Spring Eddy (2012) - full transcript

Eddy, a small-time Chicago criminal with a penchant for dim-witted schemes, is on the run. After ripping off his boss, Eddy hightails it for Mexico, but gets distracted by a pretty ...

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do you know how much
I hate running?


I mean I really hate it.

How about you, Vince?

Reggie, I was coming
to see you, man.


I gave you some extra time,

and I normally don't do that.

Do I, Vince?

You really disappointed me,

You promised me

and you let me down.

You looked me
straight in the eye

and promised that
you will pay up.

That was a month ago.

Have I seen you since?


I provide a service
to our community.

People get in bad situations
and come to me for temporary,

the key word being here,


financial assistance,

and in order for me to continue,

it is imperative

that I get repaid.

Do you understand?

Do you really understand?



You've got till
five o'clock today.

Don't do that shit to me, Eddy.

Don't do that.

Get it to me by five.

[breathing heavy]

Give my regards to Jeannie.

And stop screwing
around and marry her.


[traffic passing]


I wish I could help you out,
pal, but-


Damn it!

Piece of junk never opens.


You have a gift my friend.

Look, why don't you, uh, just
ask Frank for an advance?

Maybe he'll understand.

Yeah, right.

Never even met the guy.

You never know.

So how's Jeannie?


Jeannie, your fiancée?

Fine, I guess.

I gotta think.

I mean, where am I gonna
get $6,000 by five o'clock?


Seventy-two hundred.

You know, you forget about the
interest on six thousand?



Wait, wait.

What did you just say
to me a minute ago?

What do you mean?

Getting something from Frank.

An advance?

That's it.

An advance!

That's not a bad idea.

You're really gonna ask
Frank for an advance?

I mean, that's all it would be,
just an advance, right?

No harm in that.

What's today?


Nah, the date.

The 29th.


Oh, I guess Jeannie's
getting pretty excited.

Big day and all?

I guess she's used to it by now.

She's a good one.

Yeah, she's a peach.

I'm a lucky guy.

[traffic passing]


Ladies and gentlemen, I think
we have a new world record!


What do you think?

I don't know.

What do you mean you don't know?

You look like a million bucks?


I said I wanted
to look like her.

Well, you do!

Sort of.

I don't think so.

Look, I'm gonna let you
in on a little secret.

You don't want to
look like that.

I don't?


Yes, I do!

Look at her, she's-

She's not real.

You take away the airbrushing

and the makeup and
the expensive clothes.

Besides, you've got something
that she would die for.


A little something
called natural beauty.

You wouldn't happen to have one
of those airbrushes, would you?

Trust me, you're gonna break
a lot of hearts tonight, hon.

I mean that!


Who's up next?


Go away.

Maybe I want to order something.

Maybe I don't serve scum!

Frank's moved your due date up.

Get lost!

I don't make the rules, pal.

You're lying.

What have I got to lie about?

I get paid the same no
matter when the pick-up.

You know how many
times I've been robbed?


Seventeen times I've had a club
waved in front of my face,

a knife at my neck,

or a gun at my nose.

Is this gonna be a long story?

I've got other stops.

You know, what if I call Frank
and ask him what's going on?

Maybe you're trying
to play him and me.

Want me to dial
the number for you?


Thank you.

I'll tell Frank how
cooperative you were.

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No, I'm taking the whole
family to Mexico this year.

Yeah, nothing but sand, surf,
and sun for a week.

Oh man, that sounds like heaven.

If I went, I might
never come home.

What? Leave this?


Well, see you soon maybe, huh?

Next week?

I'll send you a postcard!

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Hoo wah, hoo wah!

Yah, yah!

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Ya heee!

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[phone ringing]


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From what we gather,

he got himself sideways
with Reggie on some games,

then had the bright idea
to do his pickups early

and then pay off Reggie.

But then get this.

He skips instead.

Can you believe the stones
on this little genius?

I've seen stupid, but this
guy takes the cake.

Anyway, Frank wants
you to take care of it.

Get the money if you can,
but mainly,

just do what you do.

Anything to go on?

He's got a girlfriend.

Looks like he
skipped on her, too.

They were supposed
to get marriage.

A piece of work, this one.

You might want to start there.

She works over on 29th,
some beauty parlor.

That it?

There is something else.

I gave my notice.

I'm out of here in
a couple of weeks.


I'm retiring.


You've got to be kidding me.

You and I came in together,
you can't be retiring.

You're messing with me.

Doris and I have been planning
this for a long time.

You know, putting away
a little here and there.

I've got to show you this.

You wouldn't believe the fish
they catch out of there.

You know, you're
welcome any time, Syd.

Doris likes you.


