Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack (1998) - full transcript

Fact-based story about a woman's fight to get her rodeo star husband freed from a false murder conviction.

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- ♪ HE'S CADILLAC JACK FAVOR ♪

♪ AND THE NAME RINGS TRUE ♪

♪ IF HE'S GOT A RIDE,
ANY STRANGER WOULD, TOO ♪

♪ THE ONE BAD HABIT THAT
HIS PONDER WOULD SAY ♪

♪ IS SURE GONNA PUT HIM
THROUGH THE TRIALS ONE DAY ♪

♪ AND THAT'S JUST
WHAT HAPPENED ♪

♪ HE TOOK PITY ON TWO MEN ♪

♪ HEADING DOWN TO LOUISIANA ♪

♪ HE STOPPED AND LET THEM IN ♪

♪ AND THE THINGS HE'D GET
FOR HELPING THEM ♪

♪ WOULD MAKE HIM WISH HE
WAS BUSTING BRONCS AGAIN ♪



♪ HE DROPPED THEM OFF
IN BOSSIER CITY ♪

♪ WHERE THEY MET
UP WITH A MAN ♪

♪ NOW THAT VAGABOND
COMMITTEE ... ♪

- RODEO'S ALL-TIME CHAMPION.

LET'S PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER
FOR CADILLAC JACK FAVOR!

- ♪ TURNED DOUBLE HOMICIDE ♪

♪ IF THEY GOT AWAY
WITH MURDER ♪

♪ IT WOULD BE
SOMEONE ELSE'S HIDE ♪

♪ ALMOST TWO YEARS
COME AND GONE ♪

♪ THEY NEVER
SOLVED THAT CRIME ♪

♪ TILL THEY FOUND ONE OF OUR
VAGABONDS ALREADY DOING TIME ♪

♪ WHEN THAT JAILBIRD
STARTED SINGING ♪

♪ THEY ALL KNEW
THE WORDS WERE WRONG ♪

♪ BUT THE SHERIFF
AND THE D.A. AND THE JUDGE ♪



♪ ALL SANG ALONG... ♪

- FAVOR. LET'S GO, FAVOR.

- ♪ GAVE HIM LIFE
WITHOUT PAROLE ♪

♪ GAVE JACK'S FREEDOM
TO THE JAILBIRD ♪

♪ PAYMENT ON THE LIES HE TOLD ♪

♪ JUST SO HAPPENS
THAT ELECTION YEAR ♪

♪ EVERYBODY PAID OUT
AT THE POLLS ♪

♪ CADILLAC'S NO FALLEN HERO ♪

♪ AND HE'S NEVER GONNA BREAK ♪

♪ WHEN IT COMES
TO PRISON RODEO ♪

♪ THERE'S STILL NO EASY 8 ♪

♪ AND IF YOU WANT
THE DEFINITION ♪

♪ OF A PICTURE-PERFECT FRAME ♪

♪ IT WOULD BE IN
THE DICTIONARY ♪

♪ UNDERNEATH JACK FAVOR'S NAME ♪

♪ YEAH, IT'S THE WORLD'S
MOST CROOKED PICTURE ♪

♪ WHEN IT COMES
TO BEING FRAMED ♪

♪ CADILLAC JACK FAVOR SHOULD
BE IN THE HALL OF FAME ♪

- WHOA! HERE WE GO!

OOH! CHIN-UP REALLY DOWN LOW.

BURST OUT OF THAT
CHUTE LIKE A ROCKET!

CADILLAC JACK SPARKED HIM OFF.

NO FLAGS THROWN.

COME ON, COWBOY!

THIS ONE'S RIDING FOR
THE MONEY TODAY, FOLKS!

CHIN-UP'S GIVING HIM
ALL HE CAN HANDLE.

THEM SPURS ARE FLYING
CLEAR TO THE CATTLE.

THAT'S IT. LOOK AT THEM TOES.

AIN'T HE TURN OUT,
FOLKS, OR WHAT?

CADILLAC'S BREAKING THAT
HORSE FOR ALL HE'S WORTH!

FOLKS, IS HE GONNA
MAKE THE WHISTLE?

CHARLEY'S USING EVERY TRICK IN
THE BOOK TO UNLOAD THIS COWBOY.

[BUZZER]

HE CAN HEAR YOU NOW, FOLKS!

HOW ABOUT THAT?

LET'S GIVE HIM A HAND.

ALL RIGHT. THE JUDGES
AWARD THAT RIDE AN 86.

HOW ABOUT THAT?

LET'S HEAR IT FOR OUR REIGNING
BRONC-BUSTING CHAMPION COWBOY--

CADILLAC JACK FAVOR!

- ♪ IF I HAD A KINGDOM,
I WOULD GIVE UP MY THRONE ♪

♪ I WOULD LIVE IN A SHANTY ♪

♪ OR A CASTLE I WOULD OWN ♪

♪ I'D PREACH, OR I'D STEAL ♪

♪ I WOULD FLY OR BE CRUEL ♪

♪ FOR THE LOVE
OF A WOMAN LIKE YOU ♪

- YOU KNOW, I WAS
HOPING I'D SEE YOU HERE.

YOU THINK YOU
COULD EVER LOVE A COWBOY?

- SOUNDS LIKE A LINE YOU
USE ON A LOT OF GIRLS.

- ♪ TOGETHER AGAIN... ♪

- WELL, WHAT IF IT WEREN'T?

THINK YOU COULD?

- ABOUT AS MUCH AS A
BROKEN HEART, JACK FAVOR.

- NOW WHY WOULD ANYBODY
WANT TO BREAK YOUR HEART?

- ♪ NOW WHERE YOU BELONG ♪

- I KNOW I'VE TOLD YOU TILL
YOU'RE TIRED OF HEARING IT,

BUT JUST TRY TO TAKE IT IN
THE FRIENDLY SPIRIT THAT

IT'S MEANT.

- I KNOW WHAT
YOU'RE GONNA SAY.

- MM. WELL, IT WOULD GO ALONG
WAY TOWARD HELPING YOU GET

A DATE IF YOU WOULDN'T
INTRODUCE YOURSELF AS TUBBY.

YOU KNOW, IT JUST SORT OF
CALLS UNDUE ATTENTION TO

THE OBVIOUS.

- HORACE ALVIN AIN'T
MUCH BETTER, PONDER.

I'M CURSED.

- ♪ TOGETHER AGAIN ♪

♪ MY TEARS HAVE
STOPPED FALLING ♪

♪ THE LONG, LONELY NIGHTS ♪

♪ ARE NOW AT AN END ♪

♪ THE KEY TO MY HEART... ♪

- YOU FOLLOWING ME,
JACK FAVOR?

- MORE LIKE A
PLANNED COINCIDENCE.

- IT'S A GOOD PLAN.

- YOU EVER BEEN FOR A RIDE
IN A COWBOY CADILLAC?

- ♪ NOTHING ELSE MATTERS ♪

♪ WE'RE TOGETHER AGAIN ♪

- WOW! IT'S REAL PRETTY
THE WAY YOU MAKE HIM DO THAT.

- WELL, HE'LL DO THAT FOR YOU.

WANT TO TRY?

- NO, NO. THAT'S OK.
YOU JUST GO

AHEAD WITH WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

- YOU'RE NOT AFRAID, ARE YOU?

- NO, I'M NOT AFRAID.

- YOU ARE. YOU'RE AFRAID.

- NO. I JUST DON'T
WANT TO RIDE IT.

- WELL, COME ON.
GET ON THE BACK,

AND I'LL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE.

- NO!
- YES. GET ON.

- HE'S TOO CLOSE.
OK. I'M AFRAID.

THERE, I SAID IT.

- THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

ONLY ONE WAY TO CURE THAT.

GET ON. I'LL RIDE YOU AROUND.

COME ON.
- NO.

- PUT YOUR FOOT
IN THE STIRRUP.

- OOH! DOES HE HAVE TO MOVE?

- HE'S TRYING FOR YOU.

THERE YOU GO.

YOU ON?
- YEAH.

- ALL RIGHT.

- AAH! ALL RIGHT.

GO SLOW, GO SLOW, GO SLOW.

[BUZZER]

[TOILET FLUSHING]

- YOU GOT SOMETHING
TO SAY TO ME,

OR ARE YOU JUST GONNA STARE?

- I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

YOU THAT RODEO COWBOY GOT THEM
DOUBLE LIVES FOR KILLING THEM

PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHREVEPORT.

- I NEVER KILLED ANYBODY.

- NAME'S MYERS.
I GOT 4 LIVES MYSELF.

SOME INMATES KNOW YOU FROM
THE OUTSIDE, SAY YOU WAS

G-DOUBLE-O-D GOOD.

- I WON A FEW BUCKLES.

- DON'T MEAN NOTHING IN HERE.

THESE GUYS AIN'T GONNA
RESPECT YOU FOR IT.

YOU JUST ONE OF US NOW.

- WELL, DON'T WORRY
YOURSELF OVER ME.

I DON'T PLAN ON
BEING HERE THAT LONG.

- HA HA HA!

WHO IS?

I DONE FILED A DOZEN
APPEALS MYSELF.

HELPS PASS THE TIME, BUT THIS
HERE'S LOUISIANA, AND THEY'D

RATHER BURY YOU THAN
ADMIT THEY DONE YOU WRONG.

- HALF TIME.

- YES, SIR!

- 11:30!

COME IN!

- STEER RUSTLING IS
UP NEXT, FOLKS.

THIS IS ONE EVENT WHERE
TIMING, PRECISION,

AND LEVERAGE MEANS EVERYTHING.

HERE WE GO.

CADILLAC'S ON HIM.

GATHERS HIS HORNS AND SHAKES
HIM UP AND LAYS HIM OUT.

FOLKS, I DON'T
BELIEVE MY EYES.

MY GOD! I BELIEVE WE HAVE
A NEW WORLD RECORD.

CADILLAC JACK FAVOR JUST
THREW A STEER IN 2.2 SECONDS.

CAN THAT BE RIGHT?

YEP. MY TIMER SAYS IT'S
OFFICIAL--2.2 SECONDS!

LET'S HEAR IT FOR
THE COWBOY, FOLKS!

- THROW IT!

- YOU'RE JUST A BIG OLD TEASE.

- NO. I'M JUST
A MAN OF REALITY.

THIS IS MY LUCKY HAT.

- OH. SO IT'S THE HAT THAT
MAKES YOU WIN ALL THE TIME?

- ARE Y'ALL READY TO ORDER?

- UH, I'LL HAVE A PICKLED
EGG AND A CHERRY COKE.

AND A PIECE OF TOAST.

- WE JUST STARTED DATING.

SHE'S ALREADY
TRYING TO BREAK ME.

I'LL HAVE A GRILLED
CHEESE AND A BEER, PLEASE.

- WORD OF ADVICE, HON.

DON'T STUDY NO BROKE-LUNCH
COWBOY FOR A LIFE OF BLISS.

- HEY. THIS AIN'T NO
BROKE-LUNCH COWBOY CARRYING

AROUND HIS
CHAMPIONSHIP BUCKLE.

I'LL MAKE YOU A DEAL.

