Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1995) - full transcript

High society, high times, and no end in sight. Shameless is an emotionally charged story about heroin, high living and the dramatic power of love as the last chance for survival. In the tradition of Leaving Las Vegas, Antonia begins a slow descent into the self-destructive world of heroin addiction, when she meets Mike, in a chance encounter. At first she merely uses Mike to run errands to get the drugs she desperately needs. But after a night of passion, Antonia begins to fall in love and Mike knows he must use all of his resources to help Antonia overcome her habit soon or... it may kill her.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

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RADIO ANNOUNCER: All right, all
right, all right.

Well, that's what the say in
America anyway.

It's going to be another lovely
1980s

summer's day with a maximum, can
you believe, of 78 degrees.

That mean a hot one for sure.

Now, on the subject of heat on
London's capital radio,

we got some news for you rock
fans out there.

And first of all, the big gonzo,
that's right it's Ted himself.

Ted Nugent is set for his first
UK tour in three years.



And that should be a wild one.

The Police they're now set to
headline

the first major concert at the
new Open Air Milton Keynes Bowl

and it's fantastic on July the
26th, right?

And if I tell you that UB40 are
on that same bill,

you know what a night it's going
to be.

Now the mighty Motorhead,
they're

headlining a big one day heavy
metal

show at Stafford Bingley Hall
again on Saturday, July

the 26th.

Oh, yes and by the way fellas,
just between you and I,

if you're gonna travel to
Scotland,

make sure that your kilt isn't
too short, right.

Because you're going to jump
around.



There's plenty of exciting music
at the Second annual Loch

Lomond festival on the 21st and
22nd of June.

And the line up there, if you
can believe it,

listen to this-- The Jam, The
Tourists.

We got Stiff Little Fingers,
Saxon, Linda's Fun, and

the incredible Ian Gillan Band.
You want more?

Well, there are more.

Believe me anyway.

This very morning on London's
Capital Radio with the time

coming up to just after 11:30,
get your ear lugs suitably

adjusted to take in that great
hit

of last year, the lively Sham 69
and the Hersham Boys,

all right?

Oh, not of.

[MUSIC - SHAM 69, "HERSHAM
BOYS"]

Yeah!

Yee-haw!

Yeah!

(SINGING) Robin Hood, Robin
Hood, here we go again.

[MUSIC - SHAM 69, "HERSHAM
BOYS"]

Living each day outside the law.

Turn that bloody thing off.

Oh, shit.

I'm sorry.

I was just trying to find the
weather forecast.

There's going to be showers.

But maybe just blown over.

There's your mother now.

Where the hell have you been?
You took your time.

I gotta be in the office in an
hour.

Sorry, darling.

Cameron took forever to do my
hair.

My baby! - Sit down.

Sit down.

How are you?

You got a really good picture
of Patrick.

I don't think we need that lens
anymore.

You're right.

You can keep that wretched lens.

Thank you.

It's terrific.

There's just a little bit of
fine tuning.

Perhaps we can start off by just
getting your ankles crossed.

Constable, let's-- just separate
slightly.

And we just do the tie.

That's fine.

Terrific.

Right.

Here we go.

Straight into the camera.

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS] BROOKS:
Marvelous.

This is just what I was looking
for.

[LAUGHS]

Virginal white so you, Antonia.

Family photographs.

How desperately middle class.

Very Sarah Ferguson.

Now, this must have been the
early '80s.

Just after I was thrown out of
that bizarre school.

400 boys in the middle of North
Yorkshire with nothing to do.

They despised it.

I thought it was Christmas every
day.

Your mother photographed so
well.

Such a shame.

Overdose wasn't it?

That must be about a year ago
now.

The poor bunny.

I was just starting to get to
know her.

Such a messy business.

Antonia, treasure, quick toot
before breakfast?

Brooks, I think it's time you
went home.

What?

Come on, I'll drive you to the
station.

Oh, not that ghastly train
journey again.

Oh, lord.

Well, here's an early Christmas
present

and thank you for nothing.

[SOUNDS OF KIDS PLAYING]

The Irish built this--

The Irish built my ass.

That's what they did then?

I'll tell you.

What did-- what did the darkies

ever do for this country?

I fought for this country.

[MUSIC - HUMBLE PIE, "HAMBONE"]

I bet you got a brother standing
about 6'3".

You understand me?

Fuck them Irish ever do in this
country?

Fuck their loaded ass don't
they?

What's all that noise outside?

Don't worry about it, it's just
some fucking tramps.

Go, go go, go!

[YELLING]

[FLASH BANGS GO OFF]

[GUN SHOTS]

Come on, move it.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

Rotten!

Wait.

Come here, you bastard!

Get on the floor!

Come here, you cunt.

Your nicks up.

You're next.

OFFICER: Shut up.

Get the fuck off me.

OFFICER: Shut up. - Bastards!

OFFICER: Shut up. - What
happened?

- He was here an hour ago. -
Huh?

Beat the crap out of us.

Taken Natty and the stash.

Stash?

What stash?

Not stash exactly.

You see, now it's personal.

OFFICER: Move it.

I'm so sorry about this.

We didn't know that you were
busy.

Now, my old friend, where is
Natty?

He's gone.

Quinlan?

Quinlan was here?

Him and his mate come in for a
coffee.

Max Quinlan, Mr. Stringer.

Right, well, let's start again,
shall we?

Now Greenpeace, where is Natty?

Am I going to be booking a
complaint

about you, Mr. Stringer?

Oh, my knees are knocking.

I thought you and Quinlan were
supposed to be

good friends, Mr. Stringer.

[BREATHING HEAVY]

You're looking for a punch to
the eye, son, are you?

(YELLING) Are you?

[PHONE RINGS]

[PHONE ANSWER TONE]

Yeah?

Hold on.

Yeah-- just-- hold on, hold on.

All right, Clive, he's yours.

Come on, you piece of shit.

Get over there.