You didn't think
I'd forget, did you?

Happy birthday, kiddo!


[keys clattering]

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[tires skid to a stop]

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I really don't mind hitching.

I mean, not that I've got
a whole lot of choice

in the matter, ever since the
day the Vega blew a water pump.

Most of the time I ride with
one of those semi drivers.

I mean, I don't mean like
they're not like full-fledged

truck drivers, I just mean
they drive them 18-wheelers.

You know the kind
I'm talking about.

Anyways, those guys are just
always real good about

pulling over for me.

I even had two pull over one
time at the exact same time.

They got in this big ol' fight
about who got there first.

They even came to just kicking
the shit out of each other

right there.

The really weird thing was
one of them wasn't even

headed in my direction.

Ain't that a kick?

I'm sorry, but a girl just
can't help but be flattered

by something like that.

What's your name?


Eddy, I like that.


I'm Charelle.

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Hey, thanks for the ride?

You sure you don't
want me to wait?

Just in case?

No, that's okay.

That's sweet of you,
but you don't have to.

I don't mind, really.

Aren't you just a gentleman.

Oh, well, at least let me buy
us a couple of soda pops

or something.

I got it.

Just make your call.

[door bells jingle]

[bags rustling]

[door bells jingle]

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
what are you doing?


I just left a message.

Thanks for the ride!

And the beer,

and the quarter.

It sure is a shame that
you've got to be rolling on,

seeing we didn't really
get acquainted much.

Yeah, that is a shame.

So where is this place?

It ain't far.

It's the prettiest little
spring fed swimming hole

that you've ever seen.

I didn't bring a suit to wear.

A suit?

You don't need a suit.

Whoa, what are you doing?!

[tires screech]

[car skids to a stop]


Where the hell are we?

Wait, what are you doing?



Hey, I was just giving
her a ride, man.




No, no, no, no, stop, stop!

Don't make this hard
on yourself.

The law might say different!


The law?



I'll Charelle your backside!

Give him what you got.

Oh, officer, it was terrible!

He wouldn't stop coming.

He was pawing and groping!

I said no, no!


There's a first.

Vester, I swear to god!

Now, who do you think
they're gonna believe?


Some strange fella
from god knows where?

Or sweet,



It's Charelle.

Oh, hell I ain't
got time for this.



Aw, man.

Aw, come on!


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Weren't you just in here?


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Over there.

Hey, son, you really should
put something on that,

before it gets infected.

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Sorry about that.

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Thank you.

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[door slams shut]

[Latino music playing
in the bank]

[phone rings]

[deep Southern accent]
Alright Sam, thank you.


Well, hello, good morning!

Welcome [laughs]

How can I help you?

You do exactly as I say,

and nobody gets hurt.

Oh, well that's nice to know!

[laughs] Now how may I help you?

Real easy.

[gun clicks]

Take the money out of your
drawer, put it in a bag.

A bag?


Are you sure?

Because these envelopes
are real handy!

The money just
slips right in here-

No, no, no, no, just do the
first thing I told you.

Oh, okay, I'll do that, sir.

I'll find a bag for you,
and in the meantime

I'm gonna need your
account number.

-Account number?
-Mmmm [affirmative]

Do you not see this in my hand?


Smith & Wesson?

I guess.


Uh, no, no, it is a model C-252.

45 caliber...

I- I don't have
an account number.

I just need you to put the
money in the bag right now.

Oh, you know what?

Sir, you need to speak to
my manager, Mr. Jackson.

No, no!

I don't-
-I don't mind.

Mr. Jackson!

Oh, Mr. Jackson?

Yes, Trudy.

Yes, this gentleman would like
to withdraw some money

but he doesn't have an
account with us.

Oh, I see.

You'll probably want to
talk with Mr. Walston.

He's with someone right now if
you don't mind having a seat.

I'm not waiting.

Look, are you people crazy?


This is a stick-up, a robbery,
which means you give

me the money, put it in a bag,
and I leave real fast.

Is that clear?

Crystal-clear, sir.

[guns cocking]

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[Dispatch on radio]
Paging Sheriff Nash.

Sheriff Nash, over.

Sheriff Nash, you there?

Willet Nash you better
answer right this minute.

Go ahead, over.

[Dispatch on radio]
Where have you been?

I was ready to get someone to
go out there to look for you.


What is it?

[Dispatch on radio]
Now, listen.

The judge says you can't
bring that boy you picked up

at the bank to the county jail.

Ain't got the room
for him right now.

I tried Sam, but
he doesn't answer.

Run by and see if he'll
take him for a few days

until something opens up?

Did you get that?


I got it.

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You was the one on the bluff.

Don't insult me, son.

