Downtown 81 (2000) - full transcript

The film is a day in the life of a young artist, Jean Michel Basquiat, who needs to raise money to reclaim the apartment from which he has been evicted. He wanders the downtown streets carrying a painting he hopes to sell, encountering friends, whose lives (and performances) we peek into. He finally manages to sell his painting to a wealthy female admirer, but he's paid by check. Low on cash, he spends the evening wandering from club to club, looking for a beautiful girl he had met earlier, so he'll have a place to spend the night. Downtown 81 not only captures one of the most interesting and lively artists of the twentieth century as he is poised for fame, but it is a slice of life from one of the most exciting periods in American culture, with the emergence of new wave music, new painting, hip hop and graffiti.

Fairy tales can come true.

Sometime it might happen to you.

Especially when you're young
in New York.

But once upon a time this place
was the wild frontier,

and every youngster
who was fast on the draw

showed up on these streets
to try his hand.

Anyway, the story
you are about to see

isn't true,
but it isn't false either.

Any resemblance between
the characters and events

depicted here and reality
is purely magical.

I awoke.

Had I been dreaming?

I think so.

I tried to remember,
but it slipped away.

But I remembered this place.

Here I was again.

Back where I started.

How long had it been this time?

Days, weeks, months, years?

Hard to say.

Time is different on the inside.

It gets light, it gets dark.

How many times?

But somehow I knew
this day would be different.

It was the doctor.

He examined me.

He looked at me like I was
a slide under a microscope.

Like I was a germ.


But he said that I was cured

You're cured!

He said that I was free to go.

You're free to leave now.

He said I was free.

He was right,
but he had no idea.

Excuse me!

Got my stuff?

I was glad to say
goodbye to that place.

Sign here.

- That is his paperwork.
- Yes.

- Bye.
- Bye.

- Bye-bye.
- I won't see you!


I was free, but the city wasn't.

The subway fare had gone up.

But that was okay.

I knew my way downtown,
and walking was deluxe.

It meant time was on my side.

The streets looked
really good to me.

They looked like art.

Marble and tar, oil and steel,

chrome and glass.

Money like fly paper.

Solid gold tiles.

Neon literature.

Nature pushing
through the concrete.

I wanted to paint the town red.

Paint the town black.

And the earth
was formless, void,

darkness upon
the face of the deep.

The spirit moved across
the water and there was light.

It was good.

It was good.

And the earth
was formless, void,

darkness upon
the face of the deep.

The spirit moved across
the water and there was light.

It was good.

New York is my kind of town

If you can make it there,

you can sell people
your unwanted hair.

There was a
diamond brick road there

and I could see it.

I was off to be the Wizard.

I felt like I didn't have
a care in the world,

'cause I didn't.

I had interests.

Anatomy, plutonium, Lazarus.

Sherlock Holmes,
hieroglyphics, Popeye.

Are not princes, kings
ancient and honorable,

neither sword
nor spear dispersed

into the four corners
of the earth.

For the sickles,
for the mattocks,

for the forks, for the axes.

And the earth
was formless, void,

darkness upon
the face of the deep.

The spirit moved across
the water and there was light.

It was good.

You gotta blow
your own horn in this town.

New York, New York.

Gotham City, The Big Apple.

- May I help you?
- Apple, please!

That's a quarter.

Heads or tails?

Ah, heads.


The city looked big
and I felt big

'cause I was part
of the landscape.

I'm an artist.

When you tell people that,
they usually say:

What's your medium?

I usually say: Extra large.

Then I met her.

I had never seen her before.

There was something
I liked about her.

I felt like I already knew her.


Can I offer you a lift downtown?

She knew I was
on my way downtown

Get in.

That's so impolite.

Her name is Beatrice.

She's a model.

She makes more money in one day

than I made in the last year.

Her job is standing still
or walking.

She had just arrived from Milan.

I couldn't take my eyes off her.

The feeling was mutual.

I told her that she seemed
really familiar.

She said maybe I had seen
her pictures in the magazines.

I don't think so.

Maybe a billboard, but...

Maybe I had seen her picture.

She had enough of them.

There were hundreds
of magazine pictures

in her portfolio.

Each one had been
reproduced a million times.

There were billions
of Beatrice all over the world.

So maybe that was
how I knew her.

But then she said she had
the same feeling about me.

You know, Jean, I have
the same feeling about you.

I feel that you're someone
I already know.

She hadn't seen me
in the magazines.

She figured maybe
it was in another life.

She told me that she knew
I was a great artist.

She said it was written
all over my face.

She said that I shouldn't
have to struggle anymore.

Why don't you let me
take care of you

for the rest of your life?

I didn't even know
I'd been struggling,

but I guess that's what
artists are supposed to do.

And I didn't want
to disappoint her.

She was beautiful, she was rich,

she wanted me!

Hey, hope to see you later.



Hey, hey, hey, I caught you,
little sneak!

Come back here, man,
come back here.

Where do you think you're going?

I'm going up to my apartment.

It's not your apartment.

It has never been,
it is not now,

and it will never be
your apartment.

- It's my apartment!
- You can't evict me.

