Party Line (1988) - full transcript

A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.

(wind blows)

(synthesizer music)

(ominous music)

- [Woman] Hello? (laughs)

Uh uh.

Uh uh, I've never called the
party line before.

Well that's actually not true,
I've called it once before,

but I just listened, yeah I like
to listen. (laughs)


Did somebody else get on the line?

So hi, oh I could definitely get
into that. (laughs)

You're sick.

Well, I don't know, when do
you want to meet?

That would be great, tonight, mm
hmm, I'll see you there.


(ominous music)

- Mmm, I'm not in the mood.

Oh, I can be talked into anything.

No, no preference, you
name it I like it.

Inhibited isn't in my
dictionary sweetheart.

- I'm not a tease, I've done it
with plenty of guys

from the party line, I told you,
I'm just real picky.

(sexy saxophone music) (moaning)

(ominous music) (moaning)

(ominous music)

(moaning) (panting)

(ominous music) (moaning)

- Angelina, you naughty girl.

(Angelina laughs) - Hey.

- You're doing it again, huh?
- Hi sweetie.

- Sweetie, who the hell are you?

- Well who could I be, I could be
Angelina's husband.

- Husband. (Angelina laughs)

- I swear to God, I had no
idea she was married.

You didn't say you were married.

- See, I'm a free-spirited
individual right,

I mean most husbands would
want to come in here

and rip your heart out, but not
me I just want to get

acquainted Mr. Curtis West.
(Angelina gasps)

- You told me on the party
line that your name

was Tom Brown Curtis,
shame on you.

- Will you take a look at ooh,
he's a family man too.

- Aren't we just full
of surprises?

- And you come with
surprises yourself,

look why don't you just
give me my wallet

and I'll get out of here.

- I've got a great idea.

Why don't we call the wife and
kids and let them know

what daddy's been up to, huh?

Why don't we tell them daddy's
been fucking my wife

in my own father's house?

- Look, I don't want any problem,
I'm sorry.

Just give me the wallet, let
me get out of here.

- What's the number Angelina?

- Okay, let me just
get out of here.

- What's the number Angelina?

- I don't want any problem here.

I didn't know she was married.

- Now I think an apology is in
order here, don't you?

- I said I'm sorry, I had no
idea she was married.

- You're supposed to be sorry,
now say you're sorry.

- Say you're sorry.

(phone crunches)

- Good work dear brother. -
Bet he's sorry now.

- [Angelina] Now get
daddy's razor.

(ominous music)

(80s electronic music) (car
engine thrumming)

(ominous music)

(car engine thrumming)
(upbeat pop music)

(upbeat pop music)

- How are you darling?

Down? - Heck yeah.

- Okay, let's see.

I picked right over here.

You look so lovely tonight.

There you go.

(upbeat pop music)

Thank you, have a lovely evening.

(upbeat pop music)

# Let's go dancing

# Ooh, turn around, you're so fine

# The night is up

# The choice is yours

# Breaking down a night
that you never have

# Tonight's the night

# You have got the moves now, but
the night has just begun

(sexy saxophone music)
(crickets chirping)

(ominous music)

- Henry, you scared the
shit out of me.

- Sorry about that.

- How did you get in?

- I'm the DA, your landlady
recognized me from TV.


- What's the champagne for?

- It's just my way of
saying thank you.

- For?

- Your work.

Your dedication.

- Henry, you're a nice guy
and not a bad boss.

- Thank you.

- But I don't like mixing
work with pleasure.

- We're not at work right now.

(phone rings)

- Yeah?


All right, I'll be right there.

- What is it?

- Looks like another one.

- Another body? - Mm-hmm.

- Damn, that's four this month.

- I'll see you at the office.

- Oh, DA's here.

Should be able to
wrap this case up

within a few minutes, right?

- Who found him captain?

- The bum here.

- I'm not a bum, I'm homeless.

- Did you get a statement?

- Well, I guess you
could call it that.

- Okay suppose you tell
me what you saw.

- Well I was just standing
here taking a leak

and trying to relieve myself and
I felt like someone

was watching me and I can't do it

when someone's watching me,
you know what I mean?

- Did you actually see
someone dump the body?

- Well I turned around, I saw this

red fancy sports car
just taking off.

- Did you get the license number?

- Are you crazy, I can't see a
thing without my glasses.

- Well, did you get all that?


- Hey ease up, will you?

- She blocks it. (laughs)

- You got them?

- Center court mister.

- All right honey, you sexy devil,

I don't know how you do it.

- I told you Magic and I
are just like this.

- You wish. - I know.

- You ready?

- Come on. - Okay.

- All right.

- Shoot left. - Shoot left.

- Dribbles right. -
Dribbles right.

- What is he going-- - It's good,
it's good.

- No, oh luck, luck. - Skill.

(coughs) I think I hear my
computer calling me.

- You know I really hate
to break this up,

but I've been down an alley
looking at stiffs

while you standing around shooting
trash can basketball.

- What can I say Lloyd,
vice is nice.

- Homicide is murder.

Got a flash for you, Mr. Vice.

One of your playmates is
back on the street.

- Who? - Who?

Well I'll give you a hint.

Who always makes bail before the
ink is dry on the reports?

- Gonzalez. - Gonzalez.

- Bingo, two of his bimbos came in
here with a suitcase

full of cash made bail about
a half hour ago.

- What a business, we put them in,
they let them out.


Your shot, Lloyd.

- Uh, by the book this time Dan.

- You really want to
nail that dealer.

- He's too good a cop to be
wasting his time

on a loser like Gonzalez.