I want to make
something very clear.

You say anything and
I mean anything

to another living soul,

and I will make sure that your
last breath on this earth

is an unpleasant one.

Do you understand?

It's important that the
words match the eyes,

so I want you to
answer me again.

Do you understand what I said?

I understand.

For your sake, I hope you do.


[car speeds past]


[energetic music]

Here you go, buddy.

Just sign here, sir.

Officer, you sure
about the speed?

Pretty sure.

Well, I believe I have
the right to check the

accuracy of your
radar equipment.

Mind if I have a
look for myself?


♪ When the dawn comes by ♪

♪ We'll go... ♪

Come here, c'mon.


Checks out.

Have a good 'un.

[Dispatch on radio] Sam, Donny
says he and Noah are

down by the river if
you want to swing by.

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Boy, you rangers need to start
this stuff earlier in the day.

How you doing, Sam?

I'm doing good, Donny.

How you doing Noah?

Good, Sam.


I heard you boys found yourself
quite a mess around here.

[Noah] Yeah, you should've seen
it before county cleaned it up.


Make any sense out of it?

Eh, it seems pretty clear.

Two boys didn't like the
deal they was doing,

so they settled it
their own way.

We found the money,
we found the dope.

Not much more to say.

Still, it's a little odd.

It's a lot of money to be laying
around here all night long.

I would imagine the sight
of them two dead boys

was enough to keep most away.

Especially once the
buzzards got to 'em.

You're probably right.


still, it's a little odd.

One of the fellas had all the
money, the other one had

all the dope?

What's there to argue about?

It's just business.

[Donny] Hell if I know.

Well, y'all have a good one.

Get out of the sun.

As soon as we can.

I promise you that.

Have a good one, Sam.

You too, Noah.

[whistles] Come on Elvis.

Come on.


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Well, hello, Sam.


What the hell is this?

Get tired of crossword puzzles
or something?


What you need, Willet?


I brought you something.

Ain't got room at county.

What'd he do?

Tried to stick up the
Armor City Bank,

of all the places, huh?

Ain't the brightest
bulb in the lamp.

Now I don't want you giving
ol' Sam here any trouble.

Ya hear?


What happened to his face.

Don't know.

Picked him up that-a-way.

Got a smart mouth,
probably it.

County of course will
pick up the dime on this,

maybe a little extra, huh?

I'll see what I can do.

No need.

Whatever you say, Chief.

I'm sure something will
open up in a few days.

I'll pick him up then.

Take care, Sam.


You made your call yet?

Alright, so what's it
gonna be, gorgeous?

[phone ringing]

Well, first of all,
let's just put that away.

Frenchie's Salon.


Guess who?


[Operator] I have a collect
call from Eddy.

Will you accept the charges?

Sure, operator.

When pigs fly!

[Operator] I am sorry.

Sir, I cannot allow you
to continue this conversation

without the party
accepting the charges.

Oh, really?

[Operator] Ma'am, does that
mean that you are accepting?

-No, absolutely not.

Jeannie, Jeannie, baby,
don't hang up.

Operator, will you also
tell the party,

or the slimeball as I'd
like to refer to him,

that I've got nothing
to say to him.

Jeannie, listen to me.

[Operator] Ma'am, I am
not authorized to relay-

Listen, baby, I'm not
fooling around right now,

I'm in some real serious
trouble down here.

[Operator] Sir, you
are going to have to-

Eddy, listen to me real careful.

-I don't care!

[Operator] Ma'am- sir, I cannot
allow this conversation--

-Jeannie, are you there?
-We have procedures-


[Operator] One of you-
ah, screw it.

I'm here.


Where are you?


Please tell me you're
not gonna do this.

Sue, I've got to.

He sounds different this time.


I just don't want to
see you get hurt again.

I know.

That's why I love you.

You think I'm crazy, don't you?

Crazy's a relative term
when dealing with Eddy.

You've got to follow your heart.

[kiss smack]

You know, it's probably
none of my business,

but I don't think you're
supposed to force it like that.

You're right.

It's none of your business.

[engine revs]




I've gotta, you know.


[cuffs click]

You mind if I ask you
where that thing is?


I could help.

[cuffs click]

Just an offer.

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Not until I say go this time.

You hear me?


I mean it!

I got you, no problem.

When I say go, you start it.

Come- come again?



When I say go.

-You got it!

Here we go, clear the field.

[motor revs]


Turn it off!

Turn it off, Phillip!

God bless it.

[motor running]

[motor stops]

So are we done here?

What did I say?


You know, you've got a little-


you know, you should probably
get that hose fixed by the way.

You think?

Why are you even here?

It's not like I couldn't
do this myself.

