Maneater (2007) - full transcript

A tiger is loose on a small town and only a young boy, a sheriff and the hunter to destroy the beast.

♪♪ [country western on radio]




♪♪ [soul on iPad]

♪ 'Cause you know
it ain't right ♪

♪ Baby, what you doin'

♪ Are you trying

♪ To make my life a ruin?

♪ Well, tell me, baby

♪ What's wrong with you?

♪ You don't treat me

♪ Like you used to do

♪ I can't go on

♪ Like we're going now

Oh, my God!

Lambert, not funny.

Come on, you got to admit
it was a little funny.


I love you.

I love you, too.

Come on, keep up.

♪ Girl, you'll see

♪ You'll never find

♪ Another guy like me


Honey, this isn't funny.

[twig snaps]


Lambert, where are you?


How long wilt thou sleep,
o sluggard?

When wilt thou rise
out of thy slumber?

Chapter 6 Verse 9.

That's right.

You eat your breakfast.
I have to get to work.

I'll walk you.

When I get home,
you have the Book of Job,

Chapter 4,
Verses 1 through 12,
memorized, hear?



That you, Hercules?

I got a treat for you.

You can have it.

Where are you?


It's a possum, Momma.

Are you gonna play with
make-believe animals

or walk your momma
to work?

Sorry, Momma.

Now you go straight back home
and study your Bible.

No playing make-believe.


You got Job,
and I got a job.

Bye, Momma.

Bye, darlin'.

Jan, Hello.

it's about time.

I'm having my quilt sale,

and Betty is
having her quilt sale
on the same day.

She doesn't have
a permit, does she?

Come with me.

Let's cross
the line of demarcation.

Good morning, Betty.


Ladies, as far
as I'm concerned,

these are works of art,
and if I had my way,

I'd hang them in a museum.

But if you don't
combine the sale,

I'm gonna have to
shut you both down.

Call me
if you need anything.

I would've
shut them down anyway

on a non-professional
permit violation.

Well, you didn't
grow up around here.

And I would've
issued a citation.

We're here to keep peace,

not to be a burden
on other people.

Get in the car.

[dispatcher on radio]
Sheriff Grady,

we got someone
reporting a code 14.

Say again, Eleanor?

14. Tell Grady code 1-4.

Missing person.

We don't get
a lot of those.

He's always on time.

He's a time freak.

He lives by his schedule.

He can't not
be on his schedule.

And you haven't
seen him since...

8 this morning.

It's only been three hours.

I'm telling you,

he'd rather die
than be late for anything.

I think he's hurt.

Something happened.

We have to wait 24 hours

before a person is considered
officially missing.

Call the vet--
umm, Phil Hedge.

He's got a great tracking dog.

Could you get me a piece
of Lambert's clothing?

that he wore a lot.Yes.

Good. Sarah, everything
is going to be fine.

Thank you, Sheriff.

Get on that.

That's right, Bosco.
Good dog.

Now you go find him.
That's right.

You go find him.
You go, boy!

You go! That's it!

So, uh, Mary gonna cook
one of her apple pies

for the Corn and Apple

I guess.

But why
wait till next week

when you can come over
anytime and have some?

I see you all day.
I have to see you
at night, too?

If you want some pie,

[Man] Hey, Sheriff!
I think we got him!

That was quick.


What's he doing?

I don't know.

I've never seen this before.


He's very spooked
by something.

But whoever
you're looking for,

I'm sure they went
in that direction.


It's okay, Bosco.

It's gonna be okay.

Call Eleanor.

Tell her we're starting
where the dog left off.

On it.

Eleanor, we're gonna
do a search on foot

for the fallen jogger.

Glad you called, Sharon.
We just got another 1-4.

You know old Coddy,

He barely leaves the house,
let alone the property.

He only goes out to hunt
or tend to the garden.

I bring him food and water
once a week.

Drop it off
if he's not around.


Well, the house is empty.

I dropped supplies
last Monday.

They ain't been touched.

I was checking around,

and I found his gun
out here.

He loves his gun.

He'd never leave it.

was dragged here.


Whoever perished
being innocent?

When were the just destroyed?

On the contrary, I've seen
those who work iniquity

consumed by the spirit of His
holy wrath, the roaring--

Just "His wrath," Roy.

