Towing (1978) - full transcript

An unscrupulous towing company picks up perfectly fine cars and impounds them. It's up to two bar maids to try and stop them.

(dramatic music)

(engine rumbling)

(light music)

(dramatic music)

(car engine rumbling)

(car door slams)

(dramatic music)

(engine rumbling)

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing inside the (indistinct) ♪

♪ Till you know all the city life ♪

♪ Someday you'll turn my life away ♪

♪ For $60 Cash ♪

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing every week, we're craning ♪

♪ And then cross our
boots and change them ♪

♪ And truck you the bone and say ♪

♪ Someday you'll jump right out the way ♪

♪ For $60 cash ♪

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing, towing, towing ♪

♪ Towing till the people pay ♪

♪ So, let them yell and scream all day ♪

♪ But justice told us all say ♪

♪ Someday you'll tow my life away ♪

(siren wailing)

- $60 cash.

- I was just looking for a job.

Somebody stole my car.

- $60 cash.

- Yeah, I know. I know that,

but I don't have $60,

you've been taking my car three times now

and I don't have...

Can I do any work for you?

I can drive.

You keep picking my cars up. I can drive.

- Excuse me, sir.

Get the Grand Prix.

(window creaking)

(window slams)

- It's in the lot.

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ You can suffer till you rule ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ You don't ask about you too ♪

♪ There go all the notes and clues ♪

♪ In life let's make that (indistinct) ♪

- Hey, I want my car back.

It's a 63 baby blue van
with the Mag wheels.

- You fascist pigs.

This is extortion of the masses.

- Hey where's this shit head

that towed my pizza truck?

I wanna talk to him with a 38.

- I happen to be an attorney

and a very good friend of
the police commissioners

and I would like to have my
car returned immediately.

- $60 cash.

- I don't think you understand.

I have every intention of
suing this organization

unless my car is returned right now.

- Hey Buster, where you
been living your life, huh?

- In a limousine.

(laughing loudly)

- Haven't you read about these guys?

- They are mad.

They beat up a paraplegic last week

for complaining about the fine.

- Didn't you? Didn't you?

- I find it inconceivable

that an organization such as this

is able to operate within
the limits of the law.

(laughing loudly)

- What law?

- I think there's been some mistake.

My car was not parked illegally.

I have a 74 Grand Prix.

- $60 cash.

- Hey, you need some help, baby?

- No, I do not.

- Hey asshole, there's a line.

- What?

(groaning painfully)

- My car was parked in the lot

next to Smith's drug store
at Ashland and Ogden.

- $60 cash.

- Hey, bird head.

The car was legally parked
in the lot, understand?

- $60 cash.

- I don't have $60 cash.

- What are you talking about?

Are you really going to pay the $60?

- Well, what am I supposed to do?

- You're supposed to
stand up for your rights

as an individual, as a taxpaying citizen,

as a voter, as a woman.

- Hey look, enjoy yourself.

It's gonna cost you $60, anyway.

- Give us our car back now.

(laughing loudly)

- [Reporter] In Chicago-

- Hey Mo, what do you know man.

(hands clap)

- Not too much, Butch.

- Hey, fat man.

- [Complainant] No, Butch.

(complainants laughing)

- [Butch] One at a time.

- Sir, sir.

We only seem to have $22 between us.

Would it be okay if we came back later

with remainder of the money.

- You both seem like real nice ladies.

I'm sure we can work
something out. (snorts)

- (snorts) You turd,
give us the car back now.

- $60 cash.

- Forget it, he's all yours.

- Thanks.

- We're all gonna stay stay our head,

we're not leaving.

Big master charge.

(engine rumbling)

(footsteps thudding)

- Hey, where are you going?

- Back to that drug store
that had us towed away.

- He's gonna pay the $60, not me.

- Are you just going to
ask him for the money?

- I'll let Tony handle it.

It's his car?

(footsteps thudding)

- Did you have my car towed
out of your lot today?

- Only if you were
illegally parked back there.

- I'm sorry we parked
there for 10 or 15 minutes

while I ran into the donut shop.

- That flat is for my
customers, not the donut shop's.

- It's gonna cost me $60
to get that car back.

- I'm real sorry, baby.

- Me too baby.

(footsteps retreating)

- Hey pal, do you want anything?

(footsteps approaching)

Can I help you?

- I don't know, what do you suggest?

- Anything you'd like.

- Do you have anything
with raisins or nuts?

- Sure.

(laughing seductively)

(Tony sniffs)

- How about, chocolate chip malt?

- I'll see what I can do.

- Sir, do you happen to sell sunglasses?

- Yes, they're in the back.

(machine rumbling)

(drawer thuds)

(footsteps retreating)

- Is this sugarless.

- No, it's not.

- Well, I can't have it. I'm sorry.

What am I supposed to-
- You drink it.

You drink it, its good for you.

- Hey lady.
- Bye.

- Oh, lady.

(footsteps retreating)

(upbeat music)

- Now you're not really
gonna go in this water.

- Oh, yes I'm planning to navigate it.

- [Reporter] It's below 32 degrees though,

I mean it's cold.

- I do this every Saturday

to practice for our big day.

- Hey, wait a minute. Excuse me.

Okay thanks.

Away we go.

Hey guys, they're taking our minivan.

Come on, hey. Come back here.

Hey, come back here with our truck.

Come back here.Hey.

