Warning Shot (2019) - full transcript

A single mother and her young daughter struggling to make ends meet until they inherit a farmhouse from their grandfather. When a family business rival sends armed men to take the water rights to the farm's creek by force, the situation spirals out of control.

♪ There's a reckoning
a-coming ♪

♪ And it burns
beyond the grave ♪

♪ Lead inside my belly 'cause
my soul has lost its way ♪

♪ Oh, Lazarus ♪

♪ How did your debts get paid? ♪

♪ Oh, Lazarus ♪

♪ Were you so afraid? ♪

♪ It won't be long ♪

♪ 'Til I'm dead
and gone ♪

♪ It won't be long ♪

♪ 'Til I'm dead
and gone ♪

♪ Watch the fires
rise under my skin ♪

♪ Down to the bone,
scorching my soul ♪

♪ Nowhere to run,
nowhere to run ♪

♪ Nowhere to run ♪

♪ When the fires ♪

♪ When the fires
have surrounded you ♪

♪ With the hounds of hell
coming after you ♪

♪ I've got blood ♪

♪ I've got blood
on my name ♪

♪ When the fires ♪

♪ When the fires
are consuming you ♪

♪ And your sacred stars
won't be guiding you ♪

♪ I've got blood ♪

♪ I've got blood
on my name ♪

♪ When the fires ♪

♪ When the fires
have surrounded you ♪

♪ And the whole wide world's
coming after you ♪

♪ I've got blood ♪

♪ I've got blood... ♪

♪ Blood on my name ♪

We should go.

How come everyone left so soon?

Probably had things to do.

There weren't that many people.

Most of Grandpa's friends
are dead, sweetheart.

Come on, let's go.

All right, these water rights
have been in this family

since the 1800s.

The old man himself
has owned them since,

like, 1939.

So it's gonna take
some persuasion.

I want you guys
to persuade them.

You two know each other?

I've seen him around.

Had a friend who said he bought
a skimpy bag of weed from him.

- I don't sell skimpy bags.
- Had a bunch of stems in it.

Oh, Jesus.
All right, uh...

Rainy, this is Jawary.
Jawary, Rainy.

You think you guys
can work together?

Hey, man, I'm a professional.

All right, I need you
to loosen the guy up.

He's old, all right,
do not kill him.

Just... just get it done.
We need him to sign.

- When do you want this done?
- Let's do it tomorrow.

Around noon.

You guys hold him there,
I'll come by with the papers.

What if he gives us trouble?

What did I just say, asshole?

Do not kill him.
He can't sign if he's dead.

I was just asking.

Might have a shotgun
or something.

He's in his 90s.

Can you handle a guy in his 90s?

Cheyenne, dinner's ready.

James and Chris
were chasing me and Lucia.

They said they were going to
throw us into the pond.

Oh, really?

Well, we'll see about that.

What's that?

It was on the door.

Go wash up.

What's for dinner?

Vegetable soup.

Hey, honey.

What did you think
about the farm?

It was okay.

- Just okay?
- Yeah.

It was fun to run around,

and there's lots
of places to go.

There's crackers
if you want some.

So, it turns out,
Grandpa was a bit of a hermit in his old age.

We're probably the only family
he kept in contact with.

He might leave me
something in his will.


Like what?

Like, I don't know...

Mr. Pendleton kinda hinted
he might leave me the farm.

It's a lot more space over there
than in this trailer.

Are you working tonight?


Who's watching me?

Lucia's mom.

Don't let those boys
throw you in the pond.


Is Marty in his office?

- Yeah.
- Okay.

Would you like
some more coffee, sir?

No, I'm fine, darling.
Thank you.

I'll put this right in for you.

Have a good day.

Got a minute?

Yeah, that's exactly
what I've got.

I'm tied up with this tax mess.

I'm down to my last extension.

I'm having some
hard times financially.

Boy, aren't we all?

I need to make some extra money.

Flirt with the customers.

I'm not asking for a raise.
I'm just...

Maybe you could give me
some extra hours.

You're lucky to have the hours
you have now, Audrey.

I got a kid, Marty.

I had nothing to do
with that, but...

I mean,
maybe there is a solution.