THE DAY I RIDE MY LAST RODEO,
I'LL THROW YOU THIS HAT.

- AND WHAT MAKES YOU SO SURE
I'LL BE THERE WHEN YOU DO?

- [SIGHS]

I'VE NEVER GIVEN AWAY
A BUCKLE BEFORE.

I WANT YOU TO TAKE IT AS
AN ENGAGEMENT RING.

- JACK!

- I LOVE YOU.

I KNEW IT THE FIRST
TIME I SAW YOU.

THERE WAS JUST NOBODY I'D
RATHER WALK THROUGH THIS

LIFE WITH.

YOU GOT THE ONLY
OTHER SAY IN THIS.

I'M COUNTING ON A YES.

- ♪ AND EACH NEW DAY ♪

♪ FINDS ME SO BLUE ♪

♪ BECAUSE NOTHING TAKES
THE PLACE OF YOU ♪

♪ I READ YOUR LETTERS ♪

♪ ONE BY ONE ♪

♪ AND I STILL LOVE YOU ♪

♪ WHEN IT'S ALL
SAID AND DONE ♪

♪ OH, MY... ♪

- DEAR PONDER, I MISS YOU AND
TOMMY MORE AND MORE EVERY DAY.

YOU'RE ALL I THINK
ABOUT IN HERE.

YOU'RE THE REASON I THINK
I CAN SURVIVE THIS PLACE.

IF I DIDN'T HAVE YOU TWO AND
YOUR PICTURES ON THE WALL,

I'M AFRAID I MIGHT LOSE
SIGHT OF THE WORLD OUTSIDE.

YOU GOT TO BIRD-DOG HALSEY
ABOUT FILING MY APPEAL,

THERE'S GOT TO BE MORE HE
CAN DO TO MOVE THIS ALONG.

THEY'VE GOT ME IN A BLOCK HERE
WITH LIFERS AND LONG-TIMERS

AND GUYS WITH
NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE.

YOU THINK THEY'D AS SOON
KILL YOU AS LOOK AT YOU.

- ♪ TAKES THE PLACE OF YOU ♪

- THERE MAY BE WORSE PLACES
TO BE, BUT I HAVE A HARD

TIME IMAGINING.

ANYWAY, I LOVE YOU.

I MISS YOU BOTH.

- DON'T GET ANY
EASIER, DOES IT?

- YOU GOT FAMILY?

- NONE THAT WILL OWN UP TO ME.

- IT'S MY BOY'S
BIRTHDAY TODAY.

- WHY DON'T HE
COME AND SEE YOU?

- DON'T WANT HIM TO.

NOT HERE.

- EASE UP ON YOURSELF, TEX,
OR ELSE YOU AIN'T GONNA NEVER

MAKE YOUR TIME LIKE THAT.

THE WAY I SEE IT, YOUR
ONLY MISTAKE WAS PLAYING

GOOD SAMARITAN.

- YEAH.

TO A PSYCHO NAMED
CHESTER ANDERSON.

- EVENING, BOYS.

- ALL RIGHT, BOYS,
ROUND THE COUNTER.

- GET DOWN.

- PLEASE. JUST TAKE THE MONEY.

- SHUT UP!

- DON'T DO IT, CHESTER.

- NOW YOU WENT AHEAD
AND USED MY NAME.

- PLEASE. WE
DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

- HOW ABOUT LET'S
PLAY A GAME.

- TELL HIM YOU ANI'T BRAVE SON.

- TELL HIM YOU GOT A BAD MEMORY.

- OPEN YOUR EYES,
I WANNA SEE THEM!

I'M JUST KIDDING.

- ENOUGH CHESTER, LET'S GO.

- CALL THE SHERIFF.

[TIRES SQUEAL]

- OK, FOLKS.
THIS NEXT HERE HORSE IS

A REAL WIDOW MAKER.

YOU THOUGHT WE WERE
KIDDING THERE, DIDN'T YOU?

BE CAREFUL, JACK.

WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOU.

ALL RIGHT. WE'RE JUST
ABOUT READY TO GO.

HIGH AND LONESOME'S
DOING HIS THING.

THEY LOVE YOU, JACK.

BUCK THAT SCORE GOOD NOW.

JACK'S GOT HIMSELF A
REAL ROMAN CANDLE.

- YOU ALL RIGHT, SIR?
WHERE YOU HURT?

- I GOT MY RIB.

- YOUR RIB. HOW'S
YOUR SHOULDER?

- OK.

- LET'S GET OUT OF HERE.

LISTEN, SON. THERE IS NO
WAY THAT YOU ARE GOING

HOME TONIGHT.

I'M TAKING YOU TO THE DOC.

I'LL DRIVE YOU HOME
FIRST THING TOMORROW.

- I GOT A SICK
BOY AT HOME, OK?

LET'S JUST GET BO
IN THE TRAILER.

I'LL DRIVE MYSELF HOME.

- YOU CAN'T DRIVE
LIKE THAT, SON.

- THE WAY YOU DRIVE,
I'LL BE BETTER OFF.

- OH, YEAH?
- OH, YEAH.

[OWL HOOTING]

[DOOR SHUTS]

- MM. THERE YOU GO.

- HEY. HOW'S OUR
LITTLE COWBOY?

GLAD YOU WAITED UP FOR ME.

- WHAT DID YOU BRING ME?

- WHAT, OH, WHAT DID
I BRING YOU?

LOOK AT THAT, HUH?

HA HA HA!

I GUESS YOU GOT TO PUT
THOSE RIGHT ON, HUH?

OK.

THERE.

NOW, PROMISE ME YOU'RE
GONNA GO TO SLEEP NOW.

- PROMISE.

- YOU GONNA SLEEP
IN THOSE BOOTS?

- YEAH.

- WHAT ARE YOU
GONNA DREAM ABOUT?

- THE RODEO.

- YEAH? WHAT'S
THE TIME TO BEAT?

- 2.2 SECONDS.

- CAN ANYBODY ELSE DO IT?

- NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.

- THAT'S RIGHT.

YOU GO TO SLEEP NOW.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING.

- ALL RIGHT.
- ALL RIGHT.

- GOOD NIGHT, SWEETHEART.

- IT SCARES ME WHEN
HE GETS SICK.

- OH, IT'S JUST A LITTLE FLU.

HE'S NOT AS FRAGILE
AS YOU THINK.

- I'M GLAD I WAS HERE TO SAY
GOOD NIGHT TO THE LITTLE GUY.

- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN,
JACK FAVOR.

YOU'RE HURT.

- MY RIBS HAD A LITTLE
RUN-IN WITH THE GROUND.

- TAKE YOUR SHIRT OFF.

- AH. THE REAL REASON I GET
HURT EVERY NOW AND THEN.

MM.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GETTING
OLDER OR THESE BRONCS ARE

GETTING MEANER.

- I RECKON IT'S
A LITTLE OF BOTH.

- OHH.

- OH. RIGHT THERE?

- YEAH. JUST RUB ON MY RIB.

I MARRIED AN ANGEL.

- MM-HMM.

YOUR BOOTS.

OHH!

- YOU'RE NOT GONNA
STOP THERE, ARE YOU?

- I TAKE IT BACK.

YOU'RE BAD, JACK FAVOR.

- OHH.

- OH. WATCH THOSE RIBS.

- I'M NOT THAT HURT.

- OH, GOOD.

- [GASPS]
- SHH!

WE COME FOR YOUR MONEY.

SHOW US WHERE IT IS...NOW.

[RINGS]

- AAH!
- GET OUT OF BED!

- I GOT IT!

[GUNSHOTS]

- MUST NOT BE
YOUR TIME, HUH?

- 30 BUCKS. CHUMP CHANGE.

- NO!

[GUNSHOT]

- YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO
KILL THEM, CHESTER.

- YOU CAN'T EVEN STEAL
A CAR THAT WORKS.

- THIS IS NOT HOW I
PICTURED IT, CHESTER.

THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
$5,000 IN THAT MONEY BOX.

WE GOT 30 BUCKS, AND NOW
WE'RE HANGING OUR BUTTS OUT

HERE FOR ANY COP IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD TO HAUL US

IN FOR MURDER, IN
CASE YOU FORGOT!

- HEY.

- HOW ABOUT A RIDE, MISTER?

- LOOKS LIKE IT'S
YOUR LUCKY DAY.

HOP ON IN.

- ALL RIGHT.

- APPRECIATE IT.

- HA HA HA!

- I KNOW I KNOW THAT NAME.

- YOU EVER FOLLOW RODEO?

- THAT'S IT.

CADILLAC JACK FAVOR.

I'VE SEEN YOU RIDE.
- REALLY?

- THIS MAN IS A CHAMPION RODEO
COWBOY A COUPLE TIMES OVER.

LET ME SHAKE YOUR HAND.

- LISTEN. I'M GONNA
GO CALL HOME.

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

- THE MAN IS PURE GOLD.

- SO?

- SO I AIN'T GONNA HELP
YOU KILL JACK FAVOR TO

STEAL HIS CAR.

BESIDES, WE DID IT,
THEY'D KNOW IT WAS US.

HE'S FAMOUS ALL OVER.

- HE'S SO FAMOUS YOU
DIDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HIM.

- MA'AM, CAN I GET THAT CHECK?

- UH, THE OTHER FELLA,
HE ALREADY PAID IT.

- WHAT DID I TELL YOU?

SOLID GOLD.

- WELL, THIS IS IT, BOYS.

SORRY I CAN'T TAKE
YOU ANY FARTHER.

- IT'S ALL RIGHT. YOU DONE
PLENTY, MORE THAN MOST.

LET'S GO, CHESTER.

LET'S GO.

GOOD TO MEET YOU, MR. FAVOR.

- YOU, TOO. GOOD LUCK.

- HEY!

- HEY.
- HEY. HOW'D YOU DO?

- WHAT DO YOU THINK?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE?

- JUST WAITING FOR YOU.

- WHAT'S GOING ON?

- I GOT A VISIT FROM
THE SHERIFF TODAY.

SEEMS TOMMY'S FRIEND KYLE
TALKED HIM INTO MOVING OUR

NEIGHBORS' OUTHOUSE
FROM OVER THE HOLE.

WELL, YOU CAN JUST GUESS
WHAT HAPPENED TO MR. LEMBECK.

- HE WENT IN.

- JACK, IT'S NOT FUNNY.

HE SHOULDN'T BE HANGING
OUT WITH THAT BOY.

HE'S A BAD INFLUENCE ON HIM.

- WHAT DID NESTOR SAY?

- WELL, HE SAID
MR. LEMBECK COULDN'T

PROVE IT, SO THERE WAS NOTHING
HE COULD REALLY DO,

BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER.

HE SHOULDN'T BE GETTING AWAY
WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

I DON'T WANT A JUVENILE
DELINQUENT ON MY HANDS BY

THE TIME HE'S 10.

- ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

- I THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE
A TALK WITH YOUR SON,

A SERIOUS TALK.

- OK. I'LL TALK TO HIM.

- THANK YOU.

DO YOU WANT SOME DINNER?

- YEAH.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T LET THESE
FRIENDS OF YOURS GET YOU INTO

TROUBLE LIKE THAT.

- IT WASN'T KYLE'S IDEA.
IT WAS MINE.

