Dumb Luck (2001) - full transcript

Stephen Hitchcock is a divorced accountant who has a clever son, Kevin. Stephen's sister Vivian wants him to go on a blind date with a friend of hers called Sandy. They arrange a meeting in a shopping mall. Norman Byers is a computer expert. He has broken into a computer and has found some very important numbers. He arranges to hand them over to his accomplice Kelly Jordan in the same shopping mall where Stephen is supposed to meet his blind date. But Norman is chased by two shady looking guys and hasn't got time. He decides to put the numbers in Stephen's shopping bag and tells Kelly to retrieve it. When Stephen assumes Kelly is the blind date he is looking for, he takes her with him to a restaurant. Little does he know he's carrying all kinds of trouble around in his bag. Those numbers are wanted by a lot of people, or so it seems.

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[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[DIALING TONE]

Hi, yeah, I'm not here.

You know the routine.

I'll get back to you.

Hey, Kelly, Norman.

Haven't heard from you in a
while.

I got something that concerns
you.

It's big.

Hey, meet me at the mall by the
phones tomorrow, 12:30.



It's numbers.

Hey, I got no time to explain.

I'll see you there tomorrow,
12:30.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

VIVIAN: Hey, Stevie, it's me.

I don't want anything.

I don't just call when I want
something.

No, I've got a surprise for you.

You have a date.

Oh, come on.

Don't be that way.

She's a really nice girl.

You said yourself if I set this
up for you, that you would go.

So I set it up.



Today at Cottonwood.

Oh, yeah.

Her name is Sandy, and she'll be
waiting for you by the phones.

She's going to wear slacks and a
sweater

and have a red scarf tied around
her neck.

Uh-uh, hang on.

Kids, come on.

Move it.

Breakfast.

She is a real looker, little
brother.

You're going to have a great
time.

She'll know you.

Ah, yes, that's perfect.

OK, all right.

I'll let her know.

Bye bye.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: You know what
she's going to be don't you?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: What. - A
whale.

(LAUGHS) You don't know that.

Besides, Aunt Vivian said that
we'd be surprised.

Oh, I'm planning on it.

Do you remember the last one?

Brunswick was afraid to sit next
to her.

(LAUGHS)

You and mom should have stayed
together.

It wasn't my idea, remember?

Why did you bring Brunswick?

Our code won't work without an
excuse.

I got him trained to do a sick
act.

Huh, Brunswick?

[DOG YELPING]

He doesn't look sick.

Hungry, yes.

Sick, no.

You see, I can hypnotize him.

Kevin, nobody can hypnotize a
dog.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: That's what's
so cool about it.

I got the program off the
internet.

And all you have to do is tie a
treat to a string,

and make him watch it.

Back and forth, back and forth,
back and forth, back and forth.

You're going to make him
neurotic.

We'll have to take him to a
shrink instead of a vet.

Now, when you want to ditch
her,

just ask me about the vet
appointment for Brunswick.

Right?

With my luck, she'll probably
think it's for me.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Back and forth.

You're feeling sick.

It'll pass.

Deal, you open.

Oh, no.

I don't want to play dumb luck
with you anymore, Kevin.

As a matter of fact, you
shouldn't be gambling at all.

It's not real gambling.

Then how come I keep losing
money?

OK, hang on.

Full house.

I got four of a kind.

Four of a kind?

Put up or pull out.

You want to see them?

Cost you double.

RADIO HOST (OVER RADIO): The
entire state

is yielding to Lotto fever.

That's because the Diamond Lotto
total is up to $29 million

with one more day before the
drawing tomorrow night.

$29 million.

RADIO HOST (OVER RADIO):
Following the lottery--

Well.

RADIO HOST (OVER RADIO):
Lieutenant

governor Blaine Mitchell will--

What?

Four nines.

Fork it over.

Yeah.

My son, Amarillo Slim.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Dad, the ticket to the
Powerball game.

Yes, I will get the Powerball
game.

For grandma.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

You try the Lotto game, kid.

Best pick's menu.

Loads in all the winning numbers
of the year so far.

Program factors them in.

Very sweet.

Cool, so did you win with it?

No.

Well, what would you pick?

All the small numbers.

How small?

Under ten.

These things are expensive.

You got to spend some to make
some.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[SHOUTING]

Just ditch her now.

Do you think I want your Aunt
Vivian all--

Excuse me.

He's probably a shoplifter.

You think.

Cool.

That guy was big.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Awesome.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

There is a kid and his father
right

up there with a shopping bag.

The kid has got it.

I will give you a call.

You just get that bag.

Get the--

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Dad, she's a babe.

She's not wearing a red scarf
though.

So?

Just go say hi.

Hi.

Sorry we're late.

You are?

Vivian is pretty intense when
it comes

to matchmaking, isn't she?

She is.

I-- I usually don't go for
blind dates, I mean.

But she's-- she's very, very
persistent.

You know Vivian.

I know Vivian.

Sandy, right?

Again, I'm sorry that we're
late.

We did some shopping.

Me too.

Time kind of got away from us.

I'm Steve Hitchcock.

This is my son Kevin.

Kevin.

Kevin.

Hey.

Hi.

I'm Sandy.

Would you like some lunch?

Sure.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Stop running.

You stay still.

You don't move.

Where is it?

Where's what?

Wrong answer, Byers.

Computer theft is a felony.

You got the wrong guy.

No, that's the wrong story,
bub.

We want those numbers.

Would you like dessert?

Yeah.

- Ladies first. - No, thank you.

It was wonderful though.

Hey, I see you've been shopping.

Yep, always spend more than I
should.

I know about that.

Dad, you forgot this.

Thing's still hot.

So, dad, I think we'd better
get going.

We still have that appointment
for Brunswick, remember?

It'll wait.

We have to take our dog to the
psychiatrist.

No, the vet for his shots.

Well, if you have to go, I
understand.

No, no, it's fine.

The dog is fine.

Really.

Why don't you go check on him?

(SIGHS)

I really enjoyed our lunch.

I'm glad.

I did too.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hey.

Get him.

Stop running away from me.

This guy, he's done for.

At least I don't have to chase
him anymore.

KELLY JORDAN: I've got to make a
call to the office.

Would you excuse me?

OK, thanks.

Here, let me help you with
the--

I think that one's mine.

You're right it is yours.

They look the same.

They do.

Just like high school.

You took shopping bags in high
school?

No, Mary Kate Eaton and I, we
had the same backpacks,

and we were always getting them
mixed up.

And I was always taking hers by
mistake, you know.

Probably more interesting than
me.

Well, I think you're very
interesting.

So you didn't tell me what you
do.

I'm a partner in a CPA firm.

You're an accountant.

Yes, very spine-tingling stuff.

No, that's what I studied in
college.

Accounting. - Really?

Yeah, I think it's great when
numbers can add up exactly.

I agree, and then not many do
these days.

I know, there are a lot of
really bad numbers out there.

And I've met most of them.

No, I think I may have cornered
bad ledger market.

Well, maybe we could compare
ledgers one day.

I'd like that.

You know what?

I really have to make that call
to the office.

Excuse me.

OK.

So she dump you all ready?

No, she didn't dump me already.

She's making a phone call.

You like her?

No, I don't think she's your
type.

(LAUGHS) Well, how do you know
what my type is?

Like interested in you at
least.

She happens to be interested in
my ledgers.

And I think she likes me.

Yeah, right.

She's going to give you the big
dumpola, dad.

Dumpola?

Where do you get this stuff
from?

I've been around.

You'll see.

Can-- check, please.

$18 for two cheeseburgers and a
salad.