(solemn piano music)

(slams piano discordantly)

- Tsk, tsk, tsk, you just ruined
father's favorite piece.

- Darling, you were
father's favorite piece.


- [Man On Phone] I'm
especially fond of lips.

Lips that like to explore.


- Hey baby, these lips
have been places

that aren't even on the map.


- Well my nick name is Sugar Lips.

- [Man On Phone] Sugar, is
that really you?

I've been calling this
party line for months

trying to track you down?

- Who's this? - Lenny.

- Lenny? - Yeah, Mr. Footlong,

the guy who can lick
his own eyebrow.

- I have a question for the woman

who navigates without a map.

- That's me. - Well,
say something.

- Are you there explorer?

- This guy is always on here,
I love his voice.

- Uh, yeah, I'm here, baby.

- [Man On Phone] You have the most
charming way with words.

I was curious are you as
adventurous as you claim?

- I could do things to you that
would curl your toenails.

- Explorer, I want to meet you.

Don't hold me in
suspense any longer.

- Shit, they're home only.

It's only nine 0' clock.

(papers rustling)

- Oh, hi Mr. and Mrs. Simmons,
this is my friend Alice.

She just dropped by to
keep me company.

- Hi Alice how are you? - Hi fine.

- Everything going all
right Jennifer?

- Fine.

- Did Alison give you any trouble?

She went to bed on time?

- Perfect little angel as always.

- Good, come on kids, we'll
give you a ride home.

- Uh uh, this is the first time
I've called the party line.

Well that's not actually true,

I called once and just listened.


Hello, did somebody else pick up?

No, we're alone?

So hi.

Uh huh. (laughs)

I could get into that.

Mm-hmm, well it depends what
type do you like?



Well what about later on tonight?

Hmm, yeah?

No, no I could get into that.

Well why don't we meet
at your house?

Okay, well then do you
know Experience?

Mm-hmm, that's the place.

Yeah, I like it too.

Uh huh.

Oh that'd be (laughs) you're
wild aren't you?

I like that.

Oh, hold on just a minute,
hang on just a second.

Oh, this one, this one is a gem.

You are gonna love this.

Let me have a bite of that.

Hello, hmm?

No, uh uh I'm just
eating something.

Oh. (laughs)

Mm-hmm, well that's what
we'll do then.

So how am I gonna know you?

Do you have anything red?

A red handkerchief?

Oh, that's perfect, yeah
you wear that.

I'm looking forward to it too.

I'll see you then, bye.

- So how are things
going at school?

- Great. - Fine.

- Any boyfriends yet Jennifer?

- No, not really.

- Well, it'll happen.

It'll happen.

Well there you are, home
sweet home Alice.

Good night honey,
nice meeting you.

Whoa, Jennifer where
are you going?

- That's okay, Mr. Simmons I can
walk home from here.

- Oh don't be silly, that's a
long walk for a girl

your age this time of night,
no telling what kind

of perverts are out there,
good night Alice.

(car engine thrums)

(ominous music)

Wait a minute Jennifer, just
hold on a second here.

Can we talk for a minute?

Why are you sitting way over here?

Oh come on, come here.

- Mr. Simmons, why do we have
to go through this

every time I babysit for you?

- Honey, why don't you
call me Jack okay?

- Jackass.

- Honey, come here, come here.

Jennifer, hey what the hell?

(car door slams)

(ominous music)

- Ow. - I'm sorry.

- You pricked me, you can't do
anything right can you?

- Thanks a lot Alice.

Of course he had his
hands all over me.

What do you think I did?

I slapped him.

Oh, I know, I couldn't believe
their timing either.

Just when I was gonna about to go
make a date exploring.

I don't know, it's tempting,
his voice just sounds

so totally-- - You're not

on the phone are you?

I warned you about calling
those party lines.

- I'm in bed mom.

- [Jennifer's Mom] Jennifer,
your father's gonna get

furious when he gets that bill.

- I'm not on the party line mom.

Look, I gotta go, I'll talk to
you tomorrow okay.


(upbeat pop music)

- Good evening ladies.

(upbeat pop music)

So you're Gonzalez, it's good
to see you again.

- Thank you.

(upbeat pop music)

# This will be easy marks

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# Don't cross, you'll get the boot

# We'll make you lame,
we'll turn you mute

# Just praise the Lord
and pass the loot

# We can pray for
peace in the world

# We can pray for your health

# We will pray, we
want gold you see

(upbeat pop music)

# Pray that we don't get good

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# Don't cross us,
you'll get the boot

# We'll make you lame,
we'll turn you mute

# Just praise the Lord
and pass the loot

(upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# Praise the Lord and
pass the loot

# We'll make you lame,
we'll turn you mute

# Just praise the Lord
and pass the loot

# Hey just leave me alone

- You've shown up?

- Well how I could resist
such a sexy voice?

- Well you're even sexier in
person, nice surprise.

- I've got a lot of
surprises for you.

# Save us from the taxman Lord

- So is this the first time
you've met someone

from the party line? - Yes, yes.

- Why do I find that
hard to believe?

- I don't know, but
believe me it is.

- You look just like I
imagined you.

- Smile.

- Hey what is this?

What do you want money?

Here, take it.

- Money, that sounds like
something father would

have said you know that and
this was his razor,

kept him very sharp, has a
nasty tendency to nick.

- Please, I didn't do
anything to you.

- No, but you had plans for me,
didn't you?

Does your wife know where
you are tonight?

- Happy kids, huh? -Action Seth,

do it he's boring me.


(upbeat pop music)

(sniffs) (muffled talking)

- Look at that now, hey does this
have public toilets now?