I was in the hospital.

You owe me $422.60,
including legal.


Oh, kid!

Hey, you locked me out.

Come on, man, you can't do that.

It's illegal. Let me in.

You don't pay rent,
you don't live here.

Pay me and I'll let you in.

How can I pay you if I can't
get into my apartment, huh?

You mean you have $420 in there?

Oh, ho, ho.

Then we can work it out.

That's all you had to say.

Just give me the cash.


Money order, certified check.

Cash is better.

You got cash?

Okay, if you don't
have the money,

you will be out
on the street tomorrow.

It's over there.

Wait a second, wait a second.

What is this?
This thing is worth $420?

This is it!

- I have a buyer.
- That's it. Get out!

Out, out, out.

What do you think I am,
David Rockefeller?

Leo Castelli or something?

I want cash!

Back on the street again.

The Lower East Side.

Looked like a war zone.

Like we dropped
the bomb on ourselves.

But it was okay.

I'd met a beautiful woman,

and she'd pick me
up for a night or two.

I found enough money in
my apartment to buy a joint.

All I had to do was sell
this painting for 500 bucks.

Why not?

You can get anything
you want here if you try.

And you can get plenty
of what you don't want too.

If you're not careful.

Hey, brother, I got Dr. Nova,
I got BT-82.

One bag, it'll fuck you up, bro.

I'm sure, all right?

What do you want?

I got the green,
I got coke, I got gimmicks.

Tell me what you need!

A good question,
but none of his business.

If you wanna see something ugly,

you never have too far to go.

But if you wanna find
something beautiful,

well, that's not
too hard either.

In this town,
anything is possible.

Around here
you have to think big

just to survive.

It can be a jungle
and it can be a paradise too.

And sometimes
you can't tell the difference.

- Boom.
- Hey, my man!

How you doing?

I got the smoke.

Weed that's guaranteed.

Joints and bags.

Check it out.

See you around,
you know where I'm at.

Need a match?

Okay, see you around.

Hey, Joe, wanna go out?

No, thanks, I'm already out.

I'm known around here.
People know my name.

Hey, Jean.

Hey, Jean, you know we're
at the Mudd Club tonight!

I'm loved.

And I'm respected.

But not everybody
loves and respects me.

Hey you!

You wrote on my fan, man!

I'm gonna get you, punk!

Hey, sexy, you like it?

It's art!

Hey man,
that's private property!

Hey, my man!

I'm a tax payer,

I can paint
anywhere I wanna paint.

Besides it's legal.

Another commission?

Sort of a commission.

We're doing it
for some friends of ours.

It's half commission,
half donation.

Who's inside?

Yeah, this DJ
from the Bronx, man.

Any good?

He's serious, man.

You wanna check him out.

You missed a spot.

Who are you, Henry Godzilla?

So stupid, he said am I
Freddie Godzilla.

Check it out.

♪ I got 81 rhymes for 81 ♪

♪ 81 who match and 81 ♪

♪ 81 scholarships
from 81 schools ♪

♪ But I gave a lady one
to 81, fool ♪

♪ 81 linked chains
with 81 rings ♪

♪ Took 81 crowns off 81 kings ♪

♪ Did 87 shows in 81 nights ♪

♪ Cleared 81 grand
in 81 nights ♪

♪ 81 limousines, 81 garages ♪

♪ 81 Visas and Master charges ♪

♪ Got 81 girls
down to their knees ♪

♪ Sucker MC ♪

♪ Flyin' 81 women,
write 'em on the wall f ♪

♪ In 81 minutes,
I'll be rockin' them all ♪

♪ Do 87 times, say 87 rhymes ♪

♪ Have 81 more women
saying they're mine all mine ♪

♪ the man that I am ♪

♪ With me on the mic
and you on the floor ♪

♪ We gonna rock
two times more for sure ♪

♪ Just throw your hands
up in the air, y'all ♪

♪ And then wave 'em like you
just don't care, y'all ♪

♪ Fab Five is in the house ♪

♪ And Jean-Michel
is in the house ♪

♪ Throw your hands in the air ♪

♪ Let's freak to the beat ♪

♪ Get up
if you want to get down ♪

♪ We got
the flyest peeps here in town ♪

♪ You came here
to dance with me ♪

See you tomorrow!

- Huh?
- See you tomorrow!

You got a gig tomorrow.

Yo, money, can you put me
on the guest list?

Yeah, all right!

♪ So you can hear the sound ♪

♪ So you can hear the sound
that sounds so clear ♪♪

The earth was formless, void,

darkness upon
the face of the deep.

The spirit moved across
the water and there was light.

If you wanna see the world,

you just have to walk
a couple of blocks.

If you wanna see somebody,
just think hard.

You'll run into them.

Hey, artist! Making a delivery?


I just got evicted.

Me and my painting.

- Let me see your painting.
- No!

Come on,
let me see your painting.

Don't be bashful about it.

Let me see.

This is really nice!


You wanna sell it?

You wanna buy it?

I'd like to buy one,

but I can't even afford
your paintings.

I'd give it to you for free,

if you'd take me with it.