Is that right?

Yes.

You've been stood up.

We've been held up.

This place is expensive.

So where is she?

I don't know.

Maybe she thought we had to go
to the vet or something.

Maybe she had to go to the vet.

Here's your card, sir.

Thank you.

Can you grab the bag, Kevin,
please?

Ah, dad, it's not there.

WAITER: Thanks.

What do you mean it's not
there?

A whole dollar.

Thanks.

Excuse me, did you find a
shopping bag?

I wasn't looking for a shopping
bag.

It was right here.

It was-- It was a mall shopping
bag.

Apparently it's disappeared.

Yeah, like your personality.

Now how can you win the lottery.

I need that game.

I need my underwear.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

You've reached the Norman Byers
summer home.

Some are here.

Some are not.

Leave a message.

I'll get back.

Hey, Norman.

What am I supposed to be looking
for?

I'm your friend not your
psychic.

Call me back.

Come on, Brunswick.

Come on, boy.

Come on, Brunswick.

Let's go.

She's probably running that
floating crap game again.

Maybe she's doing laundry.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Grandma doesn't
do laundry, dad.

She takes that all to Mrs.
Feldstein,

and she beats her at Pinochle
every Wednesday.

Laundry is the payoff.

Hey, Emma.

Oh, hello Steven.

Hello, Kevin.

Brunswick too.

How are you boys doing today?

We're doing OK.

Is my mom in her room?

Oh, I believe she's in the
recreation room.

Bingo today.

Oh, right. Bingo.

What was I thinking?

Thanks.

Come on.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

MINNIE HITCHCOCK: I17, you got
that?

I17.

What?

I17, Bert.

Please turn up your damn hearing
aid.

Hi. - Hi, mom.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Who's winning,
grandma?

I am.

Hi, honey.

Number B8.

That's B8.

Those old coots, they take
forever to read their card.

(LAUGHS)

Well?

Well, what?

What do you want?

I don't want anything.

You never visit unless you want
something.

Yeah, turn the thing.

N16.

That's not true.

MINNIE HITCHCOCK: N16.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: N16.

I said I would visit you, and
I'm visiting you.

Bingo.

I got a bingo. (LAUGHS)

You can't have a bingo, Bert.

I just pulled four numbers.

Nobody gets a bingo in four.

Let me see that.

Let me have a look at that.

Oh, you don't have bingo, you
old fart.

Now, turn up your hearing aid,
and turn

on your brains, sweet thing.

How much you making, grandma?

Two bucks a card.

And three games in an afternoon.

That's not bad.

Mom, they're going to ask you
to move again.

You can't run bingo for a profit
in this state.

Oh, who says I'm making a
profit?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: You're not?

No.

Mom, can we go someplace just
to talk for a little while.

Sure.

After my game.

Two bucks for Kevin's card.

Did you get those numbers for
me?

The lottery numbers?

I can't.

Dad lost the computer program at
the mall.

Way to go.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: I didn't lose
it.

Kevin was carrying it. Not me.

No, I gave it to you. Don't you
remember?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: No, you didn't.
You were carrying it.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Then I gave it
back to you.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: No. - Yeah.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: You were
carrying it.

Ah, and this is the family I'm
going to leave my fortune to.

(LAUGHS) What fortune?

The rigged deck of cards and an
illegal bingo game.

Dad lost his shorts.

Dad never could bluff.

In the bag, mom.

I bought them this afternoon.

Dad had a blind date today, and
I think she's a hustler.

She's not a hustler.

Yes, she is.

Yes, a blind date, hmm?

She's very nice, mom.

Yeah, well, the last time you
had a blind date with a very

nice woman, you married her.

Mom, every time I come here do
you have

to open up this can of worms?

Please, we mutually agreed to
divorce.

End of story.

I'd love happy endings.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Grandma, I can
hypnotize Brunswick now.

Watch this.

What is that?

You're getting sleep.

Oh, come on.

We have to go.

It's my turn for Friday night
poker.

Goodbye. - Oh, I love you.

Goodbye.

You need anything?

Just a nice, warm, rich stud.

I'll see what I can do.

Bye, grandma.

Love you.

I love you too.

Don't forget the numbers.

I won't.

I think I got a good tip this
morning.

See you.

Come on, Brunswick.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE:
Substantial head injury.

There is a chance he may not
recover consciousness.

Well, keep a man there anyway.

You got it.

Did he talk to anyone at the
mall?

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE: Ah, we
haven't determined that yet.

Determine it.

Why not just go into mainframe
and change numbers all over?

Byers eliminated the backdoor
password.

It would take months to make
that kind of change.

Now, we have to find the numbers
that he substituted.

Did you find anything on him?

Ah, regular stuff.

No numbers though.

How about his apartment?

Couldn't find anything that
looked like it.

Mall security camera?

Doing that next.

You don't have much time.

Right.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

I need a rundown on somebody,
Elgin.

And I need it tomorrow.

Cost you more.

Greasing palms is getting
expensive,

especially on short notice.

Who?

Steven Hitchcock.

That's what I got so far.

How come you're having me do
it?

I can't use my usual sources.

There may be leaks.

This guy part of it.

That's what I'm paying you to
find out.

Track down Norman for me too,
OK?

He's disappeared.

More like dropped off a
building.

Computer geeks live in another
world.

Well, I'll pay you double when
you get me the information.

Hey, what if this guy's under
cover or something?

I don't think so.

He's got good eyes.

So does a Cocker Spaniel.

Don't mean it won't pee on your
carpet.

Gee, I think I'll write that
down.

Elgin, I need this tomorrow, OK?

It doesn't do me any good after
that.

I ever not come through?

I'll know this guy's underwear
size before I'm done.

I already know that.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: You are dead.

[DOG WHIMPERING]

Come on, Brunswick, concentrate.

When I say poker, you play dead.

Poker.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Anything that
eats like him can't be dead.

Poker, Brunswick.

He's almost got it, dad.

Once he gets it, he'll eat it.

Like this.

Come one.

Try it, Brunswick.

OK.

[CHATTER]

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: I raise.

ARNIE: No, no, no, no, no.

You've got to ante up first.

Then you look at your cards.

Then you can raise.

I knew that.

I ante.

- One game, and that's it. - Ah,
come on, man.

Let the kid play. - No.

LINCOLN: Come on, he's going to
need to know this

before he gets in to college.

That's how I paid for my
tuition.

And a few other things.

A mind is a terrible thing to
waste.

OK, you bet?

Yeah, I'm in, I'm in.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Fifty cents.

In.

ARNIE: Fifty.

He says, I call.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: I call.

Call, OK.

Cards, gentlemen.

Hmm, um, one.

One for the Lincoln
continental.

LINCOLN: That's right, thank
you.

Chandler?

Four.

Good hand. Huh, Chandler?

CHANDLER: Don't start.

[LAUGHTER]

How many, Arnie?

Two.

And you, my son?

Ah, no cards.

What?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: No cards for
Kevin, the young man.

OK, dealer take--

You too short to be bluffing,
buddy.

ARNIE: So Stevie, any new women
on the docket lately?

No, not really.

Well, he did have a blind date
today.

Hey, hey, hey.

A real babe.

CHANDLER: In today's rather
crass ridiculous,

that means you're going to score
soon.

Not in front of the young boy,
OK?

I meant that in the sporting
definition in a sense.

I know what he means.

Jeez, I'm not a kid.

You're not an adult either.

OK, you in? You bet?

LINCOLN: Yeah, hold on.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: That's you.

There you go.

ARNIE: Come on, come on.

I call.