The words of the Good Book
don't need to be dressed up.

The tiger hath perished
for want of prey,

and the young lions
have been scattered abroad.

Those animals
have it pretty hard.

The Bible isn't talking
about animals, Roy.

It's trying to tell us
something about people.

Even powerful people who sin
will suffer God's wrath.

Next chapter.

The roaring of the lion
and the voice of the lioness

[tiger growl]and the teeth of the--


[door opens]


Bed time.


I think there's
a lion out here.

None of your make-believe.

Bed time.


God bless and good night.




His holy wrath...

the roaring.

His holy wrath...

the roaring.


You were walking again.

Sorry, Momma.

I swear you've got
your guardian angel
working overtime.

I've dealt with bodies
found outdoors

after being dead a lot longer
than old Coddy here,

and nothing has done
this to them.

You'd need an army
of raccoons to do this.

To do what, Doc?

Eat him.

Eat him?

All that's left
is part of a leg,

part of an arm,

and four separated fingers.

What do you think happened?

I think it's gang violence

or a drifter
or transient psychopath,

a serial killer looking
for body parts for a trophy.

But he wasn't cut up.

He was chewed up.

Do you see these ridges here?

Not cut.



A bear.

Be like no bear
I have ever seen.

From these bite marks,
the jaws must be huge.

They-- They gotta be...

Oh, Jules, there's nothing
out there like that.

I know that, Grady.

But a person didn't do this.

I'm not saying
I know what it did,

but what I am saying is...

lock your doors.

Warn people.


Just put the apple pies
down by the doughnuts there.

Did you hear the latest

from Principal Tate
and the school Board?

They want to cut music
from the school program.

Can you imagine?

Taking music
from my fifth graders.


Can you imagine?

I think that's a good idea.

[Child] Get out of there!You what?

Where do you want
the pie?

On the table.

Grady, where's your head at?

I would like for you

to make an announcement
to the students

telling them
not to go in the woods.

We have a problem there.


Hey, Sheriff.


We've got no problem

with the Corn and Apple
fest, right?

If there's traffic
congestion on Main Street,

we can open up
the parking lane?

Just like every year.


That Mary sure is
good with the kids.

Hey, how come you two
never chose to have any?

Have a bear claw.


This ever happen to you?

Four weekends in a row.

No deer at all.

Do you want to make it
five weeks?

You just keep up
the chitchat.

What are you doing?

I'm gonna salvage
the rest of this weekend.

Fred invited me
to a paint gun battle.

Paint gun is pretend, Harry.

Yeah, well, so is this
if we ain't shooting nothing.

You can join us later,
you know.


You be like that, then.

See if I care.


Aw, shit.


Hey, Pat.

Is my Palm Pilot up there?



Think his gun
could have misfired?

Wandered off for help?

If he did, why didn't
Harry hear it?

Oh, come on.

What do you got?


I want a cast of this
made right now.

Right now.

Down, boy!

Have you had a chance
to check out the cast?

Yeah, sure. Tiger.

So what?
Where'd you get it?

A what?

Front forepaw.
Big, too.

A tiger?

You know, um,

big cat,
about 10 feet long.

with black stripes.

Yes, Phil.
I know what a tiger is.

So where'd you get the cast?

20 minutes from here.

In the woods.

[cattle lowing]

That's, uh...

that's impossible.

A tiger in the woods.

Come on.

They're in India, China,
that sort of thing.

It's killing people, Phil.

That jogger?

Now we got Pat,
Barnes, and old Coddy.

Do you know of any zoo
that might be missing a tiger?

I haven't seen any reports
from any local zoos

about an escape.

Well, what about a circus?

A parade?

Siegfreid & Roy.

It's probably
an undocumented animal.

Black market.

Black market.

Oh, big demand
for exotic animals.

As pets or for their organs
and glands.

Sometimes their blood.

Do you know anyone who could
stop it and kill it?

Tigers are at the top
of the food chain.

You can't just walk into
the woods and kill a tiger.

They're faster then we are,
stronger then we are,

and deadly smart.

A tiger hears you coming
a mile away.

They move without
making a sound.

In the woods,
you could be standing
20 feet away from one.