No, but I know someone
who would wanna buy it,

and she'd probably
wanna take you with it.

You know Mrs. Cavalcanti?

I don't know. Do I?

I'll give you her number.

Just write it on the back.

The world's stable now.

People are happy.

They get what they want,

and they never want
what they can't get.

♪ You're the buyer
or the seller ♪

♪ Makes you want
what you can't have ♪

♪ I'm glad I made you cry ♪

♪ Makes you go
where you can't go ♪

♪ Makes you want
what you can't have ♪

♪ Desire ♪

♪ Don't think, don't think ♪

♪ Don't think, don't think ♪

♪ Don't think ♪

♪ Don't buy, don't buy ♪

♪ Don't think, don't think ♪

♪ Don't think, don't buy ♪

♪ Don't buy, don't buy ♪

♪ Don't think, don't think ♪

♪ Don't think, don't think ♪

♪ Buying the moment ♪

♪ Sometimes I want
to die in my bed ♪

♪ There is guilt
and there is action ♪

♪ It's the third night
and the walls are shaking ♪

♪ Hero with a thousand faces ♪

♪ Boys buying boys ♪

♪ Pleasure bringing pain,
it's all the same ♪

♪ I put my hand by my mouth
so I know I'm still breathing ♪

♪ So we joked about the TV set,
calling it the "eye of Hell" ♪

♪ I would love to have
people see what I see ♪

♪ I would love to be a pillar
of strength in my community ♪

♪ All I can think about
is "When are we leaving?" ♪

♪ Man chooses himself ♪

♪ And when you leave
you dance out the door ♪

♪ Full color art
makes front page news ♪

♪ Makes you want
what you can't have ♪

♪ Makes you go
where you can't go ♪♪

Excuse me, please.

Does the Number 1 bus stop here?

I don't know, does it?

Yes, it does!

You're really quite sharp.


Look at that!

Can you believe
that people are permitted

to walk down the street
looking like that?


Just ignore it, man!

You don't understand.

It's not just an isolated case.

It's a pattern.

They are multiplying.


Why, they don't even
have different faces.

And I say, if that's
the face of the future,

I don't want to have
anything to do with it.

Sounds like you've been
to the future already.

Well, we artists
have managed to keep

the last bit of intelligence
and beauty going.

And before they know
what hit them,

ugliness and stupidity
will stamp themselves out.

Don't you think they just might

stamp out everything
by accident?

We certainly have
our work cut out for us.

You don't know
how refreshing it is

to find someone that
understands the basics.

Why, we'll turn
this world around yet.

♪ He is so beautiful ♪

♪ So intelligent, so humorous ♪

♪ He is divine ♪♪

Oh, yeah, baby!

Give it to me, give it to me.

I'll have one of those.

I'll have two of those.

Come to daddy, that's it.

Come to daddy, come on, baby!



So, what can I do for you?

- Oh, baby.
- Oh, baby.

Oh, baby, you're hot!

- Oh, oh.
- So, so hot!


You're so hot, you're on fire!

Stupid asshole.

My drink, my suit!

God, I can't believe this thing.

It's okay.

Look, you're not going anywhere.

Yes I am.

I say you dance
until the other chick shows!

Look, buster, your time is up!

Now, wait, hold it, okay?

What are you going
to do about it?

- Expired.
- This was made in Hong Kong.

I didn't have anything
to do with that, man.

Just hold on a second,
I'll be right with you.

Hi, honey!

I can't believe these animals!

Sorry I'm late, Mac.

- Hi.
- Catherine,

- this is.
- You're all wet.

Sir, I'm sorry about your suit.

Let's get out of here.


I should have been a waitress.

I hate it when they undress
you with their eyes.

That's it.

Never again.

Never again!

This time it's for sure.

I'm done with it.

It's all behind me now.

I've broken my back
carrying heavy amplifiers.

People see me up on stage

and think I'm trying
to strike a sexy pose.

Little do they know
just getting there is a workout.

I get to the club hours early

so that my fans won't see me
carrying my own equipment.

And then I have to stay
until the place closes

just to get paid.

Okay, so that's half
the door up to 11:00.

That's $300, and so then
we take out $50 for the PA,

$170 for the ads in the papers,

$40 even for the drinks
the band had at the bar.

By the way, son,
that beer is on you.

In the beginning it was fun,

but then the club owner
sees you up on the stage

having fun and says,

"Well, you're having fun
up there!

Why should I pay you?"

They'll do it every time.

Did you take out
social security and withholding?

That's up to you.

So you work two jobs
just so you can have

a little bit of time
for rehearsal.

You do a great concert,

and the people come,
the press comes,

and they write about you.

They say,
"The band was unrehearsed,

the personality
was totally affected."

Then, finally,
the record people come.

You know what?

I think your act is really great

and I like it very much,

but I can't sign you!

Not for now!

Today I can only sign up acts
that are proven formulas.

I can see you have
tremendous potential,

but it's just like a gold mine.

You take the raw ore,
then you have to refine it

and refine it and refine it.

And then, after that,
you know what you've got?

A gold coke spoon?

That's it, kid.

You got the right attitude.

Someday you and me are
gonna go places together.