You know, I've...

I'm really, really
tense right now,

and you really need money.

We're a match made in heaven.

You owe me overtime pay.

I told you I'd pay you just
as soon as I get my tax refund.

I know you have the money.
You just bought a brand-new car.

Don't you tell me
how to spend my money.

All right.

I'm gonna pay your overtime,

but you're just gonna have
to wait like everybody else.


Nice mouth.

♪ Here he comes again ♪

♪ See how he's smiling ♪

♪ Here he comes again ♪

♪ See how he's trying ♪

♪ To please everybody ♪

♪ Though they
put him down ♪

♪ Go ahead and laugh ♪

♪ He's everybody's
clown... ♪

Hey, you want a beer?

What the fuck is wrong with you?

What? It's just beer.

I'm talking about you carrying
them guns right out in the open.

Man, nobody saw me.
Besides, it's not a gun.

This is a rifle.

You really think we need an
assault rifle for an old man?

Here's your weapon.

A six-shooter?

That's a.38.
That's respectable.

How come I get a six-shooter

like I'm some type
of fucking cowboy

and get a semi-automatic rifle?

'Cause that's all I got.

that was my daddy's gun.

You call your old man "Daddy"?

Man, what the fuck
is your problem, dude?

I just thought
we'd have a beer together.

Where's the bullets?

I got 'em, man.
I got your bullets right here.

Six bullets?
This all I get?

It's a six-shooter.
How many you want?

Besides, we're not supposed
to kill anybody anyway.


Hey, man, you got any weed?

It's all stems, man.

Come on, man.

You know I was just
kidding with you.

Besides, I know your own
personal stash is the good shit.

Oh, yeah.
That's what I'm talking about.

Let me see that.


There's a little stem
right there,

but that's all right.

Mr. Pendleton
is an old friend.

He's helping us
with Grandpa's estate.

My, I never knew

he had such a pretty

- Grandpa had an estate?
- Yes.

He owned 80 acres.

- That's a lot.
- Yes, it is.

Do you have any plans for it
if he leaves it to you?

It needs a lot of work.

Probably couldn't
sell it for a lot.

I was actually thinking

it might be cheaper for us
if we lived there.

Hmm. The will won't be
executed for another week.

So, we'll talk about
the specifics then.

I was at the funeral.
I don't know if you saw me.

I did. Thank you.
Thank you for the flowers.

Yeah, I knew your...

I worked with your grandfather
my very first job.

- We were just boys.
- I did not know that.

Picking some of
the best sweet corn we ever ate.

You know, the first time
I saw your mother,

she was younger
than you are now.


And, you know,
she ran away from me.


I came by for a visit
and she ran away from me.

Your mother said you were
slow to warm up to people.

First ten minutes,
I caught you spying on me

from around the corner
of the house.

Another ten minutes,

you were offering me
a cup of pretend tea.

By the time I left,
you were hanging on my neck.

They had to pull you off me.

I guess I warmed up
to you finally.

Yes, you did.

You were a clever one, too.

She used a coffee can lid
for a Frisbee

and got it stuck on the roof.

Well, she tied a rope
to a baseball mitt and...

threw it up there.

That... that sounds
more like me.

Did she ever get it down?

Yes, she did.
She sure did.

An answer has no purpose
without a problem, you know.

There aren't always answers.

Well, I think a clever girl
will find one.

Sometimes you just have to
repurpose a few things.

If that doesn't work?

Leave it to the wind.

It'll eventually blow off
whatever is on the roof.

But I'm a runner.


But you'll come back.

Thank you.


I'm sorry I didn't say
anything about it before.

But it's not set in stone.

What about school?

Will I still go to
the same school?


What about all my friends?

Honey, I don't know
what's gonna happen.

All I know is we can't afford
the rent anymore.

What about Dad?
Can we ask him to help us?

Your dad doesn't
give us any money.

If knew we might lose our home
then he might.

All he would do is try to
take you away from me.

Is that what you want? Hmm?

You wanna live with your dad?

You'd still have to
change schools.

I know the birthday cards
from Dad are really from you.

How do you know that?

No postage stamps
or return address.