(funky music)

♪ Well if you give me, give me, give me ♪

♪ One chance, you know I'll take it ♪

♪ If you find me, find me, find me ♪

♪ Oh, you know I'm gonna take it ♪

♪ Any way ♪

♪ Any way that I can ♪

- Hey, how are you guys doing?

- I've had it for tonight. It's too cold.

Hey cutie, can I get your car?

- Oh relax, it's okay. I can get it.

- So I woke up just when
he was hooking it up.

I asked him very nicely,

"Would you mind unhooking it please?"

Then I asked him again
and asked him nicely

and he says, "No, the bottom
of the hook hit the bottom."

- I think someone should change

the toilet paper in the men's room.

(laughing lightly)

- Okay.

♪ Don't bother me, bother me, bother me ♪

♪ Lord knows I'm gonna make it ♪

♪ Any way ♪

- Come on, I like older guys,

especially when they're my indirect boss.

- I'm old enough to be your father.

- No you're not. You
just look it sweetheart.

(footsteps thudding)

It's the Mayor.

Why don't you believe
I have a crush on you?

Nobody ever takes me
seriously around here.

I really like who you are.

You're George C. Scott.

- Oh, yeah. (laughs)

(laughing loudly)

- Hello, we have our last call.

- [Jean] Let Tony do it.

- He says, he's off.

- I'm coming.

- No, he's not. He's nowhere near it.

(laughing loudly)

- Hello there.

(funky music)

- We love it when you guys

come snooping around every night.

We really do, we love it but,

we'll see you tomorrow night.

So long, sailors.

- Sorry, I gotta take this now.

- Do you ever go out with anyone

when your boyfriend's not in town?

- No, I don't out with customers.

(audience clapping)

- How about lunch?

- Hey girls, anybody need a ride home?

- Hey guys, how about coming
in again Saturday night?

- Hey, how about it huh?

Same place, same time, same booze

and same tits.

Hey. (laughs)

- Let's go. Start hooking them up.

- He's coming to hear me
sing tomorrow, smart ass.

- If Leo lets you sing here,

I'll personally call my buddy in LA

and ask him to come see you.

- No sweat, he's gonna let me sing.

I got the looks.

- (giggles) If that's all you need.

- Well, it's a beginning at least.

- Look, you tell that guy from MTT

to get here right now?

And I mean it.

- Okay.
- Okay.

- All right.

- Promise.
- Yeah.

- Okay.
- Okay.

- Okay.
- Okay.

- Sammy, can I get your car for you?

- No, it's all right. I can get it.

- Okay, bye.

- Okay bye bye.

- Have a good day.

- I don't wanna be a
cocktail waitress till April.

- Why not?

- Why not? What are you crazy?

- Yeah. (giggles)

- Don't you two wanna go to breakfast?

- Sure.
- Well, I can't.

I got a job interview in the morning.

- Where?
- I guess not, he's our ride.

- It came through.

- What came through?

- You've got something.

Look out.
(Jean screams)

(laughing loudly)

- I'm going to kill you.

(laughing loudly)

- Hey, I can't find my car.

- It has to be there silly.

- I've looked everywhere for it.

- Oh, come on. I'll get
it. Don't worry about it.

You're silly.

(footsteps thudding)

(keys jingling)

Oh, shit.

(keys jingling)

- Those bitches are
gonna cause us trouble.

Tell the guys to take a look.

(dramatic music)

- Oh my God, are you crazy?

- Hey, what are you doing?

Leave him alone. (screaming)

Leave him alone, stupid. (screaming)

Get your hands off me.

- Well then, get your hands off that car.

- You get your hands off me.

- Get up.

♪ In this world ♪

- Let's get him some help.

♪ Of (indistinct) ♪

♪ People's shocks align ♪

♪ In this world ♪

♪ Where two people sing ♪

♪ I'm high on mushrooms ♪

♪ Only turned sober ♪

- I can't believe they
beat him up for no reason.

- [Jean] I couldn't either.

- Where do you see him?

- His nose is all over his face.

Poor guy. It's just so irresponsible.

Don't, don't really.

Did you call the police and say anything?

- Sure, we reported the whole thing.

They didn't sound too surprised

to hear about it though.

I guess there's a fight there every night.

Anyway, the police haven't
closed that place down yet.

- Well, they probably will.
(bell rings)

It's just a matter of time.

- No problem about it, baby.

Justice Towers is going to bite the dust.

- Are you okay there?

Do you want some coffee?

- Guess who called me this morning?

- Who?
- Leo.

I guess I lost one too many cars.

I'm fired.

- I don't believe it. It's not fair.

- He's not serious.

- He was.

He was really bummed
about the whole thing.

I called Phil and I asked him

to put in a good word for me.

And he said he didn't
want to get involved.

Meanwhile, we were playing with each other

in the men's room last night

and now he doesn't want to get involved.

- Yeah, I heard that.

- It's too awful you're out of work.

- Too well, when it's too poor.

(laughing loudly)

- What are you gonna do now?

- Surprise, I'm going to harass-

- Oh my God, are you
working in a gas station?

- Yeah, right across the
street from Justice Towers.

- Oh, wonderful, wonderful.

- (laughs) I want to watch Butch crumble.

What do you think?

- (indistinct) Xerox.

- Looking good, huh.

- Oh, la la.

Do you know him?

- I don't know, but it will.

(Jean laughs)

I feel lucky.

- Oh my God.

- He's not that cute.

