Elektra (2005) - full transcript

In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure.

Since time began,

a war has been
waged in the shadows

between the armies
of Good and Evil.

It may be fought
on a grand scale

or within the heart
of a single individual,

or even a child.

The Evil has
taken many forms

and used the
darkest of arts.

In our time,
they call themselves simply

the Hand.

The Good follow
the way of Kimagure.

Its masters can
see the future

and perhaps even
bring back the dead.

Legend tells of
a unique warrior,

a lost soul.

This warrior is a woman,

a motherless daughter.

And it is her destiny to tip the
balance between Good and Evil.

She is a treasure,
and both sides seek her out

as a final weapon
in an ancient war.

what's your status?

Delta team, clear.

Alpha, clear.

Bravo, secure.

It doesn't matter.

You can't stop her.

Nobody can stop her.

I was afraid if I told you,
you wouldn't take the job.

I never should've hired you.

Who do you
think's coming for you?

You may have heard of her.
Her name

is Elektra.

You find that funny?
She's an urban legend, sir.

That woman died years ago.

Really? Well, then somebody must
have brought her back from the dead.

You know, Bauer, when you've
done the things I've done

you make a lot of enemies.

My private security detail,
the best money could buy.

This nonexistent woman killed
14 of them in half an hour.

I barely got away.

Spent the next two days in Monte
Carlo wondering why she let me go.

Then she came for me.

I was under the protection of
the Hand itself, who sent their best.

Although they seemed
more interested

in killing Elektra
than in protecting me.

She cut them down like wheat.

Took maybe 10,
15 minutes max.

Didn't really think
why I kept getting away.

So here I am.

And now I understand her.

She wanted me to feel this,

what it's like to
have nowhere to go,

nowhere to turn.

How's your
perimeter doing now?

what's your status?

There's no signal.
Son of a bitch.

You know, the better the assassin...
Alpha! Bravo! Report!

...the closer
they can get to you

before you know they're there.
Alpha! Bravo! Report!


They say Elektra whispers in
your ear before she kills you.

Alpha! Bravo! Report!

It's too late for
your boss, Bauer.

But you still have a chance.

Jesus Christ!

You can't
fight a ghost, Bauer.

Here we are at last.

Guess it's all true.

The red outfit and
the knives and...

So, what happens now?

You just kill me,
straight out? Just cold?

Don't worry.
Death's not that bad.

Yeah? How do you know?

I died once.

What's it like? Is there,

you know, a white light and God?

I guess I'll find out.

So am I to understand that
with all the power of the Hand

that the Treasure
continues to elude us?

Yes. Perhaps if we
had pursued it sooner

and more aggressively...

You dare to
blame Master Roshi?

Seems our methods are
too mild for Kirigi.

Not at all, sensei.

But if we cannot have
the weapon ourselves,

allow me to make sure it does
not fall into the hands of those

who may use it against us.

Master, allow me.

Things like this must be
handled smoothly, quietly.

Then work smoothly,
Meizumi, but quickly.


Yes, Father.


Hey, you think that's safe,
leaving the door unlocked like that?

Jeez, Elektra, you're gonna end
up with a bullet in your head.

I brought you
a little something.

No, stop, McCabe. Don't put it
down. I already cleaned there.

Why do you always do this?
Get rid of my DNA.

DNA, of course. Right.

Silly of me. Listen, I just picked
this up. I know you like to look.

It's all there?
Less my 10 %.

Half to Barbados?
And half to the bank on the Isle of Man.

You know, you can do a lot
better in mutual funds.

I know a guy I could put you in touch with.
No, thanks.

Or not, but...

Look, I don't want to tell
you how to do your thing,

but quite a body
count on this one, E.

We were only getting
paid for DeMarco.

Was it necessary?

Had to be done.

Did it?


Did it?


it spreads the legend.

they were gonna kill me.

Of course they were.

And, speaking of which,
as your agent,

I am obligated to
tell you we just got

an absolutely
fantastic new offer,

but that last job...
Let's skip this one. I need a breather.

Great idea. I'm just
saying it's a lot of coin.

I'm tired.

You're tired? Well, then you
better get yourself some sleep,

'cause you are gonna crash,
baby, you know that.

I mean, you even get laid?

It's a lot of money,
this new offer.

McCabe. All right, fine.
You know what?

Look, you want to take time off,
take time off.

Call me when
you wanna work.

How much?
And just tell me.


They'll give it
to somebody else.

They wouldn't pay
that to somebody else.

You got that right.

They asked specifically for you.