EVER SINCE LUCKY GOT LOOSE AND
TRAMPLED MR. LEMBECK'S GARDEN,

HE JUST WAITS TILL
YOU'RE ON THE ROAD,

AND THEN HE MESSES WITH US.

- WELL, BETWEEN
YOU AND ME, MAN TO MAN,

THERE'S A FEW THINGS THAT
ALL MEN HAVE TO LIVE BY--TAKE

CARE OF YOUR LIVESTOCK,
DON'T LIE, CHEAT, OR STEAL,

AND LOOK AFTER YOU FAMILY,
AND THE WAY I FIGURE IT,

YOU WERE LOOKING AFTER YOUR
MOM THE ONLY WAY YOU KNEW HOW.

- THAT'S RIGHT.

- WELL, I'LL HAVE
TO TEACH YOU SOME

BETTER CHOICES FOR THE FUTURE.

FOR NOW, I'M GONNA TELL
YOUR MOM I GAVE

YOU A GOOD SCOLDING.

YOU BETTER NOT TELL HER
ANY DIFFERENT, YOU HEAR?

- NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.

- OK.

HERE. LET'S THROW SOME ROCKS.

HERE YOU GO. TRY THAT
BIG ONE THERE.

THERE WAS 3.

- CHESTER ANDERSON, SIR.

- I'M DISTRICT ATTORNEY
EARL WIGGINS, AND THIS IS

DEPUTY SHERIFF GERKER
FROM BOSSIER CITY.

WE DROVE A LONG
WAY TO GET HERE.

THIS BETTER BE GOOD.

- IT'S GOOD.

I'M FACING HARD TIME.

I WANT TO MAKE A DEAL.

- WHAT KIND OF DEAL?

- A LITTLE QUID PRO QUO.

- WELL, I DON'T YOU
TELL ME THE QUID,

AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW IF
YOU GOT ANY QUO COMING

BACK AT YOU.

- HEH.

I CAN HELP CLEAR UP THE
MURDERS OF THEM PEOPLE

IN BOSSIER CITY.

I BELIEVE THEIR
NAMES WAS CASSETT.

- CONVINCE ME.

- I'LL NAME THE TRIGGERMAN,
AND YOU LET ME GO FREE.

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
OUR NEXT RIDER FACES

A BLESSING AND A CURSE
FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT.

IF HE CAN STAY ON THIS
RIDE FOR A FULL 8 SECONDS,

HE'LL WIN THE BOUNTY FOR BEING
THE FIRST MAN EVER TO STAY

ON THE MEANEST
BRONC EVER' SHOD.

THAT'S THE BLESSING,
AND THE CURSE IS

THE BRONCO'S NAME
IS HELL'S FURY.

THAT'S 8 SECONDS ON A
HORSE THAT PUT 3 MEN

IN THE HOSPITAL.

8 SECONDS IN HELL.

GO FOR THE RODEO'S
ALL-AROUND CHAMPION.

LET'S PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER
FOR CADILLAC JACK FAVOR!

HERE WE GO!

HELL'S FURY'S MAKING
A RUN AT IT!

FIRE IN THE HOLE!

PURE POETRY IN MOTION!

CADILLAC'S IMPROVED THE TIME.

[BUZZER]

THAT'S IT, FOLKS! THAT'S IT!

FROM HERE AT THE FORT WORTH
FAT STOCK SHOW AND RODEO,

THIS IS GENE PRITCHARD.

LET'S GIVE CADILLAC JACK A BIG
ROUND OF APPLAUSE AS HE EXITS

THE ARENA, HEADING FOR
THAT PAYING WINDOW IF THIS

RIDE HOLDS UP.

- HERE YOU GO.

- I APPRECIATE
THE COFFEE, PONDER.

NOW YOU HAVE TO KNOW,
I DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE

ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS.

- WE KNOW THAT, NESTOR.

WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT?

- WELL, THEY'RE GONNA
TRY TO EXTRADITE

HIM TO LOUISIANA.

- WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT?

- ACCORDING TO THEIR
COURT PAPERS, THEY HAVE

AN EYEWITNESS.

- WHO HAPPENS TO BE
A CAREER CRIMINAL.

- HOW CAN THEY TAKE A
CRIMINAL'S WORD OVER A MAN

LIKE MY HUSBAND?

- IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.

SMART CONS TRADE JAIL
TIME FOR TESTIMONY.

YOU FACTOR IN IT'S A ELECTION
TIME IN LOUISIANA, AND STRANGE

THINGS HAVE A
HABIT OF HAPPENING.

- I'VE NEVER EVEN BEEN
TO BOSSIER CITY.

- LOOK, GUYS, I'M YOUR FRIEND.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE ME,
BUT YOU NEED TO GET YOURSELF

A LAWYER AND FIGHT IT.

- HEY. I FOUND ANOTHER
BOX UNDER THE BED.

HOW ARE WE GONNA FIND
ANYTHING IN ALL THIS MESS?

- IT'S IN THERE SOMEWHERE, OK?

DON'T WORRY.
IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

- I KNOW. I'M JUST SCARED.

- WELL, WE'RE LOOKING
FOR MY APRIL ROAD RECEIPTS.

IT HAPPENED ON THE 16th.

IF WE FIND THOSE, THEN
WE'VE GOT MY ALIBI.

- DON'T SAY THAT.

YOU MAKE IT SOUND
LIKE YOU NEED ONE.

- WELL, I DO.

- OH, WAIT!
OK. HERE'S ONE FROM

A RESTAURANT IN
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS.

- OH, GOOD. THIS IS THE BOX.

LET'S LOOK THROUGH HERE.

GAS--ENID, OKLAHOMA.

- GREAT. I'LL TAKE IT.

- THAT'S ALL WE
NEED RIGHT THERE.

- THIS IS SOME BOOKKEEPING
SYSTEM YOU GOT HERE.

- HEH HEH HEH!

- WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

- WELL, I JUST--I JUST
FIGURE WHY WAIT

TO LOOK BACK AND LAUGH AT
SOMETHING WE CAN LAUGH AT NOW?

- YOU JUST GO AHEAD
AND ENJOY YOURSELF.

- YEAH. I GOT THEM
IN FRONT OF ME.

ON THE 16th, I WAS IN A
RESTAURANT IN ARKANSAS,

AND I GOT TWO MORE THAT PUT ME
IN OKLAHOMA LATER THAT DAY,

SO IT'S OBVIOUS I WAS
HEADED THE OTHER DIRECTION.

YEAH. WE CAN CLEAR IT UP THEN.

I'M A MAN OF MY WORD.

I EXPECT YOU'RE THE SAME.

I'LL BE THERE.

- WHERE?

- I'M GOING TO LOUISIANA.

- WHY, JACK? WHAT HAPPENED?

- I MADE A DEAL.

- WHAT KIND OF DEAL?

- WELL, SHOW THEM THESE
RECEIPTS, THAT AND PASS A LIE

DETECTOR TEST, HE'S GONNA
DROP ALL THIS NONSENSE.

- WAIT A MINUTE, JACK.
I DON'T LIKE THIS.

- HONEY, I'VE NEVER HID
FROM TROUBLE IN MY LIFE.

- I CALL THIS
LOOKING FOR TROUBLE.

- WELL, IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

- WHAT'S THE MATTER?

- WELL, NOTHING, JUST
A LITTLE BUSINESS.

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE
YOU KNOW IT, ALL RIGHT?

CAN YOU GIVE ME A HUG?

OK.

HERE YOU GO.

WILL YOU HELP YOUR MOM OUT?

- MM-HMM.
- OK. I'LL SEE YOU LATER.

- OK.

- IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
DON'T WORRY.

- COME ON. YOU WANT TO
HELP ME WITH DINNER?

- I'M JACK FAVOR.
I'M HERE TO SEE

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WIGGINS.

- MR. FAVOR, COME ON IN.

LET'S SORT THIS THING OUT.

- I'M READY FOR THAT.

- WELCOME TO LOUISIANA.

DID YOU HAVE A NICE TRIP?

- SURE DID.
- THAT'S IT. ALL RIGHT.

- HEY. WAIT A SECOND.
HOLD ON A MINUTE!

I SPOKE TO THE DISTRICT
ATTORNEY ON THE PHONE,

AND WE MADE A DEAL.

- AIN'T GOT NO DEAL UNLESS
YOU READY TO CONFESS.

- I'M NOT
CONFESSING TO ANYTHING.

HOLD--HOLD ON A SECOND!

- WE GOT A NICE
COMFORTABLE BUNK.

- YOU GUYS ARE MAKING
A BIG MISTAKE.

HOLD ON A SECOND!

- COME ON!

[PHONE RINGING]

- TELL ME THIS
ISN'T HAPPENING.

TELL ME IT'S NOT REAL.

- I'M SORRY I GOT US
INTO THIS MESS, HONEY.

WE WILL GET IT
STRAIGHTENED OUT.

- I'M GONNA GET YOU
OUT OF HERE, JACK.

I SWEAR I'M GONNA
GET YOU HOME.

- I KNOW.

I LOVE YOU.

- I LOVE YOU.

- ♪ GOT MY GUMBO ♪

♪ BRING MY CRAWDAD CUP... ♪

- THANK YOU, DARLING.

- I THINK WE GOT OUR MAN.

I GOT A WAITRESS WHO WILL
PLACE FAVOR WITH ANDERSON

AND HIS PARTNER.

I GOT ANDERSON'S
EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY.

- I NEED A LITTLE
MORE CORROBORATION.

FIND ME THE PARTNER.

- UH, EXCUSE ME.

DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S
AN ATTORNEY HALSEY HERE?

- UM...

OH, THERE HE IS.

- LEON HALSEY AT
YOUR SERVICE, MA'AM.

- HI.

- YOU WANT TO HAVE A SEAT
UP HERE, AND WE'LL HAVE

US A TALK.

- SURE. LET'S DO.

- I--I AM SO SORRY
I'M LATE, MA'AM.

I WAS HELD AT THE COURT.

- OH, THAT'S OK.

I, UH, I'M TOLD THAT YOU
PEOPLE PRACTICE PEOPLE

A DIFFERENT KIND OF LAW HERE.

- WELL, YES, MA'AM.

MATTER OF FACT, OUR SYSTEM
IS BASED ON NAPOLEONIC LAW,

WHEREAS THE REST OF THE
COUNTRY IS BASED ON

ENGLISH COMMON LAW.

- WELL, THAT'S NOT
EXACTLY WHAT I MEANT.

- OK.

MISS FAVOR, YOU NEED TO KNOW
THAT THIS IS A--WELL, IT'S

A UPSETTING CASE AROUND HERE.

- MM. BEING AN
ELECTION YEAR AND ALL.

- OH, YES, MA'AM.

AND THE CASSETTS
WERE WELL-LIKED.

HOWEVER, I HAVE NO DOUBT
WHATSOEVER THAT A JURY IS

GONNA SEE IT JACK'S WAY.

YOU HUNGRY?

- OH, NO, SIR. I'M FINE.

- DID YOU BRING THE MONEY?

- YES, SIR, I DID.

YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW HARD THIS WAS.