- But this place is that cute.

Tell me about it.

(dramatic music)

(tiers screeching)

(car engine roars)

- Lew.
- Yeah.

- Have you ever had your car towed away?

- (sighs) Hasn't everybody
in this neighborhood?

- Well, what did you do?

- Nothing, it's still there.

It's only worth 75 bucks.

When I need a car, I use the tow truck.

- Aren't you gonna collect it

- No, I doubt it.

Unless they close it down.

- Don't worry, they will.

(dramatic music)

Hey my first customer.

(bell chimes)

(footsteps thudding)

Poor guys, did you pay $60 cash. (laughs)

- Two.

- Two. Okay.

- Hi.

- Hi there.

(camera shutters)

(speaking in foreign)


(speaking in foreign)

(camera shutters)

Okay, two.



(engine rumbling)

(tires screeching)

(footsteps thudding)

Hey baby.

(tires screeching)

I'm keeping my eye on you, so watch it.

(footsteps thudding)

(engine rumbling)

♪ City night, city night ♪

♪ Just another night ♪

♪ Swinging on the town ♪

♪ Checking all the signs ♪

♪ What is going down ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Because that's what she needs ♪

♪ Just a city night ♪

♪ People getting tired ♪

♪ Let the hookers out ♪

♪ It's a harmless crime ♪

♪ Ooh, just another night ♪

♪ Swinging all over town ♪

♪ Checking all the sides ♪

♪ What is going down ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Because that's what she needs ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just another city night, city night ♪

♪ It's just another
city night, city night ♪

(women laughing)

- That's just a great idea.

(car honking)

- Hey girls, do you wanna screw?

Come on.

- [Jean] No thanks,
we're going to the club.

- Come here baby.

(tires screeching)

♪ Just a city night ♪

♪ Just another city night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just a, just a city night ♪

- Monsieur (speaking in foreign).

Please unhook the car.

- I just towed the car.

You shouldn't have parked it here.

- (speaking in French) monsieur.

- The man called me to tell your car away,

I gotta take it away.

- Please monsieur.

- No, I gotta tow the car.

My boss knows I'm over
here towing the car.

- Excuse me.

- No. Just because you got a
big car and a lot of money,

it doesn't mean you're gonna get it out.

- Plus five?

- Well, okay.

You bought yourself a car.

- You're a good man monsieur.

- Just take the car, okay.
(sirens wailing)

(chains clink)

- What are you doing tonight?

- I kind of have a date.

- With who?

- That guy that came into
The Torches last night.

- Him, you're kidding.


- He asked me nicely.

- (giggles) That nicely.

- He's gonna take me to that
new place on Oak street.

- It's worth it, huh?

- It's better than staying at home.

- Your home can't be that bad.

- Yes, it is.

All I do is think about Allan

and wonder why he's not calling.

Maybe he is.

You're never home to answer the phone.

Look anyway, he's on the road. He's busy.

You can do a lot better than Al.

- I haven't yet.

- You don't try?

- I do to.

I try every night.

- Do you really think you
really, really love Al?

- I don't know.

I don't know if I really love Al

or I just love thinking
I love Al. I don't know.

- Come on, do me a favor.

Stop thinking about Al for a while.

Think about yourself, okay? Okay?

- Okay.

(soft piano music)

♪ Trying to haunt ♪

♪ Nothing to haunt them ♪

♪ Wipe his face from her mind ♪

♪ Just ask her nice ♪

♪ She is so lonely ♪

♪ You have heard for a time ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ All she ever finds ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ With his face on her mind ♪

♪ Keep his face on her mind ♪

♪ Running too fast ♪

♪ Loving too many ♪

♪ Dragging memories behind ♪

♪ You hit her lot ♪

♪ The cold morning after ♪

♪ Over stagnant red wine ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ All she ever finds ♪

- Hey, look, I've come
up with a six point plan,

that I think will eventually cause

the destruction of the towing company.

- Nazi pig, Butch.

- At the end.

- You're welcome.

- Okay, the first thing we want to do

is contact our alderman. Okay?

- Who?
- I'll call the alderman.

- Who's Chuck?

- Yeah, Chuck Sleazack,
he's our local alderman.

Okay, he's very good.
- And again.

- All right.

Also I think we want to-
- And again.

Notify all the community papers.

Let them know exactly
of our intended action.

- What action?

I suppose next we'll be going down

to the civic center and picketing.

Hey, how about the mayor's office, huh?

- The first thing we gotta do is

go out on the South street
and hand out pamphlets.

That sort of thing.

- You're really standing up
for your rights, aren't ya?

- Let's go out and tear down their signs.

- [Jean] I can do that.

- Wonderful.

And what are you gonna do with them?

- Wallpaper a room.
(laughing softly)

- Shove them up Butch's ass.

- Hey girl, come on.
- Great.

- We've got to get more
ruthless with these guys.

I don't know.

Maybe kidnapped some of the drivers,

children and dumping them in the river.

- Will you get serious.

- Do you think that
some high powered rifles

and some tarantulas is too ruthless?

- Hey, how refreshing.

My forte is actually
detonation and dynamite,

but I'm willing to talk.

- Remember it cost you $60 cash.

- Yeah.
- Come on, enjoy yourself.

- I suggest thumbtacks and toilet paper.

(Jean laughing)

- I'd defecate in their office.

- That's odd.

- That is gross.

- It's a little strange.

- I kinda like it.