Yes, where the hell are you?

Why did you run off like that?

Liz-- Liz, I--

Liz, I don't know what you're
talking about.

I've never touched her.

She's your daughter. for
Christ's sake.

How did I look at her?

Look, Liz, you-- you-- you--

Liz-- Liz, you're not well.

You're her mother.

She needs you.

Liz, I can't manage without you.

I-- Liz--

Li-- Fuck.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

5454 Mike.

Mike [INAUDIBLE] out of west
[INAUDIBLE] will you?

That bird you fancy is giving me
a right earful.

[MUSIC - PAUL WELLER, "5TH
SEASON"]

A storm is raging inside my
head.

The wind is howling such
thoughts of death.

Why am I so lost and confused?

Can't find the reason I'm
feeling blue.

There's so much I can't explain
hope this season changes soon.

The lightning strikes and the
mountains fall.

The seas come crashing against
it all.

ANTONIA: Hi, can I help you?

How you doing?

Got a package here for Bart
Jeffreys.

OK.

[PHONE RINGING]

Bart Jeffreys?

I'll get him to sign for it.

Better take this then.

Thank you.

[PHONES RINGING]

I think we'll have a seat.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

Can't believe the size of these
fucking--

God damn--

Sorry, man, sorry.

Fuck-- all right, all right, all
right.

Sit down.

[HORN HONKING]

What are you fucking looking at
then?

Fucking [INAUDIBLE]. Here.

What are you--

you bastard.

Hey, Max, Max, Maxy, can I hit
him one more time?

Can I hit him again? - Fucking
[INAUDIBLE].

Maxy, you fucking little brass
fucking

bastard just fucking behave.

Oh, god.

Oh, whoa.

[HORN HONKING]

Don't move.

Fucking don't you move.

Don't fucking move.

Get over here you cunt.

Fucking [INAUDIBLE]!

Bastard, leave the bastard!

[SHOUTING]

Go, go, go!

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[CLEARS THROAT]

- Hey. - Thanks.

Everything OK?

Wait a minute.

I'm just wondering if maybe you
wanted to go out on a date.

Date?

Yeah.

With you?

Yeah.

But that's OK.

OK, I'll meet you outside at
8:00.

Hey, wait, wait, wait, wait,
wait.

What's your name?

Antonia.

Antonia, fabulous.

[DOG BARKING]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

We can't talk here.

Come on. - Come in.

I can't.

Why?

Sandy's there.

Look, Liz, you've got it all
wrong.

It's not what you think. You
can't blame me.

I don't blame you.

I blame myself.

I just had to go.

But why, for Christ's sake,
why?

I can't go on [INAUDIBLE] as it
was.

I've seen the way she looks at
you.

It's a phase.

It's rejection time.

She only acts that way with me
because I'm not her father.

You are, you bloody fool.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[CRYING]

She's mine?

Sandy, what the hell did you
tell me?

I couldn't tell you.

She always thought Tom was her
father.

That's the way we wanted it.

Tom and I had no complications.

How was I to know you'd come
back after he left?

You wouldn't understand.

I would have.

I would have.

You know I would have.

Oh, leave me alone.

I can see the way you look at
her.

Don't tell me there's nothing
going on.

Maybe you'll think differently
about it now you know

she's your own bloody daughter.

[CAR ENGINE STARTS]

Liz.

Liz, please come back.

[SINGING]

Heavens, how I hate pink and
those shoes.

Thanks for coming for me, Tony.

Sorry I'm late.

What's the problem?

Well, I've just been fucking
fired.

Come on, let's get out of here.

TONY: Well, you know how these
agency types get when

they're socially challenged.

It's all right.

Tony [INAUDIBLE] Smith will see
you through.

Was that a horse in the middle
of the street?

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[FOOTSTEPS]

Hi.

SAM: Hi.

Mum's gone, isn't she?

Yes, Sandy.

Your mother is gone.

Oh, Sam.

I'm so sorry.

Are you?

Are you?

Yes, I am--

for you.

Is she coming back?

I don't know.

What are you going to do?

Stay here with you.

[CHUCKLING] You're something.

Sandy, I-- I don't think that
would be very wise.

Doesn't matter.

I'm a big girl now, Sam.

[INAUDIBLE]. Talk about it, eh?

You going out?

Well, I was.

But I can stay if you want me
to.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Then you go on out, have some
fun.

There's a good girl.

Don't worry about me.

I'll have lots of fun.

See you tomorrow.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

RADIO ANNOUNCER: Good news is
the accident on the M25

at Junction 27 has cleared.

Also, Park Lane and Mayfair,
that overturned coach,

that has cleared as well.

But elevated section of the
Westway [INAUDIBLE] almost

[INAUDIBLE] to slip there, and
the serious accident

ongoing in Harefield.

So Park Lane in Harefield is
still closed.

The "Flying Eye" with
[INAUDIBLE],, the big network

for small [INAUDIBLE].

It is 5:00 tonight.

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

Why aren't you at work?

I got fired.

Well, that figures.

Hm?

That figures.

Oh.

Come on, [INAUDIBLE].

I haven't been here very long,
but it's

pretty obvious what's going on.

Oh, look, I got fired, OK?

So I did some gear to get me
through it.

But I'm sorry, all right?

That's what you want to hear?

I'm sorry.

I don't want to hear anything.

The end of the day, it's your
problem, not my problem.

Here at the Yankee Stadium, the
great man

himself is about to score for
the World Series.

With form like this, how can he
fail?

Batter up.

Strike one.

Now did that hurt?

Did that hurt?

You, Stringer.

Come on, get him up.

Oh, bollocks.

[CHAINS RATTLING]

Good god, Mr. Stringer.

Bit rough this morning for you,
eh?

Can't offer you a cappuccino
down here, mate.

You're making life very
difficult for me, Quinlan.

What, a little lonely?

Nattie's dead.

The murder squad would have had
you

by now if I hadn't stepped in.