IT'S EVERY PENNY I COULD
SCRAPE TOGETHER, AND THE REST

OF IT WAS RAISED
BY JACK'S FRIENDS.

I SURE HOPE YOU'RE WORTH IT.

- DEAR PONDER, I'M SORRY
TOMMY'S TAKING THIS SO HARD.

THERE'S JUST NO WAY I'M
GONNA LET HIM SEE ME

CAGED UP LIKE THIS.

ATTORNEY HALSEY SAYS WE'LL
BE GOING TO TRIAL SOON.

I SURE HOPE SO.

I'VE RIDDEN THIS HORSE
ABOUT ALL I CARE TO.

AND I MISS YOU, PONDER.

I COULD TELL THE FIRST TIME
I SAW YOU YOU HAD THE RIGHT

ANSWER TO MY QUESTION--"YOU
THINK YOU COULD EVER LOVE

A COWBOY?"

- "ABOUT AS MUCH AS
A BROKEN HEART."

- HEY, TUBBY.

IF ME WORKING HERE IS GONNA BE
CAUSING YOU TROUBLE, I CAN GET

A JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE.

- AW, DON'T PAY THEM ANY MIND.

THEY AIN'T GOT THE
SENSE GOD GAVE A GOAT.

THEY'RE EATING HERE,
AREN'T THEY?

HA HA HA!

- YOU'RE A REAL FRIEND.

- NICE AND HOT.

IN CASE YOUR WONDERING, I AM
MRS. JACK FAVOR

AND PROUD OF IT.

- ONE HAND WASHES ANOTHER
IS THE WAY I SEE IT.

LOOK OUT THERE.

YOU SEE HOW WE TREAT
PEOPLE WHO HELP US?

- SO I WALK FREE
JUST LIKE HIM?

- OH, HE'S NOT FREE.

HE JUST DOESN'T HAVE
TO LOOK OUT OF BARS.

- YOU MAKE AN AWFUL CONVINCING
ARGUMENT, MR. WIGGINS.

- GOOD. SO I CAN COUNT ON
YOU TO BACK UP YOUR PARTNER'S

TESTIMONY AGAINST FAVOR?

- YOU KNOW, MR. WIGGINS,
I AIN'T A GOOD MAN.

THAT'S HOW COME I KNOW
ONE WHEN I MEET ONE.

NOW I LOOK AT YOU, AND I SEE
MYSELF, JUST A DIFFERENT KIND

OF CROOK, THAT'S ALL.

- DON'T YOU TRIFLE
WITH ME, BOY.

- I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU GOT
SUCH A THING FOR JACK FAVOR.

THE MAN IS SOLID GOLD.

KNOW WHAT ELSE?

I'D SOONER SWALLOW A
LIVE SNAKE THAN TURN

STATE'S EVIDENCE.

- GET HIM OUT OF HERE.

- LET'S GO.

- BURN IN HELL.

- WHAT DO YOU WANT ME
TO DO WITH HIM?

- OH, TAKE HIM TO TEXARKANA,

SOMEWHERE WHERE HALSEY
CAN'T GET AHOLD OF HIM.

- THINK WE OUGHT TO GO
TO THE JUDGE?

- WHY?

- THE GUY MIGHT BE INNOCENT.

- RIGHT NOW, WE GOT ANDERSON
VERSUS KELLY, ONE CRIMINAL'S

WORD AGAINST ANOTHER.

- SO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS,
WHICH LIAR DO WE BELIEVE?

- LOOK. EVERYBODY KNOWS JACK
FAVOR, BUT HIS POPULARITY

HOLDS NO SWAY WITH US.

THE VOTERS ARE GONNA KNOW
THAT WE'RE JUST DOING OUR JOB

AND THAT NOBODY
IS ABOVE THE LAW.

AND IF HE'S INNOCENT,
THE JURY WILL SET HIM FREE.

KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

- YOUR CASE IS COMING ALONG.

JUST A HITCH OR TWO WE
NEED TO VISIT ABOUT.

FOR INSTANCE, YOU NEVER TOLD
ME, JACK, THAT THAT CAFE

ON OUT THERE IN
ARKANSAS WAS COLORED.

- WHAT THE HELL
DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE?

- SON, I MARCH A COLORED WOMAN

IN THAT COURTROOM, PUT HER UP
ON THE STAND AS YOUR ALIBI,

I CAN PROMISE YOU, KNOWING THE
JURY POOL IN THIS TOWN LIKE I

DO, IT'S GONNA HURT YOU MORE
THAN IT'S GONNA HELP YOU.

I AIN'T GONNA DO IT.

- WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE GUY
AT THE GAS STATION?

- EH, HE'S JUST
SOME VAGRANT PICKING

UP A FEW BUCKS ON HIS
WAY OUT TO CALIFORNIA.

OWNER PAID HIM IN CASH.

GOT A NAME HERE BUT NO KIND
OF FORWARDING ADDRESS.

- THOSE RECEIPTS ARE ALL
I HAVE TO PROVE THAT I WAS

SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT DAY!

- I STILL INTEND TO
OFFER THEM INTO EVIDENCE.

HELL, BOY, IT'S ALL WE GOT,
THAT AND YOUR WORD.

- JACK FAVOR IS A MAN WHO

THINKS HE CAN HIDE BEHIND

A SHINY SILVER BELT BUCKLE,
A MAN WHO THINKS HE'S BETTER

THAN YOU AND ME, BEYOND
THE LAWS THAT GOVERN US

ORDINARY FOLK.

HELL, HE'S A CHAMPION
RODEO COWBOY, BUT WHAT

THE PROSECUTION WILL PROVE IS
THAT HE'S NO MORE THAN A THIEF

AND A KILLER, WHO BELIEVING
THAT THE CASSETTS HAD

A SIZEABLE AMOUNT OF CASH
AT THEIR STORE ON THE DAY

OF APRIL 16, ENLISTED THE
HELP OF TWO VAGRANTS AND

IN A DRUNKEN RAMPAGE BRUTALLY
AND MALICIOUSLY MURDERED TWO

GOD-FEARING PEOPLE.

SO I WILL ASK EACH AND EVERY
ONE OF YOU TO LISTEN TO

THE EVIDENCE AND RENDER THE
CASSETTS THE JUSTICE

THEY DESERVE.

THANK YOU.

- "THINKS HE CAN HIDE BEHIND
A SHINY SILVER BELT BUCKLE."

FOLKS, I THINK MY ESTEEMED
COLLEAGUE HAS SEEN

"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"
ONE TOO MANY TIMES.

JACK FAVOR DON'T NEED TO HIDE
BEHIND ANYTHING BECAUSE HE CAN

STAND PROUDLY BEHIND HIS WORD.

WHAT THAT MAN THERE REALLY
WANTS Y'ALL TO DO IS TO

BELIEVE THE WORD OF A
CONVICTED CRIMINAL, A KNOWN

LIAR, AND A THIEF, WHO HAS
ROBBED AND ASSAULTED ALL

ACROSS THIS COUNTRY.

- YES, SIR.

THEY TOOK THEIR TIME EATING,
AND I DO REMEMBER.

I DID SERVE THEM BEER,
A LOT OF IT.

- IN 20 YEARS IN THE
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THIS WAS

THE MOST BRUTAL CRIME
SCENE I EVER SAW.

POINT BLANK.

ONCE IN THE HEAD,
ONCE IN THE CHEST.

- THE BULLET ENTERED JUST
TO THE LEFT SIDE OF

MISS CASSETT'S NOSE AND CAME
OUT THROUGH THE MIDDLE

OF THE OCCIPITAL
BONE OF HER HEAD.

IN BOTH CASES, DEATH
OCCURRED INSTANTANEOUSLY.

- MY JOB IS WHAT
WE CALL A JIGGER.

I STAND WATCH, YOU KNOW,
DRIVE THE CAR.

NOW JACK FAVOR
AND VERNON KELLY, THEY COME UP

ON MR. CASSETT
WHILE HE'S ASLEEP.

JACK--HE PUTS THE
GUN TO HIS HEAD.

HE SAYS, "WE COME
FOR YOUR MONEY.

SHOW US WHERE IT IS...NOW."

WELL, I WENT OUTSIDE TO STAND
WATCH BY THE FRONT DOOR.

HEARD SOME BREAKING INSIDE.

THEN I HEAR 3 GUNSHOTS.

JACK--HE COMES BACK THROUGH
THE DOOR, AND HE SAYS...

JUST ANOTHER DRY HOLE.

- YOUR HONOR, AT THIS TIME,
THE DEFENSE WOULD LIKE TO

OFFER INTO EVIDENCE RECEIPTS
WHICH PLACE MY CLIENT

ELSEWHERE AT THE TIME
THE CRIME TOOK PLACE.

- UNLESS THE DEFENSE HAS THE
PEOPLE WHO MADE OUT THOSE

RECEIPTS IN THE COURT TO
VERIFY THEM, I'M GONNA

HAVE TO OBJECT.

- WELL--WELL, THAT'S
RIDICULOUS, JUDGE.

UNLIKE THE STATE, WE DON'T
HAVE THE RESOURCES TO GO

CHASING OFF AFTER FILLING
STATION WORKERS AND THE LIKE

THAT GO FROM JOB TO JOB.

- OBJECTION SUSTAINED.

- JUDGE, THESE RECEIPTS
ARE INTEGRAL TO OUR CASE.

- GET ON WITH YOUR CASE,
MR. HALSEY.

- YOUR HONOR, CAN I AT LEAST
SHOW THE RECEIPTS TO ESTABLISH

THAT MY CLIENT WAS TRAVELING
FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES?

- DO THOSE RECEIPTS
HAVE DATES ON THEM?

- THEY DO, YOUR HONOR.

- THEN HOW ARE YOU GONNA
DO THAT WITHOUT

VIOLATING MY ORDER?

- ALLOW ME, YOUR HONOR.

I THINK I MIGHT BE ABLE
TO HELP YOU HERE.

- WHAT THE HELL DO YOU
THINK YOU'RE DOING, BOY?

- THERE YOU GO.

- [LAUGHTER]

- WHAT DO YOU THINK
ABOUT THAT, JUDGE?

- THE ONLY THING I HAVE
ARE THOSE RECEIPTS!

- IMPROPER PROCEDURE!

- JUDGE, I DEMAND A MISTRIAL!

- DENIED! PROCEED.

- IN ALL MY 40 YEARS OF
PRACTICING LAW, I'VE NEVER

SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
THAT IN MY LIFE!

THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE MAN
YOU OUGHT TO HAVE THE BAILIFF

PUT THE HANDCUFFS ON.

TAKE HIM OFF TO THE JAILHOUSE!

- I'M GONNA CHARGE YOU
BOTH WITH CONTEMPT!

- THEY PAINTED A HORRIBLE
PICTURE OF YOU OUT

THERE, JACK.

- I GOT UP THERE, AND
I TOLD THE TRUTH.

THEY GOT TO SEE THAT.

- THIS HAS NOTHING TO
DO WITH THE TRUTH.

IT'S LIKE THEY'VE JUST BEEN
WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO COME

ALONG AND PIN THIS ON.

JACK, THEY WANT TO SEND
YOU TO ANGOLA.