Wouldn't even know.

It could survive
for years out there.

For years.

As long as the food holds out.

[phone rings]

Excuse me.

Thank you very much.


Hello, Sharon.

We just found
the remains of the jogger.

Half a leg
with a sneaker on it.

That's it?

Well, there's some hair,
a few pieces of bone.

We're gonna go deeper into
the woods and look for more.

No, no, no.

Get everyone
out of the woods.

Now. Right now.

Please tell the Governor
I have an emergency here.

I have three dead already.

I'm sorry. Now is just
not a good time.

Well, when is a good time?

When I have three more dead?

Damn it.

Eleanor, call the press.

Do you mean Harold
at Taruga County Inquirer?

No! I mean the press.



Right now
we don't know much,

and our facts
are disconnected.

But what we do know,
we have three dead people.

And this all started
a few days ago

when we found the remains
of a man named Coddy Washburn.

His body was torn to bits.

[all speaking at once]

Okay, okay, okay.

We took the plaster cast
we found near the second body

to Phil Hedge,
who is a local veterinarian,

where he told me
it's from a Bengal tiger.

Where does a Bengal tiger
come from, Sheriff?

Can you please tell us?

[whistles] Hey!

[Reporters stop shouting]

Thank you. Yes?

Kathy Kurick, News 8.

Bengal tiger.

What exactly does this
mean for your community?

That means we have
a tiger on the loose

that's eating people.

[Grady on TV] I do understand

that tigers hunt
both night and day,

So I want to tell everyone

who has to go outside
to do farm work or such

to go in groups and be armed.

And all the other people stay
inside as much as possible

until it's over.

Is he out of his mind?

This is Kathy Kurick reporting
live from Taruga County.

Are you out of your mind?

Corn and Apple fest
is about to kick off,

and you're on statewide TV
telling people to stay away!

We got a killer out there.

If you don't handle this
right, we'll get killed
at the next election.

Only two of the dead
were voters.

You, stay out of this.

Who was killed?

Coddy Washburn, Pat Marteens,

and Sarah Johnson's
new boyfriend.

For the love of--

Where did a tiger come from?


I don't know.

I have notified everyone
including the Governor.

You phoned the Governor?

That was my call, not yours.

Now look, a tiger hunts in--

in what kind of...

territory? What range?

I've been told
as far as 200 miles.

So it could be gone tomorrow
and never come back

and be someone else's problem.

Look, all I'm asking

is that you not
create a public panic.

And I don't want any
public shelters, either.

We've got a nice safe town.

Maintain security,
but do it quietly.

[animal snorting]


There you are.




A grown man.

I don't want
to hear about it.

Afraid of the dark.

I'm not afraid of the dark.

I hate the dark.

There's a difference.

Don't worry, little fella.

There aren't any monsters
out there.

[phone rings]




Someone posted a reward
for the tiger.

You got to be kidding.

No. On the Internet.

Can you take it down?

Get it taken down.

[Man shouting]

You're all just gonna
have to wait outside.

I'll see what I can do.

It went up
some time last night,

but word's spreading.

I'll be there
in 20 minutes.

It got someone else?

No. Some idiot
posted a reward

for the head of the tiger
on the Internet.

Mayor-- Is that him now?


We are now gathering

So have patience. We're tying
some loose ends up together.

Sheriff, can you
please tell us--

[Woman #2]
You have to give us
some answers!

I'll be back.

All right. Who was it?

Who put up that reward?

Was it Bill Hall?

Was it old Whitfield?

Not the Mayor.

Please tell me
it wasn't the Mayor.

Entertainment Weekly.


It's a pretty big story,
I guess.

Has it been taken down?

Already taken care of.

Good, good.
Get the word out

that the reward
has been rescinded.

Get a memo out to the press

that we're arresting anyone
found in the woods hunting.

And anyone found
off road with a gun

will be put in prison.

We don't have a prison, Chief.


What in God's name
is happening now?

Come on. We have to get
to the woods. Come on.

Keep me backlit.

And get some B-Roll
on the sheriff.

Oh look, Wolf is here.

I heard you were in the tunnel
when Diana got killed.

You know what the rags
are paying

for the first shot
of this thing?

You're scum.

Go to hell.