Well, you always were a prick,
Max.

This prick saved your ass in
[INAUDIBLE]..

Yeah.

Well, lay low for a while.

I'll do what I can for you, but
after that,

we are finished, friend.

You owe me, Stringer.

Can't you keep your lot in
order?

No loyalty anymore, Max.

They're all from grammar schools
now.

They're interested in form
filling and promotions.

They have [INAUDIBLE] the bloody
guardian.

Give him the good news,
darling.

What news is that, pray?

I found Smith.

What about him?

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Look, [INAUDIBLE],, he's
knocking off your Sandy.

She's well in that scene.

Me and Spider saw [INAUDIBLE]
when

we delivered the other night.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

OK.

You can let him down now.

[CHAINS RATTLING]

What was all that about?

Don't worry about it.

Well, let's go.

I need a hit.

Hey, what about him?

MAX: [INAUDIBLE] need a hit.

You all right?

Yes, OK.

Are you sure?

Yeah, I'm sure it's all right.

Come on, let's go.

Cheers.

Let's go, [INAUDIBLE].

[MUSIC PLAYING]

[DOORBELL BUZZING] - I'll get
it.

MIKE: Hey. - Hi.

How are you doing?

Is this Antonia [INAUDIBLE]
place?

And you are?

- Mike. - Hi, I'm [INAUDIBLE].

Nice to meet you. - Nice to meet
you too.

Hi.

Antonia, it's for you.

TONI: Catch you later. I've got
to go.

MIKE: All right.

ANTONIA: Oh, it's you.

Surprise, surprise.

Come on up, upstairs and round
to the left.

Hi. - Hey.

How the hell did you find me?

Ah, that's top secret
information.

I mean, I could tell you, but
then I'd have to kill you.

Oh.

This is a cool place.

Yeah, it is, isn't it?

Not that it's going to stay that
way for long

because my father's employed
that girl

he just bumped into to do the
place up.

What's this, your summer flat?

That's my dad's house in the
country.

But that's going to stay the
same way.

Jesus.

What's it cost to heat a place
like this?

Well, if you have to ask, you
can't afford it.

There you go.

Do you want a drink or
something?

Yeah, that'd be great.

Anything, iced tea, Diet Coke,
whatever.

I can probably manage a warm
Coke.

Warm Coke.

You know, I've been here for two
and 1/2 years,

and I still haven't figured that
one out.

Well, you'll have to start
bringing your own ice

supply next time you come.

You're not going to stiff me
again?

Huh?

Last night at eight o'clock, we

were supposed to get together.

Look, I'm sorry about that. I
really am.

Hey, that's all right.

Just don't let it happen again.

ANTONIA: No, no, I'm really
sorry.

It's just, you see--

well, I had a really awful day
at work.

Well, actually, I lost my job.

And so I just got my old friend
Toni to come

pick me up and cheer me up.

Ah.

Listen, I'll make it up to you,
promise.

All right then.

How about that warm Coke?

ANTONIA: [LAUGHS]

[LAUGHING]

Hey, Louie.

Hey, gov.

No, nothing really.

[INAUDIBLE] inside though.

Cup of tea, gov?

No thanks to all that stuff.

[HUFFING]

[CAMERA CLICKING]

Gov, gov, look at this.

She is a wee beauty.

Look at this.

Black hair, black dress, the
full monty.

Come on, baby.

[CAMERA CLICKING]

ANTONIA: Please just take it off
if you want, Tony.

Go on.

I don't mind.

[MOANING]

Oh, girlie, you are the bird of
paradise.

Give me that.

Give me that. - [INAUDIBLE]

Come on, give it me.

I got what I want.

What, me close it up?

Close it up.

Close it up.

[SINGING SOPRANO]

[KNOCKING]

Antonia.

All right, Buck, I'll be out in
a minute.

Jesus, it's an impulse.

Can I have a go?

[INAUDIBLE] I don't really have
very much.

Go on.

All right.

Thanks.

Look, can you do me a favor?

Can you go outside and talk to
that guy on the sofa

and tell him I'll be out in a
minute?

His name's Mike.

Please.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Mike? - Hey.

Hi. How are you?

Good. How are you?

Very good. Where's Antonia.

I just left her.

She's around the corner and
through the woods

and in the bathroom.

Could be a long wait.

Tell me about it.

You Mike?

Yeah.

I'm a friend of Antonia's.

She'll be out in a minute.

Great.

What's your name?

Sandy.

I'm Tony's girlfriend.

Who's Tony?

- He owns this place. - Oh.

You're at party.

Oh, yeah.

Cool.

She'll use you, Mike.

Antonia.

She's always got some idiot
mooning around after her,

falling in love with her.

She'll just piss on you.

Well, I guess I'll have to take
my chances.

Yeah, well, who knows.

Just don't get too involved.

She's into serious shit.

Hi.

Hey. You all right?

Yeah.

I'm sorry took so long.

Should we go home?

You don't want to stay, do you?

No.

Let's go.

Nice talking to you. - Bye,
Sandy.

See ya.

Home sweet home.

Hey, love, you know what?

I think I just want to go to
bed.

That's cool with me.

No, no, actually do you think--

do you think you could go?

I really quite want to be alone.

[LAUGHING] Come here. No, no!

I mean it.

Please.

Really.

Yes.

[SCOFFS] You just--

Yeah, I know. I'm just--

Fuck, here.

OK.

Call you tomorrow.

Yeah, sure.

[DOOR SLAMMING]

[BUSY SIGNAL]

Hello.

Hi, is Mike there please?

WOMAN ON PHONE: Do you know what
time it is?

Yeah, I know. I'm sorry.

Can you get him anyway?

WOMAN ON PHONE: Mike.

MIKE ON PHONE: It's me.

[DOOR BUZZING]

[DOOR SLAMMING]

Antonia.

ANTONIA: Don't put on the light.

What's the matter?

You OK?