I'm going to raise fifty.

Raise fifty?

I'm out.

LINCOLN: This kid's a shark.

But you know what?

I know a bluff when I see one.

And I know you bluffing.

I'll call you.

I'm in.

There you go.

No.

No.

Too rich for me.

I got bupkis.

Truth time, Kevin my man.

Just me and you.

What you got?

I got two pair.

Jack's high.

That's a good hand. LINCOLN:
What's up?

Big time. I got a big hand.

Pay me. ARNIE: Do us a favor.

Teach him a lesson.

I'll take the little kid's
money.

No problem.

- What do you have? - Three of a
kind.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: What?

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: All babes.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Whoa.

All babes.

This kid is cleaning us out.

Where did you learn that?

Learn what?

That lying with your eyes.

ARNIE: You got some kind of a
system, Kevin?

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

I'm not even that skilled at
this particular game of chance.

You ain't skilled at nothing
except macrame.

CHANDLER: I thought you liked
those plant hangers.

No system. I just like poker.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[DOG WHIMPERING]

CHANDLER: Well, Mr Poker, your
deal.

Oh, wait a minute.

Now he's dealing.

He's dealing.

Wait, wait, wait.

I don't think I can afford his
deal.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Ante up.

What game is it?

Five-card stud.

Nothing wild.

Oh, hey.

You take credit cards?

No. LINCOLN: What?

No.

Well, I know your dad does.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Hey, give me
another card.

Yeah, I do take-- Yeah.

Ah, I think he has a machine
upstairs.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Norman, what was it?

Actually, this is how your
apartment usually looks.

[SIRENS]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

LINCOLN: Impossible flush.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Two bets.

LINCOLN: Me, I'll bet fifty
cents.

Fifty cents.

Hello?

Hi, Kevin.

It's Sandy.

Is your dad there?

Yeah, one sec.

Hey, dad. Dad.

Yeah.

It's the babe.

ALL: Oh.

ARNIE: Score.

Go, go.

Do you love her?

[CHEERING]

Um, Sandy?

KELLY JORDAN (OVER PHONE): Hi,
Steve.

Listen, I'm so sorry.

I'm calling to apologize for
leaving

like I did this afternoon.

I just, I had an emergency at
work,

and I hope you understand.

Oh, I understand.

OK, listen, it's the silliest
thing.

But I somehow picked up both
bags this afternoon.

I was wondering if maybe I could
come by and drop one off.

Now?

Yeah, if it's not too much
trouble.

I tried to get it in the glass.

I have some people over.

Can we-- can we do it tomorrow?

OK, well, you know, it would
only take a second.

I'll just-- I just drop it by
the door and go.

Well, OK.

KELLY JORDAN (OVER PHONE): So
say then twenty minutes.

OK, twenty minutes.

Bye.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

She knows Byers.

Her name is Jordan.

Oh, here comes the fax.

She's auditor for AG's office.

How would an auditor know what
to look for?

You think she's the one calling
the shots?

Who did she just call?

Yeah, I have the number.

Let me run through Ma Bell.

Good game, everybody.

Good game.

What are you talking about? -
Yeah, why we got to leave?

Hey Stevie, how come we don't
get to see her too?

Look, I hardly know her myself,
Arnie.

OK? - Ah, come on.

Kevin, all of it. - Hey, look,
kid.

You're a shark.

But you got these cards marked,
didn't you?

No, it's just you guys do stuff

when you have a good hand.

That's all.

Like what?

Where are my donuts?

They're in the kitchen.

I need a drink.

Well, you always hum Oh
Wisconsin, and Arnie eats more.

How could you possibly know all
that stuff?

Yeah.

And you always push your
glasses up and smile.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: OK, guys.

Let's grab a coat and go.

I told you, see. This kid's a
natural at it.

I'm telling you. - Here we go.

Just for the record, my donuts
were not in the kitchen.

How many kids do you know can
spot all that?

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

ARNIE: I think maybe Chinese
would be good.

How about-- How about hotdogs?

[DOG BARKING]

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Hey. (WHISTLES)
Inside.

ARNIE: Come on, let's get some
hotdogs.

Do you really think Sandy took
our bag by mistake?

Yeah, sure. Why not?

Come on, Kevin.

Help me clean this up, will you?

It just doesn't make sense.

Two shopping bags?

[DOORBELL RINGING]

Here, come on. Come on.

Finish the table.

Hi.

Hi.

I'm so sorry about this.

Oh, that's-- that's fine.

It's OK.

I just hate intruding on your
evening.

No, you're not.

The poker game is over. - OK.

Come on in.

It's just me, Kevin, and
Brunswick.

KELLY JORDAN: Hi Kevin.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

Hey, that's the guy from the
mall.

What the hell?

Was he working for her too?

This is queer as a Chinese
battle flag.

No offense.

Well, that's OK.

I'm Japanese.

Besides, you're right.

The Chinese, they have weird
flag anyway.

Right.

How could you pick up two
shopping bags?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: So you picked
up our bag by mistake?

Yes, I did.

I'm sorry.

You know, I really enjoyed our
abbreviated lunch.

And I just wanted to come over
here and thank you personally.

You're welcome.

I was hoping that maybe we
could do it again sometime.

My treat. [PHONE RINGING]

Yeah, sure. I'd like that.

Can I take your coat?

Sure.

- Hello? - Oh, hey, Kevvy.

How are you going?

Oh, hi, Aunt Vivian.

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): Ah, listen.

Let me talk to you dad for a
second.

The stand up artist. - OK.

Can I get you something--

Dad, it's Aunt Vivian.

Excuse me.

Yeah, ah Viv, this is not a good
time.

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): How could
you, Steven?

Sandy waited for you for over
two hours.

What? She's right--

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): This is
positively the last time

I ever try to help you.

Ever.

Vivian, what are you talking
about?

She's right here. You can talk
to her yourself.

Hold on.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hello.

Sandy?

(CLEARS THROAT) Yeah.

Oh, it doesn't sound like you.

Do you have a cold?

(COUGHS) I do.

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): Oh, honey.

You gotta take care of yourself.

I'm so glad the two of you
finally got together.

Listen, let me talk to Stevie a
minute.

(COUGHS) OK.

See.

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): That is not
Sandy.

What?

VIVIAN (OVER PHONE): I don't
know that is.

That's why I called, was to let
you stew in your own juices.

I was just with Sandy.

I don't know who that is, but
it's not her.

If that's not Sandy, that could
be

some crazy, deranged lunatic.

Oh, Stevie.

Do you want me to call 911?

No, no.

That's all right.

No, no, no that's-- that's quite
all right.

I can handle it.

Bye.

Well, listen.

Kevin and I have to clean up,
and it's getting kind of late.

And you probably want to go.

Well, that's the least I could
do.

Let me help you.

No, no, no I don't want to keep
you.

Well, you can do my job if you
want.

Kevin.

Come on, let me.

So are you a get wet type or a
stay dry type?

Sorry?

Wash or dry?

I'll do it.

So how did you get both of the
bag at once?

You know, it was the weirdest
thing.

It was just so light.

It felt like one bag.

So who won the big game tonight?

Well, nobody thinks to dad.

So Sandy is short for Sandra?

Um, no.

Kelly.

Sandy short for Kelly.

I should have told you this
from the beginning.

But Sandy is my roommate, and
she was going

to stand you up at the mall.

And I was going to the mall
anyway.

And I figured I would tell you
about it, you know.

But you guys were just so nice.

I couldn't.

I didn't want to disappoint you.

You know?

So you came instead of your
roommate

so I wouldn't feel bad?