So you keep playing
and practicing,

and a few smart people notice...

and make you an offer.

Not a great offer...

but it's an offer.

It's the standard contract.

Nothing complicated about it.

And all the usual clauses.

Um, I'll take it home
and read it.

There's really no need
to read it.

It's the same contract
the Bee Gees signed.

Maybe I should get
a lawyer to look at it.

He'll tell you
the same thing I'm telling you,

and I already have
a check drawn up.

Okay, well...

Well, let me just
give it a quick read.

Okay, but hurry up,

the bank closes in eight minutes

and Monday is a holiday.

I'll be on the coast
all next week.

It was great in the beginning.

Then it was fun.

But now it takes up all my time.

I could've been a great surgeon.

Well, that's that.

What a relief.

Now maybe I'll have time
to finish my painting.

Never again.

Never again.


What's going on?

Why are you just sitting here?

I was going to do some painting.

You can't do that!

We have rehearsal time
at the studio.

Ten minutes to get there.


Ten minutes?

Oh, all right.





It's good to see you
again, Mrs. Cavalcanti.

Call me Vanda, darling.

Okay, Vanda, darling!

You're so funny, Jean!

The night we met
you were absolutely hilarious.

I was?

I can't believe
you've been such a stranger.

Anything else, ma'am?

Yeah, give me a double.

What have you been doing?

I want to hear
everything about you.

Well, I was in a hospital
for a while,

but I'm okay now.

No, in the hospital?

What happened to you?

It was kind of weird, I mean,

these doctors were coming
with med students.

I felt like a slide
in a microscope.

Oh, poor Jean!

I can imagine.

Well, it's good...

It's good to be
back at work again,

I mean, painting and stuff.

Even better than before.

Oh, I can see.

It's absolutely marvelous!

So strong, so savage!

Yeah, pretty raw, huh?

I love these olives.

You're so funny!

Is everything okay?


So I ran into Claudia
on the street.

She said you wanted
to buy one of my paintings.

Oh, yes. I do.

I need one of yours
to hang in the dining room.

It's a marvelous spot.

Do you think
you have a pink one?

I'll have to take a look.

Oh, you know what I should do?

I should come to your studio
and see everything.

My place is kind of
messed up right now.

They're fixing it up
a little bit.

Oh, I know how artists are.

I made that painting
specially for you.

It's one of my favorites.

So, how much?


Ah, you know rich people...

They never have cash on them.

Take this, and I'll write
you a check for the rest.

Then when I come back
you will make me

a pink one perhaps?

Yeah, okay.

Che bello!

Jean, I know you have to run,

but I'll see you soon.

Ciao, genio!

I could see the handwriting
on the wall.

It was mine.

I've made my mark in the world,

and it's made its mark on me.

I'm a writer.

But sometimes I feel
like I was written.

"You see that guy," they say,
"he's a real character."

But maybe I wrote myself.

That's life.

Write, write, rewrite.

You start writing.

Maybe you only have one word.

You don't know what's next.

You don't know
where it will end.

But one thing leads to another.

Hey, where are you going
with our equipment?

Where are you going?

Hey, hey, wait!

Hey, man, let's go!

I hope you're not going uptown.

I don't think so. Let's go!

Where to?

Follow that van!

I need a destination.

I don't know where,
just follow the van.

Look, I don't follow vans.

You're yellow!

Sonny, you have to be
on your toes in this town.

Well, the plate was
New York, 391FPD,

but that was probably hot.

It was a '79 Dodge van.

♪ Dance with me ♪

♪ I got a snake in my mind ♪

♪ And it's not much fun ♪

Michael, Michael!

What happened?

We were robbed!

They took everything.

- I only saw one guy.
- You saw?

Will you untie me?

Man, he took everything.

I can't believe it, one guy.

You didn't see him?

No, man, I was waiting for you.

He jumped me from behind,
dragged me inside, tied me up.

He took everything!

Now who would do
something like this?

A thief, a thief
would do something like this!

Of course a thief, but why us?

Come on, Jean,
he wanted our stuff.

Why not from someone who has it,

like Kiss or The Ramones
or something?

'Cause they have security, man!

What do we have?

Will you untie me?

Mm, I think it was another band.


Somebody playing tomorrow night.

Nah, come on.

- Well, you let another band practice here.
- Will you untie me?

Or it was an inside job.

Man, don't say that about us.

You think I tied myself up?

Look, I'm sorry, man.

It just happened so fast and...

Jean? Jean?


- Hey, man!
- Hey, man!

- Later.
- All right.

♪ Yes ♪

♪ Two points of contact ♪

♪ I don't have
too much detachment ♪

♪ I'm just gonna play Scrabble ♪

♪ You wanna pump it ♪

♪ I'm taking possession ♪

♪ I'm too bold for you ♪

♪ I hit you as I fall ♪♪

Ikue, I think you should
spend more time

trying to be
a good American girl

and learn how to speak English.

You'd have more fun.

Yeah, the 15th is great.

Okay. Sounds good.

- Okay.
- Hey, Bradley.

Goodbye. Hey, Jean,
what's happening?