Balance, H.R.



I don't even know
what that means.

Which is exactly
why you need me.


-I got your balance.

Get in the truck!

Not gonna say that
didn't hurt a little.

[energetic music]

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Hi, Mrs. Jones.

We're all finished up now.

[door shuts]
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[tires screech]





[skids to a stop]

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[door slammed shut]

Are you okay?

You alright?


Are you hurt?

No, I don't think so.

Somebody just ran
me off the road.

Well, yeah, that was me.

You hit me?


You could've killed me!

[smack] Ow! Ohh!

If I didn't run into ya-

Look what you did to my car!


You do know you're
paying for this?

She's right, H, You sure did
a number on this fender.

-I did?

You see there?

You're my witness.

N-n- he's not your witness,
he's my witness!

It doesn't matter because you
just said that you hit me!

Now hand it over.


Your proof of insurance.

Hand it over!

Look, I don't believe this.

I'm not the one.

You're the one,
look at my truck.

Yeah, we're gonna have
to get Tater out of here.

The stank tank is stuck.

You should've thought of
that before you decided

to play Road Warrior.

I'm out of here.

Uh, you're not going anywhere.

Un-hitch her, Phillip.

No, you leave here and
it's a hit and run.

Technically, she's right, H.

You did hit her.

Whose side are you on?

Hey, this isn't a matter
about taking sides.

It's more an opportunity to
create a harmonious solution.

Phillip, you are really
pushing it here, man.

We had something there.

All right, what are we gonna do?

Leave her out here?
-Yeah, watch me.

What if something
happens to her, huh?

Even better!

Come on, H!

Ah, you hot head.

Get in the truck!

You know, you could at least put
the back seat up for her, H.

Shut up, Phillip.

What's that smell?

It's him.

[Jeannie groans]

Here, breathe that.

It's got me through.

[country music on radio]



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H.R., don't get crazy.

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-How's it going?

Oh man.


Tater here will tow
your car in for you.

You're gonna have to go out

and get the crap capsule
out there, too.

Hey, H!
-Send him the bill.

Hey, what do you say we go
down to the Spoke?

I'll let you buy.

Maybe later.

C'mon, now.

Hey, I said later.


You've got the...


[Jeannie] Where's the
jail around here?


Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I don't know what
you're so happy about?

You're losing your job
with this thing.




[truck engine rumbling]




[Jeannie] Thank you, officer.

I'll be right out here
if you need me.

Take as long as you want.

From the beginning.

[deep sigh]

[Eddy] Ow!

My nose.


Excuse me, officer?


Right, Sam.

Uh, can you tell me
how much his bail is?

Uh, well the judge will set that
whenever he goes over to county.

Well, is there a lawyer around?

Yeah, your best bet is
up at Armor City.

It's about 60 miles
north of here.

How 'bout a hotel?

That's Armor City, too.

There's not much here, huh?

No, ma'am, not anymore.

There is this one place
that you may want to try

if you're not too particular.

Is it cheap?

I imagine.

It's, uh, it's off
the main road.


Ma'am, it's a little far
to be walking.

It's not a problem.

[door jingles]

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Funny running into you here!

What's so funny about it?

I guess it's not.

Ho- how you been?

I'm fine, H.

That's good, that's good.

Yeah, I'm good.

Is there something you wanted?

Actually, yeah.


Well, listen, Stace.

I was wondering if you wanted
to get together sometime.

Just talk.

What is there possibly
left to talk about?

We- we had plenty of good times!

Define "good".

Ready, Stace?


See ya, H.


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Well, that was one
painful thing to watch.

You gonna be okay?

Aw, c'mon, don't be like that.

Hey, where are you going?

Hey, H.R.!

Hey, hey, hey.

What is it with you?

What do you want?

I need a ride.

Well, just go away!

Hey, you're the one
who wrecked my car!

I didn't wreck your car!

We've been through this.


I really have somewhere to go.

Are you on some
sort of medication?

That's funny.

Can we go now?



What are you doing?

What are you doing?


I thought we were leaving!


Listen very carefully here,

You can go off and do whatever
it is you want to do.

You can go back to
your home planet,

for all I care.

But you're not getting within
10 feet of me or my truck.

Got it?


[engine revs]

[birds chirping]

[suspenseful music]

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Yeah, who are you?

It's not important.

I'm here to talk.

You took something that
didn't belong to you.


You'll have to narrow
that down some.

You do look familiar.

Where do I know you from?



He's gone.

Come here.

Seriously, what can I do?

Come on.

That's better.

Eddy, I don't like
to waste time,

which means this can
be real easy

or real unpleasant.

Now, I'm going to ask you
where the money is,

and depending on your answer,

that will determine the easy
or unpleasant part.