DO YOU KNOW HOW
BAD THAT PLACE IS?

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA?

OH, BABY.

I JUST WANT US TO WAKE
UP FROM THIS NIGHTMARE.

- SO SAY YOU ONE,
SO SAY YOU ALL?

- GUILTY.

- Y'ALL GOT TO BE CRAZY!

WHAT'S THE MATTER
WITH YOU PEOPLE?

- OH, MY GOD, JACK!

- ORDER IN THE COURT!

MR. FAVOR, I REMAND YOU TO
THE CUSTODY

OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

- OH, GOD!

- WE WILL HAVE ORDER
IN THIS COURT!

- HE DIDN'T DO IT!

HE DIDN'T DO IT!

- THE PEOPLE OF BOSSIER CITY
KNOW THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE

THE LAW HERE.

WHETHER YOU'RE FAMOUS OR POOR
AS A CHURCH MOUSE, IF YOU

BRING CRIME TO OUR DOORSTEPS,
WE WILL MAKE YOU PAY.

- A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND HER
FIGURE IF YOU CAN'T TRUST

THE JUDGE, THE D.A., AND THE
PROSECUTOR, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?

THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.

- MR. FAVOR!

- JACK! JACK!

GOD!

- ALL RIGHT. THIS IS FAR AS
WE CAN TAKE YOU, ANDERSON.

STATE LINE. COME ON.

LET'S GO, ED.

- RIGHT.

- [COUGHS]

- TEXAS IS LOOKING GOOD.

MAYBE THE FOURTH TIME
I'LL GET LUCKY.

WANT TO COME?

♪♪

- PICK UP THAT PILE.

LET'S GO NOW.

- YES BOSS, I'M COMING.

- KEEP WALKING.

IT'S NOT REST PERIOD.

- YES SIR.

- SON OF A BITCH.

- MRYERS WHERE IS HE?

- DON'T KNOW, BOSS.

- BOYS WE GOT US A RABBIT.

- NOBODY EATS UNTIL
THE CONVICT IS CAUGHT.

NO ONE SHOWERS.

NO ONE CHANGES CLOTHES.

YOU DON'T LIKE IT, TAKE IT
UP WITH A HIGHER AUTHORITY.

AND BY THE WAY, THERE IS
NO HIGHER AUTHORITY.

ENJOY YOUR DINNER.

[HORSE NEIGHS]

- DOES DAD KNOW YOU SOLD HIM?

- HE KNOWS
WE'RE SHORT ON CASH.

- I CAN GET A JOB.

- WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT?

- I CAN MOW LAWNS OR, LIKE,
BAG GROCERIES.

I MEAN, THERE'S PLENTY
OF THINGS I CAN DO.

I COULD GET MY
OWN PAPER ROUTE.

YEAH. THAT WOULD BE COOL.

- OH, COOL!

THEN YOU COULD QUIT SCHOOL.

- OH, MA. I'D STILL DO SCHOOL.

- NOW YOU'RE TALKING.

- HE'S NEVER
GETTING OUT, IS HE?

- HEY.

YOU'RE NOT GIVING UP ON
YOUR FATHER, ARE YOU?

- NO, BUT EVERYONE ELSE HAS.

- HEY. EVERYONE
ELSE DOESN'T MATTER.

AS LONG AS HE'S GOT YOU
AND ME, HE'S GOT HOPE.

COME ON. WE GOT
A LOT LEFT TO DO.

[DOGS BARKING]

[MEN YELLING]

- GET IN THERE.

HYAH, HYAH!

[DOGS CONTINUE BARKING]

- RIGHT THERE, RIGHT THERE.

- YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT
CONVICT ESCAPEE MYERS FOOTE WAS

RELEASED FROM ANGOLA PRISON.

THE METHOD OF
RELEASE WAS DEATH.

GOOD NIGHT, BOYS.

- DID YOU GET THE NEW
PICTURES OF TOMMY I SENT?

- HE SPRUNG UP LIKE A WEED.

- I KNOW. HE'S ALMOST
AS BIG AS YOU ARE.

JACK, HE REALLY
WANTS TO SEE YOU.

IT'S BEEN 3 YEARS.

- LET'S DON'T
DO THIS, OK?

- YOU GOT TO LET HIM SEE YOU.

- LOOK. HE COMES HERE,
WHAT'S HE GONNA DO?

HE'S GONNA MEET MY FRIENDS,
THE ROBBERS AND MURDERERS.

LOOK AROUND.

- IT WOULDN'T MATTER TO HIM.

- IT MATTERS TO ME.

WHEN I WRITE TO HIM, I TELL
HIM ABOUT THE GARDEN I'M

GROWING AND THE PUPPY I FOUND.

HE COMES HERE, HE'S GONNA
SEE RIGHT THROUGH THAT.

- HE WOULDN'T CARE.
HE JUST WANTS TO SEE YOU.

- I'LL BE DAMNED IF I'M GONNA
LET HIM GET A PICTURE IN HIS

HEAD OF THE HELL I LIVE IN.

WHY ISN'T HALSEY GETTING OFF HIS
... AND WORKING ON MY APPEAL?

- I CAN'T MAKE HIM
STOP DUCKING ME.

ON THE PHONE, HE TELLS ME HE'S
GONNA GET TO IT, AND THEN HE

SAYS, "I'VE GOT A FAMILY
TO SUPPORT, TOO."

- WELL, GET ANOTHER LAWYER.
DO SOMETHING.

- WITH WHAT?
WE'RE BROKE!

JACK, I LOST THE HOUSE.

WE'RE GONNA TAKE
A PLACE IN TOWN.

I'M SORRY.

- NO TOUCHING.

- HIS WORLD RECORD FOR
BULLDOGGING AT 2.2 SECONDS

STILL STANDS, AND, UM, HERE'S
A PICTURE WHERE HE RODE

HELL'S FURY.

ONLY MAN WHO EVER DID.

AFTER THE RIDE,
THE HORSE DIED.

THEY SAY IT WAS FROM
A BROKEN HEART.

- I'M AS BIG A FAN OF JACK FAVOR
AS EVER WAS, BUT YOU GOT

TO UNDERSTAND THESE KIND OF
CASES TAKE A LOT OF TIME.

STATE OF LOUISIANA WOULD SO
OVERWHELM ME WITH PAPERWORK,

I WOULDN'T HAVE TIME
FOR MY OTHER CLIENTS.

I HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING,
MISS FAVOR.

I CAN'T AFFORD
TO WORK PRO BONO.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD
TRY ANOTHER LAWYER.

- I HAVE.

YOU'RE THE TENTH.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

- YOU'LL NEVER MAKE IT
TO THE TREES.

- YOU DON'T KNOW
WHAT'S ON MY MIND.

- ALL RIGHT. WHAT DID YOU DO
THAT'S SO BAD YOU'D WANT TO

END IT ALL RIGHT HERE?

- IT AIN'T WHAT I DONE.

IT'S WHAT THEY GONNA DO TO ME.

GOT ME MARKED FOR A PUNK.

- WELL, BEST THING
YOU CAN DO IS JUST

FIND A WAY TO SURVIVE IN HERE.

PUT THAT IN THERE.

I WAS AFRAID YOU
COULDN'T COME.

- I'M SORRY.

- SOMETHING'S WRONG.

TELL ME.

- HALSEY DIED, JACK, ABOUT
TWO WEEKS AGO OF A STROKE.

- WHAT HAPPENED TO THE APPEAL?

- I DON'T KNOW.

- TWO WEEKS AGO?

YOU DIDN'T WRITE ME?

- I'VE BEEN TRYING TO
FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT.

- WE CAN STILL FILE
THE APPEAL, RIGHT?

- I DON'T KNOW. I CAN'T FIND AN
ATTORNEY TO DO IT FOR NOTHING.

- HAVE A SEAT.

WHAT MAKES YOUR CASE MORE
SPECIAL THAN ANY OTHER MAN WHO

STOOD IN THAT LINE
OUT THERE TONIGHT?

- I'M INNOCENT.

- HEH HEH HEH.

SORRY.

IT'S A REFLEX.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, FAVOR,
BETWEEN THE APPEALS THAT I'M

COMMITTED TO FILE AND RUNNING
THE PRISONER NEWSPAPER,

I HAVEN'T GOT TIME.

- LISTEN. I'M INNOCENT.

ALL I NEED YOU TO DO IS
TO HELP ME FILE AN APPEAL.

I MEAN, YOU GUYS--
I DON'T KNOW--

YOU COME TO TERMS WITH
DOING YOUR TIME.

I DON'T BELONG HERE.

YOU GOT TO HELP ME.

- HOW MUCH CAN YOU PAY?

- NOTHING.

I'M BROKE.

- SEE YOU.

- ALL RIGHT. EVERYBODY OUT.

- HEY. WHAT YOU
DOING SITTING AROUND?

- FAVOR.

COME ON, AUSTIN.

- BOSS, YOU WANT
THAT BALE BROKE?

- YEAH. IT'S ALREADY DONE.

- ALL RIGHT NOW.

- STAY IN THE LINE.

- COME ON!

GET ON THERE!

THAT'S GOOD!

[NEIGHING]

- YEAH, BOSS.

- LET HIM RUN, LET HIM RUN.

- COME ON. LET'S GET IT.

- LET'S GO, FAVOR.

- ARE YOU SURE YOU
CALLED ALL HIS FRIENDS?

- I DON'T KNOW ALL
OF HIS FRIENDS.

YOU KNOW, I SEE HIM OFF
TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING,

AND THEN I GET HOME AROUND

[TELEPHONE RINGS]

OH, PLEASE BE HIM.

HELLO?

HI, CLAYTON. DID YOU FIND HIM?

OK. LISTEN.
I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

ALL RIGHTIE. BYE.

NOTHING. HE'S GONNA
CHECK THE ARCADE AGAIN.

- PONDER, HE'S GONNA TURN UP.

- I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D
DO IF I LOST HIM.

- THOUGHT YOU'D BE ASLEEP.

- WELL, I'M NOT.

WHERE WERE YOU?

- JUST HANGING OUT.

- I'VE BEEN WORRIED SICK,
AND CLAYTON'S BEEN DRIVING ALL

OVER TOWN LOOKING FOR YOU.

- WELL, I'M SORRY.

I GUESS I SHOULD HAVE CALLED.

- YOU GUESSED RIGHT.

- LOOK. I SAID I WAS SORRY.

- I FOUND THESE DETENTION
SLIPS IN YOUR DRAWER.

- YOU'RE GOING
THROUGH MY THINGS NOW?

- I WAS WORRIED.
IT'S MY JOB. I'M THE MOM.

"LATE WITH ASSIGNMENT,"
"LATE WITH ASSIGNMENT,"

"DIDN'T SHOW UP FOR DETENTION."

YOU WANT TO TELL ME
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH YOU?

- WELL, YOU KNOW,
IT'S A LITTLE HARD

TO GO TO DETENTION AFTER
SCHOOL WHEN I GOT TO WORK.

SOMETIMES, I DON'T GET ALL MY
ASSIGNMENTS TURNED BECAUSE I'M

TOO TIRED TO STAY AWAKE.

- WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME THAT?

I WANT YOU TO QUIT.