- Louie, no.


- Fuck you asshole. - Shit, shit.

(ominous music)


- You don't want any
trouble asshole,

I know police brutality
when I see it?

- Police brutality, you
mean what like this?

(pipe pops) (water sprinkles)

Stay here!

(upbeat pop music) (ominous music)

(ominous music)

(motorcycle engine thrums)

- Police, I need your car.

(ominous music)


(police radio chattering)

- Yo Bridges.

I know you managed to avoid
catching Gonzalez,

but seven times the same month,

I mean that's a gotta be a new
department record, huh?

- Yeah, well it's been tough
captain, but somebody

had to break your own record,

Bringing your girlfriends
to work now Lloyd?

- You know damn well if my
girlfriend looked like that

I'd still be at home in
bed instead of

standing here talking to you.

Detective Dan Bridges, this is DA
special investigator

Stacy Sloan. - Hello.

- What makes you so
special investigator?

- Don't pay any attention to him,

it only encourages him Sloan.

- I've heard a lot
about you Bridges.

- Yeah, you flattered or pissed?

- Six cases dismissed because of
illegal search and seizure,

three charges on police brutality,
eight lawsuits charging

you with harassment of-- - I'm
very proud of each

and every count, each of those
suspects was guilty.

- DA's office is doing a full
investigation on you.

- I'm so happy to see that you
two are getting along

so well, because you're gonna be
partners in this case.

- What. - Right.

- May I ask why? - After I do,

I'm vice remember? - I
know you're vice,

but you're better off on homicide.

Besides which, we need more
manpower on this case

and since you so conveniently
stumbled the scene,

we'll start right now.

Meanwhile I'm going home,
get back in bed.

I am out of here.

- Hey captain.

- You got a problem?

- Yeah.

Yuppie cops like you.

- I'm an assistant to the DA,
not a yuppie cop.

- I like them even less.

- I don't really care what you
like or don't like,

we're not here to make friends.

We're here to solve this case.

- Terrific.

Look, I'm not a babysitter okay,

you get in my way, I'm gonna
leave you behind.

- I can hold my own, just make
sure you hold yours.

- Fine. - Fine.

(police radio chattering)

- All right, Sloan give me
some background

so we can get ahead of this.

- We've only just started
the investigation,

we're just beginning to
see a pattern now.

There have been five victims, all
of them married men,

all of the bodies were in
the Hollywood area.

That's all we have.

Look, I want to talk to the rest
of these witnesses okay.

- Be my guest.

- Okay people I'd like to get a
statement from any of you

who may have seen or heard
anything in regards to the victim

or possible suspects,
excuse me I'd like

to get a statement from you.

Excuse me, if you any of you
may have a statement

you could give me if you're
a witness to the--

(gun shot rings out)

- Don't get your panties in a
bunch, it's a blank okay

Can we have your attention?

Right, they're all yours.

- Are there any witnesses here?

- Yo, I saw that guy
leave the club with

a good-looking redhead.

- Uh, I saw a woman get
into that Mercedes

when I first got here.

- What did she look like?

- Red hair, beautiful dress, I
didn't think anything of it

until a few moments ago when I saw
here tear out of here

in a red BMW. - Yeah,
I think I saw

her too, she turned
left down there.

- Officer, get an APB
on that BMW now,

pull over anything that
remotely resembles

it in a five mile radius.

Thank you, let's go lieutenant.

- What was the point of that?

- Just doing my civic duty.

- Lieutenant, thanks for waiting.

(car engine thrums)

- What civic duty, you are not
gonna spoil my good time.

- I need to see some ID?

- What?

- I need your name and
address for a report.

- Sure.

(upbeat pop music)

- Do me a favor would you?

You're sitting on my lunch.

(paper bag rustles)

- Thank you.

- Did you have to fire your gun?

- It worked, didn't it?

- [Police Radio] 117, 117,
we have a red BMW

with suspects at corner of
Mountain and La Scienica.

- Two blocks.

(upbeat pop music)

# Don't ask that to me

(upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)

# If you scream my name, come
back to my body please

# Don't ask that to me

(police radio
chattering) (car squeals)

- [Dan] Damn, if it isn't her?

(crowd claps)

(upbeat pop music)

- You look so sad baby brother.

- Don't treat me like one of them.

- Everything all right here?

- Oh yeah, everything's fine.

It's just a little family spat.

This is my baby brother Seth.

Seth, this is (laughs) I'm sorry
I forgot your name.

- Kirk.

- Kirk, surely you jest Kirk.

- Find something
amusing with my name?

- No, I find it nauseating.

- Seth, you know how I
abhor violence.

Listen Kirk, I'm gonna go to
the ladies room,

but I will would really
love to dance

with you some more later.

- Maybe I could use a
refresher myself.

- I want to talk to the
victim's wife.

- Nah, let a uniform
take a statement,

won't be much good to us in her
condition tonight.

(police siren rings)

- [Stacy] Oh, wonderful a cop
giving a ticket to a cop.

- I know that sorry excuse for
driving anywhere.



- Hi.

- I saw you on TV, you're with the
DA's office, right?

- That's right.

Well well well, back in
homicide eh Dan?

- Word travels fast.

- I'm psychic.

Listen, I better let you
two get going.

Make sure he gets home in
one piece okay?

See you later Danny boy.

- Cover your ass, Butch.

- Always.

- Butch? - Short for Brotowski.

- I thought it was
against regulations

for you to be involved with
another officer.

- Involved, oh Butch and I
aren't involved.

Just old fishing buddies.