- I'm getting him.

Hello. Close Justice Towing.

Ask for Jean.

- I will.

Here you go, sir.

(car honking)

Help close Justice Towing.

Help close Justice Towing.
- Whoops. (laughs)

Help close Justice Towing.

Thank you, sir.

Help close Justice Towing.

They had some good ideas,

but they were a bit fanatical.

I told her I was not out

to reform the capitalist system,

but I just wanted to bunk Justice Towing.

- Well, this seems like a waste of time,

but we've got nothing else to do.

- Hi.
- Hi.

Speaking of a waste of time.

How was your Date last night?

- Depressing?

I'm gonna quit jumping in and
out of things from now on.

- Did you cum?

- Jean, what kind of a question is that?

- I guess not.

I'm not going to sleep with anyone anymore

unless I know I'm gonna get excited

and I mean it.

- I'm not eating.

- Don't. Just tell them we're not quitting

until I get hot too.

- Okay by me, I won't quit just yet.

- Hey, hey, aren't you the lawyer.

- And friend of the police commissioners.

- Well, not exactly.

- What are you going to do
about these towing companies?

- I give, what should I do?

- Bomb them.

- Okay, I'm pretty good at explosives.

At least I was when I was a kid.

- Could you be our friend

and maybe help us?

- I'd love that.

- Great. Let's go to
Joe's and have a drink.

(funky music)

- How many times did you call the juror?

- About a thousand.

- Seriously, what should we do
about these towing companies?

- What do you wanna do?

- You're a lawyer, you should know.

Take them to court.

That's my song, back in a flash, bye.

(funky music)

- Do you come here often?

- No.

- Well, do you come around here?

- Kinda.

- [Chris] Where do you live?

- Not far.

Are you married?

- No. Are you?

- No.

I've been waiting for the
prince all my life but no luck.

- Well you sure had to
come to the right place.

(Lynn laughs)

- What's your neighborhood,

your real age, your favorite color

and what hospital were you born in?

- Chris, Lake Shore
Drive, mauve, Passavant.

Scorpio, Aries rising,
five foot 11, 160 pounds

and I live at 11 floors
above the mayor's daughter.

- How do you know it's her?

- Same last name, plus they look alike.

- How do you know he looks like her?

- I read the papers
and watched television.

He's pretty recognizable.

- (smacks lips) I thought you knew him.

Lawyers all know those big shots.

- Hey, this lawyer doesn't.

Would you be impressed if I told you

I saw him once from the 33rd floor.

- (laughs) I don't care who you know,

I like you for yourself.

- You do? Good.

- I have to go.

Leo wants me to be in early tonight.

He's the boss.

- Please make sure you
drive more impressively.

- Scorpio, five foot 11, 160 pounds.

(Lynn laughs loudly)
- Mauve, that's a fag color.

Are you a fag?

Hey guys, is he have fag?

(laughing loudly)

- No he ain't a fag.

No he's okay.
- He's okay.

- He's all right.

- No sweat, you're okay.

Lets go.

- (laughs) Bye bye.

He lives in the same building
as the mayor's daughter.

- Who cares?

- I don't know, maybe we do.

(funky music)

- God. Give me a whisky, quick.

- Wine.

(glass clinks)

No sweat, you've got the looks.

- You really think so?

Are you sure you're too old for me?

- Does he understand people are nervous?

Does he know that?

- Is this your first job?

- Yes.

- I don't know.

I'm not familiar with this song at all.

This is really panicking me.

- Hi Leo, I'm here to sing for you.

- Where's the last night's receipts.

- Come on, Leo how about it?

- (sighs) I'd fired you.

- Come on Leo, I was at
(indistinct) for this.

- You're fired from your tortures.

I'll see you later.

- Good riddance to bad
rubber shoe asshole.

- Hey, what's going on.

- Hey, how are you?

Oh, my brother's here.

- Let's get drunk.

- I want at least a whole
bottle of champagne.

How's it going?

- Okay.

- What are you guys doing together?

- I'm working for him.

- Are you kidding?

- And where's Lynn.

- She's at the hospital visiting.

- Oh yeah?
- Yeah.

- And why weren't you there?

- I'm busy baby.

- Yeah, in that car

- Yeah, Lynn's waiting for you there.

This one's on me. Congratulations.

- Thanks a lot, Phil.

- Well about what?

Who's getting married?

- Come on let's go Lynn's waiting.

- Why?

- Because we're gonna go over

to Justice Towers.
- Oh great.

- Well pay them a little visit, okay?

- Phil, thanks so much.
- We'll see you later.

- [Phil] See you later, love you.

- Bye bye.

What are we going to do there?

- [Tony] You're gonna tease the drivers.

- [Jean] Why are we going to Nance?

- [Tony] We're gonna get
some new outfits for you.

(dramatic music)

(metal clinks)

(whistling melodiously)

(metal clinks)

- Unhook it.

- (laughs) Sorry.

Once it's hooked up, it's hooked up.

Use the sign next time.

(gun blasts)

- What sign?

(dramatic music)

(gun blasts)

(engine hissing)

- Goddamn it.

Son of a bitch.

(laughs hysterically)

♪ Just a city night ♪

♪ People kill each other ♪

- Hey baby.

♪ Let the hookers out ♪

- Do you remember towing
away an orange corvette

from the lot earlier this evening?

- No, it wasn't me baby.

- Oh it done had real,
pretty leopard skin seats.