So, you can't threaten me
with living with Dad,

'cause I already know
he wouldn't take me.

You're pretty smart,
you know that?


Just don't get a bumper sticker
on the car about it.

♪ As I've been digging
through a pile of bones ♪

♪ Trying to find an answer
in a broken-up home ♪

♪ You left cold, yeah,
you left me alone... ♪

What's your name, darling?



Is that Mexican?


- Notta what?
- Notta Chance.

You got bird shit
on your window.

Yeah, why don't you
lick it off for me, then?

You think I won't?

I'll give you ten bucks
if you lick that bird shit off.

Come on, man.
The light turned green.

Bitch, you even got ten bucks?

I don't think you'll do it.

Where's my money?

I'll take the rest of it, too.

What are you doing, man?
Let's get out of here.

Remember, I got your address.

You call the police,
you better hope

they find me before I find you.

♪ And it's eating me up inside ♪

All right, coming through.

Hey, there we go.

Got that...

That's the first time you haven't hit the fucking chair.

I know.
There you go.

It'll be all right.

Oof. There.

All right, you're getting
better, getting better.

Hey, put it over my feet.

- My feet get cold.
- Okay.

No, the feet are down here, sir.

There you go.

So, uh...

this afternoon,
I'm gonna go see the old man.


I stopped worrying
about that old bastard

about 30 years ago.

We hated each other.

But respected each other.

Well, you never could
get him to sell.

Dad could never get him to sell.

You trying to tell me you
wanna end up like your dad?

- I don't... I don't...
- You don't want that.

- And I don't want that.
- No, I don't.

I just want to show you
that I can run the business.

I'm good.

What are you gonna do?

You know what we did in my day?

If you didn't like somebody...

you told them
right to their face

before you loosened
their jaw for them.

And then they'd take a chair
and crack it over your head,

if they had any guts.

That's the problem today, Bobby.

Nobody respects guts anymore.

I wanna make you proud of me.

You can be proud of
one thing for sure.

- What's that?
- Today...

you were number one in the world
at hauling me off the shitter.

It seems weird Bobby would
go through all this trouble

for some water.

He's just trying to impress
his grandfather.

Do you have to carry that
out in the open like that?

You know what? Maybe I'll
stick it down my pants.

No one will see it
next to my dick.

Hey, where's yours?

If it was up your ass,
I bet you'd know where it was.

Oh! Damn, brother.

What spoiled your taco?

Fuck you, man.

Hey, yo, so how long did it
take you to smear that...

That doo-doo across
your lip, huh?

Shit, I shave twice a day, man.

Man, if you shave twice a day,
I shit gold bricks.

You could hardly tickle a twat
with that Velcro-looking thing.

Kiss my ass, cowboy.

I get more pussy
than you can imagine.

Ooh, well, well, well.

If we're talking
imaginary pussy,

then I guess you're gonna win.

I know you're in there!


You ain't fooling anyone,
old man.

We know you're in there.

I don't think he's in there.

I know he's around
here somewhere.

He's gotta be.

We'll find him.

You check the woods
on that side,

I'll come up behind the barn,

and we'll meet out
by that woodpile.

Man, I fucking hate trees.

How can you hate trees?

- No one hates trees.
- I do.

I was hiding out
from the police once...

I was stuck in the woods
for weeks.

Nothing but goddamn trees

No one hates trees, man.
That's impossible.

Hey, you know what I'm gonna do?

I'ma piss on this
goddamn tree right here.

Can you reach that?

- Yep.
- Oh!


- That's my girl.
- Here you go.

Thank you, baby.

Whose car is that, Mom?

I don't know.

It might be the lumber company.

Grandpa was gonna
thin the forest.

You don't want to come inside?

I just want to go to the swing.

Okay, but be careful.

It's very old.


Don't bother the bird...

I'm right here, Mom.



Come on, baby.

Get in... get in the car, honey.

Come on. Baby, run!

- Lock the door!
- Open the door!

- Baby...
- Open the door!

- Here...
- Open the door!

We're not gonna hurt you!

Open the door!
We're not gonna hurt you!

Turn off the car,

or I'll kill the kid.

Put the car into park.

Bitch, that was
a fucking warning shot.