-Hang on.


This is the part where
most people try to deny

or negotiate or beg,


[exhales] Believe me,
I understand the tendency.

It's human nature,

but I want you to know that
I have heard it all.

There is nothing new that
you are going to say

that is going to
change the outcome.

You understand?


[inhales] Okay, you ready?

Where is the money.

Okay, now look, this
is what happen-

Nah, ah, ah, Eddy!



I had such hope for this one.

I mean, I felt like,
finally, you know.

Hey, listen.

Let's just pretend
that one didn't happen.

We'll do a do-over.

Here we go.

Where is the money?

I don't have it.


That was terrific.

I mean, really.

I'm proud of you.

I believe you.

That's it?



You say you don't have it,
I believe you,

I'll relay it to Frank.

So you're just gonna leave?


Well after I kill
you, of course.

I mean, I have to do that
before I can even start back.

Wait, wait, w- wait,
wait, hold on, hold on.


You misunderstood.


No, I don't think so.

You said you didn't have it.


I didn't mean, I didn't
have it , have it.

I just meant here,
with me, here.

Where is it?

So who was that back there?

Your girlfriend?


She's gorgeous.

I mean, she is
really a knockout.

Like, 10.

No, 10 and a half!

Boy, you must've screwed
things up big time.

So how did you guys meet?


[upbeat music]

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Can I help you?

Um, yeah.

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Hey, Blanche.

Hey, H.R.

Where's your turd wagon?

He crashed into me
with it, actually.

Who are you?

I'm Jeannie.

I was told in town that you
might have a room I could rent.


Does it look like I have rooms?

Uh, not really.

No, my idiot husband,

may he rest in peace,
says, "Teepees.

They'll be clever.

They'll drive a hundred miles
out of the way to stay in them."

But you know what?


They didn't.

You want one?


You vouch for her, H.R.?

[scoffs] Absolutely not.

[sighs in disgust]

I've got cash.

Forty dollars a night,
in advance.

Take number three.

I don't think anything's
died in there for a while.

Hey, no hard feelings.

Oh, come on, really?


Wait a minute, do you
actually live here?

Oh, my.

What- what are you doing?



What's it look like I'm doing?

I have no idea, actually.

It's a line.

Okay, it's a line, so what?

So, you ever seen The Alamo?

What, is it around here
or something?

N- no, it's not around here.

Then why did you ask me?

Because they drew a
line in the sand,

and everyone knew that
if they crossed it,

they would face certain death.

So did any of them cross?

Every one of them.

What happened?

Well, they all perished.

Well, why would they do that?

[H.R. grunts]

That- it- that's not the point.

The point is,

stay on your side.

Or what?

I'll perish?

[upbeat music]

[rooster crows]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


How are you doing?

Give me a shot of Red Eye.

[thud on counter]

'Fraid I don't know that brand.

A beer?

Well, that I know.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪



♪ ♪

Hey, mister?


Me and my friend here
just talking about

how lucky you've been tonight.

I think your luck
just kinda run out.


Well, why don't you let
me finish this shot

and we can all find out
whether that's true or not?

We was thinking you might want
to make things more interesting.

What are you doing?

Look, why don't we just
get to the point here?

Now, I'm guessing
you boys are tapped.

You've lost all your money,

and you probably don't have
enough to pay for those beers

you've been nursing
for half an hour.

So you're now clinging to the
small and unlikely hope

that miraculously, your
previously nonexistent

pool prowess will
manifest out of thin air,

and you'll win again.

Am I getting warm?

That's what I thought.

I assume you have something
of value, just in case?

Uh, I don't take IOUs.

Yes, sir.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Told you he'd make that shot.

[hooves clip clop]

[crickets chirping]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Especially when money takes
the place of giving love ♪

♪ What is generosity beneath
the stars above? ♪

♪ If only you had
the moment... ♪

So where have you been, H.R.?


[Phillip] Uh-huh, you went
over there, didn't you?

What's it to you?

[Phillip] And?

He was there.

How did that make you feel?

Hey, don't start in
with that crap.

I think you ought to
kick his ass.

You're right!

That's exactly what I should do.

I should go over
and kick his ass!

Okay, that's a really good idea,
because we all know that a woman

cannot resist a man that stalks
her and then, of course,

beats the hell out of her date.


See, Phillip agrees.

Shut up.

Well, who's with me?


Sit down!

I'll be back in a minute.

[Phillip] Good lord.

You know, a very wise soul
once wrote that the truly

pathetic man searches for
two things his entire life.

You want to hear what they are?

Do I have a choice?

No, you do not, sir.

Number one, what he once had.