- You don't think it could
have been stolen, do you?

- Sounds like a nice car
to steal, if you ask me.

- Can we come with you into
the lot and look around.

- No, that's not allowed.

- Oh, we'll hide on the floor.

Nobody will ever see.

- Are you a friend of Johnny's?

- Johnny Armado?

- Uh-huh.

- Yeah, I'm a friend of Johnny.

- Well, you see, I used to be his old lady

and we don't see each other anymore,

only sometimes now.

We still got a thing going though.

(laughing loudly)

- It must have been a while ago.

- No it wasn't.

We still see each other sometimes.

- Yeah.

- Mm-hmm.

- You go see Johnny in the joint?

- Sure. (giggles)

- All right, come on.

Get in there and we'll look
for your car, all right.

- Thanks a lot

- [Jean] Would you help me up please?

(laughing pleasurably)

- Would you do me?

(laughing loudly)

- [Lynn] Oh, what an idiot.

(intense music)

(metal rumbles)

(car thuds)

- Shit.

- Where's Tony?

- I bet that hurt.

- We're always causing him problems.

- Problems?

The punks got a new little job.

What kind of problems can he get?

- Hey keep it down, ladies.

I gotta check this car in at the office

and then we'll look around, okay.

- Okay sugar.

- Do you know anything
about Tony's new job.

He didn't say anything to me.

- I don't know that much but,

it about a new public relations job,

for MTT records in Los Angeles.

- Public relations.

What the hell, does public relations mean?

- The last person I knew
in public relations,

worked for a hotel.

(laughing loudly)

Isabella. (laughing loudly)

- What'd you do on that
sleeves on Charlie.

- Charlie's driving to Los Angeles.

- He's taking a move on
to Los Angeles. (laughs)

He's afraid of drives.

- Hey.

- (shrieks) Will you get out of here,

he's coming right back.
- Did I scare you?

Hey asshole take look in the office.

He's down on some beers and things-

- Just get out of here, man.

- Look, I'm gonna go to work,

but I'll be right back.

- Can I go and ride with you?

- Wouldn't you?

(ladies giggling)

I'll see you.

- Not bad, not bad.

(intense music)

- I'm kind of scared.

- Me too.

(footsteps thud)

(intense music)

(tire hissing)

- [Lynn] How is he gonna get outta here?

- [Jean] I don't know, climb a fence.

- He can't climb that fence.

He's crazy.

- I guess he isn't gonna climb the fence.

(car door creaks)

(intense music)

(car door creaks)

(car door slams)

(gun blasts)

- We've gotta get outta here.

(car engine rumbling)

(gate crumbles)

(tires screeching)

♪ Well if you give me, give me, give me ♪

♪ One chance you know I'll take it ♪

♪ If you find me, find me, find me ♪

♪ Oh, you know I'm gonna make it ♪

♪ Anyway ♪

♪ Anyway I can ♪

(funky music)

- Let's toast.

- Salute.

- Salute, salute.

(funky music)

- Sometimes I feel like I...
(clapping softly)

- On the ground.

- Running where?

- On the ground.

- On the ground.

♪ Sometimes I feel like I can ♪

♪ Do my job any day ♪

- ♪ Sometimes I feel
like an eagle (laughs) ♪

- A leaf falling from a tree.
- A leaf on a tree.

- All right guys.

(funky music)

♪ Well, if you give me, give me, give me ♪

♪ Another chance I'm gonna take it ♪

♪ If you find me, find me, find me ♪

♪ You know I'm gonna make it ♪

♪ Any way ♪

♪ Any way I can. ♪

- The broads off key here.

- Okay, I dance better than I sing.

(funky music)

♪ Well, if you give me, give me, give me ♪

♪ Once chance, I'm gonna take it ♪

♪ And if you find me, find me, find me ♪

♪ You know I'm gonna make it ♪

♪ Any way ♪

♪ Any way I can ♪

- Let's hear it from the choirs.

(crowd clapping)

Get your voice up here.

Come on up here.

Oh, wait a minute, the
management says no guests.

- Anyway I can. (laughs)

- Well, hold on.

We've gotta get back to work.

Well, we've gotta get back to work.

- See you on the streets guys.

- Bye bye, choirs.

- Give me, give me, give me.

♪ Sometimes it feels so good to jump off ♪

♪ I wanna kiss the sky ♪

(car engine roaring)

You know that guy?

- Yeah, I know him enough.

I see him at the bowling alley.

No manners. He think he's hot shit.

- Where do you bowl?

- Autos, Longman and Eagle.

(phone rings)

Lew's station.

- [Lynn] Jean.

- Who?
- [Lynn] Jean.

- My sis. (laughs)
(shoes thudding)

- Hi.

- [Lynn] Hi.

Can you get Lew's tow truck?

- [Jean] No sweat, I can handle it.

- [Lynn] Great, I'll see you later.

- All right then. Bye, bye.

(phone thuds)

(laughs softly)

Do I bother you? (laughs)

- Come here. Come here a minute.

You see that little
bitch across the street?

- Hey baby, I hear you're hot shit,

but watch it.

- I bet she had something to do

with that fence crash.

You just keep your eye on her.

As soon as I get back here,

we're going to have a little talk but...

(laughs loudly)

(door creaks)

- Better watch your step young lady.

He'll pound your head in.

- Not if I get his first.

(dramatic music)

- [Jean] Hey, there it is.