Put the car into park.

Unlock the door.

- Baby...
- Uh-huh.

Unlock the door.

Everything's going to be fine.

- Get out!
- Okay.

- What are we gonna do with 'em?
- Okay...

- You see any rope around here?
- It's okay.


Let's start with names.

I know you're Cheyenne.

That's a pretty name.

Is it because you're shy?


What's your name?

- Audrey.
- Audrey.

That's not so pretty.

- What's your middle name?
- Hey, man, can I talk to you?

Yeah, in a minute.

So, where's the old man, huh?

- Grandpa?
- Yeah, Grandpa.

- He died.
- Died?

Who gets the water rights?

Water rights? I-I...

I don't know.

Whoever he leaves
them to, I guess.

Well, when will we find out
who get 'em?

We read the will next week.

We can't watch them
for a week.

All right, man.
Come on, let's talk.

Okay, first off,

I don't like you
pointing a rifle at a kid.


Well, the old man
was once a kid.

Well, you was once a kid.

So, if somebody's 17,

and they turn 18 tomorrow,

I gotta wait till tomorrow to be
able to point a rifle at them?

I've had it with
your smartass bullshit.

I've had it with
your pussyfooting.

- Hey, fuck you, cowboy!
- Fuck you, Zulu!

I was born in America,
dumb shit.

You don't even know
what a Zulu is.

I know what it is.

It's that dude that plays
with chicken bones all day

'cause he's got the best drugs.

That's a sangoma, dumbass.

It's all the same
bullshit to me.

Now, what are we
gonna do with them?

If you sign the water rights
over, we'll let you go.

We don't even know
if she'll get them.

If she does, we already
have the contract.

How 'bout it?

Bobby will be here
in a bit with the papers.

You sign it, and that's it.

And what about you, shy one?

You know anything about this?

Does she talk?

- She's scared.
- Oh, yeah?

Are you mad because
I pointed a rifle at you?

Yeah, well, if you don't talk,

I'm gonna point it at you again.

And this time, I might fire it.

Damn it, Rainy, I told you

not to threaten that kid
with the rifle.

Hey, you said not to
point it at her.

Did I point it at her?

Go on, shy one.

Go ahead, baby, answer him.

Me and Mommy can't afford rent,

so we thought
we might move in here.

Oh, isn't that interesting?

How do you know
you'll get the house?

We don't.

Was I talking to you?

Let her answer.

Mr. Pendleton said
we'll probably get it

because Grandpa was a hermit

and didn't have
much family left.

She'll probably get
the water rights, too.

Problem solved.

All we have to do now
is just wait for Bobby.


I need a fucking beer.

God damn...

What the hell did the old man eat,
chipped paint?

There's more mouse shit
than food in these cupboards.

He was 90.

Maybe mouse shit was
his secret to longevity.

Maybe you should
eat some, cowboy.

Oh, yeah?
You think I won't?

How much?

I told you
I don't have any money.

You have some beer in the car,
you remember?

Yeah, that's right.

Why don't you go get it for me?

Fuck you.


why don't you go get my beer?

Untie me.

She's got wit.

I like that.

I like that a lot.

Hey, man.

Why don't you step out
for a spell?

Hey, man, we didn't
come here for that.

Yeah, I know, but...

you know...

Leave her alone.

I see. You draw the line
at pushing around old men.

Just leave her alone.

Don't worry.

It's for him, not for you.

Just in case.

Fuck y'all.
I'll get my own beer.

Fuck you.

Ah, yeah.


Loud ass fucking birds.

Hey, man.

Why didn't you tell me
you were firing one up?

You didn't ask.

Let me get some of that.

Hey, man, maybe
it'll mellow you out.

Goddamn, this shit could bore
a hole through a bank vault.

Nah, man,
it's an acquired taste.

Hey, you want some?

No, thank you.

You sure?
It'll loosen you up.

Get the tension out.

Believe me, darling,

you look like you under
a lot of pressure right now.

- How 'bout you?
- She doesn't want any.

I didn't ask you.

Suit yourself.

You know what you are, cowboy?

A glut.

You don't know when to quit.

Hey, man, if you wanted it back,
all you had to do was ask.