# But tonight that's not the
only thing I'm asked

# Express to make

(upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)

- What the fuck do you want man?

(ominous music)

(upbeat pop music)

# I want to dance all
night oh baby

- Come on, let's get out of here.

I think the police
might come back.

- I'm having fun.

- I saw him leave with
someone else.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah.

(upbeat pop music)

- Didn't anyone teach you that
haste makes waste?

- Honey, why don't
you come to bed?

Come on, the bills can wait.

- No they won't, most of
these are overdue now.

When was the last time
Jennifer sat for us

before tonight? - Two weeks ago,

- What was the date? - The 15th.

- Are you sure? - I
should hope so.

It was our anniversary.

Let me go fix myself a
little snack.

I'll be right back.

- [Woman On Phone] Hello,
who's this?

- Well who's this? - Well I
asked you first.

- This is Samson. - Samson,
ooh Samson?

You gotta lot of muscles huh?

- Rock hard baby. - Who
are you people?

- Who are you? - I'm Jack.

I found this number on
my phone bill.

- [Woman On Phone] Well you got
the party line, sweetheart.

- The party line? - Uh huh.

- Yeah baby, let's party. - Hey
Jack, you got muscles

like Samson? - No
one's got muscles

like Samson. - I don't know about

this Samson, but you haven't
met big Jack yet.

- Okay lieutenant let's hear it.

Why didn't you want
this assignment?

- Short and sweet?

I don't like Bulls.

- Do you know the district
attorney personally?

- I know he's an asshole. -
What's that supposed

to mean? - Let's just
say it gets old

putting my butt on the line
every day so that

some politician like Wilson
can shoot me down

over some technicality.

- Those technicalities
protect people's rights.

- I'm talking about tracking down

a cold-blooded child killer
five years ago,

while you were still sweating over
grades in criminology.

And that son of a bitch
red handed me.

Wilson wouldn't prosecute
because we didn't follow

proper police procedure. - 117,
117 do you copy?

- Yeah. - Respond immediately

to a homicide at
Experience Night Club.

- We're working on it.
- No sweetie,

it's another one.

- Run around in circles.

(police radio chattering)

- Well it looks like the murder
weapon was a straight razor

just like our friend in
the Mercedes.

- Any witnesses?

Nobody saw it.

(gentle music box music)

(ominous orchestral music)

(TV announcer talking)
(ominous music)

(ominous music)

- [TV News Announcer] In
other local news,

authorities continue to look at
mysterious circumstances

surrounding a double
murder at Experience,

the trendy West
Hollywood night club.

The killings occurred within an
hour of each other

and seemed to be the work

of the same
razor-wielding assailant.

The suspect was seen leaving the
scene of the crime

in a red BMW, after the break--

- I just saw it on the news, you
killed that other guy too,

didn't you, huh, huh?

No wonder you were in such
a hurry to leave.

And you told me that he left
with somebody else?

I liked him.

- Stop hitting me.

- How dare you move on your own.

I had other plans for him.

- You're blowing it Seth and I am
not going to prison

because of your-- -
Stop hitting me.

- You struck me, you
little bastard.

- I'm sorry Angelina I didn't
mean to hurt you.

Just don't hit me.

- What are you doing
in here anyway?

You are really sick.

- I miss her Angelina.

- (laughs) You miss her?

Well what do you miss the most?

Maybe it was the way she
stumbled around here

ranting and raving like some
drunken old whore huh?

With a bottle of wine in one hand

and a cigarette in the other?

Or maybe, maybe it was the way
she bossed you around

like a little momma's boy.

Seth, darling,
practice your piano.

Oh Seth, don't play with that.

- Mother loved me!

- Yes, mother loved her
darling little baby boy.

But what about Angelina?

What did she do when I went to her

and I told her what father
was doing to me?

She blamed me for it.

I say good riddance to
both of them.

(slap rings out)

And let me tell you
something else,

you pathetic little momma's boy,

you ever so much as bat an eye
without my say so

and I'll be out of here so fast

you won't even have time
to say goodbye.

- Don't leave me Angelina,
I need you.

- Oh, don't tell me our
little momma's boy

is going to cry. -
Don't call me that.

- Momma's boy, oh your hand Seth,
protect them,

don't play with-- - Stop it!

- You special momma's boy.

Momma's boy.

- I said stop.

- You are a pathetic
little momma's boy.

(Seth cries)

Come to momma.

(Seth cries) (ominous music)

(sexy saxophone jazz music)


(sexy saxophone jazz music)

- When did you get in?

- Hey how you doing?

Afew minutes ago, I didn't
want to wake you.

- Gee, I don't know if I should
be grateful or hurt.

What's that?

- Homework. - Mm, is Ms. Sloan

being tough on you Danny boy?

- Nah, this new case giving
everybody problems.

- What's wrong?

- No finger prints, no witnesses.

This guy is either very
smart or very lucky.

- So tell me how do you like
working with your new partner?

- Goes by the book.

- Mm, did she say
anything about me?

- Getting jealous huh?

- (laughs) Did she?

- Yeah she did, something about
being against the rules

for two cops to be involved.

I told her we weren't involved.

- Thanks.

- Just old fishing buddies.

- Oh, well, I think you
got a bite buddy.

- Hey, I'll give you a bite.

(sexy saxophone jazz music)

(ominous music) (breathes heavily)

(sexy saxophone music)

(curtain jingles)

- Ugh, it's terrible.

- Would you excuse us please?

This is your new partner? - Yeah.

- Why didn't you consult me on it?

- I didn't have a choice Captain
Barnes assigned him.