Location's in there.
I'll call you when I get the target.

Get some sleep.


Do you know
the way, Elektra?

the ability to control time,

the future,

even life and death.

I know I'm
the best student here.

Not the best.
The most powerful.

You understand
violence and pain.

But you do not
know the way.

Teach me then.

That's my point.

I can't teach you.

I want you to go.

Is this a test, sensei?

No, not a test.

Just go.

I don't have
anywhere to go.

The client says he needs you
there a couple days early.

He says that's
part of the deal.

No idea.

He just wants you to wait.
I just want to get this over with.

Hey, me, too.
Listen, why don't you tell me about the view?

I hear it's gorgeous out there.
You know, you got the...

One, two, three, four...

Come on, Elektra. Keep pedaling.
Five more minutes.

Now don't use your hands.
Don't be lazy. Only use your feet.

Let's go! Let's push,
push, push, push!

Nikolas. Honey, please.
She's just a kid.

Keep going, Elektra.

Keep going.

Jesus! What's the matter with you?
You could have killed me!

What are you doing here?

Nothing. I'm friends
with the Wheelwrights.

Damn it.
You cut my frigging jacket.

How did you get in?
The front door was unlocked.

No, it wasn't.

Yeah, it was.

the people who live here

let me come in all the time.
Ask anybody.

It's broken.

So, who are you anyways?
My name's Abby. What'd you steal?

What do you think I am?


Please don't call the cops.

My dad will kill me.

In some parts of the world,
they just cut your hands off.


How did you do that?

Get out of here.

Don't worry, Elektra.

I'll take good care of her.


Oh, shit.

You know I can't sit still, McCabe.
Call me with the name.

Client says
he needs you there

a couple days early.
Wants you to wait.

To have nowhere to go...
Death's not that bad.

...nowhere to turn.
He wants you to wait.

You just kill me, straight out?
He wants you to wait.

Are you
looking for me?


Are you the new tenant?

Eddie Ferris, the realtor,
he said a young

woman had taken
it for the month.

What do you want?

This is kind of awkward,

but have you seen a girl, a 13-year-old,
blondish hair to about here?

My daughter, Abby.

We had a fight yesterday...
I saw her late afternoon.

You did?
She broke into my house.

Shit. Really?

She knows the
Wheelwrights, who...

She didn't take
anything, did she?


Look, if she broke
something, I'm...

I'm happy to pay for it.
I'm Mark Miller.

We're in the little
cabin two houses down.

Okay, thanks.

Hi. You've reached McCabe,
but please leave just your name.

Do not leave a message.


I'm sick of sitting here.

We don't get a name soon,
I'm walking.


How long have you
been standing there?

Like, a minute.

What did you tell my dad?

Did you tell him
I broke into your house?

Yeah, because
you did break in.

Well, you didn't
have to tell him.

I thought you were cool.

I'm not.
Yeah, no kidding.

Now he's on my case.

He made me come ask you to
have Christmas dinner with us.

Have what?

Dinner? December 25th?

Did you know
today's Christmas?

Thank you. I can't.
I have something to do.

What? Everything's closed.

You're on an island.

Come on. Please?

It's just the two
of us every night,

and I'm bored
out of my skull.

What are you doing?

Nothing. Why?

Were you counting?

So, will you come?

Because if you don't, I'll just
keep breaking into your house.

I have to change
my clothes.


I'm Abby.


Elektra. Cool.

I told you not to
leave the house.

You didn't even
know I was gone.


Chill, Dad.
We have a guest.

I'm sorry. She told me
that you'd invited me.

I don't want to...

I'll just...

No. Please, stay. I'm...
I'm glad you're here.

Can I get you a beer? Wine?


Her name's Elektra, Dad.

Like the tragedy.

Your parents must have
had a sense of humor.

Not really.

So when she sees
all the cute guys

who like me,
just as friends, Dad,

she accidentally
spills poster paint

all over my model
of the Taj Mahal.

So I put glue on her shoes.

I got suspended for that,
and then I got expelled for fighting.

But that was way
back in the day in


So, I was a little surprised to see
you take the Wheelwright place.

Not many renters
this time of year.

It's just for the month,
for work.

What do you do anyway?

Layoffs, payroll reduction,
that sort of thing.

Sounds boring.

No, it is boring.

I like your bracelet,
by the way.

Do you know
what those are? Here.

They're warrior beads.
They're from Indonesia.

Centuries ago, you had to be
the best fighter in your village

to earn them.


I bought them off eBay.