Yeah.

Could you do me a favor please?

It's 5:00 in the morning.

ANTONIA: Please.

Could you take this back to the
party and give it to Tony?

You just told me to piss off
three hours ago.

ANTONIA: Oh, I'm sorry.

I'll be waiting for you when you
get back.

Please.

You're unbelievable.

ANTONIA: Thanks.

[DOOR SLAMMING]

[MOTORCYCLE REVVING]

Go back to bed.

Oh, Drew.

Drew, Drew, this party!

Please answer the door.

Ugh.

I'm having a lovely time.

[INAUDIBLE]

Thank you.

You wait there.

Well, if it isn't Antonia's
little friend.

You're up kind of late aren't
you?

I was just going to bed.

Then go to bed.

If you're that bored, start
without me.

Are you American?

I thought so.

Listen, next time you come here,
what do you think this is

Buckingham Palace but grander.

No arguments, no messing about,
do as you're told.

Otherwise, you don't get to have
fun.

This world is disintegrating.

No, princess, you've got to
learn to behave yourself,

or you'll make Tony angry.

Up you go.

Did you get it?

Thanks.

Where you going?

Bathroom.

You're not gonna go to the
bathroom

every time you want get high.

I don't care.

What do you wanna do that shit
for anyway?

I like it.

I don't do it very much anyway,
just from time to time.

Feel better?

[EXHALES]

Yeah.

Getting there.

Thank you.

Thank you.

[MOANING]

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

Wait here a moment.

Antonia.

[SNORING]

Harry, what's going on?

Tell her, Charlie, it's the
last bloody check until she

does something about this.

Harry, it's not that simple.

Oh, yes, it is. It bloody is.

Oh, no, Harry--

Now look, it's the last bloody
check.

I don't want to hear any more.

[KNOCKING]

Sandy.

Sandy.

[HUFFING]

Hi.

Look.

Can you take this to Tony
Vernon-Smith's house?

You know, the house you went to
yesterday?

And then this to my bank please.

You think I'm stupid?

What?

You think I like this?

Why do you treat me like a
fucking messenger boy?

Because that's what you are.

[CHUCKLES]

Ah, you.

I thought we had something more
happening here.

I mean, with last night and all.

I'm sorry.

Yes, you're right.

I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

It's just that I feel like shit
today.

If you could do this for me, and
then

I'll be fine when you get back.

Yeah, I'm sure.

Please.

- This one time. - Thank you.

That's it.

Thanks.

[OPERA MUSIC PLAYING]

[BELL RINGING]

Nancy, it's really so simple.

Listen, you give me the money, I
don't have your limbs broken.

Yes.

No tears please.

Oh, listen, why don't you come
over here later,

and we can talk it through.

Mmm?

Love me?

Yes, you, too.

Silly little slag.

Ahh!

It's my American friend.

Sit down.

Long time, no see.

Yes, thank you.

Wake, Herbie.

How you doing?

Ahh, it's from our lovely--

what's her name-- Gloria.

Antonia.

Oh, yes.

I'm willing to bet that your
relationship

with this good lady is a little
bit more involved

than one normally establishes
with one's tradespeople.

You Americans still believe that
our royal family represents

the British aristocracy.

Wrong!

Absolutely wrong.

Let me tell you about class,
dear boy.

Queen of England, she may be,
aristocratic

she certainly is not.

Poor duck has to remain
accessible to the public.

Let be public in one's affairs
and aristocratic

is a contradiction in terms.

I'm afraid the whole family are
non-entities and middle class.

I, on the other hand, don't give
a tinker's fart for the rank

and file.

You are rather sweet.

If you just get the stuff, and
I'll be going.

[SCOFFS]

[CHUCKLES]

My father once told me--

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

OFFICER: Clear these stairs.

Out of the way.

TONY: Ah, come in, gentlemen.

Come in.

Please arrest them all.

You know they've been boring the
shit out of me.

(STAMMERING) I was-- I was-- I
was--

I was just leaving.

You're not going nowhere.

TONY: Get back here.

Arrest them.

You, get up.

You're coming with me.

And you as well.

I don't even know these--

Shut up and come on.

Fucking long-haired friends of
Jesus.

Antonia.

Yes.

Can we talk?

What?

You sit down, please.

You spoken to your father?

No, but he left me a lovely
little check.

Yeah, he's left you a lovely
little message as well.

Yeah?

You're not going to get another
penny

out of him until you clean up.

Well, what have you been saying
to him?

I haven't told him anything.

I haven't had to.

He's seen everything.

Jesus, I wish you'd stay out of
my life.

I don't seem to have much
option right now.

[DOOR SLAMMING]

So let's start again.

You were on a job, and you had
no idea what was going down?

Right.

What do you want to hear?

What you want me to say?

You didn't notice anything?

Didn't this delivery strike you
as being a bit weird?

I mean, the place was like a
fucking fog bank?

What do you mean a little bit
weird?

I'm a delivery man.

I pick shit up and drop shit
off.

That's my fucking job.

God.

OK, would you like another
coffee?

Tea?

Hmm?

Yeah, thank you.

[INAUDIBLE] Anything?

Nothing.

Wrong place, wrong time.

The guy doesn't always ass from
his elbow.

Oh, Jesus, Stringer.

What we doing busting Tony
Vernon-Smith?

One phone call. That's all he
made.

He was out of this station
quicker

than Linford bloody Christie.
Complete waste of time.

Anthony Vernon-Smith, where is
he?

The place was basically empty,
no delivery,

just some personal-- - Don't
piss me about.

Where the fuck is he?

He's gone, gov.

Jesus Christ, what's all that
about?

Search me.

He's completely lost it this
time.

What should I do about Stone?

- What, the Yank? - Yeah.

- Best let him go. - Oh, yeah,
yeah, yeah.

Bird who's name's on that check
he had?

She's in reception. Wants to see
someone.

Yeah?

Yeah.