You don't got to get personal.


Move over.

- Are you comfortable?
- No.

Would you be comfortable with
two criminals in your house?

This isn't your house yet,

Besides, Jawary isn't
really a criminal.

The worst thing
Jawary's ever done

is sell skimpy bags of dope.

I told you I don't sell
skimpy bags.

My friends don't lie.

Your friend's a lying
sack of shit.

Nothing wrong with getting
a little extra out of the deal.

Is there, hmm?

All we have to do
is wait for Bobby.

You want to fuck up
something that simple?

Man, you a real killjoy,
you know it?

Just chill out, man.

Why don't you take a nap?

Man, he was so annoying.

He's gonna be real pissed
when he wakes up.

Please don't hurt us.

I don't want to
force myself on you.


All I want...

all I want is
for you to ask for it.

Go on.

Go on. Ask for it.

I don't know what
you want me to say.

I want you to ask for it.

I can't.

You can.

And you will.

Cheyenne, can she please leave?

Nah, fuck that.

You can say it
in front of shy one.

She's too young
to understand anyway.

I can't.

Huh? All right.

Come on.

Sit here and see
what happens next.

I don't... I don't know
what you want me to say.

I'll do whatever you want me...

Maybe Cheyenne will ask for it.

No... please!

No! I don't know
what you want me to say!

Come on, Cheyenne.

Let's leave Audrey here
to think about things.

No, God, please!
I'll say anything you want!


Please take me!

Take me!

Take me!

My God!

Take me!

Well, if you're gonna beg...

I knew my charm
would wear you down.


I need you to be really strong
for Mama right now, okay?


Come on.

Shh, shh, shh.

Let's go. Sit down.

Be quiet.

It's okay.

Take a deep breath.

It's okay.

What's this?

Why, a pamphlet.
Whatever could it be about.

Hello, sir.
My name is David.

I just wanted to leave you
with some literature,

and to ask if you had
heard the good news

concerning our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ?

Do you know what country
you're in?

- I'm sorry?
- It's a simple question.

David, do you know
what country that you are in?

- This is America.
- That's right.

This is America.

I'm sorry, sir.

I'm not sure what
you're getting at.

Did you see that church
on the corner down there?

I sure did.

It's, uh,
it's a really lovely, big...

Well, that's one of a million
on damn near every corner

in this country.

Do you really think that
you're gonna run into someone

who's never heard of
Jesus fucking Christ?

Hey, I'll tell you
where you need to go.

You need to go to one of those
remote areas in Africa

where they have
all those crazy tribes

where they worship
tigers and shit.

That's where you'll find people
that never heard of Jesus.


Sorry to bother you.

You wanna know why
Christians don't like to

go down to those places
to proselytize?

Because you'll get
a spear in your ass.

That's why.

They'll make a necklace
out of your fucking head.

I'll move on.

Have a good day, sir.

You saw something, didn't you?

- What?
- Don't act stupid with me.

You just saw something,
didn't you?

I don't know what
you're talking about, sir.

I'll leave now.
Thank you.

That's why I hate people
like you.

You will just lie like the devil
the second it suits you.

Now you're thinking
about running away

like a little pussy, aren't you?


Now, I'm not trying
to be an asshole,

I just... I just want you
to admit that you lied.

Now Audrey here did something
to tip you off,

and then you acted
like you were leaving

when you were really
going for help.

And then I asked you
if you saw something

and you lied.

I-I-I don't know

what-what's going on here.

I-I don't know what
any of this is about.

This is about you lying
and not being able to admit it.

Okay. Okay.

I admit it.

I'm sorry.

I admit it. I lied.

Well, now, that's not
a very sincere admission

now, is it, David?

I don't know what
you want me to say.

There's a lot of that
going around.

I just want you...

to admit...

- you lied!
- Stop it!

Please leave him alone!

I just want a little bit
of sincerity, David.

Is that too much to ask?

I... I saw her
looking out the window.

I'm sorry.

She was looking out the window.

I... I didn't know what to do.

I was afraid.

I didn't want to get involved.
I was...

I'm... I'm sorry.

Did you hear that, Audrey?

Mr. Christian here was gonna
leave you here to rot.