- You're not booked today.
- Hey, yeah...

I got a problem.

Shut up!

And this guy comes in
and ties him up;

one guy, ties him up
and takes everything.

- Just one guy?
- Just one!

- Who do you think did it?
- I don't know.

I think it might be
an inside job.

Not your own band!

No. Like a rival band

who's maybe playing
tomorrow night.

Tomorrow night?

There's this punk rock band
playing, The Felons.

They're rehearsing right now
down in the basement.

You know the basement.

The budget basement.

- Okay.
- You should check it out.

Maybe it's one of them.

- Thanks for the coffee.
- Don't worry, it's safe.

Don't mind me.
I'm just looking for something.

What is it?

Hey, man,
what are you doing here, man?

- Somebody stole our equipment.
- He's stealing our concept.

You know anything about it?

We're all looking for something.

I can't believe it.
That's tragic.

My God. Oh my God.

Oh, God, that's terrible.

What's this world coming to?

- My God, my god!
- Yeah, whatever.

The end of civilization, is it?

Just insurmountable.

- Hey!
- What are you doing here?

I auditioned for The Felons.

Yeah, sure.

What are you really here for?

- Our equipment got ripped off.
- You got your equipment...

your band got
your equipment ripped off.

- Yeah.
- Yeah, that fits the pattern.

- What pattern?
- Somebody's ripped off

every small-time band in town.

What do you mean "small time"?

Yeah, you know what I mean,
lousy equipment.

Who'd wanna steal your stuff?


At first I thought
it was a maniac,

but now I think
it's a major record company.

- How come?
- They used to just not

sign guys like you.

Now they wanna destroy you.

- A piece of chicken?
- Yeah.

Wanna come down
and see The Plastics?

- That's okay.
- I'll see you later.


Konichi wa! Hello! Hello!

Hi, konichi wa.

I'm Neil Barlow, a music critic

from The Christian
Science Monitor.

- Can I ask you a few questions?
- Please!

♪ Copy, copy ♪

♪ Citadel copy ♪

Did you find it hard
when you were children

to learn Japanese?

♪ Copy, copy ♪

♪ copy, yeah ♪

Yeah, most of the time.

For you?

♪ Down ♪

♪ copy down, let's go ♪

How do you say
"new wave" in Japanese?

Uh, onaji.

♪ C-O-P-Y ♪

♪ Copy this and copy that ♪

♪ Copy, copy ♪

♪ copy ♪

Do you have cockroaches
in Tokyo?

Just one.

♪ Take a copy ♪

♪ Copy, copy ♪

♪ copy ♪

♪ Copy, copy ♪

♪ copy down ♪

Do you dream in English?


♪ Copy people, C-O-P-Y ♪

- ♪ Copy people ♪ - Domo.

♪ Copycat ♪♪

People throw you
out of your home,

rip you off.

What are you gonna do?

You gotta be positive.

You can do some good.

Make some public art.

It was one of those days
that makes people

walk around saying:

"Who am I? Where am I?"

Before I started
asking strangers,

I thought I'd go see
some friends.

So I got thrown out
of my apartment.

I always got friends.

That's all you really need.

So beautiful.

Okay, it's time.


Jean, I'm so happy.

- I'm glad you came.
- It's great to see you.

That's your music.

Look at that.

The rhythm is perfect
for the movement, isn't it?

There's something about
talking with a woman

who likes you
that makes you feel better.

You don't have to tell her
your problems.

You can talk about anything.

You can talk about the weather.

But I told her my problems.

Some women always know
the right things to say.

I told her everything
that had happened.

She listened to every word
and she believed me.

She wasn't even surprised
with the things

that surprised me.

She was interested.

A man would've kept saying:

"You know, the same thing
happened to me."

But not her.

She said all the right things.

It will be fine.

You'll see.

♪ I know ♪♪

♪ Hey, Jim ♪

♪ Jim, just a minute y'all ♪

♪ I want you to spell
for me something, Jim ♪

♪ I want you to spell for me
New York, man ♪

♪ Why do you want me to spell
New York, man ♪

♪ I just want you to spell
for me New York ♪

♪ Can you do that, man ♪

♪ Sure, man,
I can spell New York ♪

♪ Well, go ahead, man ♪

♪ N-E-W Y-O-R-K ♪

♪ That's New York, man ♪

♪ No, man, you made
a mistake, man ♪

♪ I'm going to teach you
the right way ♪♪

Okay, okay.

Hey, Howie.

I'm with Andy.

Direct from Haiti,

New York's own Kid Creole
and the Coconuts!


Back off!

I'm telling you all to back up.

That's an ugly scene.

Let's try to brave it.

There's no way to do it.

- Yeah, it's a mob.
- It's an unruly mob.

♪ I got a funny feeling, baby ♪

♪ Tonight, you want
to sleep with me ♪

♪ I got an appointment
in the morning ♪

♪ Need at least 11 hours
of sleep ♪

♪ I'm so sorry, baby ♪

♪ You're a softie by trade ♪

♪ Mister Softee's your name ♪

♪ You're a softie
and hardly my type ♪

♪ Don't say that,
don't say that ♪

Man, we can do it.