Yeah.

You're kidding.

I know, it's insane, isn't it?

I know.

But Vivian was just so nice in
setting it all up.

I mean, I have to tell you
though.

She doesn't really know me very
well.

I mean, I don't get a chance to
talk to her that much.

Because every time she gets on
the phone,

she just talks, you know?

Oh, that's Vivian.

Her brain is like her purse.

Never quite clicks.

So Brunswick, how was poker?

[DOG WHINING]

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Wow, it worked.

Ah, he's not quite right.

He needs help.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Dad, did you
see that?

Very impressive.

You hear that?

He's either not working with
her, or they're both pros,

and they're on to the
surveillance.

Oh, this guy's jacket's coming
over.

Who is he?

Steven L Hitchcock.

He's partner in CPA firm.

You know this guy?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: I can't believe
that you did that.

KELLY JORDAN: I know, I
should've

told you from the beginning.

I just had such a good time
having lunch with you guys.

Ever been married?

Kevin.

No, that's a fair question.

Not yet. - Why?

You're not ugly.

(LAUGHS)

Thank you.

I don't know.

I was always afraid it wouldn't
work out.

Ours didn't.

It's always better when
families

stay together, isn't it?

Yeah.

It must have been really hard
for you guys.

For both of you.

Although I can't imagine why
anybody would leave you.

Really?

I mean, we've managed.

Yes, you have.

Very well, I may add.

So listen, did you check out
what's inside this bag here.

I'm so sorry.

You know what, it can happen to
anybody.

I think it's all here.

That's all we bought from the
mall, right?

Yeah, I know.

I--

Yeah, this is what I got.

Oh, you going to win the
lottery?

It's for my grandma.

This computer program figures
the highest probability

on any lottery game.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Don't encourage
him.

He's plotting to take over the
internet.

(LAUGHS) How's it going to work
on diamond lotto tomorrow?

Good, well, I think.

You load all the winning numbers
on the year so far.

And the program factors them in.

KELLY JORDAN: Do you know I have
a friend who

says exactly the same thing.

So I guess if everything is
there then I should get going.

Um, listen.

Kevin has a game at the--

a soccer game at the local
school tomorrow.

Maybe we can do lunch
afterwards?

Yeah, I'd like that.

It's my treat, remember?

Yeah, OK.

Ah, I can walk you out.

OK.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: You can--

I'll let you out, anyway.

KELLY JORDAN: OK.

Bye, Kevin.

Bye.

[PHONE RINGING]

Hello?

Mr Hitchcock, this is Special
Agent Osborne.

State Department of public
safety.

We would like to speak with you
this evening.

Would that be possible?

Is this about my mother?

No, sir.

Would it be convenient if we
came over now?

Well, yeah, I guess.

But I'll want to see some
identification.

Thank you.

We'll be right over.

Let's go.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

That was strange.

[DOORBELL RINGING]

Boy, you guys weren't kidding.

I'm Special Agent Osborne.

This is Special Agent Kurumada.

May we come in?

Yes, please.

Didn't I see you at the mall?

You feds?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Kevin, federal
officers.

State, son.

Department of public safety.

Excuse me.

Right this way, gentlemen.

We're conducting a fraud
investigation.

Do you know this man?

No.

Does this have something to do
with the bingo game?

Ah, no, sir.

You were seen with a woman, an
acquaintance of this man.

Who is she?

I'm not sure.

She told me her name was Sandy.

I don't know her last name.

But then my sister told me that
she wasn't Sandy.

The real Sandy, I mean.

The one I was supposed to meet.

With my sister, it's hard to
tell.

Who called herself Sandy?

Your sister?

No, not my sister.

She's Vivian.

The woman who said she was Sandy
who wasn't the real Sandy.

Who is the real Sandy?

I don't know.

I never met her.

SPECIAL AGENT KURUMADA: But you
meet Sandy?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Not the real
Sandy.

The other Sandy.

The woman who said her name
wasn't Sandy was Kelly.

She told me later.

Her full name is Kelly Jordan.

What do you know about her?

Nothing.

Just that she wasn't the blind
date I was supposed to get.

How do you know that?

My sister.

She said it up.

And then Sandy told me she
wasn't Sandy after all.

Jordan works for the state
attorney general's office.

Does that mean anything to you?

I just had lunch with this
woman.

We didn't exchange resumes.

Mr Hitchcock, we'd like to
enlist your cooperation.

I can't tell you anything about
a confidential operation.

However, I do need your help.

We want you to stay close to
this woman.

Get to know her.

We think she may be making a
move this weekend.

Make a move?

What does that mean?

Will she be calling Mayflower?

Sir, I'm not a pro at this kind
of stuff.

I'm just an accountant.

You know, all we want you to do
is just to call us

if she does anything suspicious
or out of the ordinary.

Well, how would I know that?

I don't know what she does in
the ordinary.

SPECIAL AGENT KURUMADA: When
will you be seeing her again?

After my soccer game.

Call me at this number day or
night.

Anything may prove useful to us.

Can you use one of your guys?

I'll introduce him.

She's made contact with you, Mr
Hitchcock.

May we see the shopping bag she
took?

Ah, yeah.

Sure, Kevin, can you get the
shopping bag?

What-- what are you looking for?

We'll I know it when we see it.

Not here.

Where is computer auto game?

How do you know that we bought
a lotto game?

It's what we do.

We find out things.

The game?

I took it out.

I'll go get it.

I have the receipt.

Fine, fine.

Don't take any chances.

This woman is dangerous.

Call us, day or night.

It might be safer not to involve
a minor.

But I--

Thank you for your cooperation.

Do you know who you got a date
with?

Hitler's girlfriend.

That's not funny.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hey, I got you the stuff.

This guy could be Billy Graham's
nephew.

I mean nothing.

Partner in a CPA firm.

Divorced.

One child, Kevin.

He has custody.

Mother in a retirement center,
which he pays for.

Sister, Vivian, housewife.

He works in various charities
and donates time

to be an assistant scoutmaster.

Makes a nun look shady.

This is nobody Norman knew.

Did you know Norman was in the
hospital?

What?

You think you hired an amateur.

I seen it. - Yeah?

Yeah.

Norman, he had this in this
stuff.

Yeah, so?

Norman, the original socialist.

What's he doing with a campaign
button?

Look what somebody wrote on the
back here.

See?

D, L. What's that?

No idea.

I got to see Norman.

(LAUGHS) No way.

I was lucky to get in.

So I'm history.

Money.

Hey, I don't know what you're
into, but something about this

don't smell right.

Oh, by the way.

It's 32.

32.

Yeah, his underwear size.
(LAUGHS)

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Well, she
doesn't work for the CIA.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Well, there's
good news.

How do you know?

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: The web.

You can check to see who works
for them.

Is there an arrest warrant on
there for your grandmother?

So you think she's a crook?

Grandma?

Yeah.

No, Sandy or Kelly.

Whatever her name is.

She doesn't seem like a
criminal.

It doesn't matter.

I don't want to find out. It's
over.

It's history. OK?

Call you grandma.

[DIALLING BEEPS]

It's her machine.

She's not there.

Leave her a message.

OK, grandma.

Here are the numbers that I
think you should play.

7, 0, 7, 8, 0, 8.

Come on, you have to change.

You got to get dressed.

Bye.

Don't forget your shoes.

Come on, come on, come on.

Come on, boy.

Let's go, Brunswick.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hello.

Hi, may I help you?

Yes, I'm looking for a
colleague of mine.

I thought he was working here at
the campaign office.

What's his name?

Norman Byers.