Don't touch my hair.

Hey, Roy.

Hey, want to play?

Sure. I can't
come out, though.

Mom says.


Well, want to come in?

No, that's okay.

How come you never
want to come in?

No reason.

Oh, hello. Who are you?

Roy Satterly, ma'am.

Oh you're Roy. Georgie's
told me all about you.

So you're not in school,

No, ma'am.

You're very polite,
aren't you, Roy.

A real gentleman.

Did you walk here?

Yes, ma'am.

It's not safe to walk
right now, Roy.

Don't you know
about the tiger?

You know about it, too?

Of course we do.
It's been in the news.

It's killed three people.

Isn't that why you're
not in school, either?

What school
did you say you go to?

A different school.

Other side of the river.

Well, I'd like to give
your mom a call

just to let her know
that you got here okay.

Sure, ma'am.
Our phone's out, though.

Something's wrong with it.

Maybe I'll come back
another time.

Roy, you come back here
right now!

It's okay, Mrs. Willet.
I'll be fine.

Here, kitty, kitty,
kitty, kitty.

Any idiot can hide
from a patrol car.

It takes a special kind
of idiot to go tiger hunting.

[police radio]
Sheriff unit 2.

Go, Ezra.

I found a crashed 1-ton truck

out here on route 67
past Cottonmouth road.

There's some kind of
a wooden crate in the back.

It's busted open.

Just probably skidded
off the road at night.


Looks like a big animal cage.

It's busted wide open.

It's probably
that black market thing

that Phil
was talking about.

Are there any witnesses?

Not likely way out here.


Any sign of the driver?

Well, he wasn't in the cab.

I'm guessing
he either ran off or--

Scratch that.
I found the driver.

Or what's left of him.

Oh, my God.

Call the coroner
and have--

Hey, boy!
Come back here right now!

This is the Sheriff!

[tiger snarls]



[flies buzzing]

What in the hell?


Let's see.

Yeah. Here.

What time is it?



[twig snaps]

Phil Hedge said
it could be 20 feet away

and we would not see it.

It's about 20 feet
to that thicket.


Kathy Kurick, News 8.
What happened here, Sheriff?

Ma'am, you are trespassing
on a possible crime scene.

You're interfering
with police procedure.

Well, you're interfering
with freedom of the press.

I'm escorting you back
to your car right now.

Where's Wolf?

That's what we're
trying to find out.

Did he get any shots?

So much for keeping
a lid on things.

I've seen these.

So has the Governor.

He called me to say the nation
is shocked at our loss.


He was surprised
that we hadn't called

to let him know
about this sooner.

Of course he didn't
promise any compensation

for the damage this tiger
publicity might do.

But he is mobilizing
the National Guard.


When will they be here?

Tomorrow morning.

They want us to clear the area
near the tiger's last kill.

We got it covered.

And I want you to meet
with them out there,

away from town,
away from the reporters
and cameras, okay?

We're getting

Thank God.

That has to last
till lunch time,

so chew properly.

You're not an animal.

You Roy?

Come over here, please.

Mrs. Willet called
my office yesterday,

saying a boy named Roy
came by

telling her he lived
on Ten Mile Road.

Nobody lives
on Ten Mile Road.

a forest service road.

Yes, sir.

Well, don't you know
there's a tiger
loose in the woods?

Didn't you hear me on TV

telling everybody
to stay inside?

No, sir.

We don't have a TV.


Or a phone.



Yeah. They're here
to kill the tiger.

Kill it?

Roy, listen to me.

I'm telling you directly.

Unless you're
with a group of people,

it's not safe out there.

Do you understand?

Yes, sir.

You promise?


Good. Let's get in the car.




Mrs. Satterly,
I'm Sheriff Grady Barnes,

and there's a tiger loose
in the woods,

as I'm sure you are aware.

It's very important

you keep Roy inside
as much as possible.

Of course.

Thank you, Sheriff.

Come inside, Roy.

Good day.

You told the Sheriff
you saw a tiger?

No, Momma.


Don't lie
to me or anyone else

about any your make-believe

There are no kangaroos
or lions or tigers out there.

But, Momma, I saw.

No more, child. No more.

We're as safe here
as in God's pocket.

There's nothing outside but
what the Good Lord put there.