Like rock dudes.


Come on, let's do it!

Fuck you! Get off my foot!

♪ Me ♪

♪ Would you rather I forget
about my livelihood

and stay at home ♪

♪ Don't say it, you know
you shouldn't say it ♪

♪ You must give up
your credit cards,

must give up your ♪

♪ You said it ♪

♪ I asked you not to say it ♪

♪ You're a softie by trade ♪

♪ Mister Softee's your name ♪

♪ You're a softie by trade ♪

♪ Mister Softee's your name ♪

♪ I'm no softie, my friend ♪

♪ Soft only in my head ♪

♪ Whoa ♪

♪ I'm no softie, my friend ♪

♪ Soft only in my head ♪

♪ You're the softie ♪

♪ I am sure ♪

♪ Don't want to hear it
no more ♪

♪ You're a softie by trade ♪

♪ Mister Softee's your name ♪

♪ You're a softie
and hardly my type ♪

♪ Don't say that,
don't say that ♪♪

- How are you doing?
- Thanks.

Thanks a lot!

Hey, man, do you want
to smoke a joint?

What? You must have been
reading my mind.

Sure! Of course!

- Kind of cold out here.
- Freezing, man! It's nuts!

What about if we sit inside
and smoke?

Sure, please, get inside!

- Yeah?
- Let's do it!

- ♪ I know ♪
- ♪ Que pasa, que pasa ♪

- ♪ I know, I know ♪
- ♪ Que pasa contigo ♪

- ♪ My heart say so ♪
- ♪ No me digas ♪

♪ Que tu no me quieres más ♪

♪ What's happening to you ♪

♪ What's on your mind ♪

♪ I know you want to say ♪

♪ Bye, bye, que te veo, veo ♪

Good weed, mm, mm.

- Here.
- No, it's all right.

♪ No, no ♪

♪ Hay, hay, no, no ♪

Man, you saved me.

You want a drink?

- No, but...
- You could do us a favor?


Will you drive us
around the block?

That's easy.

Ha, B!

This thing is loaded.
Let's see if we can get

The Three Stooges.

Okay, come on in.

Back up, back up, let 'em in.

Okay, guys! Have fun!

♪ Sure your love was there ♪

♪ Like dandruff in my hair ♪

♪ Like pollution in the air ♪

♪ Like a fruit fly on a pear ♪

♪ But I don't really care ♪

♪ I throw my hands in the air ♪

♪ And I'm stepping
to the music ♪

♪ Like Fred Astaire, you dig ♪

♪ I may not be a Gable ♪

♪ But I'm ready,
willing, and able ♪

♪ Hang on this ♪

♪ Check me out ♪

♪ I'm the George Raft
of the leisure class ♪

♪ I'm the James Dean
of the music scene ♪

♪ All right ♪

♪ They call me Eddie G
'cause I do what I please ♪

♪ They call me Lenny Bruce
'cause I tell good jokes ♪

She'll show up.

I'm sure.

♪ I'm a gentleman,
with me you can't lose ♪

♪ I'm five foot three,
but if you mess with me ♪

♪ You're gonna lose
your manhood ♪

♪ I'll tell ya ♪

♪ There'll be
another bicentennial ♪

♪ Before I hear the truth
from your mouth ♪

♪ You better hear me out ♪

♪ You better hear me out ♪

♪ I ain't lying ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

She'll be here.

♪ You no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Bring it down to the ground,
bring it down, down, down ♪

♪ Bring it down to the ground ♪

♪ Bring it down, bring it down ♪

♪ Bring it down ♪

♪ Ah, you're so vain ♪

♪ You probably think
this song is about you ♪

♪ Don't you, don't you,
don't you ♪

♪ Kid Creole the Haitian hero ♪

♪ Says your love for me
is zero ♪

♪ But I hope you realize ♪

♪ Love will never die ♪

♪ You can never say bye-bye ♪

♪ No matter how much you try ♪

There she is. There.

♪ Go on to another topic ♪

Be right back.

♪ You no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪

♪ Me no Popeye,
you no Olive Oyl ♪♪


Come on, let's go.

♪ A knife, a fork,
a bottle, and a cork ♪

I had lost her again.

Big deal.

I didn't need anyone
to take care of me.

Especially forever.

She knew me
from another lifetime.

She probably said that
to all the guys.

♪ But every time
I walk in the rain ♪

♪ Man, oh man, it makes me
feel a burning pain ♪

♪ Keep on burning
in my bloody brain ♪

♪ I want you to dig me,

soul brother and soul sisters ♪♪


- Hey, she's with me!
- What do you want?

- That girl.
- Go away.

This is the stage entrance, man.

- Why'd you let her in?
- You can't.

♪ The sax maniac ♪

♪ I'm getting ready
to blow my stack ♪

♪ I'm gonna hit me a hard solo ♪

♪ The sax ♪

♪ Maniac ♪

♪ When you're out
alone at night ♪

♪ You better watch your step ♪

♪ You'll hear a note,
that note is all right ♪

♪ Wow ♪

♪ We're gonna scare you
half to death ♪

♪ It's gonna penetrate
your skin ♪

♪ And peel away the skull ♪

♪ We put you in a state of sin ♪

♪ But baby, you just can't
help what it does ♪

♪ The sax maniac ♪

♪ I said I'm getting ready
to blow my stack ♪

♪ Gonna hit me a hard solo ♪

♪ Baby, it's gonna
violate your soul ♪

♪ Whoa ♪♪

That girl, she's not back there.