Is there a school
here on the island?

We're trying home-schooling for a while.

I read at college level,
and I'm doing algebra one on my own.

She's a good student.

It's the behavioral stuff
that's been a problem.

I have authority issues,
and I don't take bullshit well.

Don't speak in that...
Hey, Abby!

It's okay.

Suddenly I got
a teenager on my hands.

She's hard on herself.
You can tell?

Most people think
she's a slacker.

No, I shouldn't.

Merry Christmas.

Where's her mother?

She died
a couple of years ago.

Back in Baltimore?

Yeah. Drunk driver.

My mother died
when I was young.

I should go.
I have work.

Come on, it's early.

Thanks for dinner.


What? Good morning.
You just got a delivery.

It's a double.
Which makes double the money.

Yeah, that's
why the big bucks.

What's the matter?

Good. Then there'll
be no problems.

I'll call you
when it's done.

How's math going?

How do you
think it's going?

What do you mean you're not doing it?
Not now or not ever?

Too many variables,
not enough background.

Okay, well, how about

born in Minnesota
on Christmas Day?

Enjoys ice fishing
and dragon movies.

McCabe, I'm out of here.
I'll call you when I land someplace.

They'll just send
somebody else, E.

The storm we've been waiting...
all... finally here.

It's moved into
the Seattle-Tacoma...

I'll get some sandbags
from the shed.

You know,
this is such a joke.

They make it sound all exciting,
but you know it's just rain.

If you're not too busy,
young lady,

feel free to
tape the windows.


Can I talk to you?

Can we talk inside?

Yeah, sure.

Hey, what's up?

Can you go to your bedroom
for a minute, Abby?

I need to talk
to your dad.


Go, Abby.

Who are you?
Don't lie to me. What?

They won't just kill you.
They'll kill Abby.

Damn it!


Come on, Abby!

Run! Go! Go! Go!

Stay with Abby!





Damn it.

Get back!

Get back! Go!

There'll be more coming.

What's coming
next will be worse.

I believe Kirigi wishes to
address the Council of the Hand.

Venerable master,

despite your
delicacy and subtlety,

you have failed to solve
the problem of the Treasure.

Master Roshi gave
that task to me.

Yes, exactly.

And my men are
taking care of it.

Your men are dead!

Killed by the female,
Elektra, the gaijin.

Your forces are
an abomination!

Master Roshi,

the Hand cannot
afford to lose

the Treasure for
another generation.

So I humbly request
you allow me this task.

Perhaps with
a little less delicacy,

my forces will not be
defeated by a mere woman.

The task is yours.

Complete it,
and you will have proven

yourself worthy of
leading this council.

I will step aside.

The Hand,
of all people.

So who's gonna help you
out on this one, E?

Just give me his location.

Sure, no problem.
I got it handled.

God damn it.

You're up, blind man.

Double combo,
triple carom

on the four, three, two, one, six,
with a bank mass?.

You don't need to call all your
shots, pops. Just the first one.

That is the first one.

You gotta be kidding me.

Eight ball in the corner.

Blind, my ass.

Leave your money
on the table.

Here's $1, Abs.
Go play some pinball.

Why do I always have
to miss the good stuff?

Just go.


Same walk.

Same perfume.

They need your help.

Over here.

This is Mark Miller.

Mark and his daughter, Abby,
are being chased by the Hand,

and they need
your protection.

I'm leaving them with you.
The Hand is your business, not mine.

Ah. Kirigi.
They've sent Kirigi.


Did you ever ask why
the Hand was after them?

They don't know.

Mr. Miller doesn't know?

I do know.

The Hand wanted something
he couldn't give.

He tried to run.

And what?

They killed my wife,
Abby's mom.

There was no drunk driver.
I lied.

You're on your own.

Why did you really
save them, Elektra?

Some kind of penance?

A down payment
on your sins?

Has she told you what she actually
does for a living, Mr. Miller?

She saved my life and my daughter's.
That's enough for me.

Then you landed on
the lucky side of the street.

Damn you, son of a bitch!
Because with most people...

Well, Elektra,

you haven't changed.

What are we gonna do?

What are we gonna do?

You gotta run.

As far as you can,
as fast as you can.

South America. Africa. Change
your name. Change your appearance.

You're not
coming with us?


I can't.

Why not? Isn't that part
of your code or something?

I don't have a code, Abby.

How are we supposed
to defend ourselves?

We'll be okay, Abby.

No, we won't.

Wake up, Dad. We won't!

They're gonna hunt us down.
Just like Mom.