- The man is a dangerous
hot-headed jackass,

he'll get you killed. - He had a
lot of nice things

to say about you too.

- He's unstable, he has no
respect for the law

and I want him off my case.

- Shirley, good to see you.

- Would you give me a break?

- Hey, I'm sorry I tried
to keep them out.

- Mr. District Attorney
was it your idea

to put Bridges back on homicide?

- Don't you people have
anything better

to do with your time?

- I believe it was Captain Barnes'

- Any leads lieutenant?
- No comment.

- All right, people
please (coughs)

Lieutenant Bridges was
assigned to this case

because of his past
accomplishments with homicide.

- Well what about the west
side child killer?

It was you who refuse
to prosecute.

- Yes it was, but I was
forced to do that.

You see it is my
responsibility under the law

to uphold the due process
of all citizens.

Now perhaps of if the
lieutenant had been a little

more mindful of the
proper procedure,

those children might
be alive today.

- Oh, you son of a bitch.
(ominous music)

- Dan, if you weren't such
an idiot sometimes,

you'd be much further
along in this force.

Man you really gotta do
something about your temper.

Why don't you take a
seminar or something?

- Save it Lloyd, I
should have belted

the son of a bitch a
long time ago.

- Well, I've been tempted
myself a few times.


- Sit down sergeant, I
was beginning

to get interested in this case,

- Thanks a lot lieutenant I
was counting on you.

- Yeah, well that's the breaks.

- Look I could still
use your help.

Henry doesn't even have to know.

- I'm going fishing.

What are you gonna do?

- I'm on my way out to
Bel Air to talk

to some of the witnesses from
the club last night.

- Good luck.

- Thanks.

(calm saxophone jazz music)

(piano tone rings)

(calm saxophone jazz music)

(objects rustle)

(discordant piano music)

(door bell rings)

- Hello, I'm Inspector Sloan from

the District Attorney's office,
we met last night.

- Yes, I remember you.

- I'd like to ask you a few more
questions if I could.

- I gave the officer my
statement last night.

Yeah, I realize that but
sometimes you can remember

more the next day after you have a
good night's sleep.

- Actually I was on my
way out of here.

- I promise I'll only take a
moment of your time.

- I told the officer
everything I saw.

- Mm-hmm, it was a red-haired
woman in a red BMW.

- Yes, that's right, now if
you don't mind.

- Nothing else, no
distinguishing characteristics?

- No, no, but if I
remember anything

I'll be sure to let you know.

That's my sister, look she doesn't
know anything about this

and I'd prefer to keep her out
of this actually.

- Could you identify this
woman in a lineup?

- You have someone in custody?

- No, not yet.

- Yeah, give me a call
and I'll be glad

to help out in any way I can.

(ominous music)

- A Posendorf Imperial, my
grandfather had one of these.

- Please, please do
not touch that.

It was my mothers' please.

- Seth, who's your friend?

- Angelina, this is Ms. Sloan.

- We were just-- - Just
talking about

this beautiful piano,
it seems we have

a mutual interest in music.
- How nice.

Seth, you really should
entertain your friends

at the house more often, this
place needs people.

- Well thank you for
your help Seth,

I really should be going.

- Oh please don't rush off.

- No, I really should be going.

- Well then promise us that
you'll make time

to come and visit us
again real soon.

- Well thank you that's very nice.

(ominous music)

(rips sheet music)

- I hope you're satisfied.

- She doesn't suspect anything.

As far as she's concerned,
I'm a model citizen.

- You're a model fool.

- Please don't get angry.

(ominous music)

- Don't touch me.

(ominous music)

(rips dress) (grunts)

(cries) (ominous music)

(ominous music)

- Hi Ruth. - Hi Stacy.

- Run a check through CCI on these
two people for me please.

- [Ruth] Okay, might be
a while though,

the computers are down again.

- I'll be in my office.

- Special delivery. - What is it?

- Lab reports.

They apologize for the delay,

it seems that some idiot misplaced
some of your evidence.

- A wig.

- I'm sorry what?

- The hair we found
from the Mercedes,

it's definitely from a wig.

It looks like the same razor.

- You know I'm beginning to
wish I didn't let

you head up this investigation.

- Why? - Because we hardly

see each other anymore.

- Henry please, I have a lot of
information to look at.

- Okay.


(calm synthesizer music)

(bicycle engine revs) (calm
synthesizer music)

(police siren wails) (calm
synthesizer music)

(calm synthesizer music)

(ominous music)

- Where's the fire?

That's a nice car.

The trouble with nice cars
is there's always

a temptation to see
what they can do.

- Yeah.

- Let's see your license
and registration.

- That's interesting.

(ominous music) (screams)

(phone rings) (calm jazz music)

- Yeah?

- [Lloyd] Dan, I've got some
bad news for you.

Butch is dead.

(calm saxophone jazz music)

- Serious as a heart attack baby.

You name the place.

- What's he saying?

What's he saying? - Shh.

- How about a cafe or something,
some place open.

- That's all right, Cafe Pacifica.

- [Jennifer] Perfect I'll
see you in an hour.

- Wear something red. - What?

Something red.

I'll wear something red hot,

but how will I know it's you?

- Red suspenders. -
Red suspenders?

What are you a fireman?

Well, that remains to be
seen hot stuff.

(ominous music)

- Well? - He says he's gonna

put out my fire. - You did it?

You're really going
through with it?

- Still angry with me?

- Well I like the way
you handled that,

good work baby brother.

(knocks on door)

- Oh, this is the first
night in a month

I've gotten to sleep
before the sun rises.