I told you.

Dumb punk.

♪ Jim ♪

♪ Just a minute ♪

♪ Just a minute ♪

♪ Just a minute, just a minute ♪

Maybe they let me out
of the hospital too soon.

I actually thought
about going back.

But I'd been out
on the streets before.

I could always stay
with friends.

Then I realized I didn't have
a place to stay that night.

Well, that wasn't
such a tall order.

I knew what to do.

I went to the Mudd Club.

♪ Man, oh man,
I've got a field to run ♪

♪ Because I've got to meet
that setting sun ♪♪

♪ Here comes that new day ♪

♪ Hope you remember it ♪

♪ Try to find a reason ♪

♪ Here comes fresh water ♪

♪ It tastes so good ♪

♪ Walking around ♪

♪ You know you're dreaming ♪

♪ Just give me a ring ♪

♪ Was it on the jukebox ♪

♪ Written in a letter ♪

♪ Have you seen my daylight ♪

♪ No one gets to the top ♪

♪ You take the elevator ♪

♪ Hope it stops on your floor ♪

♪ There's so many levels
full of gods and devils ♪

♪ Some of them go far, hey ♪

It's a problem.

Do what you have to do.

What else can you do?
You know what I mean?

You have to do it.

Just do what you have to do.

Came at me. One of them...

Or two, three of them, or more.

So I see the door, it's open.

I take the knife.

- That's a big problem.
- Yeah.

Why don't you think about
making it into a movie?

Yeah, I want to.

Maybe I could direct it.

♪ Man, boys ♪

♪ He must be strong ♪

It's okay to be difficult.

Of course you are.

It's lovable.

♪ For her ♪

Hey, listen, man.

- You can stay in my car.
- Yeah?

It's a Coupe DeVille.

Yeah, no.

It's not what I want.

♪ Try to find a reason ♪♪

Everybody is trying to live
back in the past.

I mean, what's wrong with now?

With today, huh?

When you do something once,

does that mean
you have to do it twice?

I don't know what you're saying
or talking about.

Romance is always
in the past or in the future.

But the only way to be
is in the present.

That's what my daddy
always said to me.

Hi, Jean!

Where have you been
all night, huh?


You just didn't see me.

It was crowded.

Yeah, your life
looks pretty crowded.

I think...

I think I'm gonna
take care of myself.

Well, I got to go.

Sometimes you feel
like life is killing you.

That's life.

I thought I'd take a walk
down a dark alley.

Maybe I'd run into myself.

Hey, sonny!



Could you come
a little bit closer?

I want to ask you a favor.

Yeah. What do you want?

A kiss!

You're a nice man.

Would you kiss me goodnight?

- What?
- Just one...

- Are you crazy?
- little kiss.


I don't know
if I'm really your type.

There's something
I want to tell you.

- What?
- Come a little closer, please.

I'm a fairy princess
and I'm under a spell.

If you kiss me goodnight,

then I'll grant you every wish.

Just one, please!

Hey, it was such a great kiss,

I really thought
you were a princess.

Now watch this, baby!

Oh! Thanks!

I thought I'd never get out.

You have no idea
what a drag it is

being a bag lady.

You know, baby,
it's really tough

getting a decent kiss
these days.

I really can't thank you enough

for getting me out of that mess.

So I'll grant you
your every wish.

That's the least I could do.


Boom for real!

Was I dreaming?


Maybe I was just waking up.

Waking up to my own luck.

Luck is where you find it.

And the earth was
formless and void,

darkness upon the face
of the deep.

The spirit moved across
the water and there was light.

It was good.

It was good.

Most people don't know
how to make a wish,

nor what to wish for.

- I wish they did.
- And the earth was

a formless void, darkness
upon the face of the deep,

and the spirit moved
across the water

and there was light.

It was good.

- Chesterfield Kings.
- I got princes, kings,

ancient and honorable,
neither sword, nor spear,

dispersed into the four corners
of the earth.

- Nice El Dorado.
- Thanks, guy.

- Want to sell it?
- Nah. It's not for sale.

I want to buy it!

Yeah, I got cash.

Yeah, that's okay.

- I'll give you fifteen grand.
- I got to go.

Yo. Check it out.

My Lord. Let me see that.

The earth was formless and void.

Man, keep the change.

Across the water
and there was light.

- That's a deal.
- Bye!


And the earth was formless
and void,

darkness upon the face
of the deep.

The spirit moved
across the water

and there was light.
It was good.

It was good!

It was good!

It was good!


There was light, it was good.

♪ Oh, baby ♪

♪ Oh, baby ♪

♪ I love you ♪

♪ I love you, baby ♪

♪ I love you ♪

♪ Cheree, Cheree ♪

I drove through the night...