Get in the car.

Get in the car!

What's wrong?

She's down the street.
Three blocks over in the parking lot.

We need to kill
the gaijin assassin first.

Should we go now?

Not here.

Keep track of them.

I'm a soccer mom.

So, you... You really kill
people for a living?



It's what I'm good at.

That's messed up.


Well, well,
the reluctant assassin.

Sorry to drag you
into this, McCabe.

Me, too.

Hi. I'm Abby.

Hello, Abby. I'm wondering
what you're doing here.

There's plenty of
room in the house.

Go ahead and help yourselves
to whatever you need.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

You want to pull the trigger,
or should I do it?

E, you're crashing
on me, baby.

I said you'd crash,
and you are crashing.

I just want to get them someplace
safe, give them a chance.

They're already dead, E.
They got no chance.

Don't go down with them.

I'll need passports.

I'll need plane tickets.


Throw in some season
tickets to the Lakers.


I don't want you
to tell her anything.

I hate lying.
Why can't we tell her?

We don't know
anything about her.

She saved us.

Because she doesn't really know
who you are. If she knew...

She's my friend.

Your friend?

She's the only one I have.

And I do not
want to die with...

You're not gonna die!

Don't you ever say
that again, ever.




What's the matter?
Is something wrong?

They told me to change
my appearance, so...

No, it's...

You look great.


Can you show me how to use
those things, the salad tongs?


They're not for you.

I want to learn
how to defend myself.

They're offensive weapons.
They're for killing.

You use them.

I don't want you
to be like me.

I do.

Do you wanna learn something
really, really difficult?



Come on.

Now sit down.

Close your eyes.

What is this, yoga?

Just close your eyes and breathe.

I am breathing.
I'm always breathing.

And shut up.

Just sit quietly.


How are you doing?

We're still alive.

Thank you.

Don't thank me, Mark.

Please, you don't really
know what I was doing...

What you were doing there?

Sure I do.

You were there
to kill us.

I knew it as soon as you
took the Wheelwright place.

I'm not a good person
to get involved with.

I'm not asking
for anything.

I'm sorry.


I hated that.

What happened?

That bird's been hanging around
here since late yesterday.

They're here.

Let's use the truck.

We won't make it.

But that's the best way.

Trust me.
There isn't time.

Use the cellar.
There's a tunnel.

Take you out past the orchard
to the trees. Head north.

What about you?


Let's go.

Be careful.
Keep them safe, E.


Don't tell me,
the circus is in town?

I'll tell you what.

You might as well kill me now,
'cause I ain't talking.

Talking is not necessary.

But I accept the first
half of your proposal.

They're in the woods.

Hey, dickhead.

I'll bet you 1,000 bucks
you're dead before Elektra is.

Hold up.

Just follow me.
Just keep running.

Get in there.
Mark, come on. Go. Go.




Run! Run!


Why didn't you tell me?

Abby, no!

Let me go!

You are the little
Treasure, aren't you?

The war is over.

The war has just begun.

Move back, Abby.

She is safe.

Another day, old man.

You'll be fine.

Rest now.

Don't look for
your opponent.

Know where he is.

I'm blind, and I see more than
any of you, because I don't look.

You had no right to drag
me into this, Stick.

This whole war with the Hand,
everything, it's all about her, isn't it?

They call her
the Treasure.

She was a prodigy from
four or five years old.

Word got around fast.

The Hand wanted her for themselves.
They tried to steal her.

But her father
spirited her away.

And you set this up,

the contract,
McCabe, all of this.

You hired me to kill them.

You're entitled
to your opinion.

A father and his daughter, Stick.
You manipulated me.

Did l?

Was all this a test?

Everything from the day you threw
me out, has it all been a test?

What if I had failed?

Some lessons can't
be taught, Elektra.

They must be lived
to be understood.

When you came here,
you were filled with anger.

All the decency you once had,
poisoned by violence and tragedy.

This is not the way.
This is not our way.

You talk in riddles,
old man.

It keeps my students alert.

I always knew
your heart was pure.

You simply needed to
see it for yourself.

What about Abby?

As long as Kirigi is alive,
she's only safe here.

She has no choice.

Two, three, four, five.

One, two, three, four.

Two, three, four. One...

Still breaking
and entering, I see.


You'll need it.
Keep practicing.

I'm sorry I lied to you.

Don't apologize.

You did what
you needed to do.

I didn't wanna
lie to you,

neither did my dad.

It made me sick
not telling you.

Everybody lies, Abby.
Nobody tells the truth about themselves.