- [Lynn] Do you know how to hook up a car?

- [Jean] No, of course not, do you?

- [Lynn] No.

- [Jean] Oh shit, we need help.

(upbeat music)

(car honking)

- I won't ask. I won't ask.

- Surprise, surprise.

- Hey, what did he say?

- I don't know.

Nice ride.

- Well, how'd you like to come with us?

- Well, it looks like I am.

(Lynn laughs)

(upbeat music)

Whose truck?

- My bosses.

- Do you know how to hook up a car?

- Maybe. Don't you?

- No, we're counting on you to know.

- Oh sure.

Yeah, I know how.

- We should never have
gotten a lawyer to do this.

- He's smart. He'll be able to master it.

- We should have waited for Tony.

- Hey, I can do it.

- We'll see.

- Do you have a rich father?

- He's pretty rich.

- Is he married?

- Divorced?

- Will you fix me up with him?

- He lives in Mexico.

- Good, I'll meet him there.

- He'd love it.

- Ooh, do you think he'd marry me?

- Why not? He's easy?

- What about you? Are you easy?

- Obviously, or I wouldn't be here.

(laughing loudly)

(upbeat music)

(bowling pins thud)

(crowd claps)

(lips smack)

- You pussy.
- Cool it man.

- Shut up.

All that I can figure
out, is you must be nuts.

You're from El Paso or
what is it with you?

Okay, you want the broad, huh?

Okay, you win she's yours,

you lose your ass is mine.

(metal cranking)

(waitress coughing)


Miss, miss.

You that's right, you.

Are you gonna be coughing

all the time I'm bowling here?

(sighs) All of a sudden we're beseeched

with broads honking their guts out.

Don't you smile at me, you asshole.

Your blowing kisses at my broad.

I'm trying to bowl and
now you're smiling at me.

I think we'll be outside a little while,

but now I'm trying to bowl.

(bowling ball rumbles)

(bowling pins thud)

(metal clinks)

(upbeat music)

(indistinct chatter)

- (laughs) That'll never work in there.

You do it from the bottom,

so it'll come up when you pick it up.

If you doit that way,
you can't take it off.

- He's really neat, isn't he?

- Yeah, he's cute.

(upbeat music)

- Are you sure Butch isn't gonna show up?

I don't want to get
both of my legs broken.

- No way. He's in some big
deal bowling tournament.

(upbeat music)

(metal clangs)

- Are you sure, you don't any of our help?

- Just wait a second, I'm gonna do it.

(waitress coughing)

- You're a real attractive
girl, you know that?

But nobody, move when I bowl.

Especially a lousy wetback.

(glass shatters)

(dramatic music)

- We are really fantastic.

- I'm so proud of us.

- Where do we take it?

- Not me, I don't know.

- Okay, come on girls.

What are you gonna do with it?

Where's Lew's?

Well, where's the owner?

- We could sell it.

- Sell it? That's illegal.

- Actually what you just did was illegal.

We kind of have a stolen car behind us.

(Lynn laughs)

- Stolen?

Who's the owner of this car?

- It's Butch's.

- The owner of Justice Towing.

- Oh shit.

- (laughs) I think we've
got a lawyer on our side.

(laughing sarcastically)

- Oh, come on, it's not that bad.

- Listen, let's just get rid of the car

before he finds us.

(Lynn laughing loudly)

(Chris laughing sarcastically)

(upbeat music)

(metal cranking)

- How comes this lot's closed today?

- John Cooper, he's an Italian Jew?

- For real?

An Italians Jew?
(laughing loudly)

- Yeah, what's so strange
about that, so am I.

- You mean you eat lots of
bagels with spaghetti sauce?

- Only for breakfast?

(laughing loudly)

Hey, let's go.

- Yeah, it looks pretty good.

- Looks great.

- Make that an eight,
this makes it look cheap.

(laughing loudly)

- They've gotta sell it, right?

- No bumper.

- No bumper.

- Let's go.

(upbeat music)

(door creaks)

(door thuds)

Well, I guess I'll see you around.

- Sure.

Why don't you come and see
me at The Torches sometime.

I work there.

- Okay.

- Okay.

- Bye bye.

- Bye bye.

- [Jean] Thanks a lot

(soft piano music)

(footsteps thudding)

- Hi.

- Hi.

Hey, you've got an admirer.

(laughing loudly)

- (smacks lips) Is
sometime tonight too soon?

- Hey, what color is that?

- Mauve.

- Mauve. (laughs)

- Yeah, mauve.

- Hey, are you falling in love?

- Maybe.

(laughs softly)

- Hi, Al.

Well come on in.

- Hey, good to see you.

- How's it going, baby?

Can we go for a ride?

(piano music)

- Let me go for a little while.

Will you cover me?

- Sure.

- When did you get back in town?

- Yeah, a couple of days ago.

- Why didn't you call?

♪ Why are you here ♪

♪ They saw me now with you ♪

♪ Like we're lovers again ♪

♪ And I for one ♪

♪ The times that I'm with you ♪

♪ Never see me ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ All there's ever been ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Empty mornings ♪

♪ Shared with nameless men ♪

♪ You're not my man ♪

♪ You're only a memory ♪

♪ Of the time that we spent ♪

♪ You're not my man ♪

♪ You're only a moment ♪

♪ I began to forget ♪

♪ I wondered where you went ♪

(metal grinding)

- [Patron] What do you do for a living?