♪ Cheree, Cheree ♪

and into the day.

♪ My black leather lady ♪

I got us driving
to the end of a dream.

♪ I love you ♪

And when I saw the light,

I knew I was awake.

♪ I love you ♪

And it was good.

♪ I want you, baby ♪

♪ I want you, baby ♪♪

♪ This is the mellow
they call the Rammell ♪

♪ That rocks you with the rhythm

that'll shock your spell ♪

♪ When the shake-up kid

that wakes you up
in the morning ♪

♪ Gotta rape with the rhythm
like a number one groanin' ♪

♪ MC quick just to make
your peanut butter ♪

♪ Shock with the rhythm
of a number one undercover ♪

♪ Break it up,
just shake it up rodeo, uh ♪

♪ Break it up,
just shake it up rodeo, uh ♪

♪ I'm the mellow D down
with the funky sound ♪

♪ That can mace your brain
with my diamond studded crown ♪

♪ Just a-makin' you dip
like a little bitty dive ♪

♪ Live a prick
just bakin' your hide ♪

♪ Rock on to the break of dawn ♪

♪ Just freak that, yeah, baby ♪

♪ Just freak it, yeah, baby ♪

♪ Like the little jelly bean ♪

♪ I'm a sweet
like a candy cane ♪

♪ Make you get down ♪

♪ Just the number one stain
on the train ♪

♪ Just groovin'
like a say John ♪

♪ Just break it up,
yeah, yeah, stay, John ♪

♪ Like a roller coaster ride
that can make you bump ♪

♪ Just groovin' with the rhythm
as you shake your rump ♪

♪ You gotta rock, rock,

you don't stop the baby, y'all ♪

♪ You gotta now rock
and you don't stop ♪

♪ Just hip-hop the day
they doo-be-doo ♪

♪ Yeah Scooby-Doo
what you wanna do, crew ♪

♪ Just freak out, yeah, baby ♪

♪ Just freak up,
yeah, yeah, baby ♪

♪ Drink it up, yeah,
I know, my dear ♪

♪ I can rock you out
this atmosphere ♪

♪ Like a gangster prankster,
number one bankster ♪

♪ Got the much cash
to make you thank you ♪

♪ Rock on to the break of dawn ♪

♪ Break of dawn,
keep it on, keep it on ♪

♪ I know ZZ
that can rock quick ♪

♪ Like an iconoclast had
your rhythm to the stick ♪

♪ Just rock on
like the finger lick ♪

♪ Finger popping, hop popping,
now don't stop bunny rock ♪

♪ Bunny rock
and you don't stop ♪

♪ That long fingernail
at the end of my tip ♪

♪ Of my pinkie cocaine
make you slip my lip ♪

♪ Just make you freak
when a panny wanny with clip ♪

♪ Got the little pat
to the dab'll make you my hip ♪

♪ Shake, shake, rock body,
rock the hip and the hop ♪

♪ Like RPMs ♪

♪ My nose don't care about
the rhythm that breaks ♪

♪ Because the music is down
when your body want to shake ♪

♪ Gotta hip-hop
and then baby dog get down ♪

♪ Let the rock
just shock your dome ♪

♪ Just break it up,
shake it up, yeah, baby ♪

♪ 'Cause the groove just rocks
like a little shady ♪

♪ Get shade, yeah, shade it up
with the glasses ♪

♪ Make it on
with the serious pattern ♪

♪ Get the melody quick,
yep, the melody sound ♪

♪ That'll rock you quick
with the number one crowd ♪

♪ I can get up on the groove
that make you shake down ♪

♪ 'Cause the beat
from the depths of hell

make you get down ♪

♪ Rock on, to the beat ♪

♪ Freak it on, freak it on
with that kid unique ♪

♪ Just check it out,
check, check it out ♪

♪ I said I broke into
a Seville, yeah ♪

♪ And then I shot
across top of hill,

with the chill, yeah ♪

♪ Break it up, Cypress Hill,
shake it up ♪

♪ With the writings on the wall,

I don't give a fuck ♪

♪ Just jam it up, rock on you,
don't stop ♪

♪ Jam it up, rock on you,
don't stop ♪

♪ The B-boy, rock on you,
don't stop ♪

♪ Freak it on, freak it on,
break down, don't stop ♪

♪ From the depths of hell,
rock well Rammell ♪

♪ Rock on to the beat beat ♪

♪ Yeah, candy-cane kid,
you're just rocking so sweet ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm a jam up hip-hop
making the tip top ♪

♪ Shake on the breakdown
the needle on the eye ♪

♪ Grooving with the rhythm
of the break in the tie ♪

♪ Smoke cheeba, into whores,
drinking all week through ♪

♪ Never want to go to school
and that's a fact ♪

♪ Till all of a sudden
you got left back ♪

♪ Now you're feeling real low
and mighty hurt ♪

♪ And your friends
are snapping on you

like you're a jerk ♪

♪ Now things are hard
and you're really depressed ♪

♪ And your mind can't function

'cause you can't pass the test ♪

♪ You're saying to yourself
what can I do ♪

♪ I can't go home,
I might as well quit school ♪♪