Now you go play.

Hey, they're coming for you!

Can you hear me?
They're coming.

They've got soldiers!

[Male announcer] Welcome, folks,

to the 14th annual

Taruga County Corn and Apple Fest,

kicking off today with the Taruga Mini Majorettes.

[Female announcer]
And sponsored by Johnson's
Tractor and Grain.

There's Mr. Johnson.

Oh, and look.
It's the Shriners,

no strangers to any parade
and always a good time.

And here comes your Grain Marissa,

Corn and Apple beauty babe.

That's right, Dick.

[crowd applauding, whistling]

We've got a record turnout,

The festival's
a huge success.

Nathan Lowe has sold all
of his paintings already!

Believe that?

Hey, maybe we can do this
again next year--

you know, rent a tiger,
keep it in a cage.


[chatter on walkie-talkie]

Sergeant Winshiser.

I'm Sheriff Grady Barnes.
This is my deputy Weinman.

We'll take it from here,

is this all there is?

You've only brought
six Guardsmen.

What did you expect,
Grady, a regiment?

No, but we have an animal

that's eaten four,
maybe five people.

Do not feed the animals.
Is that what you're trying
to say, Grady?


We are hunting a tiger,
not a terrorist.

Well, my men think
if you do more studies--

Well, with all due respect
to your men, Sheriff,

my boys here,

see, they can
brush aside a tiger

without too much trouble.

All right, boys, bring it in.

Our target has kills
in these four areas.

We are going to move

through the northern
sector of the forest
starting here

and across the target's
territory to the south.

We will be using the standard
A-Frame recon formation--

three teams of two.

Now, by triangulating,
we will be most efficient.

Each two-man team
will anchor the others,
always in communication.

Each sector will be cleared

until we locate
and exterminate this tiger.

Now, do we have any questions?

No, sir!
No, sir!


Is there anything I can do?

Well, now you're good
at keeping the peace,

You just leave
the killing to us.

[Guardsmen laugh]

Now, did I not ask
to have this sector cleared?

We cleared it out

Well, then, what
in Sam Hill is that?

♪♪ [Man singing opera]


There's no camping out here.

This area is restricted.

[Man] Of course
it's restricted.

You have a tiger
hunting in your woods.


Sir, it's very dangerous
for you to be here.

There's a lot going on here.

We have the National Guard.

It's just not right
for you to be here.

James Livingstone Graham.

Her Majesty's Armed Forces,

It's a pleasure
to meet you, Sheriff.


And your name
is Colonel James Graham.

Just Jim, please.

I read about your problem
in the Times.

It's extraordinary.

Your tiger has killed four
so far. Is that right?

And I don't want
to make it five.

The last tiger I killed
had eaten 228 people.


I thought my Shikar
days were over.


It means "hunt" in Hindi.


Did you ever hear of it?

Uh, look,
you don't understand.


Jim, you do not understand
what I'm saying.

Sheriff, I would say
I know more about tigers

and how to hunt them
than anyone in the world.

I read about yours
in England just yesterday,

and there is no time to lose.

Only two things are assured.

Tigers are great hunters,

and tigers
hunt night and day.

Don't worry, Sheriff.
Your soldiers will fail.

I'll start my hunt
when they're finished.


Unit 1.

Area clear.

Continuing due south.

[radio] Copy that.

Unit 2.

[radio] All clear.
Proceeding southeast.

Unit 3.

Continuing southeast.

Wild goose chase.

Listen up, teams.

We're coming to the end
of the first sector.

Hold positions.

First sector
all clear, Sergeant.

Roger that, Corporal.

Start sector 2 recon

Roger that, sir.

Timmons, take a new course.




Report immediately.


Missing a man, Sergeant.

He was right next
to me a moment ago.

Say again, Corporal.

May have a man down here.

Howe, hold your position.

Units 2 and 3 report to Corporal Howe immediately.


See you later.

Hi, Mrs. Dugan.


you shouldn't be walking
through the woods alone.

I just came to meet my mom.

Don't you know
what's going on out there?

...ferocious man-eater,

the 600-pound Taruga County tiger.

Local authorities confirm

that they have found gruesome half-eaten remains

and scattered body parts.