Number two, what he never had.


Wait a second.

Man, you read that off
the bathroom stall

at the Sunrise Truck Stop.

Alright, now just because
the words were written

above a urinal does not make
them any less powerful.

[country music]


♪ Tried it all ♪

♪ To get it right. ♪

♪ Is there something
left to see? ♪

You know, Wade, there is a
man who's having a whole

lot of trouble with-

Internal dialogue.

Cheers, my friend.

[glasses clink]

♪ He said time won't wait
for you. ♪

♪ Time won't wait... ♪

[crickets chirp]

[crickets chirp]

[crickets chirp]

[quiet ambience]

[train horn]

[quiet ambience]

[crickets chirp]

[bottle clanks]

[crickets chirp]

Who are you?



This yours?

Looks that way.

You know Blanche?

She said I couldn't have a pet.

That's too bad.


Can I get a ride?

Maybe tomorrow.

Probably best.

Well, I'm gonna head on-

head on-

head onto bed.

That's probably best.

Oh! [thump]


you okay?

Hey, yeah

Yeah, couldn't be better.





There we go!


Ooh, you are strong.

Hey, do I know you?

You look familiar.

Yeah, Jeannie.

We met earlier today.



What, did you come out
of a bottle or something?

[laughs] That's funny.


You know, I've never
heard that before.


Oh! Yeah, this is me.

Whoo, I've got it.

[Jeannie] Okay!


[soft music]

Are you my new neighbor, too?

For now.

You know, my other neighbor
has a pony.

[laughs] That's nice.

Yes, it is.

♪ ♪

[H.R. snoring]


[H.R. snoring]

[door opens]

Goooood morning!

Ah, great.

It's a beautiful day, huh?

You sleep okay?


You're welcome.

Heading into town.

You wouldn't happen
to need a-

A ride? Yeah, I do.

[engine rumbles]

[engine stops]


You okay?

I don't mean to interrupt,

but I saw your car and I thought
you might have had some trouble.

Oh, no, no, no, don't get down,
you're doing fine.

I don't know about that.

We've been in the same
position for half an hour.

Oh, they're very, very smart.

They'll see just how much
they can get away with.

Especially if they
don't know you.


The trick is to show
them who's boss.


Lift her head up.

Good, good, good.

Now, back straight.

Now, while squeezing
with your legs,

give her just a slight nudge.

Okay, no, try again.

No, squeeze!

Can you give us just a moment?


[whisper inaudible]

[horse clopping]




Whoa, whoa.

Very nice!

[both laugh]



Well, I guess I owed
you for last night.

Well then, we're even.

Except for what
you did to my car.



She don't look like much but
she'll get you from A to B.

I wouldn't try C, though.

[Jeannie] You did what?


What was I supposed to do?

The only reason I'm still alive
is he thinks I have the money.

So this guy followed you
all the way out here?

Well, technically,
he followed you.

So what does this mean?

It means I've got to
get out of here...



How are you gonna get
out of here tonight?

You don't even have bail set.

Oh, no.

No, no, no, no, no, no!

Absolutely not, no way!



[engine revs]

[crickets and birds chirping]


[crickets and birds chirping]


I wouldn't get much closer
to that edge.

Rocks can be kind of tricky.

You know, you might want to
give a person a little warning

before you sneak up on them
like that.

Yeah, well, I thought that's
what I just did.

What are you doing here?

You followed me.

Oh, I did not.

It just so happens I come
out here all the time.

It's peaceful.

I can think.

Yeah, I guess it is
kind of peaceful.

So how's your friend doing?

My friend?

Yeah, back in town, at Sam's.

How do you know about him?

Big news, small town.

Thinking of getting him out?

What's that supposed to mean?

Nothing, I just figured
that's why you're down here.

What'd you think I meant?


What'd you think I
thought you meant?

I have no idea
what you just said.

Okay, then.


[crickets and birds chirping]

You know him?

Not really.

Is he going somewhere?

Yeah, he's heading over
to that spot.

Gonna wait a while.

When she doesn't show,

he'll- he'll head on back.

Well, I'm-a head on back,
so you-

just be careful out here.

Wait a second.

You can't do that.

Do what?

Uh, follow me.

I- for- I didn't follow you!

And then start going on about
some old guy waiting in a boat

for someone who never shows up
and then just walk away?

-Look, I-

I wasn't going on
about anything.

You- you're the
one that asked me!

It's never your fault, is it?

What are you talking about,


alright, you really know how to
get on people's last nerves,

don't you?

Are you gonna tell me?

Yeah, if you can keep your
trap shut for five seconds.

Well, first of all, I'm only
telling you what I've been told.

I make no claim to its accuracy.