I bet you wish all that
creative bullshit really worked

right about now, don't you?


Hey, cowboy.

I oughta blow
your fucking head off.

Come on, Zulu.

You're not mad over that little
bump on your head, are you?

I was just trying to get
a little bit of alone time

with my lady.

Who the hell is this?

Oh, that's my new friend David.

He likes to preach the Gospel
when he isn't...

I owe you a whack.


What are you doing out of bed?
Where's your wheelchair?

I gotta walk around
a little bit.

Get the blood flowing.

I find busyness...
It's a disease.

- Yeah.
- Busy, busy, busy.

Something I gotta take care of.


I remember being busy...
when I built all this.

I was a busy man.

Everywhere at once.

I had nothing
and I wanted it all.

I know.

I know. You told me.

My dad... we didn't
get on very well.

But he told me,
"If you want a million dollars,

you better put in a million dollars' worth of work.


I worked that hard
for a long time

so that you guys
wouldn't have to.

Now I'm not sure I did
the right thing.

Don't say that.

We got money. That's power.

Nobody fucks with us.

Everybody thinks

getting power is gonna be
by being lucky.

You know, hitting the jackpot,
winning the lottery,

picking a stock.

Nobody thinks about
the hard work.

Nobody thinks about
the sacrifice.

Nobody saw me digging wells

in mud so deep I couldn't even
get my boots out of it.

Yeah, I bust my ass.

It was all about the water
and the pipes.

And they worked us
like a chain gang.

Somebody told you
when you could take a break.

Somebody told you when you
could get a drink of water.

And I decided right then,

someday I was gonna
have all the water.

And I was gonna dig in
the ground until the ground bled

because no son of a bitch
was ever gonna tell me again

when I could have
a drink of water.

Let's get you back to bed.
Come on.

A man should have a right
to drink water

whenever he wants to.

How pathetic...

How pathetic am I?

You know what happens
when you get older?

You can't stop it.

I know.

I'm feeling it.

- You remember your grandmother?
- Yeah.

She was right.

About what?

A vacation.

She thought the family should
spend more time together,

so she wanted us
to go to Brussels.

To the World Fair.

Tell me... no.

Um... the expo in 1958.

And I argued her out of it

and told her, no,
I wanted to work harder

and we needed to get
money for the family

and put everybody in
better shape than we were in.

And, uh, now look at everything.

Your dad's in jail.

He wanted to make money
the easy way.

- He didn't want to earn it.
- Mm-hmm.

Water... why, you just turn on
the faucet and you got water.

Your grandma was right.

Your grandma was a true...


I'm laying here
half-dead in my bed...

wishing that...

I'd had gone to Brussels.

Nobody ever dies wishing
that they worked harder,

but they never tell you
what to wish for, so...

I think I gotta get going.

It was good to spend
some time with you, though.

You lying piece of shit.
It wasn't good talking to me.

You were bored shitless.

Tell me... walk on out.

Will you let us go?

That's the plan,
but you can't tell anyone.

I don't even want
the water rights.

You could've just
asked me for them.

I can't take care of all
the pipes and filters anyway.

We just could've asked for 'em?

How did you get
mixed up in all this anyway?

You seem nice.

You watch too much TV, Audrey.


Put the gun down.
You're not gonna shoot anyone.

First off, I told you
it a goddamn rifle.

Don't you know
the fucking difference?

A rifle.

A rifle's got a rifle bore,

which causes the bullet to come
out spinning like a football.

And a gun has got a smooth bore,

so it's accuracy is shit.

Secondly, I thought
you knew me better.

What makes you think
I won't shoot your ass dead?

I took the bullets out.

You would think a gun expert
like yourself

would notice that
his magazine was missing.

Son of a bitch.

Yeah, I was just
messing with you.

I wasn't gonna shoot you.

Have a seat.
We wait for Bobby.

No. You sit on the recliner.

You take the couch.


I wanted the recliner anyway.

You really messed
things up this time.


I was just having a little fun
like the old days.

You know, rape, pillage,
burn and all that.

What's this?


You mind if I whittle
while we wait?

- I thought you hated trees.
- I do.

That's why I like
cutting 'em up.