Who is it?

- Lieutenant Dan Bridges.

I want that son of a bitch.

I want him.

- Dan, I'm really sorry.

- Was it him?

- Possibly yeah. - What
about the weapon?

The news said her throat was cut.

- It was a straight razor.

They also found some hair
on her uniform.

It matches the hair we found

in the hand of last
night's victim.

(knocks on door) Who is it?

- [Henry] It's me Henry.

- Stay here and be quiet.

We don't need a scene.

- You alone?

I thought I heard someone.

- I couldn't sleep I was
watching television.

Now what do you want Henry?

- Well I want to talk, I
didn't want to leave it

the way it was at the office.

You miss me, admit it come on.

- [Stacy] Look, we'll talk about
it in the morning okay.

- Maybe I should take you
off this case.

I mean you haven't been the
same since it started.

- Henry, leave before I say
something you might regret.

- That I might regret? - Yes,
that you might regret.

(door slams)

- Get dressed. - What?

- We're not gonna catch this
guy in our sleep.

- All right.

(upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)

- There he is.

There are the red suspenders.

- [Alice] Oh my God,
he is so cute.

- [Jennifer] Who's that?

- Well hello, fireman.

- You sounded different on
the party line.

- Well you look exactly
like I imagined you.

- Oh yeah? - Yeah.

So you ready to do some exploring?

- Hey, is that Mr. Simmons?

- Uh, excuse me but I believe I
heard you people talking

on the party line. - Maybe.

- Well listen I'm kinda new in
town and I was just looking

to meet some people, I'm sorry to
butt in, but to tell you

the truth but she sounds an awful
lot like somebody I know.

- Three's a crowd. - Sorry.

- But I have a sister who
might like you.

Do you mind?

- Not at all, the more the
merrier is my motto.

- Shall we? - Why not?

(ominous music)

- Mr. Simmons is going with them.

- Look, can't we just go home?

This is getting way too
weird for me.

- I love champagne.

Makes me do the wildest things.

It brings out the beast inside.

- Well it sure makes me horny.

- Listen, I've got a
confession to make.

I've talked to you all on
the party line.

But I'm really not the girl you
thought you were gonna meet.

- I knew it, the other girl
sounded like my babysitter.

- Babysitter?

Jack, are you a married man?

- Yep.

- Well then I'd better get a
little more champagne.

We don't watch Jack to start
thinking about the little wife.

- Okay tiger.

Let's see if I can't tame that
beast in you huh?

(moans) - I'll

(calm piano music)

I maybe I could help.

- That's sweet.

Jack, don't be in too
much of a hurry.

I'll be right back.

Pop this.

(calm piano music)

- You bet.

- What's the matter, don't
you like me huh?

Oh relax.

You're so tense.

Come on baby, you know you
want to party with me

just a little huh, yeah,
yeah yeah? (laughs)

Mm, oh yeah, mm.

Yeah, that's right.

See I know what you're all about
because I'm just like you.

- Looks like you got a
live one Seth.

I wish all your girls
were this much fun.

- So do I.

- So where's your friend huh?

- He's indisposed. - Oh.

- Why don't you come and
join the party

for a little bit, huh?

- Oh, let's have a
little snack first.

Cold cuts?

- [Dan] Okay, we got two reports,

We got a sample from a wig,

we got a sample from a
real head of hair.

- [Stacy] The results from the
pathology lab say that the

razor cut according to
the angle had

to occur outside of the car.

The victim was inside the car,
a struggle

and the criminal-- -
Right there was hair

in the hand, so there was
definitely a struggle so either--

- What? - Either it could be

a transvestite or two people.

(calm jazz music)

- Thanks.

- So where are we?

- All the evidence leads to two
killers, a man and a woman.

- Right, now the victims
were married men,

no wedding rings and dressed for
a night on the town.

- Except the second victim at
Fantasia, he was single.

- Yeah, but I think he was
in the wrong place

at the wrong time,
just like Butch.

- So these guys were
fooling around.

- Yeah, they were going
on blind dates

and never coming back.

Question is were they being set up

or being picked at random?

I think they're being set up,
but how, how?

You got those phone records in?

- Yeah, Ruth should be in,
I'll check.

Ruth, did you get the
phone records yet?

- Yes, they're here. - Could
you bring them in?

Right. - Sorry, didn't know

you were here. - That's all right.

Thanks Ruth.

This is for three months.

- Looks like our friends like to
talk on the phone.

(papers rustling)

- This guy spends
more in one month

than I spend in a whole year.

- Wait a minute, look at this.

- 976, 976, it's the same here.

976. - 976.

- It's all over the place.

- Party line, looks like
gender is not all

our victims have in common.

(ominous music)

- It's obvious these things are
practically interchangeable.

- They all called more than
one party line.

The question is which one of
these party lines

is the one we're looking for?

- You know what?

- We should match the calls and
see if any of them

were made on the same party
line at the same time.

- Good idea.

I've got a contact at the
phone company.

(phone rings)

- Yeah.

(sighs) I'll be right there.

Two more bodies just
turned up in Malibu.

- What's he doing here,
police personnel only.

- Henry, I think I may have--

- Captain get that man
out of my sight.

- Henry, listen to me. - Stacy,
don't mess with me

on this one. - Would
you forget your

stupid pride and just listen
to me for a second?

- No, that's it, now
you're off the case

and I want your files now.

- Why?

Because I won't sleep with you?

- What are you doing here Dan?

- We're on to something captain.

I can feel it.

- You've been suspended, I don't
want to hear this.

- It's personal now.

- You won't give it up will you,
you won't let it go?