Oh, those are the best kind.

Sorry, continue.


Well, at one time,

most all of this country
was owned by a

handful of wealthy ranchers.

Some cattle, mostly oil,

but a lot of money either way.

Well, there was this one rancher
in particular that had a

beautiful daughter, and he
caught wind that his little girl

had gone sweet on some old
boy from across the river.



Well, that didn't set
too well with him,

so he told her she wasn't
to see him no more,

and that didn't go
so well either

because they'd just sneak off
and meet right down there.

And that went on for some time,
until one of his ranch hands

spotted them and went
straight back to the old man.

Well, he figured, the only way
to fix this situation was to

take her as far away from
this place as possible.

So he decided to ship her off
to boarding school up north.

Well, one of the house cooks
overhears this

and tells the girl.

It was at this point that they
realize the only way they

can be together was
if they got hitched,

you know.

So on the evening before
she was to be packed off,

they'd meet up right there
at that spot, cross over,

and make it official

before her old man even
knew she was missing.


She never showed.

What happened?

Nobody knows for sure.

Poppa could have
gotten wind,

cold feet.

Nobody knows.

Why would he keep doing this?

I guess he just figures
she'll show up one day.

Maybe she will.

Maybe he's just everyday crazy.

It'll be getting dark soon.

What do you think?

About what?

About him holding onto something
that happened a long time ago?

I'll go with crazy.

[soft somber music]

♪ ♪

[country music]

♪ Why does the wind
keep blowing ♪

♪ When it's your
turn to drive? ♪

I have something
I want to ask you.

Today, when you were whispering
in your horse's ear,

what did you say?

I shouldn't.

It's a union thing.

Oh, really?

I didn't know there was a union.

Yeah, Horse
Whisperers Local-189.


Well, I wouldn't want
you to break any rules.

You really want to know?

If you want to tell me.

You promise not to tell anyone?

I cross my heart.

I told her, "Give me a break.

"Don't embarrass me in front
of this beautiful lady.

And I'll buy you all
the carrots you want."

I think it's time to dance.


Great idea.

[Singer] Hey, thank y'all
so much.

We're gonna take a little break
and come back and play some

more music for you in a bit.

Thank you!

Aw, we just missed it!

No, give me two seconds.

[ambient chatter]

[ambient chatter]

[slow country music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Most of my life, ♪

♪ I played games with love. ♪

♪ I never believed it
could be true, ♪

♪ Till you came along, ♪

♪ Oh, singing your song. ♪

♪ Made me believe
it could be you. ♪

♪ It's been a long, long, ♪

♪ Long, lonely time. ♪

♪ I've been away- ♪

[playful music]

♪ ♪

[chain rattles]

♪ ♪


[accordion music]

Well, hey.

Thank you.

I had a good time.


They're something aren't they?

I've never seen
anything like it.

They don't have stars
where you come from?

Not like this.

I'll be going home soon.

That's too bad!

Do you want to go?

It's not that simple.

It's where my life is.

That's not what I asked.

I asked if you wanted to go.

♪ ♪

[kiss smack]

Good night.

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[crickets chirping]

[yelling indistinctly]

[engine revs]

[door slams shut]

[crickets chirping]


What do you-

[crickets chirping]

[phone rings]




You go to County tomorrow.

Nash will be taking you in.

[somber music]

If there's something that
you want me to know,

right now would be a
good time to fill me in.


I've known Willet Nash
for a lot longer than

I care to remember.

In all that time I known him,
I've never seen him

care for one living thing

unless they can do
something to help him,

or to hurt him.

♪ ♪

Trust in a guy like that is
like trusting a rattlesnake

not to strike when you're
backing into the corner.

The outcome is pretty
much pre-ordained.

Now, is there something
that you-

that you want me to know?

You suit yourself.



♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[playful music]

♪ ♪

[lounge music]

Place looks...



it's amazing how getting
rid of a few deer heads

will really brighten
up the place.

♪ ♪

What are you doing here?

I've been wanting
to talk to you.

I'm tired of talking.

It's kind of important.

Stacey, you and I need to
give it another try.

Why are you still talking?

[kissing smacks]

♪ ♪

[crickets chirping]

[intriguing music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[ladder rattling]



[window rolling up]


Sh! Quiet.

What's that for?

What do you think it's for?

Oh, baby, I don't think
that's gonna work.

You want out, or not?

[ladder rattling]

I'd back away from
there if I were you!






♪ ♪

They're moving me tomorrow,
so if you have a Plan B,

now's the time.

This is pretty much
covers the alphabet, Eddy!

Did I ever tell you how much
I appreciate you?

Shut up!

[lounge music]

I'm really glad you
stopped by tonight.