B, Y, E, R, S. Byers.

No, sorry.

No one by that name.

Well, is there any way he could
be working here

and not be in that file?

Well, he could have been a home
solicitation volunteer.

I see.

What was your name again?

Adel.

Adel, well, who would be in
charge of that, Adel.

I would.

But I don't have anyone by that
name listed.

Well, hey.

You're looking at your newest
volunteer.

All right.

Excuse me for a minute.

OK.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Well, Adel tells me we've got a
new volunteer.

Thank you.

You are more than welcome, Mr
Mitchell.

Soon to be Governor Mitchell.

Not everyone shares Adel's
optimism I'm afraid.

We really appreciate you helping
out.

Well, I was in the
neighborhood.

Spoken like a true volunteer.

Have we met?

You're not from this area are
you?

Austin, Texas.

I'm Delores Beauregard.

It is a real honor to meet you,
sir.

- Well, welcome aboard. - Thank
you.

Thank you.

I'll be right back.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHILDREN SHOUTING]

CHILD 1: Let's go.

CHILD 2: All right, come on.

[WHISTLE BLOWING]

[DOG BARKING]

So you see her yet?

No.

Go on.

They're waiting.

Hi.

Hey, where did you come from?

Pittsburgh originally.

Is that Kevin's team?

Yes, can we talk for a minute?

Sure.

Listen, this-- this isn't
working out.

What?

This-- this whole dating thing.

It just generally doesn't work
for me.

Oh.

It's not you.

Well, actually it is you.

Oh.

Well, I'll just be going then.

Tell Kevin I said goodbye.

Wish him luck.

Who are you?

[MUSIC PLAYING]

I'm somebody just like you.

Not like me.

I'm a CPA.

I don't do exciting things.

I make it a rule not to get
involved

in felony investigations.

No, CPAs watch bottom lines and
bank balances

and take years to decide to
change

the color of their underwear.

They don't get involved in
criminal surveillance.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Who contacted you?

Does it matter?

I'm an auditor for the attorney
general's office.

I was working on a case.

It wasn't this case originally.

But they seem to be connected
somehow.

And Steve, you were contacted
totally

at random because you've got
something important.

Yes, my freedom.

I'm not in jail for fraud.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

That guy that stopped you, that
bumped into you,

he found something very
valuable.

Very important.

And he gave it to you.

You don't exactly have a big
credibility account here.

I know.

OK, I lied.

I lied about being the blind
date

and lied about being Sandy's
roommate

and about the shopping bag
thing.

But I'm telling you the truth
now.

You wouldn't know the truth if
it bit you in the leg.

Steve, you have got to trust
me.

Who contacted you?

This is important.

There's two investigators from
the Department

of Public Safety.

You saw ID?

You know they were from the
state?

I didn't ask for their birth
certificate.

They seemed genuine.

I-- Kevin's game is starting.

[CHILDREN SHOUTING]

Go, guys.

Come on, get to the center line.

Cut them off before they get
there.

Come on now. Come on.

Look alive.

Where is Denise?

Denise, hi.

I want you to get in for
Brittany, OK?

Now?

Yeah, now.

- Now, now, now. - No, Denise.

Next game.

Yes, now now would be good.

Thank you. - Hey, Kenny.

Yeah.

Where's Kevin?

Um, I don't know.

I was about to ask you the same
thing actually.

He went to the bathroom about
ten minutes ago.

I'm not sure where he's at.

But if you see him, tell him to
get back here.

Denise is killing me out there.
Come on.

Let's go guys. KELLY JORDAN:
What is it?

Kevin's not here.

He went to the bathroom and
never came back.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[PHONE RINGING]

Hello.

KIDNAPPER (OVER PHONE): Mr
Hitchcock, I have your son.

He's safe for now.

Who is this?

He's--

You have an item containing
some very important numbers,

and I want it.

Item.

What item?

You received in the mall
yesterday.

You know what it is.

No, know what what is?

Look, I don't know anything.

Let me talk to Kevin.

You don't contact the police or
talk with anyone.

Or your son will die.

Do you understand?

Yes.

Oh, OK.

Well, I'll contact you in
exactly two hours

to arrange delivery.

But how--

KIDNAPPER (OVER PHONE): You keep
this phone with you.

So are you with the mob?

CIA, NSA, the phone company?

Somebody kidnapped Kevin.

Now, I want to know what you
know now.

What did he say?

How do you know it was a man?

It was a lucky guess.

Please, what did Norman give to
me?

I don't know, Steve.

He just said he put something in
your bag.

Steve, you-- you can't look for
something

if you don't know what it is
that you're looking for.

Then help me.

Kevin is all I have that means
anything to me.

What is going on?

What about Norman?

Can't you ask him?

He was hit by a van.

He's in a coma.

All your friends this lucky?

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Norman and I weren't actually
working on the same case.

AG's office had me following a
fraud

investigation in the Department
of Transportation.

And Norman was working on some
kind of computer

tampering thing in the executive
offices.

Whatever it is, we have to find
it now.

They have Kevin.

I know.

What are we looking for?

Something that would tell us
what he was working on.

Got to figure out what those
numbers were for.

If you weren't working on the
same case, why did he call you?

The message on his answering
machine

said that he had something to
give me.

Something about numbers.

He was going to give it to me at
the mall,

but he gave it to Kevin instead.

Wouldn't you Attorney General
know?

He's not available until
tomorrow.

What case were you working on?

Counting irregularities.

There's an audit on Wednesday.

But what we need to know is what
Norman was working on.

I'm not going to figure this
out in time.

KELLY JORDAN: Yes, we will.

We have all the answers here.

We just don't know the right
questions.

[PHONE RINGING]

Has it been two hours already?

Hello.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE): Hello, Mr Hitchcock.

Listen carefully.

Excuse yourself and go to the
bathroom.

Do it now.

Your son's life depends on it.

I'll call you back in thirty
seconds.

Wrong number.

Go to the bathroom.

OK.

[PHONE RINGING]

Agent Osborne.

Now, listen.

We know who took your son and
where he's being held.

Who would take him?

Who would take him?

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE):

There's no time to explain now.

Look, I-- I know you've been
thrown

right into the middle of this.

We'll get Kevin back.

But you have to work with us.

We believe the man who took your
son may work for Kelly Jordan.

You sure?

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE): Stay with her.

Find out what she's after.

If you do, call me on my card
number and don't confront her.

Both you and your sons lives are
at stake.

If I find it, I will.

Look, would you call me when you
get Kevin back.

That's a hell of a lot more
important.

He'll be all right.

Find that item quickly.

Don't worry we'll get him back
safe and sound.

Thank you.

Where's the shopping bag and
the things that you bought?

It's on my kitchen table.

Well, whatever it is, it's not
here.

So let's get the bag.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

BLAINE MITCHELL: I got the photo
from security.

It was a credit card.

We can stop him now.

No longer than that.

We've been through everything.

It's got to be this.

Why?

Because it's right here in
front of us.

So are my underwear.

Why isn't it them?

Numbers, Steve.

This is the only thing that
makes sense.

Kevin bought that before Norman
ran into us.

I mean, how could he have known?

I don't know.

He's always been good on
computers.

He's good at everything.

He'll be all right.

We're going to find it.

We don't even know what we're
looking for.

All right, Norman would make it
really simple.

It's-- It's got to be something
else.

But there is nothing else.

Numbers.

Maybe you have it on you.

Fine, look.

What's-- what's your
relationship with Norman?

Me and Norman?

Oh, we're-- we're friends.

We've been friends a long time.

I trust him.

Why?