Well, I think I'll have a
[INAUDIBLE] of that.

After you, mate.

Look here, you, I'm sick to
fucking death of this.

I want to see your supervisor
and I

want my fucking check back!

- There's no need to swear. -
You!

Do you have my check please?

Cheers, [INAUDIBLE].

Ms. Dyer, is there a problem?

Yes, there is a problem.

I'd like my check back please.

It's OK.

It's sorted.

Do you always use a biker?

Occasionally.

It's a bit pricey isn't it?

Yes, well, money doesn't happen
to be

amongst one of my problems.

Can I have my check please?

OK, OK.

We don't want to keep madam
waiting do we?

All right, gov.

Jesus Christ, lose yourself.

Thank you.

Any time, madam.

Don't you want to see your
errand boy?

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

DISPATCH: Yeah, 5-4-5-4
[INAUDIBLE]..

Where are you?

Yeah, 5-4.

DISPATCH: Mike, where have you
been, for christ sakes?

Been trying to get a hold of you
all bloody morning.

Give me a break would you.

I had kind of a late one.

DISPATCH: Yeah, well, I got a
job for you, believe it or not.

[INAUDIBLE] if you want it.

Where's Frank?

You got anybody else?

Call him or something 'cause
it's

just not a good time for me.

DISPATCH: No, it's the perfect
time.

It's your agency, bird.

OK.

OK, I'm on it.

DISPATCH: She wants to meet you
at Jake's

[INAUDIBLE] Hollywood Road.

Said she's really sorry or
something.

[CHUCKLES]

Have a chat [INAUDIBLE].

Oh, here he is.

Mike.

Come over here

Hey.

I'm really sorry.

Don't worry about it.

Hi, I'm Mike.

You all right?

Yes, fine [INAUDIBLE] but I'm
back.

[CHUCKLES]

[GROANS]

You awake?

Yeah.

Barely.

[COUGHS]

Do you want anything?

Just you.

Listen, I've got to go out.

OK.

I'll just get my things.

You can come, too, if you want.

Where are you-- where are you
going?

I've just got to go to this
party I promised to go to.

But it'll be fun. Come.

Parties-- ANTONIA: Come

I'm terrible at parties.

Come on.

You'll be fine.

It's at my friend Brooks' house.

It'll be good.

I thought I'd find you here.

Well, you found me.

Now bugger off.

Suit yourself.

I don't know about the next
time.

Clive, think you're mistaking
me

for someone that gives a toss.

You know what you are?

STRINGER: I know what I am.

Not like I wish I did.

Lose our souls out there.

Banging their arms up, snorting
their coke.

If we don't fuck 'em up, they do
it themselves.

Not the Tony Vernon-Smiths of
this world.

They buy whatever and whoever
they want.

CLIVE: We know that, but what
have we got?

Hmm?

Where's the proof?

No one blows the gaff and once
their hooked,

they're running scared.

We should never have busted
Vernon-Smith.

We've been watching him for
weeks.

It was best to leave.

Meanwhile we get the tadpoles,
and the sharks

stay off the line.

What are we left with?

Sweet FA.

Liz is gone, Clive.

- What? - She's gone.

She's pissed off.

You know, Clive, I think maybe
we work too hard.

All I wanted was to even up the
score a little,

screw up a few plans, put a few
of the big bastards in hospital

and I could retire FA.

Nothing else works, you know
that.

No big deal for you is it?

New copper.

You haven't seen the changes
during the last 15 years.

CLIVE: Don't let it get
personal, sir.

It's not personal.

No, Clive, it's not personal.

It's frustrating you.

It's confusing you.

See you, Clive.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

(RAPPING) There's someone to
backstab to grab what you have,

milk you like cornflakes soon as
the door breaks.

Fakes around you all the while
behind your back,

they diss you.

In your face they smile and grin
their teeth.

We're still [INAUDIBLE] so the
life is not--

Don't worry.

She'll be here soon.

I don't even want to be here
right now.

You know, I go get her dope for
her, I get thrown in jail,

but don't stiff me at this
fucking party.

I don't wanna be here with these
idiots.

Let's go.

[ENGINE RUNNING]

I just hope those drunks aren't
invited to the party.

Ah, sweetheart!

Oh, no, you're not leaving?

Brooks' parties are always
wonderful.

What difference does it make?

She's a big girl.

She can go wherever she wants.

Listen I tell you, if you take
her,

I'll send you the bill for her
services.

Oh, hello. How are you?

How good to see you.

I hate party poopers.

What a beautiful--

I'd really like to kick that
guy's ass.

Brooksy!

There you are.

Brooksy, what have you
[INAUDIBLE]??

You got any concept as to
what's happening to you?

Not now, Charlie, please.

If not now, when?

Let me in.

You're ruining your life.

I'm ruining my life?

Well, that's funny 'cause it
seems to me

like you're ruining my life.

Everywhere I turn, you're
standing there nagging me.

You're even-- you're even
changing my mother's house.

Antonia, mummy's dead.

And your father's employed me
here to make a fresh start,

and that's what I'm trying to
do.

That's what you need to do.

[BLUES MUSIC PLAYING]

[INAUDIBLE]

No, [INAUDIBLE] me on Superman.

Then she didn't like me
[INAUDIBLE]

I'll go somewhere else.

Not my fault.

Keep [INAUDIBLE]

DIANE: Come on, you out.

You been on that all bleeding
night.

Right. Come on.

We're closing.

No, come on.

Piss off.

It ain't no bed and breakfast.

Are you gonna nurse it, Mikey,
you gonna drink it?

Rough night?

Know the feeling.

So what's her name?

[CHUCKLES]

You getting to know me too
good, Diane.

Her name's Antonia.

I just met her the other day
when I made a delivery

at an office building. I asked
her out.

Oh, so things changed then.

Yes, this is--

this is change.

This is different.

Oh, yeah.

This-- this girl's very special.

There's just one problem.

