There's 3700 dollars.

- Paper said 5000.

- Paper don't always
say the truth.

You take that.

- Why Henry?

- You need to go home.

- Sissy!

- Henry!!

- Sissy, I want you to do
somethin' for me, okay?

- Okay.

- I wan' you to give
this to Daddy.

- What is it, Henry?

- Just give it to him, okay?

- I'll be right back.

If you have friends

In Gloryland

Who've left because
of pain

Thank God, up there
they'll die no more

They'll suffer
not again.

Then weep not friends,
I'm goin' home

Up there we'll die no more

No cofins will

Be made up there

No graves on that
bright shore

The lame will walk
in Gloryland

The blind up there
will see

The deaf in Gloryland
will hear

The dumb will talk to me

The doctor will not
have to call

The undertaker - no

There'll be no pain
up there to bear

Just walk the streets of gold

We'll need no sun in

The moon and stars won't shine

For Christ himself
is light up there

He reigns of love divine

Then weep not friends,
I'm going home

Up there we'll die no more

No coffins will
be made up there

No graves on
that bright shore

I lost my Daddy,
in the war.

I lost my home
to America

I lost my heart
to the girl next door

I lost my youth
where I found my sword

My whole life
here in this sack

Ain't got no clothes
but these on my back

Ain't got no friends
Ain't got no map

Can't go on
Can't ever go back

If you can't go home
Where do you go?

Where do you go?

If you can't go home
Where do you go?

Carolina home
Carolina home

See the mountains
all around

They're in my blood
They're my kin, now

took me down

I'd change my ways
But I don't know how

My poor ma
stares at the road

But she ain't got
no place to go

She hears the train
whistle blow

She goes in
and she close the door

If you can't go home
Where do you go

Where do you go

If you can't go home
Where do you go

Carolina home
Carolina home