He's got good eyes.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

You've got good eyes.

Wish I had a brain to go with
them.

Help yourself.

KELLY JORDAN: I don't know.

It's got to be something that
we're seeing,

but we're not seeing.

That queen on the red king.

Hey, you're pretty good at this.

You think?

Yeah.

You ever played dumb luck.

MINNIE HITCHCOCK (OVER ANSWERING
MACHINE):

Kevin, where are the numbers?

The bus leaves in half an hour.

Call me.

Steven, did you find your
underwear yet?

HARRY (OVER ANSWERING MACHINE):
Yeah, this

is Harry at Binny's restaurant.

Look, your National Express card
is over its limit.

Call the restaurant and make
arrangements to get it paid.

CPA who doesn't know his own
account balance?

I'll be right back.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Agent Osborne, I have it.

Do you have Kevin?

We can move in any time.

STEVE HITCHCOCK (OVER PHONE):
Not any time.

Call me when you have him, and
I'll get this to you.

We're on the same side, Mr
Hitchcock, OK?

Yeah.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE):

I have some instructions for
you.

Full house.

In your dreams.

I call.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Hey, stop.

Ah, ow.

You don't do that.

And give me my money.

Ah, you know half that's mine.

Half yours nothing.

We're running out of time here.

Yeah, I know.

Well, so what are you going to
do?

Make up something plausible.

Hell, who knows?

It might even be right.

So what's going on?

Did you figure it out?

Just play along with me.

If I'm wrong, I'll bluff.

I mean, it could be anything,
like you said.

Yeah, but we don't even know
what it

is that Norman is working on.

I mean, he didn't have anything
on him at the hospital.

Wait a second.

Excuse me.

Except for this.

Campaign button?

Yeah, it's very not Norman.

He's not a political kind of
guy.

It's so strange.

This whole thing is strange.

You know, he wrote the letters
DL on the back.

Dumb luck.

What?

It's just a game that Kevin and
I play in the car.

Kind of like Liar's Poker.

We call it DL, dumb luck.

You know, Steve, they may
already know what

it is that they're waiting for.

It's a chance I'm going to have
to take.

And you don't have to though.

Look, I'll do anything to keep
Kevin safe.

OK, anything.

I care about you guys very much.

It's kind of my problem with
you.

That you will do anything.

Right now I need somebody I can
trust.

You can trust me.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Well, let's see what you got
there, big man.

Ooh, I think you're going to bet
the whole boat.

Hold up.

Oh, not this way, bud.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE: Public
safety.

Hands up in the air.

You in big trouble now.

Get down on the ground.

[GRUNTING]

Kevin.

Are you OK?

Well, yeah.

But how did you know where to
find me?

Someone is waiting to hear from
you.

[PHONE RINGING]

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE): Osborne, Mr Hitchcock.

Act as though you're talking to
the kidnappers.

You understand?

Yes, I understand.

Kevin's safe.

We've got him.

Hi, dad.

You should have seen it.

They nailed this bozo.

It was so cool.

And--

He's fine.

Ah, the item.

Yes, I have it.

Um, where would you like to
meet?

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE):

Fifth avenue and Wilson.

One hour.

And be sure to bring Jordan
along.

She doesn't know we've got the
boy.

We'll have more them all in one
neat package.

Be careful.

Yeah, I will.

What?

We have an hour, come on.

Take this in case we'll need it.

We should call the police.

And tell them what?

How about kidnapping.

How about it?

Is there anything you want to
tell me?

What's that supposed to mean?

Nothing.

So you're not going to call the
police.

No.

KELLY JORDAN: Well, then can we
please go by my office

because there's something that I
have to do.

It will only take a second.

My-- my son has just been
kidnapped,

and you want to do what?

Well, you don't want to get
there early, Steve.

Especially if you don't call the
police.

Please.

Five minutes.

I'll just be a minute.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Osborne.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE): Is Jordan with you?

Are you alone?

No, I mean yes.

Listen, I think that Daniel
Lubek

might be involved in this.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE):

Yes, it's a possibility we've
already considered.

We think the numbers Byers had
are possibly

Swiss bank activation codes.

You mean I'm right?

Wait a minute.

That doesn't necessarily mean
that-- that Kelly's

involved in this, does it?

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE (OVER
PHONE): It's highly

unlikely that she isn't.

We believe the money's been
embezzled for the AG's office.

Perhaps to finance Mr Lubek's
campaign.

I got to go.

KELLY JORDAN: OK, let's go.

Is there anything you want to
tell me about your boss?

Oh, Dan, what?

DL, remember.

Daniel Lubek.

Oh, there's no way.

He's not involved in this.

How can you be so sure?

And maybe you're just being used
by someone you trust.

Well, yes.

I trust him.

And no, I'm not being used.

I know what I'm doing.

I wish I did.

Stay in the car, Brunswick.

You sure about this?

I'm not sure of anything
anymore,

but I have to do something.

You carry a gun?

CAs don't carry guns.

Maybe they should start.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Kevin, you OK?

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Yeah.

SPECIAL AGENT OSBORNE: He's
fine.

Do you have the item?

Yes.

Come here, Kevin.

May I have it?

First Kevin.

My son.

We're on the same side, Mr
Hitchcock.

Hold it.

Don't even think about it.

Give me the card, Steve. - What?

KELLY JORDAN: Something's wrong
here.

They're all in on this.

Is everybody in on it but you?

Just trust me, OK?

Trust you?

CPs don't carry guns, remember?

BLAINE MITCHELL: Put down the
weapon, Miss Jordan.

I promise you I will shoot to
protect the boy.

Please, put down the weapon.

I-- Kevin.

I don't want the card.

I just want to go home with my
son.

Blaine Mitchell.

You were behind the phony
contractor loans

the states been paying out.

Thank you, Agent Osborne.

So what do you want with a
credit card?

Thanks to Mr Hitchcock here.

We now have enough evidence to
convict

both you and Daniel Lubek of
extortion,

misappropriation of funds,
kidnapping.

That's-- that's a lie.

The FBI has been on to Lubek
and company

for quite some time.

That's what this investigation
was all about.

I'm truly sorry you got caught
in the middle.

That is a lie.

Is it?

Steve, I know that I have not
been

completely honest with you.

But it's because I haven't
wanted to involve you

and Kevin in this.

I just-- I care about you two
more

than I can't even tell you.

Brilliant performance.

Almost as brilliant as the
performance you gave earlier

today when she came to my
campaign headquarters,

introduced herself as Delores
somebody

using the most God awful Texas
accent you've ever heard.

I knew I recognized the face.

I just couldn't quite place it.

That was you, wasn't it?

Yes, that was me.

I was at your office.

I was trying to figure out the
connection between Norman

and Mitchell's campaign.

Steve, Norman had information
about Mitchell,

and he was trying to give it to
me on the phone.

And he didn't have time, and the
numbers

on that card, that's evidence
against Blaine Mitchell.

What if-- what if she's not
involved.

Maybe it was just Lubek.

Maybe it was, but they are
quite close.

I remembered where I had seen
that face before.

I give you the soon to be Mrs.
Daniel Lubek.

Well, maybe not seen to be now.

Steve.

Steve, Steve.

I am engaged, and I'm breaking
it off.

That's why I wanted to go to the
office.

I wanted to talk to him.

Nobody was there, remember?

So I went in the office, and I
wrote him a note.

Ah, then this is not good
anymore?

Just saved myself a present.

Agent Osborne, suppose you take
this

over to the FBI headquarters.

I believe they close in about
thirty minutes.

What will happen to her?

It's up to the courts.