Look, darling, you're over it
to do you studying,

your economic, European Studies,
or whatever.

Word of advice, lay off the
English birds.

All right.

I'll see you tomorrow.

Oh, yeah, and don't forget the
rent on Friday night.

Hey, have I let you down
before?

No. Night, night.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

He should be back soon.

Who are you?

Friend of Tony's.

You?

I'm a-- listen, I do business
with Tony.

Have I seen you around here
before?

Could be.

I've certainly seen you.

Like the rain? - Oh, yeah.

I love it.

STRINGER: Good.

Seems to me you're waiting for
somebody.

Yeah, I am.

He should be back by now.

Maybe I could help you out.

Yeah?

What are going to do for me in
return then hmm?

Well, what would you like?

First, do you know Tony's
girlfriend?

Well, which one?

Her name is Sandy.

Sandy?

She's not a girlfriend.

She just fucks him when she
wants a hit.

I even give a, you know,
business like that again.

You do?

Yeah, I do.

You do.

Yeah, I do.

You give her things, do you?

Yeah, I do. Yeah.

- Smack, yeah? - Oww!

You fucked her.

What are you doing?

You fucked her.

You fucked her!

What are you doing!

[GROANING]

Get up.

Get up.

[GRUNTING]

[SCREAMING]

[BELL TOLLING]

REPORTER: Antonia Dyer,
25-year-old daughter

of industrialist Harry Dyer, was
found close to death

on the banks of the River Thames
in Chelsea this morning.

Police say that no foul play is
suspected but would

nevertheless like to hear from
anybody who

may have seen her last night.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

She's conscious, gov.

Remembers nothing.

But I think it's only a matter
of time.

Did she say anything?

No, nothing.

I'm going to go back up to the
hospital, have another talk.

You want to come?

Well, is that a yes or a no?

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

Did you see that?

Bloke hasn't got [INAUDIBLE] in
the [INAUDIBLE]..

Look, Jess, remember Stringer's
face

when this Antonia came into the
station?

Yeah?

Well, I found these in his
drawer last night.

Mr. Stringer?

He's not been right lately.

In all the time I've been with
him,

he's never behaved like this.

Yeah, well, he's always had a
tendency.

Apparently, guys in surveillance
said he was right off it

last week.

His wife, Liz, she's done all
right.

My heart bleeds for him.

Look, keep an eye on him, yeah.

And this Dyer girl.

I recommend you suss out the
connection fast, yeah.

You're right. OK.

Excellent. Thanks.

Yeah, can I keep these?

You perv.

[CHUCKLES]

Eh, Clive, times change.

People like Stringer, nah.

Yeah.

Catch you later.

Yeah.

Oy, piss off and get a proper
job.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

Vultures.

Come on, lads. Back it up then.

Come on. All the way.

Back in the top of the stairs.

Come on then, lads.

Go.

Moving up.

Come on.

Let's go.

Let's go.

Mike.

MIKE: What the fuck happened to
you?

Oh, nothing. Nothing.

I'm fine. - Don't give me that.

I waited all night for you at
the party.

I know. Calm down.

It's no big deal, OK. I'm fine.

I've just got a bit of a bash on
the back of my head,

but it's fine.

I'm dying for cigarette.

Have you got one please?

You're unbelievable.

What do you mean?

They pulled you out of a
fucking river.

What are you trying to do to
yourself?

How are these drugs and this
fucking lifestyle

that you're living?

What, you don't wanna hear this
right now?

This bothers you right now?

If you're so pissed off, why
did you come?

You don't know.

You can't see it.

Look, I really want to--

Because you don't even
recognize you have a problem.

Well, if you did, you might let
me in.

I've what?

You know, you gotta love
yourself first.

I'm not the enemy here.

I mean, every once in a while, I
see the real Antonia.

I get a glimpse of the Antonio
that cares.

I do care.

But right now, I'm too scared to
care.

No, the police are going to come
back.

I don't want them to find me
here.

I want to get out. Do you
understand that.

I want to leave.

Yeah.

Yeah, we can run away.

Just as long as we get the fuck
out of London

because you need a break. - OK,
fine.

Let's just go.

Look, I still don't think this
is a good idea.

It's a perfect idea.

We're safe out here.

Go on.

No!

What are you doing!

[SCREAMING]

MIKE: What happened to you?

Oh, nothing. Nothing.

I'm fine.

MIKE: They pulled you out of a
fucking river.

What are you trying to do to
yourself huh?

STRINGER: Seems to me you're
waiting for somebody.

MIKE: Do you wanna die?

You don't want to hear this
right now?

This bothers you right now?

What do you wanna do that shit
for anyway?

CHARLIE: You got any concept as
to what's happening to you?

Your choice, your decision.

You can do it.

[CHUCKLES]

You know, my old dad liked
reading.

[LAUGHS NERVOUSLY] Oh, really?

STRINGER: Yeah.

He wouldn't relate to you
though, Mr. Brooks.

This is actually my parents'
apartment.

STRINGER: Well.

Well, it's lovely.

Quite lovely.

Yeah, such beautiful things.

[CRASHING]

[GASPING]

Oh!

I'm so sorry.

[WHIMPERING]

You sure you don't know where
she is?

I've already told you, I've got
no idea.

Yeah, what I don't understand
is this.

You're from the same manner.

You're almost one of the family.

You're dealing drugs.

I beg your pardon.

Oh, yes, you do.

So when she gets nervous and
runs from hospital, who

best to know where she is, eh?

I think she's in the country.

Thank you, Mr. Brooks.

[INAUDIBLE]

Brooksy.

You know what I'm going to do?

No, Max, what are you going to
do?

Oh, Mr. Stringer.

I thought I told you to stay
put.

Yeah, well, he owes us, and we
got to make a living.

Call your friend in.

What?

You haven't the guts to do this
on your own.

Call him in.

Spider, in here.

I'll just go and feed the
meter.