Yeah, I can see that.

Stacey, I just want to
let you know that there

wasn't one day that went by
that I didn't think about you.


We may not have much time.

Oh, why?

Because Daryl could
be back any minute.

You don't want him to catch
us together, do you?

Yes, I would.

Oh, don't be silly!

Think about it.

If we keep this quiet,
there's no reason we couldn't

hook up from time to time.


You want us to have an affair?


Just a- a very quiet adventure.

♪ ♪

Well, hold on.

I'm your husband,
for god's sake!


Well, this is my house!

Was your house.

I- I don't believe this!

Look, I want us to be together,

like it used to be,
like it's supposed to be.

Would you keep your voice down?

No, I won't!

You've got to decide.

There's no decision!

There is no us.

There never was.

You're pathetic,
you know that?

You know that's the second
time I heard that this week?

You really actually thought
I would come back to you.

That we'd be this
happy couple again.

You're an even bigger
fool than I thought.

I mean, take a look
at yourself.

You suck crap from the ground.

You're right.

What was I thinking?

[car pulling up]

Shit, it's Daryl.

H, out the back.


Daryl's here.

[playful country music]

H, what are you doing?

♪ ♪

You've got to be kidding me.

♪ ♪

H, please!

♪ ♪


[accordion music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

You okay?

Do you have to keep doing that?


So they dance for you yet?

Has who danced?

The stars.

You know, the Indians used to
say that whoever they danced for

would find peace and
good fortune

for the rest of their days.

Well, you think they'll
get started any time soon?

There's no telling.

I've lived here most all my life

and I've never seen it.

You know, come to think of it,

that could explain a
whole heck of a lot.

[Jeannie laughs]

I'm going to be
leaving tomorrow.


Well, I hope everything
works out for you.

Yeah, you too.

I'll leave it with you.

Leave what?

Oh, just an expression.

It was really nice
meeting you, Jeannie.

Yeah, it was nice
to meet you too, H.


-You know-
-I know.

It'll be getting cold soon.


Bye, Jeannie.


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[birds chirping,
traffic passing]

[birds chirping,
traffic passing]

[birds chirping,
traffic passing]

[engine revs]

[horse whinnies]


[horse whinnies]

[horse whinnies]

[birds chirping]

-Is he still here?

No, ma'am, he's already left.

Hey, he's in some sort
of trouble, isn't he?

Come on, the river.

You don't have to worry.

I didn't say anything.

I don't worry.

[surf guitar music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Get out.


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

The river's right over there.

Mexico's on the other side.

♪ ♪

How you get across
there is your business.

I wouldn't think about
coming back.

Now get.

Go on, get.

Hang on!

♪ ♪

Stay down!

Get down!

[gun cocks]

It's over, Willet!


[sharp exhale]

[crashes to the ground]

[crickets chirping]

[crickets chirping]

[melancholic music]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[Phillip] Hey H, you ready yet?


♪ ♪

You know, I once
read that a man-

No, no, no, Phillip!

For once, just say what it
is you want to say, man.

Not what someone else says
or said or did.

Just you.


You say it.

[clears throat]

You liked that girl,

and now she's leaving.

If you don't get up off your
sorry ass and go after her,

you ain't never gonna
see her again.

That was really hard for you.

You have no idea.


Might want to clean up
a little bit, too.

Get in the truck, Phillip.

Getting in the truck.

Just saying.

Carpe this diem.


I am a little disappointed,
you know.

I mean, I leave for a
little while and...

this is the shape I find her in?

Well, there's only
one solution, you know.

You're just gonna have
to hang around

and make sure it doesn't
happen again.


♪ ♪

You might want to be careful.

You wouldn't want to slip.

Do you always sneak up
on people like that?

Just you.

You know, you still owe me
for what you did to my car.

I owe you?

Well, at least you admit it.

[scoffs] I'm not admitting
to anything.

Well then we're just gonna have
to see what the law says about-

[kiss smack]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[surf guitar music]

I hate to say this,
god rest his soul,

but I am really surprised
Willet made it this long

with the way he did things.

You sure where that
shot came from?

Can't be really sure
it's only one shot.

Sound travels funny
around here.

Shot like that, I'd say
he knew what he was doing.

Must have,

but dollars to donuts,

he's deep into Mexico by now.

Who knows,

maybe we'll get lucky.

There's always that.

[Sam] Yup, there's always that.

[birds chirping]

Here's one with no name on it.

Who do you think it's from?

Beats me.

It's cute!

[birds chirping]

[upbeat music]

♪ ♪


[guns cock]

♪ ♪


[energetic Latino music]

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♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[melancholic country music]

♪ ♪

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