In any case, Mr Hitchcock, the
state really

is grateful for your help.

Thank you.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

I wonder why he said that.

Who said what?

To get to the FBI before they
close.

The FBI never closes.

That's right.

Dad, it's the guy that grabbed
me.

Are you sure?

He's with Agent Osborne.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Yeah, I know.

They're all in on it, dad.

Kelly is in big trouble.

Yeah.

So what are we going to do?

This isn't like playing poker.

Well, I wish you hadn't taught
him that.

Now, he does it everywhere.

We need to buy some donuts.

Donuts.

I've got an idea.

And I know it'll work.

I don't like this.

It's too dangerous.

You stay here.

But dad, it's got to be me.

They won't be suspicious of a
kid.

Besides, Brunswick listens to
me.

Well, why doesn't anybody
listen to me ever?

No, Kevin, no.

Come on, I can't take the
chance.

It's work, dad.

You know it will.

He'll be right there.

[MOANING]

You just stay quiet.

Come on, please.

No chances.

OK, are you ready?

No.

[MOANING]

Yeah, you just keep quiet.

You make too much noise.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Kevin, what you doing here?

Hey, I just remembered
something.

So I brought this game back.

You know that guy Byers?

He said I should buy it.

And I'll bet that's what the
numbers are.

In here, I figured it might be
important.

Could be.

Good thinking.

What do you have in that bag?

Well, I brought you some glazed
donuts.

Oh.

My dad said it would be OK.

You know, just kind of like a
thank you.

It's not much.

Pretty good, huh?

SPECIAL AGENT KURUMADA: Mm, very
good.

I think glazed donut is my
favorite food

in the whole world.

You know, I not have lunch today
so I just keep these, OK?

Yeah, that's what I figured.

Now, will you unlock her
handcuffs?

What?

They're poisoned and pretty
fast acting too.

What are you talking about,
kid?

Sodium hydrochlorite.

It takes about two minutes.

So you've got a minute and 45
seconds down.

There is an antidote, but you
have

to take it before the poison
gets into your system.

Brunswick, Brunswick.

You can't giving me poison
donut.

I already did.

And I can prove it.

See this dog's smaller than you.

And it works faster.

I'm not bluffing.

Kids don't have poker faces.

You kill your own dog?

Not my dog.

If you unlock her handcuffs,
I'll give you the antidote.

What's going to stop me from
just shoot you dead right now?

No.

No antidote.

My dad's got it.

Think about it.

Would my dad let me take this
kind of a chance

if it wasn't true?

How do I know you're not going
to trick me again?

Well, it won't matter in 56
seconds.

No, I'm not doing all that.

I'm going to shoot you.

Don't move, I'm going to shoot
you dead.

Oh.

All right, dad.

Yeah. [INAUDIBLE MURMURING]

What?

OK, I hurt my hand.

That was stupid.

Get the key for the cuffs. On
the table.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: OK.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: But it worked,
didn't it?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: All right.

Kevin, you could have gotten
yourself killed.

Nah, he was too busy trying to
figure it all out.

How could you let him do that.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: It was his
idea.

Here, point this at him.

Oh, wait.

OK, come on.

Hey, give me antidote.

There isn't an antidote.

What do you mean no antidote?

No antidote.

Stay.

You hit me.

Yeah, I did.

Stay there.

You tricked me.

You hit me.

What are you doing? STEVE
HITCHCOCK: OK, here.

Sorry.

We got to go. You can have the
rest of them.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Come on,
Brunswick.

Let's go. Come on.

Like the magic dog.

So this poison or not poison?

Oh, that smells not poison.

I cant believe that you had
Norman's credit

card the whole time, and you
didn't tell me.

What is it with you?

Do you ever tell the truth?

I didn't lie.

I just didn't say anything.

That's called an omission of
truth.

That's like lying without
opening your mouth.

Forget that, all right?

You had Norman's card the whole
time,

and you didn't even tell me.

No, no, I just realized it at
the house.

His card looks exactly like
mine.

That's what he stuck in my
shopping bag.

You lied to me.

No, I didn't.

I just didn't mention it.

That's an omission of truth.

That's lying without opening
your mouth.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Steve, thank you.

Both of you.

I don't know why you came back.

But I really do appreciate it.

I'm really grateful.

Sure.

Well, the numbers just didn't
add up.

You know you gave him the
winning lottery numbers.

You figured out the winning
lottery numbers?

No, not us, Norman.

That's-- that's what this is
about?

The lottery. - It has to be.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: It has to be
what?

Somehow Norman figured out that
Mitchell rigged

the state's mainframe computer.

That's how lottery numbers are
picked.

A random series of numbers are
put through the state's

mainframe, and a computer
program

picks the six winning numbers
for the state

lottery, which is tonight.

And Norman reprogrammed it
somehow.

What does that mean?

It means that he changed their
numbers to his numbers.

His account numbers.

Well, that means we can access
it.

Well, maybe.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Yeah, but
credit cards

have fifteen numbers.

How do we know which ones?

So Mitchell wins the diamond
lotto,

and he puts back the embezzled
funds into the bank

before the state audit on
Wednesday

and still has enough money left
over to win an election.

It's brilliant.

All he has to do is claim the
money in somebody else's name,

and he slides right into the
governor's mansion.

And you gave it to them.

For a CPA, you're not bad.

All you girl spies say that.

That means the only way to stop
them

is to change the numbers before
the telecast at 7 o'clock,

and it's so four.

So what do we do?

Somehow wake up Norman.

Well, I think I can do it.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

STEVE HITCHCOCK: That's his
desk?

KELLY JORDAN: That's his desk
over there.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: Is that it,
dad?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: Yeah, come on,
Kevin.

OK.

This can't be Norman's computer.

It doesn't have any of his files
in it.

- Norman had a laptop. - What?

A laptop? - Yeah.

Where is it?

Dad, check it out.

Brunswick found it.

Good boy, Brunswick.

STEVE HITCHCOCK: All right,
here.

Come on.

OK, we've got three hours to
open Norman's file

and figure out how to change
those numbers, guys.

Kevin, can you do it?

Yeah, I think so.

He told me what numbers to pick
when we were in the mall.

- What? - He did?

Why didn't you tell us?

I just remembered.

KELLY JORDAN: Well, what did he
say?

Pick the small numbers.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHATTER]

OK, I'm in on Norman's hard
drive.

I just have to figure out the
file that he was working on,

and what he named it.

What was the case he was on?

The state computer mainframe,
an unauthorized entry probe.

That's all I know.

Try that one.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: There's like a
hundred here.

This is going to take awhile.

Maybe not.

Maybe he put them in order like
a CPA.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: By date.

Yeah, you're right.

Here's the most recent file.

What would he call the case?

Hold on, I'm trying to think
like Norman.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHATTER]

Well, the file's open.

But I can't get in to the
program

itself without Norman's
password.

There's got to be a way to
figure this out.

It's got to be something simple.

Something that he would
remember.

How about acronyms.

You know, the letters in each of
the files.

Well, maybe, but there's like a
thousand combinations.

And we've got fifteen minutes
left until the drawing.

If he said something--

He wrote something.

Wait.

Remember this?

DL, what does DL stand for?

Dumb luck.

Diamond lotto.

Try diamond lotto.

Not bad for an auditor.

OK, now we have to use the
program

to change the lottery numbers.

What's all that?

It's the programming
instructions for changing

the lottery program.

There's like a gazillion
combinations it can be.

And we have to try all of them.

KELLY JORDAN: Well, so how long
will it take?

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: We won't live
that long.

Hey, you know what this kind of
reminds me of?