STRINGER: You'll shut up, and
you'll stay there.

You, scupper.

What?

Will you do us the honor of
pissing off?

Yes, right.

Excuse me.

All right.

Well, now.

Isn't this an interesting
situation?

I've been wanting to have a word
with you boys.

Hey, how you doing?

Do you want coffee or something?

No, that's all right.

It's all right.

What's the matter?

Are you finding all this a
bit--

a bit hard to handle?

No.

You know, not everyone goes cold
turkey, you know.

Don't bullshit me.

Hmm?

MIKE: It's written all over you.

What is?

I know you're using again.

No, I'm not.

I'm not.

[SIGHS HEAVILY]

I really want us to work out.

I'm not kidding.

But don't lie to me.

Don't fucking lie to me.

Mike.

Look, just go get your head
straight.

Need a little time to think.

Shit.

MIKE: I'll just be a second.

I'll be out in a second, OK.

Sir, you can't come in dressed
like that.

MIKE: I'm looking for Mr. Dyer.

Boyfriend of my daughter's.

Hi, Harry.

Get out.

This will just be a second.

You know, while you sit here and
pretend that everything's OK,

your daughter's taking heroin.

Maybe-- just maybe if you would
talk to her

and admit that you love her, she
might have a chance.

What are you after?

Money?

No, sir.

I'm just looking for her father.

Long-haired American shit.

Sorry about this.

I don't know why you're here.

I've been vile to you and Mike.

We care about you.

Mike cares about you.

He doesn't care what you are.

He cares who you are.

It's not you.

It's the drugs.

You're not worthless.

Listen, I'm going to go.

We'll see you for dinner.

Yeah?

Thanks.

It'll be OK.

I doubt it.

Antonia.

Darling.

What are you doing here, dad?

What's going on?

Your American friend interrupted
my lunch.

As I leave the club, newspaper
man asked for my comments

about your attempted suicide.

Well, that's ridiculous.

I didn't try to kill myself.

It was an accident.

And he's not what you think he
is.

The American?

Perhaps.

I've known for a long time about
this drug business.

I had to cut you off.

I had no choice because your
mother's death.

And that kind of thing.

I know.

I'm sorry I've caused you so
much pain.

But, um, well, I just didn't
think I could

really talk to you anymore.

I mean, you're always in the
city,

you know, doing deals and your
business.

I often thought you'd prefer it
if I'd been a boy.

I always loved you.

Just I'm not very good at
showing it.

At least you're safe.

Please stay for a while.

If there's anything I can do,
tell me.

Thank you.

Yeah, breakthrough.

It was Max who tossed her in the
drink.

Why she must have been ripping
him off.

Yeah.

Well, she'll need protection
won't she?

So get there, stick to her, and
don't

let her out of your sight.

What are you up to?

You and Spider stay put and get
ready for action.

Now hang on a minute.

No, you hang on a minute.

I've covered your back, Max.

I've let you get by with your
[INAUDIBLE] nonsense for as

long as I care to remember.

Now it is payback time.

You do this, and you're free and
clear.

You'll not let me down will you,
Max?

You don't know that.

You just told your [INAUDIBLE] I
did it.

Now stick with her, I don't mind
doing it,

but what happens to me?

You won't get caught.

I need him there.

I can't afford to lose her
again.

I'll make sure he's not around
when you take her out.

Well, what happens to the
bloke?

Trust me, Max.

Just trust me.

I'm gonna fucking have to huh.

Hey.

Jesus!

You all right?

Yeah, I'm fine.

You're looking better.

Thanks, I feel like shit.

No, I really do.

I feel awful, always aching
everywhere.

That's understandable.

ANTONIA: But I'm really glad you
here.

I wouldn't have missed it for
the world.

Yeah, right.

I feel pretty bad though.

I mean, you're down here being
really nice to me,

and I'm a complete nightmare.

You teach me a lot.

ANTONIA: Really?

Patience.

Lots of that.

You've made me face my fears,
and that's

what I want to do for you.

I can't do it alone.

Maybe you need some help.

Maybe you should go to some
meetings.

Oh.

No, I don't like the--

MIKE: Why not?

I don't wanna tell my life
story to a bunch of strangers,

thank you very much.

MIKE: You might like it if you
try it.

I'm going to be there.

Did you come here to tell me
this?

You did didn't you?

Little recovery.

No.

Yeah, I was just talking to
Charlie.

Well, I'll think about it.

You think about it.

I'll think about it.

God, I really love this place.

It's not enough is it?

[KNOCKING]

Come in.

Antonia, darling.

This is Detective Sergeant
Nathan.

He needs to speak to you.

All right, I'll just leave you.

Are we good?

Oh, yeah.

Please sit down.

Thank you.

What's the matter?

A man we need to catch is
looking for you.

For your safety, your father has
agreed to let me stay here.

Well, who is it?

CLIVE: Max Quinlan.

I don't know how you've upset
him, but you have.

I've never heard of him.

Ms. Dyer, we met once before,
and we

didn't get along too well.

Now I need your cooperation.

If you know where he's after
you, tell me.

Look, I've never heard of him.

I don't know who he is.

Why don't you just arrest him?

Because we don't know where he
is.

But we're pretty sure he's going
to be here.

Antonia, if you know anything,
you tell this man.

Don't keep anything from him.

I'm telling you, I have the
faintest

idea what he's talking about.

Look, can we talk about this
later?

I'll show you to your room,
Sergeant.

You come this way please.

[PHONE RINGING]

Nathan.

STRINGER: It's me, Clive.

Oh, hello, gov.

Any news?

STRINGER: Well, I'll say.

It's tonight, Clive, just before
dawn.

I'll meet you in the road
outside of the house at 3:00.

Listen, they're some gates at
the entrance at the driveway.

You can't miss them.

I'll meet you there.

Good boy.

There you are.

He'll be out of the frame.

You got a clean run at it.

Sweet as a nut.