Forensic evidence indicates

each victim was ruthlessly
stalked, attacked,

and slaughtered in the woods
surrounding this small town.

Authorities are urging
everyone to stay inside

until the National Guard
finish operations

and destroy
this vicious man-eater.

Reporting from a town
in terror,

I'm Kathy Kurick, News 8.

Why do they have
to destroy it?

Didn't you hear?

It's killing people.

It's lost and starving.

Why can't they just feed it
until they can catch it?

You better pray
it don't catch you.

No. It's not like that.

It's nice.

I've seen it.

You've seen the tiger?

Uh, no. I mean, uhh...

in a dream, make believe.

A nightmare
sounds more like it.

Well, let's hope the Army
gets rid of this thing
right quick.

He was right beside me.

Then he's gone.

No sound, nothing.

No sign of a body.
No sign of a tiger.


Do you have a plan B?

Call up reinforcements.

No need to risk
more men, Sergeant.

For the inexperienced,
stalking a man-eating tiger

is an exotic means of suicide.

Look here.

It was moving.
Then it stopped.

It waited
for your men to pass,

And then it seized
one of them from behind.

The first bite would have
likely crushed his windpipe

so he could make no sound.

And then the tiger
dragged him backwards...

this way.

It's your man.

I'm sorry, Sergeant.

Grady, get this civilian
out of my sight.

I've hunted
and killed 12 tigers
in my career, Sergeant.

How many have you?

I work alone, Sheriff.


Just me
and my double rifle.

Chambered for the .470
Nitro express.

Two shots before I reload.

Enough to bring down
a bull elephant.

It was presented to me
by the government of India

for esteemed services.

Why come with me, Sheriff,

especially after what we
just saw back there?

'Cause you're the only person

that seems to know
what to do here, that's why.

Not by happiness,
not by progeny, not by wealth,

but by sacrifice alone can
immortal goals be achieved.

It's an old Hindu teaching.

That's nice, but what I
want to find out is--

I was staying
in a small house in India

with my family,

just outside Delhi,
many years ago.

Four of us
on the floor asleep.

It was a hot night.

A window had been left open
to circulate the air.

Without waking us,
a tiger crept inside,

dragged my 12-year-old son
out of the room,

and quietly killed him.

The banging noise
that awoke us

was the beast
having pulled the body

halfway out through
the bathroom window

and getting it stuck.

The kind of knowledge
you need for this

is not something that can be
passed along as idle advice.

Go back to town.

Tend to your people,

I'll check in later.


did you see the news
on the TV

at the store today?

There's no time
for that nonsense, Roy.

Besides, Mrs. Dugan had me
scrubbing the back room today.

Do you know
if people on TV

are actually
telling the truth?

You won't find
the truth on TV.

The Good Book's
the only truth you need.


I guess so.

I'll make us
a nice dinner tonight.

Annie gave me
some cans of soup.


Are you here?

They're talking
about you on TV now!

They say you kill people!

Are they just afraid of you?

Well, you can stay here
with me if you like.

It's safe here.
Nobody ever comes up here.

I'll take care of you.

[water splashing]


You were really here.

It wasn't a dream.


Get me a shot at it.

I'll blow
its damn brains out.

Think so?

I know so.

I'm gonna put his head
on my wall.

Is that
the National Guard?

Yeah. They're doing
road blocks now,

keeping out
bounty hunters.

Guardsmen, this is
the Deputy Sheriff!

Can you hear me?

Guardsmen, this is
the Deputy Sheriff!

Can you hear me?

They left in a hurry.

Not that long ago.
Call Eleanor.

Let her know where we are
and why.

You see that tiger,
you lean on the car horn.

To hell with the horn.

If I see that tiger, ka-blam.

I'm a hero.


Ezra, I got a man down!

Help me.

A tiger didn't do this.

You've been shot?

It's here...for my partner.

[horn honking]

Ezra, you see it?

We're going to get you
to a hospital, okay?

No. Don't leave me.

All right. You're going
to be okay. All right?

You just hang in there.
I'll be right back.

No. No.

No, don't go.




Oh, God.

[phone rings]


Yes, Eleanor?


Where's the location?

Thank you.


Sharon and Ezra found

an abandoned
National Guard troop carrier.