- WE NEED THE MONEY.

- NOT THAT BAD.

- I'D SOONER QUIT SCHOOL.

- TOMMY.

- WELL, THEY MAKE FUN OF ME.

- WHO?

- EVERYONE.

I MEAN, THE OTHER DAY,
THE TEACHER

ASKED IF ANYONE'S FAMILY
WORKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT,

AND THIS WISE GUY HAS TO SAY,
"YEAH. FAVOR'S DAD!

HE MAKES LICENSE PLATES."

- YOU'RE STRONGER
THAN THAT, TOMMY.

WE RAISED YOU TO
BE STRONGER THAN--

- WE?

I DON'T HAVE A FATHER.

YOU'RE JUST MARRIED TO SOME
GUY IN JAIL THAT DOESN'T WANT

ANYTHING TO DO WITH ME!

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED,
HE'S DEAD!

- DON'T YOU EVER SAY
SOMETHING LIKE THAT!

TOMMY.

TOMMY, I'M SORRY.
I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE
SLAPPED YOU.

I DON'T...

I'M SO SORRY.

I JUST KNOW HOW MUCH
YOUR DAD LOVES YOU.

HE WANTS TO SEE YOU SO BAD,
AND IT'S KILLING HIM.

GOD. I KNOW THAT'S HARD TO
UNDERSTAND, SWEETHEART, AND...

TONIGHT, WHEN I THOUGHT I
MIGHT HAVE LOST YOU, TOO,

I JUST WANTED TO
LAY DOWN AND DIE.

I DON'T WANT YOU TO GIVE UP,
TOMMY, NOT ON YOUR DAD,

NOT ON YOURSELF.

I'M SO SORRY.

- ONE MORE.

OH, THAT'S IT.

YOU KNOW, IT LOOKS TO ME
LIKE YOU WEREN'T CUT OUT

FOR A LIFE OF CRIME.

- YEAH. I THOUGHT ABOUT
THAT ABOUT A DAY TOO LATE.

- YEAH.

YOU STAND YOUR GROUND.

THIS WILL GO ON FOREVER.

- WHOO-WHEE!

AIN'T HE PRETTY?

- STAY AWAY FROM ME.

- DOESN'T HE SOUND LIKE A
LITTLE GIRL WHEN HE DOES THAT?

- LEAVE HIM ALONE.

- DID Y'ALL HEAR A SQUEAK?

A LITTLE SQUEAK LIKE
A LITTLE PUPPY.

- LOOK. WHY DON'T YOU
LEAVE THE GUY ALONE, OK?

- FIGHT, FIGHT!

- COME ON. GET HIM!

- WHOO-HOO!

[SHOUTING]

[GUNSHOTS]

- THAT'S IT, THAT'S IT.

- YOU AIN'T NOTHING,
FAVOR, NOTHING!

- SEE YOU IN A WEEK, FAVOR.

- REMEMBER WHAT YOU SAID TO ME
WHEN I ASKED YOU IF YOU COULD

EVER LOVE A COWBOY?

- OF COURSE I DO.

- "ABOUT AS MUCH AS
A BROKEN HEART."

IT'S WHAT YOU SAID.

YOU WERE RIGHT.

I NEVER INTENDED IT, BUT
IT'S HAPPENING BIT BY BIT.

- NO, IT'S NOT.

- EVERY TIME YOU COME HERE,
ANOTHER PIECE IS MISSING.

I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES.

- THAT'S NOT TRUE, JACK.

- PONDER, YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU.

FROM THE DAY WE MET,
THE GREATEST JOY OF MY LIFE

HAS BEEN SEEING YOU.

NOW IT'S KILLING ME.

YOU HAVE TO GO ON WITH YOUR
LIFE WHILE YOU'RE YOUNG.

- WE'LL FIND ANOTHER ATTORNEY.

- NO.
- YES, WE WILL.

WE CAN'T GIVE UP, JACK.

I PROMISE. YOU HAVE
TO PROMISE, TOO.

- THIS IS NOT A DISCUSSION.

I WANT YOU TO GET A DIVORCE.

- I WILL NOT.

- THE ONLY WAY THAT I'M
GETTING OUT OF HERE IS

IN A BOX, DEAD.

- DON'T TALK LIKE THAT.

- YOU DON'T HAVE
A HUSBAND ANYMORE.

[ALARM BLARING]

- WHAT'S THAT?

- IT'S A LOCKDOWN.
YOU GOT TO GO.

PROBABLY AN ESCAPE.

- ALL VISITORS MUST
EXIT IMMEDIATELY.

THIS IS A LOCKDOWN.

ALL VISITORS MUST
EXIT IMMEDIATELY.

- EVERYBODY!

NO TALKING. MOVE THEM OUT.

KEEP MOVING!

- ♪ THERE'S SOMETHING
OUT THERE LEFT FOR YOU ♪

♪ BUT IT'S NOT ME ♪

♪ WE'VE REACHED A POINT
OF NO RETURN ♪

♪ IT'S ONLY RIGHT I
SET YOU FREE ♪

- ♪ I KNOW I HAVE
TO TURN AWAY ♪

♪ BUT THERE'S NOWHERE
FOR MY LOVE TO GO ♪

♪ AND THERE WON'T
COME A DAY ♪

♪ WHEN I WON'T HONOR
WHAT WE VOWED ♪

- ♪ BUT I'LL GO ON
WITH MY LIFE ♪

♪ WE CAN EVEN SAY
GOOD-BYE FOR NOW ♪

♪ IF, IF THAT'S WHAT
WE HAVE TO DO ♪

♪ HERE IN MY HEART ♪

♪ EVEN WHEN MY
ARMS ARE EMPTY ♪

♪ DARLING, I'M STILL
HOLDING ON TO YOU ♪

♪ THERE'S A PLACE
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE ♪

♪ NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE,
YOU'RE HERE WITH ME ♪

♪ WHEN THE WORLD IS
TURNING UPSIDE DOWN ♪

♪ TOGETHER WE
STAND OUR GROUND ♪

- [SOBBING]

- ARE YOU OK?

- YEAH.

NO.

- PONDER, HE'S BEEN IN
THERE A LONG TIME.

IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, I MEAN,
DEEP IN YOUR HEART, YOU KNOW

HE'S NEVER GETTING
OUT OF THERE.

YOU'RE SO YOUNG.

I MEAN, IT HURTS ME TO SEE
YOU STRUGGLING.

HALF THE TIME YOU'RE HERE,
IT SEEMS LIKE YOU'RE LOST.

- TUBBY, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

- HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU
SAID TO ME THAT TOMMY

NEEDS A FATHER?

- TOMMY NEEDS HIS FATHER.

[SOBS]

- I'M SORRY. DON'T CRY.

PLEASE.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID THAT.

I DIDN'T MEAN IT.

- IT'S ALL RIGHT.

- PONDER.

- TOMMY!

TOMMY!

TOMMY, NOTHING HAPPENED.

- WHAT?!

I DON'T HAVE EYES?

I SAW!

- WHAT YOU SAW, HONEY,
WAS--WAS A FRIEND

COMFORTING ME.

THAT'S ALL.

TOMMY, NO MAN WILL EVER,
EVER REPLACE YOUR FATHER.

I FIGHT FOR HIM EVERY DAY
BECAUSE HE'S AS GOOD A MAN

AS GOD CREATED.

I LOVE YOU, TOMMY, AND I
LOVE YOUR FATHER, AND HE'D BE

SO PROUD TO KNOW YOU CARE.

- IS HE EVER COMING BACK?

- YEAH, HE'S
COMING BACK.

- WHAT DID YOU DO TO GET HERE?

- SOMEONE GOT DEAD.

- AN INTERESTING
WAY OF PUTTING IT.

- PAINFUL TRUTH.

SEE, I DON'T HAVE A
PROBLEM ADMITTING IT.

- YOU GOT SOMETHING TO ADMIT.

[HORSE NEIGHING]

- LOOK OUT!

[HORSE NEIGHING]

- WHERE YOU GOING, FAVOR?

- CONVICT, HALT!

- DON'T SHOOT!
DON'T SHOOT HIM!

- YOU LITTLE PUNK!

- WHOA.

WHOA, WHOA.

EASY, EASY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO--

- LET'S TRY TWO WEEKS FOR
AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT.

- I KNOW WHO YOU WERE,
CONVICT, BUT I'M SORRY.

THAT HOLDS NO SWAY WITH ME.

THE STATE SAYS YOU'RE A
MURDERER, SO LET'S BE CLEAR

ABOUT ONE THING.

AS LONG AS YOU'RE HERE,
GOD'S GOT YOUR SOUL, BUT I'VE

GOT YOUR BODY.

NOW HE'S IN HEAVEN.

I'LL BE YOUR HELL IF YOU
DON'T PLAY BY THE RULES.

NOW I'M GONNA ASK
YOU A QUESTION.

LET'S SEE WHAT KIND OF A
FOOT WE CAN GET OFF ON.

WHY DID YOU ATTACK ONE
OF MY GUARDS?

- HE WAS BEATING A
DEFENSELESS ANIMAL.

- HE WAS BREAKING A HORSE.

THAT'S HOW WE DO IT HERE.

- THEN YOU DO IT WRONG.

- YOU GOT A MOUTH
ON YOU, FAVOR.

- YOU GOT CONVICTS DOING
YOUR ROADWORK,

COOKING YOUR FOOD,
MAKING YOUR FURNITURE.

WHY DON'T YOU LET SOMEBODY
THAT KNOWS WHAT THEY'RE DOING

HAVE AT YOUR HORSES?

- AND THAT SOMEONE,
I PRESUME, WOULD BE YOU.

NOW WHY EXACTLY WOULD I
DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

- BECAUSE I'M THE BEST
YOU GOT, AND YOU KNOW IT.

- CRACKED THAT HOOF.

- NAH. IT'S OK.

WE'RE PUT A NEW SHOE ON.

- WHICH ONE'S THE MEANEST?

- TALL ONE WITH THE LIMP.

- I'M TALKING ABOUT HORSES.

- THAT WOULD BE THAT
BAY OVER THERE.

- HYAH, HYAH!

COME ON!

- HEY, MISTER.

YOU GONNA RIDE BUB,
YOU GONNA NEED A HELMET.

- LOOKS LIKE YOU BEEN
LANDING ON YOUR HEAD A BIT.

- [WHOOPING]

[WHISTLE BLOWS]

[LAUGHTER AND CHEERING]

- THAT'S A HELL OF
A HORSE, THAT BUB.

YOU GOT SOME LICKS, RODEO MAN.

- WELL, FIRST,
YOU BOYS NEED A LESSON

IN NAMING YOUR BUCKING STOCK.

BUB?

- BUB IS SHORT FOR BEELZEBUB.

WHAT YOU THINK?

HE THE ONE DONE MY LEG.

- HE'S A GOOD RIDE.

- COME ON, JACK. LET'S TALK.

- I DID SOME LOOKING
IN TO YOUR CASE.

- WHY?

- WELL, YOU SHOWED ME
SOMETHING WHEN YOU WENT UP

AGAINST THAT GUARD.

READ THAT.