- [Driver] I drive this
tow truck out here.

- Oh come on, are you kidding?

I've always wanted to
be a tow truck driver.

I mean, it's a fantasy I've always...

- Well, you've gotta
put on some meat then.

- What do you mean, I'm kind of wiring.

- [Driver] You gotta put the muscles on,

because people get upset,

when they get the cars towed away.

- [Patron] Is that right?

- [Driver] Oh yeah, it can really get hot.

- [Patron] Do you like your work?

- [Driver] Oh yeah. (indistinct)

- [Patron] It'd be stupid of
me to make an application.

- No, you can try, we always need people.

We have a high mortality rate.

- I admire your work.

It's been nice chatting with you.

- Okay.
- Hey, really.

Seriously, take care.

- File the application.
- Yeah, will do.

(footsteps thudding)

- Get out of here, you're
fired the lot of you.

Come on, get out of here.

Which one of you assholes
went and took my car?

Somebody goes and takes my car,

I don't find that a joke.

What am I supposed to go home on, the bus?

- I think somebody stole his car.

- Who took my car?

Who might've took my car?

You wanna see your wife and kids alive.

- I didn't take our car, Butch.

- Coughing when I bowl.

Taking my car.

(metal can thuds)

You too, get out, we've gotta cut deep.

- Not me Butch, not me.

- Leave the chair.

Don't never come back.

That's a lousy son of a Judas.

(indistinct TV chatter)

(footsteps thudding)

- Come on. Come on.

Aw, it's stuck. Damn it.

Damn it.

All right, here, here.

- Are you sure you know what you're doing?

- I told you my forte, is
destination and dynamite.

(train rumbling)

(clock ticking)

(soft piano music)

- Why is Charlie driving
this limousine tail wagon?

- He's picking up his boss in Vegas.

Were good for a nice
whole bottle of champagne.

- Oh, you're so sweet.

Get us some more champagne.

I want another bottle
of champagne, don't you?

- Sure. I'm gonna get laid,

I might as well get drunk.

- You'll get that boss.

What are you doing with him.

- He's helping me out.

- How?

- Because he's the one that's gonna

get me the job at MTT records.

- Are you kidding?

He couldn't get you a job anywhere.

- For sure, he can.

He knows a lot of guys down there.

(laughing loudly)

He does.

- Do you really have that
job in Los Angeles or not?

- Yeah, as soon as I get there, I'm in.

- Seriously, do you really have the job?

- Get off my back.

I'll be looking for a ride tomorrow.

- Shit I know if we're
giving up everything

for some sleazy, shovel, big talk.

- What would I have giving up?

I'm getting a free ride to California

in a big black limousine, right?

- Yeah.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

What are you going to do there?

- Play the odds.

And I'd rather do it there, than stay here

and by a lousy bartender

or a well dressed street hustler.

Hey I figure, if I'm gonna be a bum,

I might as well go to LA.

At least it's warmer there.

And my family won't see me.

- You will never, ever, ever be a bum

or a street hustler.

I'm gonna take care of you.

- Well, I'm counting on that, baby.

- If you help me find
a rich fat old husband,

do you think we can be lovers?

- I'll do my best.

- Do you mean it?
- Yeah.

- Promise? (laughs)

- I'll think about it.

(laughing loudly)

(romantic music)

- Does it hurt?

- Only when you kiss me.

- (laughs) I love kissing you.

(clock ticking)

(continuous beeping)

- I'm sorry for leaving like that.

I hope I didn't cause
you too many problems.

- No problem.

But Leo was pissed.

I guess you're fired.

- (sighs) It's just as well
a good excuse to leave.

- Still in love?

(soft piano music)

- This is bad timing.

I'ma make this up for you,

but I'll be back.

- In the worst way.

♪ Say you love me ♪

♪ Said you love even
though I couldn't see ♪

♪ If you love me ♪

♪ Why not love me till
the dawn comes round ♪

♪ Day is breaking ♪

♪ As we awaken from a lover's dream ♪

♪ And I really have the feeling ♪

♪ It is honesty ♪

Why do you look at me like that.

- Sleeping beauty.

- Are you the prince?

- I hope so.

(phone ringing)

- Oh, that'll be Jean.

I have to go. We have to go.

I'll be right there.

He isn't? Where is he?

(laughs) He's so smart.

Okay, bye.

♪ How do dreams start ♪

♪ Someone said its not on an average day ♪

♪ When you love me ♪

♪ Am I glad to have you feel that way ♪

♪ When you love me ♪

♪ Just (indistinct) ♪

♪ Say you love me 'cause I love you ♪

♪ And I love you so ♪

- Do you have to work tonight?

- No, I think I got fired.

- [Chris] What are you gonna do?

- I don't know.

(soft music)

- Do you wanna go to Mexico tomorrow?

I'm supposed to visit my father.

- Maybe.

(laughing softly)

(upbeat music)

(footsteps retreating)

(phone beeping)

(phone ringing)

- [Butch] Justice Towing.

- Yes, there is a car parked in my space.

I have no place else to park.

Would you please remove it?

- Yes, ma'am.

- [Lynn] It's a white Sab.

- A white Sab.

- And the address is,
2120, Lake Shore drive.

- I'll take care of this personally.

It will be removed immediately.

- [Lynn] Okay.

- Thank you.

(paper rips)
(phone slams)

(laughing loudly)

(truck engine rumbles)

- What are we going to do now?