Two guards are missing.

Sharon and Ezra
are not responding.

Oh, my God.Yeah.


I know.

That's remarkable.



What's your name?

I'm Roy.

Roy Satterly.

Mine's Jim.

You stood right there
earlier today

when the tiger was here?

He comes to your window
at night

and just sits there.

You know about the tiger?

You're not afraid of it?


Do you know
where tigers come from?

Tigers come from Asia.

It's a land far away.

to one Buddhist legend,

a young boy severely whipped

or given many stripes
by his teacher,

ran off into the woods,

and in his rage,

he became the first tiger.


Why do you think
the tiger comes to you?

I don't know.

I dream about him.

That you're a tiger?

Yeah, in these woods.

I think you are a very
special young man, Roy.

You lived out here
your whole life?

Yes, sir.

Can you tell me
what made those tracks?

Two deer.


a doe and her fawn.

Can you tell me
where they went?

They came here.

Something scared them.

They moved quickly
in that direction.

How long ago?

Maybe two days ago.

And nobody's
taught you how to do this?

No, sir. It's just
obvious, isn't it?


I suppose it is...

to some.


Yes, Roy?

I heard they're bringing
soldiers to kill the tiger.

They're going to try, yes.

But why?

Because it's dangerous, Roy.

He doesn't want
to hurt anyone.

Just because you find
something beautiful

doesn't mean
that you understand it.

Are you going to kill him?

Yes, because he can't
choose what he is.

He hunts,
and if he's near people,

he hunts people, too, and I--
I can't let that happen.

I've enjoyed meeting you
very much, Roy.

I hope I see you again.



I'll be here tomorrow
if you want to come by.

[Kathy Kurick]
Sheriff, what happened here?

Get back in your car!
This is a crime scene--

what happened here?

This is a crime scene,
and I need everyone--

I need everyone to go
back to their vehicles--

How much do you know
about this, Sheriff?

...and clear.

Have you personally
seen the tiger?

Clear the area!


W-We were separated
barely for a minute. I--

I should have radioed in.
I didn't follow procedure.

It's not your fault.

You didn't do anything wrong.

I left him.



It's just
a little further.

If my mom finds out
I'm in the woods,
she'll kill me.

Come on.
It's just up here.

Are you sure it's safe?


Take a look.


I told you.

That's from a tiger?



Hey, Georgie,
where are you going?


How could a tiger take down
two trained heavily armed men?

Because they left the relative
safety of their lorry.

Perhaps the tiger
showed itself unwittingly...

or deliberately.

In any case,
the Guardsmen saw something

and came after it
with their weapons.

The drop pattern
of these casings here

indicates a concentrated
arc of shooting.

It's a sweeping movement.

They fired in panic
or earnestness, perhaps,

hearing something
or seeing some movement.

At close range,
with all that fire power,

how did they miss?

The tiger was not
where they were shooting.

It came out here.



The first man
was clearly shot,

not attacked by the tiger.

He fell here where your
deputy found him.

The second man
was dragged through here,

likely while still alive.

He died here as the tiger
shook him, broke his neck,

and dragged him further away.


What about my deputy Ezra?

The tiger probably crawled
up to the patrol car.

It reared up and dragged your
man clear out of the car.

The horn was honked
during the struggle,

but he was killed

A truly amazing hunter.

Amazing hunter?

I'm betting on us,

Are you?

I apologize.

It's been a long day
for everyone.

Does anyone know this guy?

seems awfully interested

in whatever he's saying.

Oh, uh, Sheriff?

If possible, I'd like
to avoid the press.

I'm not too fond
of the coverage,
as it were.

I'm in agreement.

[Mrs. Satterly]
Is there an I?

Nope. No I.
One guess left.


Nope. No U.

You lose.

You don't have
to enjoy it so much.

What word is that anyway?

Trailer-- T-R-A-L-E-R.

Roy, there is so an I
in trailer.

It's spelled T-R-A-I-L-E-R.


Never mind. Hand me
a fresh sheet of paper.


Georgie Willis goes to school.

Do all kids
go to a school?

I want you here
learning your Bible.

Safe from the evils
and temptations in the world.

Now it's your turn to guess.