- DON'T YOU THINK YOU COULD
WRITE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

- MRS. FAVOR, I WAS A FAN
OF YOUR HUSBAND'S LIKE

A LOT OF PEOPLE.

TILL NOW, I THOUGHT OF
IT AS OLD NEWS.

- AND YOU AND I BOTH KNOW
THAT STORIES LIKE JACK'S

SELL PAPERS.

- IT'S GONNA DO MORE THAN
SELL PAPERS IF I PRINT IT.

IT WILL SEND WAVES RIPPLING
BACK TO BOSSIER CITY.

- WARDEN, YOU SENT FOR ME?

- ACTUALLY, I DID, MR. FAVOR.

A.J. GROVES, AID
TO THE GOVERNOR.

- MR. GROVES HERE HAS
SOMETHING HE WANTS TO TALK TO

YOU ABOUT, JACK.

- I'VE BEEN EMPOWERED TO
MAKE YOU A DEAL, MR. FAVOR.

IF YOU CONFESS TO THE CASSETT
MURDERS, YOU CAN GO FREE,

TIME SERVED.

- THEY'RE GIVING YOU
THE CHANCE TO COME HOME.

- IT WOULD MAKE ME A MURDERER.

I'M JUST GONNA SAY,
"OK, EVERYBODY.

I'M A MURDERER"?

- WHAT ABOUT US, JACK?

IT WOULD MAKE YOU
TOMMY'S FATHER AGAIN.

IT WOULD MAKE YOU
MY HUSBAND AGAIN!

- NOT LIKE THIS.

I'LL SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE
IN THIS PLACE BEFORE I'LL SAY

I KILLED THOSE TWO PEOPLE.

- OK, JACK. OK.

- STEAKS.

- JACK BROKE IN THE
NEW GUARDS' HORSES.

LIKED IT SO MUCH, THEY GIVE
US THESE STAKES FOR PAY.

- HUNGRY?

- OH, RARE, YEAH.

I LIKE IT TO WALK
ACROSS THE PLATE.

I'VE GOT INTERESTING NEWS.

CHESTER ANDERSON DIDN'T SERVE
A SINGLE DAY IN PRISON AFTER

YOUR CONVICTION.

NICE STEAK, JACK. NOW YOU WANT
TO TURN IT BEFORE IT BURNS?

NOW, DON'T LOOK SO GLUM.

SMART GUY LIKE YOU SHOULD
BE ABLE TO FIGURE

THE SILVER LINING.

HE PERJURED HIMSELF.

THAT'S YOUR TICKET FOR APPEAL.

NOW THAT'S WORTH MORE THAN
A LITTLE PIECE OF STEAK,

DON'T YOU THINK?

- MRS. FAVOR.

TOM KEYSER.
- HI.

- I'M RUNNING A
LITTLE BEHIND TODAY.

I'M SORRY FOR THE
INCONVENIENCE TO MAKE YOU

DRIVE ALL THE WAY UP
TO BOSSIER CITY.

I SURE HOPE IT'S
OF WORTH TO YOU.

- OH, YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW MUCH I'VE

PRAYED TO FIND YOU, TO FIND
ANYONE WHO WOULD HELP US.

- HERE, SIT, SIT.

WE HAVE A LOT TO TALK ABOUT.

UM, LEG OR WING?

- OH, NOTHING, THANK YOU.

- YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO TELL YOU.
WHEN I FIRST AGREED TAKE OVER

HALSEY'S CASES FOR HIS ESTATE,

I WAS PULLED UP SHORT BY
YOUR HUSBAND'S TRIAL.

I HEARD THAT THE PROSECUTOR
ACTUALLY WENT INTO THE JURY

ROOM WHEN HE FOUND OUT THEY
WERE HAVING TROUBLE

REACHING A VERDICT.

- WELL, CAN'T WE USE
THAT AGAINST THEM FOR AN APPEAL?

- YES, MA'AM.

- THAT DEPUTY--HE GIVES
ME THE CREEPS.

- YEAH. THAT DEPUTY--HE'S
NOW THE SHERIFF.

HE WAS ELECTED RIGHT AFTER
YOUR HUSBAND'S TRIAL.

THE D.A.--HE'S NOW A JUDGE,
AND THE JUDGE, WELL, HE WENT

ON TO BECOME AN
APPELLATE JUDGE.

ABOUT THE ONLY PERSON THAT
DIDN'T PROFIT WAS JACK.

- I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BOYS,
BUT I'M GETTING TIRED

OF BREAKING THESE
GUARDS' HORSES ALL DAY.

I'M READY FOR A CHANGE.

- YOU TALK CRAZY.

YOU NEED TO STAY
OUT OF THE SUN.

- IN CASE YOU FORGOT,
YOU'RE STILL IN THE JOINT.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

- ALL WE NEED
ARE SOME COWBOYS.

- YOU ARE HEAT-STROKING.

- COWBOYS? WHAT ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?

- RODEO.

INVITE THE PUBLIC,
CHARGE MONEY.

- I LIKE THAT.

- DON'T EVEN THINK
ABOUT IT, LENNY.

WHAT I GOT IN MIND IS TO SEE
THAT THE INMATES GET SOMETHING

OUT OF THIS, MAKE THIS
WORK FOR EVERYBODY.

IT'S GONNA TAKE ALL
OF US TO DO IT.

TWO PAIR.

YOU IN?

- HI.
- HEY.

- WELL, IF I DIDN'T KNOW BETTER,
I'D SWEAR I SMELL MANURE.

- YOU SMELL GOOD NEWS.

THE WARDEN'S LET ME
START A PRISON RODEO.

- OH, JACK.

WELL, THAT--THAT'S
JUST WONDERFUL.

THAT'S WONDERFUL.

I'VE GOT SOME
GOOD NEWS, TOO.

YOU KNOW THE ATTORNEY
WHO FINALLY TOOK OVER ALL

OF HALSEY'S OLD CASES?

I FOUND HIM, AND HE'S
AGREED TO HELP US.

HE SAYS WE'VE GOT MORE
THAN ENOUGH FOR AN APPEAL.

WE DID IT, JACK.

WE FINALLY FOUND
SOMEONE TO LISTEN.

- YOU DID IT.

YOU NEVER QUIT ON ME.

- QUITTING WAS
NEVER AN OPTION.

AND I STILL WANT TO
BE YOUR WIFE.

- YOU ARE MY WIFE.

ALWAYS.

AS SOON AS WE GET IT UP AND
RUNNING, THE RODEO, I WANT YOU

TO BRING TOMMY.

- OH, JACK. HE WON'T BELIEVE ME!

HE'LL BE SO HAPPY!

- TELL HIM THAT ALL I
CAN DO IS SEE HIM.

TELL HIM WHEN HE SEES ME IN
THAT ARENA, THAT'S WHAT HE

SHOULD HOLD ON TO.

- OK. I'LL TELL HIM.

- I WANT TO HUG YOU SO BAD.

I'D PROBABLY GET SHOT.

- JACK.

I LOVE YOU.

♪♪

- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
LOUISIANA STATE BOARD

OF CORRECTION WELCOMES YOU
TO THE VERY FIRST ANGOLA

PRISON RODEO.

THIS RODEO WAS ORGANIZED AND
CREATED BY OUR VERY OWN RODEO

CHAMPION CADILLAC JACK FAVOR.

WE'RE PLEASED TO WELCOME YOU
HERE, AND WE KNOW YOU'RE GONNA

HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME AS OUR
INMATES SHOW YOU THE BEST

BUL-RIDING, BRONC-BUSTING,
AND STEER-WRESTLING TO BE

FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE
STATE OF LOUISIANA.

HE'S OUT!

SWINGS, DIPS.

SMITH'S STAYING
ON HIM, THOUGH.

HE'S A BESAT, SMITH,
HE'S A BEAST.

DON'T LET HIM THROW
YOU OUT THERE.

GOOD RIDE, SMITH!

LET'S RIDE!

AND JESSE COLLINS IS
HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE.

IT'S A REAL
BALANCING ACT, FOLKS.

JESSE'S GONNA TILT.

THERE HE GOES!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OUR
NEXT RIDER IS THE ONE AND ONLY

CADILLAC JACK FAVOR.

TODAY, HE'S RIDING BEELZEBUB,
THE MEANEST BRONC IN THE STATE

OF LOUISIANA.

HE'S ALREADY PUT TWO
INMATES IN THE INFIRMARY,

SO WATCH OUT NOW.

BEELZEBUB BUSTS OUT OF
THERE LIKE THE DEVIL HE IS.

HE'S A TRAVELING MAN, COMING
OUT AT 90 MILES AN HOUR.

LOOK AT THOSE SQUARE
AND FLAT TOES.

♪♪

[BUZZER]

WHAT A GREAT RIDE BY
CADILLAC JACK FAVOR.

HE SHOWS US ALL HOW IT'S DONE.

AND NOW FOR OUR FINALE,
YOU GOT TO CHANGE CLOTHES.

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE.

THERE'S A CHECK FOR $100.

[INDISTINCT]

YOU COULD BUY A LOT OF
CIGARETTES AND STAMPS

FOR LETTERS BACK HOME.

- IT'S ALL ABOUT THIS HAND.

JUST PULL UP.

IT WILL PULL YOU BACK UP
IN THE SADDLE EVERY TIME.

- JACK.

WE GOT YOU A PRESENT.

- VERNON KELLY.

- JUST SAY THE WORD, BOSS,
HE'S A DEAD MAN.

- YOU CAN KNOCK OFF
THAT TOUGH CON ROUTINE.

I'VE BEEN IN AS MANY JAILS
AS YOU GOT FINGERS.

Y'ALL GOT SOMETHING TO SAY
TO ME, YOU CAN COME AT ME

LIKE A MAN.

- SO TALK.

- I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO
DO WITH SETTING YOU UP.

THE D.A. OFFERED ME A
FREE RIDE TO BACK UP

CHESTER'S TESTIMONY.

- AND YOU DIDN'T
FALL IN WITH HIM?

- I'M NO ANGEL.

I'VE BEEN IN THE SYSTEM,
BUT I DON'T TURN STATE'S

EVIDENCE FOR ANYBODY, LEAST OF
ALL AGAINST AN INNOCENT MAN.

HE WANTED TO KILL YOU,
YOU KNOW--CHESTER.

I WOULDN'T LET HIM.

I TOLD HIM YOU WAS SOLID GOLD.

- SO YOU'LL HELP ME THEN?

- SORRY.

I'M ALLERGIC TO COURTROOMS.

IT'S BAD FOR MY HEALTH.

- WELL, THIS IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
WAITING FOR MRS. FAVOR.

- I KNOW. MY HEART'S BEATING
LIKE A TRIP HAMMER, THAT'S ALL.

- SCARED?
- YEAH.

WHAT'S THE WORST THING
THAT COULD HAPPEN?

- THEY DENY US AND WE TAKE
IT ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

- YOU BELIEVE IN
MY JACK, DON'T YOU?

- I BELIEVE, AND WE'RE GONNA
MAKE THOSE JUDGES BELIEVE.

COME ON.

- FOLKS, OUR NEXT RIDER IS
NONE OTHER THAN STEVE BATISTE.