Yeah, sure.

A trip to the country.

How wonderful.

That'll be them now I expect.

Harry, honestly these meetings
will help.

It's not just talk.

I think more than anything,
she's

going to feel relieved to find
out she's not alone.

I hope she doesn't end up
hating me.

I know she blames me.

No.

- Hi. - Hi.

Hi.

I'll go get them some food.

You all right?

HARRY: I just want to say thank
you, and I apologize.

I think I made the mistake of
taking you at face value.

I thought you were--

well, it doesn't matter what I
thought you were.

I was wrong, and I'm sorry.

That's-- that's quite all
right, sir.

I'm going to go help Charlie.

Sit down, darling.

How was this meeting?

Well, I think is pretty
interesting.

I know you blame me, well, for
everything.

I hadn't realized how unhappy
you were.

It's like a replay of your
mother.

What do you do when you find
you've done everything wrong?

You know, I don't blame you for
everything.

I mean, I think I used to, but,
um, well,

I'm beginning to see that, well,
I've been pretty silly myself.

Makes two of us.

Tell you what, shall we try to
start and trust each other.

Hmm?

All right.

(SINGING) What you want you
know what

I got to bring what you need.

You better leave my hambone
alone.

Gotta keep on running the road
like a rolling stone.

You better leave my hambone--

[SNIFFING]

Take it.

SPIDER: Fuck off.

Take it.

Do I have to?

Oh, yes, you do.

[PHONE RINGING]

Nathan.

Clive, I've arrived.

CLIVE ON PHONE: [INAUDIBLE]

Look, don't worry, Clive.

Backup is on its way.

I promise you.

CLIVE ON PHONE: [INAUDIBLE]

Oh, is she?

Good.

Is the boyfriend with her?

Right.

Yeah.

Well, I'll meet you by the gates
in 15 minutes.

That's four minutes past the
hour, OK.

Right.

You heard.

You got 15 minutes to get ready.

Now she's in bed.

Now you know where her bedroom
is don't you?

Yeah.

What about the boyfriend?

Well, you do what you have to
do.

Meet me on the lawn once it's
over.

What about your bloke?

He won't be around.

Now trust me.

OK.

I'm glad you're here.

I'm glad I'm here, too.

Clive's still here isn't he?

Yes, he's just in the hall.

[CAR ENGINE REVVING]

SPIDER: He's gotta be up here
right.

[RAIN POURING]

[SCREAMING]

Come on.

Come on.

[SCREAMING]

Shit.

[GRUNTING]

No, please!

What?

What's the matter?

They're in there.

Please, I feel so ashamed.

I'll watch you to go in first.

No, it'll be OK.

I'll back you up with a gun.

ANTONIA: Look, I went to score
some drugs off this guy,

and I was raped, OK.

Sam.

[CRYING]

Come in, Sam.

[SOBBING]

Where the fuck are you?

[COCKS GUN]

(WHISPERING) What was that?

[SCREAMING]

Oh, fuck!

[GUNSHOT]

SPIDER: Oh, god!

[GUNSHOT]

Shit.

SPIDER: Come on, let's fucking
go.

He's got my gun!

Come on!

Come on, Max!

I'm gonna go get Clive.

Come on, Sam.

Fuck it.

OK. Where is he?

Where is he, eh? Where is he?

He's here. He's here.

Shut up!

Well done, boys.

[INAUDIBLE]

Shut up.

Gov'ner--

I said shut up.

You promised.

Like I said, there's no loyalty
anymore.

[GUNSHOT] [SCREAMING]

SPIDER: Max!

Max!

[GUNSHOT]

MIKE: [INAUDIBLE].

Come on!

[INAUDIBLE]

No way I'm staying here
anymore.

I'll meet you in [INAUDIBLE].

Just get in the car.

I gotta find Clive.

I'll meet you there.

[CAR STARTS]

Go, go, go.

Where the hell is she gone?

What are you doing?

Where have you been?

What the hell's going on?

CLIVE: Jesus Christ.

Jesus, Same, where were you?

Got him, Clive.

I got him.

I can't find the girl.

No, look, it's all right.

She's safe.

What?

Yeah, she's just driven away.

I know where she's gone.

[SINGING]

[POLICE SIRENS]

[INAUDIBLE]

Take upstairs.

You, in there.

He's here!

STRINGER: My god.

Sandy.

It's not my fault. It takes two
to tango you know.

The dance is over.

That's my daughter.

[GUNSHOT]

MIKE: Antonia!

[GUNSHOT]

Put the gun down, Sam.

Put it down.

Jesus Christ.

Why?

Fucking why?

I had to, Clive.

Sandy, they would have--

[INAUDIBLE]

And the girl?

STRINGER: That one?

She was nothing.

Junkies.

Once a junkie, always a--

(SINGING) This is a longing
inside my head,

no mirrors to reflect.

[INAUDIBLE] season of joy or the
season to inject.

[INAUDIBLE] they talk silently
and fake

the invisible [INAUDIBLE].

Tell me your wish is more
righteous [INAUDIBLE]

Friends won't answer your phone
calls.

Call your long distance family.

Well, I hope someone is
listening

Where's the signal [INAUDIBLE].

As you sing on bandaged knees.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

(SINGING) I need someone's hand

to lead me through the night.

I need someone's arms to hold
and squeeze me tight.

'Cause when the night begins I'm
at an end

because I need your love so bad.

I need some lips to feel next to
mine.

Need someone to stand up, tell
me when I'm lying.

'Cause when the lights are low
and it's time to go,

that's when I need your love so
bad.

Why don't you give it up.

Bring it on home to me or write
it on a piece of paper,

darling so it can be read to me.

Tell me that you love me and
stop driving me mad because I--

I need your love so bad.

Need your soft voice talk to me
at night.

Don't want you to worry, baby,
'cause I know we

can make everything all right.

Listen to my plea, baby.

Bring it home to me because I
need your love so bad.