You may have already
heard this,

but we lost three people
yesterday to the tiger--

two National Guardsmen
and one deputy.

Sheriff, it's been said

that tigers return
to the kill to feed later.

Are you going to leave
the bodies out as bait

to see if the tiger will
come back and feed on them?

We respect our dead here.

Can you tell us
about this specialist
you've brought in?

We've brought no one in,

and even if we have, I would
not disclose his name to you.

His name is
Colonel James Graham,

isn't that right,

English tiger hunter.

He will not be doing
interviews at this time,

and I ask you
to respect his privacy.

Maybe because Graham
was run out of India

after his last failed hunt,
a two-year failure

where that tiger
killed over 200 people.

Graham was blamed
for letting it get away

time and time again.
Care to comment?

That doesn't
compare with this.

You didn't check his résumé
before hiring him, Sheriff?

We're doing our best
to be better.

With a failed
tiger hunter?

You want a crack at this?

You want to lead
the search tomorrow?

I just lost a deputy
right here

who I've known
since he was a young boy!

There will be
no more questions!

Sheriff, can you
please tell us--

Things not going well
in Taruga County

as tempers flare

and three more killed
by the man-eating tiger.

With the body count at seven,

local law enforcement steps
are being questioned.

Turn it off, please.

...Taruga County.

I don't know what to say.

Ezra was my only son.

Do you understand that?

I'm so sorry.

But what do you know?

You never had kids.
You don't know.

Mary and I have prayed
to have children.

Believe me.

I remember
the very first time

Ez told me he wanted
to be a sheriff.

That was his dream,
you know.

He was after your job.

It was Christmas, years ago.

He was just 8 years old,

and Santa brought him
a cowboy hat

and a silly silver
marshal's badge,

and some damn thing.

And he put on that hat,

and he turned to me,

and he said "Daddy,
you're under arrest."

Kill it, Grady.

Colonel Graham,
it's Sheriff Grady.

Good evening.

Hello, Sheriff.


You didn't catch
your last tiger?

Has that come up already?

I was trying, of course.

The tiger was illusive.

And then I became a tool

to embarrass
the sitting government

just before elections.

The media loved it.

They turned against me,
and people turned against me,

people I had loved
my whole life.

Then eventually
it became dangerous
for me to stay in India--

death threats and so on--

and so I was asked to leave
the country where I was born.

Just tell me you're not here
to settle an old score.

That's precisely
what I am here for.



[gasp] Oh, no.

[running footsteps]

Isn't it past your bedtime?

He killed you. I saw.

The dream?

Come on.
I'll take you home.

You shouldn't be
out alone at night.

My mom's
still working at Dugan's.

She closes tonight.

All right, I'll take
you there, then.

Come on.


Mrs. Satterly?


what did I tell you
about talking with strangers?

Mom, look out!

No! Roy!

Oh, Lord.


Stop! We're here!

Aah! Run, Roy!


Mom! Mom!


No! No!

Stay close to me, Roy.

[running footsteps]



Grady, this is Eleanor.

Go, Eleanor

Nothing nasty this time, Grady.

I got a burglar alarm over at Dugan's General Store.

Okay, I'll check it out.

I'm not far.

Roy, where are you?

I know you're scared,

but I need to know
where you are.










Roy, where are you?

I'm over here,
under the truck.


Come here. Come here.


Roy, you run to my truck
as fast as you can.

Now. Go, go, go.

Now you're all right now.

Won't be playing much cricket
this season, I suspect.

I don't see
why you can't stay.

You've got
a home away from home.

My wife Mary makes the best
pecan pie you'll ever taste.

Thank you, Grady,
but I need to go home now.

This has been made
all too clear to me

that this was my last hunt,
with no regrets.

Thank you for that.

Thank you.

He's a rare spirit,
that one,

and he's fallen
into your hands.

Mary, I have someone
I want you to meet.

His name is Roy.

Hello, Roy.

Come on inside.

It's all right.

♪ Tell me

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♪ Tell me

♪ Why do you have to lie

♪ Yeah, lie

♪ You don't
have to lie to me ♪

♪ Tell me

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♪ Lord, yeah, yeah

♪ You don't have
to lie to me ♪

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you want to do ♪

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you want to go ♪

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vacation, baby ♪

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