(truck engine rumbling)

- Are you sure that was him?

- Yes, I'm sure.

- Where is he going?

- I have no idea dear.

(phone beeping)

- Butch has the mayor's daughter's car,

time check, 10:10.

Meet at Lew's 10:22.

Acapulco 546.

Adios beautiful.

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

♪ Towing ♪

(bottle thuds)

- What are we going to do now?

- We could go to Mexico.

- Why Mexico?

- I thought you wanted
to meet Chris' father.

- He is rich, isn't he?

- For sure.

- Do you think pops will marry me?

- No problem

(laughing loudly)

(car engine rumbles)

- You want some?

- I don't drink that stuff.

- You don't love chemicals.

- (laughs) I can tell. (laughs)

- Do you think I should have

told the pizza man to meet us here.

- What? Are you kidding?

You didn't tell that guy
to come here, did you?

- No I didn't, that's what I'm asking.

- That guy is crazy.

I do not want him around here.

- Well I like him.

(watch clicking)

(Tony whistling)

(TV speaking indistinctly)

(glass shutters)

- [Reporter] And has it
all eyed for the big one.

And Johnny had ended
158 through the seventh

and a double going in.

(upbeat music)

(car crashes)

(metal clanks)

(tires screech )

(car crashes)

(metals clink)

(upbeat music)

- [Reporter] Johnny who is
being really clobbered here,

but who wants to see Lindy
get that perfect game,

just almost as much as he'd
like to see himself fail.

Lindy with 270, through the ninth

and one more stop.

(footsteps thudding)

(glass shattering)

(door slams)

(glass shutters)

(upbeat music)

- Boy oh, he's back.

Hold on. Hold on.

- Jeez Lories what happened?

- Stay here, I'll find out.

(bell rings)

Hey Butch, do you need some help?

Your men will get $60 for that car baby.

- [Butch] I don't need anybody bitch.

(intense upbeat music)

- Jeez, get over here.

- Hey asshole. (laughing hysterically)

- Easy.

(laughing and cheering)

You're making a bad mistake buddy.

- Make a move and I'll fill
you full of (indistinct)

- Lucky we're leaving town soon.

I think we just lost a friend.

- How soon? I'm getting kind of scared,

which is not your normal rational phenom.

- Neither is the pizza man.

- Do you know why you jerk off?

You were born that way.

- Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah.

(bright upbeat music)

- Hey Tony.

Tony, can you take us to the airport?

- And where are you going?

- Mexico.

- Why Mexico?

- Moneybags visit.

- Mexico won't be far enough away, bitch.

- Hey gringo, hey we don't
wanna cause any trouble.

Hey, do you want it, asshole?

- He's holding it.

- Come on. (barks)

Hey, you want your dog.

Come here.

- It's a coyote.

- Coyote, huh.

Come here asshole. Come on. (barks)

- Hey, how do you feel
about delivering tacos?

- I'd love to.

- What?

(laughing halfheartedly)

- Hi.

- Whose dog?

- [Tony] And it's a coyote.

(laughing mockingly)

(sirens wailing)

- Oh my God, we've gotta get out of here.

- Get out of here. Go
ahead and drive the car.

- Where are the keys? Where are the keys?

- They're in the car.

Get in the seat and go on do it.

- You drive.
- No, I'm not gonna drive.

- Come on drive.

You asshole.

(sirens wailing)

(friends cheering)

- How do you get this thing started.

(indistinct argument)

- Are you responsible for
towing that white Sab?

- Yeah, what's the beef?

- That's the Mayor's daughter's car

and it was legally parked.

Which means you stole the
mayor's daughter's car.

- Oh my God, I can't get the brakes to..

Why is it...

- Do you own this place?

- Yes, sir.

- Just look at my car, daddy.

- Did you tow that white car away?

- Yes, sir.

- We're closing this place.

You made a lot of people very unhappy.

You're going to jail.

- I was told to tow it away.

Hey, wait a minute.

- My God here they come.

- Hey, what is this?

A conspiracy or something.

It's all a sabotage.

I want my lawyer.

Get me my lawyer.

- Bye Butch.

- Goddammit we're running even out of gas.

(bomb blasts)

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just another night ♪

♪ Swinging on the town ♪

♪ Checking all the sides
what is going down. ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Because this is what she needs ♪

♪ Just the city night ♪

♪ People killing time ♪

♪ Let the hookers out ♪

♪ It's a harmless crime ♪

♪ Ooh, just another night ♪

♪ Swinging on the town ♪

♪ Checking all the sides ♪

♪ What is going down ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Just a city night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just another city night, city night ♪

♪ Just another city night, city night ♪

♪ Just another city night ♪

♪ Just a, just a city night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just another night ♪

♪ Swinging on the town ♪

♪ Checking all the signs ♪

♪ What is going down ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Because that's what she needs ♪

♪ Just a city night ♪

♪ People killing time ♪

♪ Let the hookers out ♪

♪ It's a harmless crime ♪

♪ Just another night ♪

♪ Swinging on the town ♪

♪ Checking all the sides ♪

♪ What is going down ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Give whatever you can give ♪

♪ Take a walk after dark ♪

♪ Just what she needs ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just another city night, city night ♪

♪ Just another city night, city night ♪

♪ Just another city night ♪

♪ Just another city night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just and just a city night ♪

♪ Just and just a city night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ City night ♪

♪ Just and just a city night ♪

♪ Just and just a city night ♪