What?

Actuarial tables.

Kevin, type in this breakdown.

But look how many there are.

Just type in this breakdown.

Come on.

0, 8, 1.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHATTER]

That's what this is
essentially.

It's an actuarial table.

It's a self-running one.

So what does it say?

It doesn't say anything.

The program just picks numbers
based on percentage ratios.

And Norman eliminated all the
double digit numbers.

Now, we have to access the
mainframe though.

I had to access the state's
network through the ethernet.

One second.

OK, I'm in.

Kelly, what's your password?

My password?

Yeah, your personal password to
the mainframe.

You don't have a whole lot of
time.

Boobs.

What?

Boobs.

B, O, O, B, S. Boobs.

Um.

OK, yay.

Mount this on the hard drive.

How long will it take?

It takes a minute to load.

Well, we don't have a minute.

All right, we are ready in 5,
4, 3.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

LOTTO HOST: That's right, ladies
and gentlemen. $29 million

jackpot.

It's loaded.

Enable the program.

Hello and welcome to Diamond
Lotto, the 25th anniversary

of Powerball play, where our
money could be your money

if you have one of these.

So let's get to it.

Let's find out who the first
lucky number winner might be.

Somebody's going to be a lucky
millionaire.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

And the number is seven.

LOTTO HOST: First number is
seven.

They have the first number.

But the mainframe won't let the
program load.

It's because the primary
sequence

is already in progress.

We had to time it to enter
before the random number

selection. All right, here.

Type in the second number.

And then try to run the program
again.

Pay attention now, all you
sevens out there.

The second number is--

It's not fast enough.

We're locked out again.

LOTTO HOST: It's 0.

7, 0.

Wait, I have an idea.

It's just like playing dumb
luck.

What?

We have to bluff the mainframe.

It's not trying to enter the
whole program,

just into the next sequence.

With what? A number?

No, just bluff.

Three of a kind.

It won't know which one of them
to choose.

And it'll have to rerun the
probabilities.

You might be able to boot
Norman's program.

If you hit between the picks,
you could get in fast enough

to change the last number.

And if I don't?

Get used to saying Governor
Mitchell.

LOTTO HOST: Third number is 7.

7, 0, 7.

They have the third number.

OK, so what are the odds on
three ladies?

STEVE HITCHCOCK: 5 to 1.

KEVIN HITCHCOCK: It's working.

The mainframe is going for it.

Man, I should have made it four
of a kind.

LOTTO HOST: The fourth number is
8.

7, 0, 7, 8.

Fourth number is up.

Spinning the next one.

I'm almost in.

No, it locked me out again.

(GROANS)

LOTTO HOST: Now, pay close
attention.

We have two more numbers to go.

Kevin, again.

LOTTO HOST: It's number 0.

Imagine that.

Two zeros.

7, 0, 7, 8, 0.

The fifth number is a 0.

Pulling the lever.

I'm in.

LOTTO HOST: 8.

No, it stopped.

Ah, I didn't change the number.

There you have it, ladies and
gentlemen.

The winning lotto number 7, 0,
7, 8, 0, 8.

If you have the winning numbers,
you've just won $29 million.

We're going to cut now live to
the Claremont Hotel

with Lieutenant Governor Blaine
Mitchell.

[APPLAUSE]

Ladies and gentlemen, I know
this is going to come

as a big shock to most of you.

But today, I am announcing my
candidacy for the governorship

of this state.

[CHEERING]

BLAINE MITCHELL (ON TV): We're
going to have--

We're going to have a very
difficult campaign ahead of us.

Um, it's going to be a long and
tough campaign.

There are a lot of issues that
we have to get to the people.

But I would like to make this
campaign a little different.

I'd like to make this a campaign
of the people.

Of the people, by the people,
and for the people.

Not only are we going to be
reaching out

for their support and their
votes,

but I want to reach out to help
them.

And symbolic of that commitment,
I'm

announcing today that I am
donating to the mayor's fund

for the homeless $500,000.

[CHEERING]

Thanks for trying, kiddo.

This sucks.

The time is now.

Interested in dinner?

I can't.

Um, I got a message from Daniel
here.

He wants to talk.

I do too.

Sure.

[APPLAUSE]

Well, there you go.

You just got finished watching
Blaine Mitchell announce

his candidacy for governor.

We do have some other news to
tell you about right now.

So far we know there are two
winners in the big Diamond

Lottery Powerball.

One of them is at the Golden
Retirement Center.

We are headed in that direction
right now.

We will bring you the very
latest as soon as we get there.

Bob and Hope, back to you.

Grandma won.

What?

I gave her the first small
numbers that I saw.

Off dad's receipt.

I'll never see her again.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHEERING]

Yes, you won.

Congratulations.

What's the matter?

You won, didn't you, grandma?

Oh, no.

I didn't win.

What happened?

You left the numbers on the
machine,

but I didn't get the message.

She did.

[CHEERING]

But she sold the numbers to the
space case here.

They all won.

They all won?

MINNIE HITCHCOCK: Yeah, all 267
of them.

Those are just the ones that
could walk.

It works out to $619,577.63.

I didn't get squat.

[CHEERING]

That means that Mitchell didn't
win.

Well, he still did win.

But only $619,577.63.

But after he donates his
$500,000 to the homeless,

he's not going to have enough
left

to repay the theft to the state
transportation office.

What if he doesn't donate it?

Well, then he's a fraud to the
voters.

He's got no way out of this.

[LAUGHTER]

Wait, mom.

Mom, please.

Mom, please don't be sad.

Listen, think of all the
Pinochle you

can hustle from these people.

You'll own the place in six
months.

Can I?

Uh-uh, what?

I have to leave.

Oh, so you've decided there's
going to be

a Mrs. Lubek after all, huh?

Yeah.

[CHEERING]

No, mom.

Please.

There's people here.

MEGAN CLARK: If you haven't
heard her story,

you haven't heard her name yet.

This is one story you're
definitely going

to want to pay attention to.

I'm here with Mrs Emma
Feldstein, the generous lady

who shared her winning lottery
numbers

with all of her friends.

Mrs Feldstein, just a quick
question.

Tell me, what was your secret to
winning the lottery?

Losing at Pinochle.

[LAUGHTER]

Losing at Pinochle.

There you go.

I'm not sure what that means,
but that was our story.

That's it for us here.

I'll send it back to you in the
studio.

We're about ready.

Mhm.

It's hard to believe, huh?

Yeah.

I couldn't have done it without
you.

I'm your campaign manager.

And I'm your campaign
accountant.

Mr Lubek, if you don't get some
hefty campaign contributions,

you're going to be broke a month
before election day.

Party should kick in.

They had to endorse me.

Their other candidate's going
before the grand jury.

Hey, winner governor, can we
come

and visit you at the mansion.

Oh, I'd be honored. You and
Brunswick.

[LAUGHTER]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

No, thank you so much, so much,

for the wedding present, Dan.

It was just so sweet of you.

DANIEL LUBEK: It's the least I
could

do for such a big career boost.

Oops, something to take care of.

Thanks, you two.

Disappointed that you're not
Mrs Lubek.

One is enough, his mother.

She wanted her ring back so I
gave it to her.

Well, speaking of mothers.

Your mother called.

She wants to come over and play
bingo.

Oh, boy.

She's got you pegged already.

How do you feel about doing
extra laundry?

Oh, well, you should talk.

You lose 20 bucks in two hands
at dumb luck.

He never could bluff.

Come on, boy. (WHISTLES) Come
on, Brunswick.

Let's go.

[MUSIC PLAYING]