Would you?

Let's go, don't worry about him.

(calm saxophone jazz music)

- He's way too old for you.

- I just want to see if I can
talk to him again.

- You're not calling
from my house,

my mom had a cow last time I
got a phone bill.

- Oh my God, look. -
The following are

sketches of the two victims
whose bodies were found

just a few hours ago here at
Point Doom in Malibu.

If anyone has any information
regarding the identities

of either victims, please call the
Los Angeles District

Attorney's office, this
is Kimberly Lewis

reporting to you from Point Doom,
KWIN News.

- I'm sure it was him.

- I can't get involved in
this Jennifer.

My parents will kill me.

- Alice, we're talking
about murder here.

Besides, I think we saw the
creep who did it.

- Oh now he's a creep,
yesterday he was gorgeous.

Besides you don't know for
sure if it was him.

- Alice, why don't you
just go home?

I'll tell him I was
there by myself.

- You mean it?

- Yeah, go on, go home.

- Oh, you're the best.

I won't forget this.

- I can't believe
that pompous ass.

- How long were you and
Wilson involved?

- None of your business. - True.

- What am I doing, I just
spend 400 bucks

trying to stop smoking.

- So what are you gonna do?

- I'm gonna turn it over to Henry.

- Just like that. - Yeah,
just like that.

- Oh, that's terrific,
that's great.

- But not before I make
copies for both of us.

- All right.

(ominous music)

(phone buzzes)

- [Ruth] Ms. Sloan,
there's a young girl

that was referred by
the front desk.

- I don't want to talk to
anybody right now.

- [Ruth] She says it's
about the murders.

- Send her in.

(ominous music)

- Are you the woman
that I saw on TV?

The one who's
investigating the murders?

- Yes I am. - What can
we do for you?

- I think I know who killed Mr.

- More. - More hair?

- Yeah. - Right.

Good work Tommy, I owe you one.

- No. - All right.

Phone company records show
that everyone of them

called that same party line.

Good luck you didn't keep
that date Jennifer.

- Could you identify his voice if
you heard it on the phone?

- Yes.

- I think it's time we
called this party line.

What's the best time to call these
party lines Jennifer?

- Any time, but night
time's the best.

- Are you sure you don't
mind Jennifer?

- No.

(typewriter rattling)

- Now I'm late for my fundraiser.

- Ms. Sloan requested
this information.

I can't locate her, I thought you
might like to see it.

- Ms. Sloan is no
longer on the case.

- [Man On Phone] I've got just
what you're looking for baby,

there ain't a man alive that can
top what I'm packing.

- Get lost creep, I'm
looking for a real man.

I'm looking for a fireman.

- [Man On Phone] Honey, I'll be
whatever you want me to be.

- [Jennifer] I said take a hike.

- [Man On Phone] Hey baby, I'm the
man you're looking for.

- I said a real man, you sound
like a eunuch or something.

- [Man On Phone] Up
yours too bitch.

- [Woman On Phone] Hey sugar,
why don't you and I

get together, I'll make you forget
about men completely.

- I'm sorry.

- I think we should
call it a night.

- He'll show up, I know he will.

He always does.

It's just we're too early.

- It's late enough, your
parents are gonna be

really worried where you are.

- No they won't, I told them I
was spending the night

with my girlfriend Alice,
she'll cover for me.

- Dan, can I speak to
you for a minute?

- Sure. - Relax Jennifer.

- I don't like this at all.
- What?

- First we get this 16-year-old
girl to lie to her parents

and now we have her making
obscene phone calls

to a complete stranger. -
Something she's done

a hundred times before.
- I don't care

I don't like it. - I don't
like it either,

but it's all we've got
at the moment.

- I'm responsible, do
you realize--

- I understand. - If
anything happens,

I'm responsible. -
It's party time.

Anybody out there want to party?

- Ms. Sloan, hurry.

- [Woman On Phone] What did you
have in mind party boy?

- Yeah, I like champagne.
- It's him.

- You sure? - Yes.

- Okay, see if you can get
him to meet you.

(button clanks)

- Hey boy scout, this
is the explorer.

Remember me?

- Did he hang up?

- No, keep talking.

- I was running a little
late the other night.

Were you there?

I mean saw a man in red
suspenders walking away

with a woman with a red
sweater and another man.

Was that you?

You sure looked hot, I mean
if that was you.

Look, I'm really bummed that I
missed out like that.

Won't you give me another chance?

- [Man On Phone] I think your boy
scout hung up baby.

That's his loss isn't it?

- [Seth] Okay, explorer, I'll give
you one more chance.

But you stand me up this time

and daddy just might
have to spank you.

- Bad girls should be spanked.

I promise I'll be good.

Meet me at Fantasia, 110' clock.

- What's he gonna be wearing?

- And wear that sexy
fireman's outfit.

(ominous saxophone music)

- You did good, it's great.

You did great.

- Thanks.

(ominous music)

- I've got a special date
for us tonight.

- Really?

- The lady, the one who saw
me leave the cafe

with that Simmons fellow
and the other lady,

I want to get her.

- You're sicker than I thought.

- No, no, I've got it
all figured out

and we can tell if it's
a setup or not.

- You can do whatever you want.

- Where are you going?

- Rome, just as far away from
you as I can get.

- You don't think I did this,
do you?

- I know you did.

- Angelina, please listen to me.

- You listen to me, the fun
and games are over.

You're blowing it.

It's just a matter of time
before they catch you

and I'm not gonna be
here when they do.

- Angelina-- - Don't start that

stuff with me, momma's boy.