Including you.

Especially me.

The layoffs and
payroll reductions.

Like that.

And the counting.


I don't have OCD.

I had it when I was a kid,
but I haven't done that in years.

You were just doing it,
when you walk slow like that.

What are you doing?
Are you counting?

Don't mock me.

I'm still your superior.


Wanna find out?

I'm gonna go
find my dad.

Don't force it.
You're forcing it.

You'll be better
than I am very soon.

I'm just a kid.
I don't wanna stay here.

What do you want?

To finish it, you and me.

No help from Stick, no help
from your father. Winner take all.

And when I kill you,
the little one is ours.

And when you don't,
she is free forever.


We will meet
where it all began.

And it will end
where it all began,

for you, at least.

Clever girl.


What's the matter?
Is something wrong?

We meet again.

Now you'll remember.

Let her go!

Brave girl.
You taught her well.

But it's time
for a new master.

Is that what the blind
man's been teaching you?

Not good enough. But you'll
learn to anticipate your opponent.

I'm not leaving you.

You're a pain in the ass.
Just like you.

One, two, three.

Tattoo, the Treasure's here.

Stay right behind me.

Stay close, Abby.


Nice trick.
I?ve seen it before.

Abby, where are you?


Not exactly.

You know,
I used to be the Treasure,

and I don't like
being replaced.

So let's keep your death
between you and me.


You're slipping, Elektra.

Come on, let's go.
Push, push, push.

Let's go.
Let's push, push, push, push!

Keep going, Elektra.
Keep going.

Don't worry, Elektra.

I'm just a kid.

I'll take good care of her.

I don't wanna stay here.


Don't worry, Elektra.

I'll take good care of her.


Damn it. Come on.

I'm not afraid anymore.


Abby, listen to me.
Listen to me.

I always knew
your heart was pure.

You simply needed to
see it for yourself.

Hey, warrior girl.

Come here.

Come here, Abby.

I need you.
I just found you.

I just found you.


Thank you.


Yeah, I hated that.

So, what's next? Kirigi's gone.
No one's after you.

Back to school?

Go to the beach
and get a tan.

And get ice cream.

You gave me
my life back.

You gave me mine.

Will I see you again?

We'll find each other.

Please don't let
her be like me.

Why not?

You didn't
turn out so bad.

I don't want it to be
so hard for her.

That's up to her.

Anyway, your second life's never
really like your first, is it?


it's even better.

When breathing's a burden
we all have to bear

And trust is one thing
we're taught never to share

Somehow you
just seem to shine

When loving means breaking
and saying goodbye

And I can't help but wonder
what it is you do

You help heal the pain,
and the thoughts of the truth

You're a question to the universe,
a wonder to the world

And somehow,
when I'm with you,

I never get burned

Caught in a trap of what
we're taught to believe

When night overcomes day,
life's so hard to perceive

And the clock keeps on ticking
through night-shattered skies

Where the stars are all broken,
and so are all the ties

But the one thing
remaining is you

When I'm broken and bleeding,
you pull me right through

And I can't help but wonder
what it is you do

When you help heal the pain,
and the thoughts of the truth

You're a question to the universe,
a wonder to the world

And somehow,
when I'm with you

I'm right here

Come and wipe all

I never get burned

Fear falls hard
like rain again

Washing over me

You say nothing
will ever change

What do I believe

You fall deep inside again

Nothing left to see

Weakness fills
your heart again

You put it to rest

Forfeit everything because
you were never strong enough

Close my eyes again and pray that life will not give up

I try to see
your face again

A photograph for me

Your voice calling out again

Nothing left for me

You try to find
your place again

Waiting just to breathe

Weakness takes
your heart again

You put it to rest

Locked inside again

Forfeit everything because
you were never strong enough

Close my eyes again and
pray that life will not give up

Forfeit everything because
you were never strong enough

Close my eyes again and
pray that life will not give up

Forgive me

If now I wear
the face of worry

This time alone

Could never cause any doubt

But I?ve been cold too long

Such a strange time to find
myself coming down as the rain

With all these holes my love

To fill up from the middle

This storm could
stay all night long

So can you stay
until we close our eyes

Till your dreams hold mine

Just stay until
we know we tried

One more time

'Cause laughing lovers

Can overcome
their closest demons

And they'll go on

And they won't let go

Oh, no

They saw something
that they know

Has never come so close

So we stay until the ground

That we can't

Come down from

Splits us away

Maybe stars know why

We fall

I just wish they were
thinking out loud

Oh, I