IF HE CAN STAY ON BEELZEBUB
FOR THE FULL 8 SECONDS,

HE'LL BE THE SECOND MAN EVER
TO STAY ON THE MEANEST BRONC

I'VE EVER SEEN.

WHO WAS THE FIRST?

OUR VERY OWN JACK FAVOR.

HERE WE GO!

AND BEELZEBUB'S MAKING
FOR THE SKY ALREADY!

STEVE STICKS WITH IT.

GO ON, COWBOY!

MOVE HIS FEET!

TURN THOSE TOES OUT!

- WHO WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THAT
OUR LITTLE PISSANT RODEO COULD

BE ANYTHING LIKE THIS?

- GOT A FEW THOU IN THE
PRISONER FUND FOR THE YEAR.

- I NEVER THOUGHT I'D
SAY THIS TO A CONVICT.

IT'S NOT GONNA BE THE
SAME AROUND HERE

WITHOUT YOU, JACK.

- WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

- I JUST RECEIVED A
CALL FROM YOUR LAWYER.

THE FEDERAL COURT
VACATED YOUR SENTENCE.

STATE OF LOUISIANA'S BEEN
ORDERED TO GRANT YOU A NEW

TRIAL OR FREE YOU.

- SIMPLE AS THAT?

FREEDOM'S NOTHING TO ME
WITHOUT MY GOOD NAME.

I WANT THAT TRIAL.

- WELL, DON'T WORRY.
YOU'LL GET IT.

THEY'RE NOT ABOUT TO ADMIT
WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO YOU

WITHOUT A FIGHT.

- YOU'RE GOING HOME, MAN.

- LET'S GO, BOYS!

WILBUR, YOU GOT YOUR
HANDS FULL TODAY ON THAT

RIDE OF FURY!

RIDE HIM, COWBOY!

[BUZZER]

[NO AUDIO]

AND WE'RE OFF TO REAL
GOOD START HERE TODAY.

NEXT UP IS RANDY MONTGOMERY!

- THEY BROUGHT VERNON KELLY IN
UNDER SUBPOENA THIS MORNING.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN
HE'S GONNA TESTIFY.

- LOOK. YOU'RE NOT HERE
BECAUSE OF VERNON KELLY.

YOU ARE HERE BECAUSE THEY
THOUGHT THEY COULD BREAK YOU

AND THEY COULDN'T.

- THERE WERE ONLY TWO
PEOPLE AT THAT MURDER.

HE TESTIFIES TO HELP ME,
AND HE IMPLICATES HIMSELF.

HE DOESN'T TESTIFY,
AND THERE'S ONLY ONE OTHER

FINGER, AND IT'S
POINTING AT ME AGAIN.

- VERNON KELLY TESTIFIES
OR HE DOESN'T TESTIFY,

I STILL LIKE OUR CHANCES.

- I DON'T.

- UPSTAIRS, KELLY.

- MR. KELLY.

MR. KELLY,
I'M MRS. JACK FAVOR.

THEY TELL ME YOU'RE NOT
GONNA HELP MY HUSBAND.

WOULD YOU LOOK AT ME?

LOOK IN MY EYES, PLEASE.

MY HUSBAND'S BEEN
DOING YOUR TIME.

YOU UNDERSTAND ME?

- OH, I UNDERSTAND ALL RIGHT.

- WHY DON'T YOU SIT DOWN?

- SON.

LISTEN, SON, I
KNOW I'VE HURT YOU.

THERE'S SO MANY THINGS
I WANT TO SAY TO YOU.

I DON'T QUITE KNOW HOW
TO TALK TO YOU,

YOU KNOW, AS THE BOY THAT YOU
ONCE WERE OR THE MAN THAT

YOU'VE BECOME.

TO THE BOY, I'D LIKE TO SAY
NOT A DAY--NOT A DAY WENT BY I

DIDN'T WISH I WAS THERE WITH
YOU, WATCHING YOU GROW UP.

TO THE MAN...

I LEARNED--I LEARNED ONE THING
IN PRISON, SON, AND IT'S

A MAN--A MAN DESERVES RESPECT.

IF HE DOESN'T GET IT,
IT WILL KILL HIM.

I KNOW I DIDN'T
RESPECT YOUR FEELINGS.

I HOPE--I HOPE YOU WON'T
HOLD IT ALL AGAINST ME.

- NOT IN THIS LIFETIME.

- SAY WHAT YOU WANT, I STAND BY
MY ORIGINAL TESTIMONY.

JACK FAVOR CAME WITH GOOD
REFERENCE AS A THIEF.

- YOU STAND BY THE ORIGINAL
TESTIMONY BECAUSE YOU READ

A TRANSCRIPT OF IT JUST
BEFORE YOU GOT UP HERE,

ISN'T THAT TRUE?

- YEAH, I READ A TRANSCRIPT.
I ALREADY SAID THAT.

- AND ANYWHERE IN THAT
TRANSCRIPT DID YOU READ

TESTIMONY REGARDING THE
DEAL YOU MADE WITH

BOSSIER CITY OFFICIALS?

- NO. THERE WASN'T
ANY IN THERE!

- WHY NOT?

- BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT
ME TALKING ABOUT IT!

- OK. SO THERE WAS A DEAL.

THERE WAS A DEAL, AND THE
DEAL WAS YOU WOULD NEVER SPEND

A SINGLE DAY IN PRISON.

ISN'T THAT TRUE, MR. ANDERSON?

CHESTER ANDERSON PLEADED
GUILTY TO MURDER WITHOUT

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE
CASSETT CASE--YES OR NO?

- YES.

- AND YOU, THE PRESIDING
JUDGE FROM THE FIRST TRIAL,

AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY,
YOU ALL HANDLED PAPERWORK

RELATED TO THIS CHARGE, YES?

- YES.

- THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TWO
CONSECUTIVE LIFE SENTENCES,

AND YET YOU TURNED THE MAN
LOOSE WITH $25 IN HIS POCKET,

AND YOU EVEN GAVE HIM A GUN.

- I DIDN'T GIVE HIM A GUN.

- WELL, HE WENT ON,
AND HE KILLED TWO

OTHER PEOPLE--YES OR NO?

- IT WASN'T THE WAY
YOU MAKE IT SOUND.

- WELL, HOW WAS IT?

- I GOT THE IMPRESSION THAT
THE SENTENCES WERE SUSPENDED.

- WHAT GAVE YOU
THAT IMPRESSION?

- THE D.A. TOLD ME.

- THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOTHING FURTHER.

- YOU SWEAR TO TELL THE
WHOLE TRUTH, SO HELP YOU GOD?

- WHY?

AIN'T NOBODY ELSE AROUND
HERE TELLING THE TRUTH.

- JUST ANSWER THE
QUESTION, MR. KELLY.

- I DO.

- OK. LET'S GET THIS
OUT OF THE WAY.

FIRST UP, DID JACK FAVOR
PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDERS

OF MR. CASSETT AND HIS WIFE?

YOUR HONOR, WOULD YOU INSTRUCT
THIS WITNESS TO ANSWER

MY QUESTION?

- THE WITNESS IS INSTRUCTED
TO ANSWER COUNSEL'S QUESTION

UNLESS YOU INTEND TO
INVOKE YOUR RIGHT AGAINST

SELF-INCRIMINATION.

IS THAT YOUR INTENTION,
MR. KELLY?

- DID JACK FAVOR
PARTICIPATE IN THE MURDER--

- MR. KEYSER, DON'T
BADGER THE WITNESS.

- MR. KELLY, YOU
ANSWER MY QUESTION.

DID JACK FAVOR PARTICIPATE?
ANSWER MY QUESTION!

- KEYSER!
- ANSWER THE QUESTION!

- MR. KEYSER!
- ANSWER IT!

- NO, SIR!

HE DID NOT.

IT WAS ME AND
CHESTER ANDERSON.

- [CHEERING]

- ORDER, ORDER!

I DEMAND ORDER!

THIS TRIAL IS NOT OVER YET!

ORDER, ORDER!

- SO SAY YOU ONE,
SO SAY YOU ALL?

- NOT GUILTY.

- [CHEERING]

- ♪ HE'S CADILLAC JACK FAVOR ♪

♪ AND THE NAME RINGS TRUE ♪

♪ IF HE'S GOT A RIDE,
ANY STRANGER WOULD, TOO ♪

♪ THE ONE BAD HABIT THAT
HIS PONDER WOULD SAY ♪

♪ IS SURE GONNA PUT HIM
THROUGH THE TRIALS ONE DAY ♪

♪ AND THAT'S JUST
WHAT HAPPENED ♪

♪ HE TOOK PITY ON TWO MEN ♪

♪ HEADING DOWN TO LOUISIANA ♪

♪ HE STOPPED AND LET THEM IN ♪

♪ AND THINGS HE'D GET
FOR HELPING THEM ♪

♪ WOULD MAKE HIM WISH HE
WAS BUSTING BRONCS AGAIN ♪

♪ HE DROPPED THEM OFF
IN BOSSIER CITY ♪

♪ WHERE THEY MET
UP WITH A MAN ♪

♪ NOW THAT VAGABOND COMMITTEE ♪

♪ BARELY EVEN HAD A PLAN... ♪

- CADILLAC JACK FAVOR!

THAT'S RIGHT--
CADILLAC JACK FAVOR!

- WHOO!

- ♪ TURNED DOUBLE HOMICIDE ♪

♪ IF THEY GOT AWAY
WITH MURDER ♪

♪ IT WOULD BE
SOMEONE ELSE'S HIDE ♪

♪ ALMOST TWO YEARS
COME AND GONE ♪

♪ THEY NEVER
SOLVED THAT CRIME ♪

♪ TILL THEY FOUND ONE OF OUR
VAGABONDS ALREADY DOING TIME ♪

♪ WHEN THAT JAILBIRD
STARTED SINGING ♪

♪ THEY ALL KNEW THE
WORDS WERE WRONG ♪

♪ BUT THE SHERIFF
AND THE D.A. AND THE JUDGE ♪

♪ ALL SANG ALONG... ♪

♪ THEY PINNED IT
ON JACK FAVOR ♪

♪ GAVE HIM LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE ♪

♪ GAVE JACK'S FREEDOM
TO THE JAILBIRD ♪

♪ PAYMENT ON THE
LIES HE TOLD ♪

♪ JUST SO HAPPENS
THAT ELECTION YEAR ♪

♪ EVERYBODY PAID OUT
AT THE POLLS ♪

♪ CADILLAC'S NO FALLEN HERO ♪

♪ AND HE'S NEVER
GONNA BREAK ♪

♪ WHEN IT COMES
TO PRISON RODEO ♪

♪ THERE'S STILL NO EASY 8 ♪

♪ AND IF YOU WANT
THE DEFINITION ♪

♪ OF A PICTURE-PERFECT FRAME ♪

♪ IT WOULD BE IN
THE DICTIONARY ♪

♪ UNDERNEATH
JACK FAVOR'S NAME ♪

♪ YEAH, IT'S THE WORLD'S
MOST CROOKED PICTURE ♪

♪ WHEN IT COMES
TO BEING FRAMED ♪

♪ CADILLAC JACK FAVOR SHOULD
BE IN THE HALL OF FAME ♪