- I'll be good I promise!
- Momma's boy!

(ominous music)

- Angelina, please.

Please don't leave me.

(ominous music)

- Would I do that to you?

Let mommy kiss it and make
it feel better.

(ominous music)


(moaning) (ominous music)


You're just like all the rest.

(ominous music)

- No, I'm not, no I'm not.

- Oh yes, you're just like daddy,
momma's boy.

Get out off of me, let go of me.

- No, I'm not!

(screaming) (ominous music)

(ominous music box music)

(ominous music)

- Here you go Jennifer.

- Thank you. - Ah you're welcome.

- Can't I go with you?

- Jennifer, this is not a game,

this is very dangerous business.

- How are you gonna recognize him?

- Because you gave us a very
good description.

And with his fireman's getup I'll
find him believe me.


(sexy saxophone music)

That should get his attention.

(ominous music)

- You like it?

- I like it.

- You sure you want to go
through with this?

Might get tough.

- Yeah.


- Good luck.

(ominous electronic music)

(upbeat pop music)

- Here you go sir.

- I didn't order this.

- Compliments of the little
lady over there.

Excuse me, excuse me.

Jennifer, what the hell are
you doing here?

- You need positive

- I want you out of
here right now.

- What are you gonna do,
arrest me?

- Don't play games with me,
now you--

- Look, Stacy's going somewhere,
oh when you gotta go,

you gotta go. - Don't move.

(upbeat pop music)

All right, you wanna help,
do me a favor,

just go in there and check it out
and don't try to be a hero

you see anything suspicious

I'll be right outside the door,

(upbeat pop music)

- It's okay, she's in there alone.

Hey, that's him.

- Where?

- Over there.

- You stay right here.

(upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)
(muffled screaming)

- We can go home now, Angelina.

(ominous music)

- It's not him!

- Ah, it's a setup!

Get out of the way.

(screams) (upbeat pop music)

(ominous music)

(upbeat pop music)

- She's gone. - Take your
hands off her.

- Stay here, you hear me?

(ominous music)

(car engine revs)

- That Ferrari, who was in it?

- Couple of girls, one of them
looked pretty loaded to me.

- Blond hair, red dress?

- Yeah, nice ass too.

- Damn!

(ominous music)

Son of a bitch!

(ominous music)

Did you notice the license plate?

- Yeah, one of these
personalized ego jocks.

- Do you remember it?

- No.

- Look, I'm a police officer,
please try to remember.

- I don't care if
there's a carjacked.

- Hey listen to me, you
son of a bitch,

someone's life in danger.

Now you try to
remember that plate.

- It's over there on the clip,
we just run it on

when they come in our club.

(ominous music)

- Police, I need your phone.

(upbeat pop music)

- Data control, Sergeant
Thompson speaking.

- Beth, I need a favor, I
need a plate number.

Plate number is--

- Buddy, you got a problem here?

- Yeah, I'm a policeman,
this is an emergency.

- That's fine, why don't you
let me see a badge?

- Here's my badge, now back off.

- That's, that's a badge.

Hey, get these people out of here.

(ominous music)

- I knew you wouldn't
leave me Angelina.

(ominous music)

It's party time.

(ominous music)

- Dan, you're suspended,
you want me

in the unemployment line with you?

- He's got Stacy and
she's gonna die

if you don't give me that address.

- What's the hurry?

Party's only just begun.

Is this what you're looking
for Ms. Investigator?


I want you to know the bullets
must have fallen out.

I've got four here and I
know this holds five.

- Okay, I have a Bel Air
address for you.

144 Palm Drive.

- I got it.

Tell the captain to
send some backup.

- Will do, Dan, listen,
please be careful.

- Thank you.

- Who was that?


(ominous music) - Out of the car

police officer, out of the car
come on, move it, move it.

- Hey, look at me.

I put this on just for you.

You never appreciate anything
that I do for you.

That's better, you
weren't thinking of

leaving again were you?

Father's gone.

He can't hurt you anymore, you and
mother are safe now.

(ominous piano music)

Our family, they've
all gone bye bye

because I killed them, but
you see my analyst

says I've got this Oedipus complex

and that I was in love with my

you don't believe that
bullshit do you?

I almost had you going there.

Why are you shaking?

I did it for you.

I killed all of them for you, you
believe that don't you?

Answer me, damn it!

You want to kill me.

He killed mother.

He broke her heart.

He raped Angelina, I saw him.

What else was mother to do?

I killed them for you.

They were all just like him.

They were all just like him!

(ominous music)

Let's dance, huh?

Come on.

(ominous piano music)

We'll always be together,
Angelina, no one can touch us now.

(ominous music)

(screams) (ominous music)

- You all right?

Where is he?

- He's dead, I pushed him
off the balcony.

- It's okay.

Come on.

(ominous music)

Can you get it?

Here you go.

(ominous music)

- Wait, he was right there.

(ominous music)

Oh my God!

Where is he?

- He must be in the garden,
stay here, don't move.

(ominous music)

(suspenseful music)

(ominous music)

(suspenseful music)


(ominous music)

- Actually I knew we'd always be
together, Angelina.

- Stop it right there.

- There's only one bullet in that
chamber, Ms. Investigator.

- I mean it.

- Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead.

You see? (ominous music)

(screams) (gun shot rings out)

(water splashes) (ominous music)

- Let's get out of here.

(ominous music box music)

(ominous music) (police
radio chattering)

Nice tux Henry.

- Party's over.

- I believe this belongs to you.

(police radio chattering)

- Thanks captain.

(sexy saxophone jazz music)

(funky music)