You know what? I'm gonna carve
you a little tiki statue.

Hey, Audrey.

You want me to
make you something?

Just make your tiki statue.

I don't think Jawary
appreciates my efforts.


you're much prettier
than Jawary.

I don't want anything from you.

Oh, Audrey, that's cold.

You really hurt my feelings.

I doubt
you have any feelings.

That's not true.

I'm a sensitive guy.

Let me ask you something.

If you just met me, and you
didn't know nothing about me,

would you even talk to me?

I mean,
if we just met up somewhere,

and I just came up to you

and you didn't know
nothing about me,

and we just started talking
about simple things,

and I didn't do anything
to creep you out,

what would you think of me?

You might fool me.

I fool myself sometimes.

But I do know you.

I know everything
I need to know.

You're evil.

You're cruel and vicious.

You're a monster.

And I wouldn't want
to talk to you.

I wouldn't want to see you.

I wouldn't want anything
to do with you.

She struck you down, man.


You got me.

You know what, Audrey?

I'm gonna make you
a little giraffe.

You like giraffes?

Everybody likes giraffes.

I don't know anyone
who doesn't like a giraffe.

I didn't think there was anyone
who didn't like trees.

I was in those woods for weeks.

Those trees became
like prison bars.

I don't think anyone's
ever had an experience

like that with giraffes.

Do you like giraffes, Audrey?

I don't have anything else
to say to you.

I can't believe
you're gonna smoke that

all by yourself.

You ever heard of paying for it?

Yeah, I paid for those beers.

I didn't drink
any of those beers.

How much you want
for that joint?

I'll give you $2.

- Two bucks?
- Yeah.

How much you want for it?

I'll take the two bucks
if you calm the fuck down.

So, what church
do you belong to?

I know it's not Mormon.
They travel in pairs.

It's the Church of
the Living Word.

What is that?
Is that Jehovah's Witness?


What do they think about
you being a homo?

Just as I thought.

You know it's a sin
according to that Bible.

Yes, I do.

I'm not.

Just like you didn't see Audrey.

I bet you spent your whole life
trying to get away from it.

Spending every day
trying to pray it away.


It's in the eyes.

That's not something that
you can know about someone

by looking into their eyes.

Yes, you can.

They promised you inner peace,
didn't they?

And you didn't get shit.

Day in and day out
in the hot sun for Jesus.

And what do you
get in return, hmm?

High and by on a Sunday

and put some money in the plate
and see you next week.

I get a whole lot
more than that.

Do you ever feel
the Holy Spirit inside you?

Here, man, just mellow out.

I want this back.

Hey, you wanna borrow my knife?

No, thank you, cowboy.

I got a real knife.

A balisong's better
than a switchblade.

Seriously, dude?

My flick to your click-clack?

See the difference?
Two steps to one.

Fan knives are better.

More reliable.
I'm telling you.

Besides, everybody knows
that switchblades

are cooler than
butterfly knives.

You can't carve a giraffe
with a switchblade.

Blade's too flimsy.

Do you have to do that
in front of my kid?

It's just a little coke.

Okay, I'll keep it
away from her.

Don't worry about it, darling.

You can't get high off
secondhand pot smoke.

If you could,
we'd all be high off Jawary.

I'll tell you what, Audrey.

I'll put out this joint

if you'll tell me
about yourself.

What do you want to know?

What do you do for a living?

I'm a waitress.

Now, will you please
stop blowing smoke at us?

Not until you answer
a few more questions.

- How many questions?
- I don't know.

About five.

I've already answered one.

All right, then we got
four more to go.

Were you a cheerleader?

What does that have
to do with anything?

I'm asking the questions.


Were you popular in high school?

- That's completely subjective.
- No, no, it's not.

Whether or not you were
popular in high school

will tell me virtually
everything about you.

- How is that?
- Because high school

is where people are shaped
for the rest of their lives.

What you were back then
versus what you are now

tells me everything.

Well, I don't know if I would
be considered popular or not.

Yeah, you do.

People know if they were
popular in high school.

I was valedictorian.

See, I knew there was
something about you.

Then you became a waitress.
That tells me a lot.

Did you go to college?

I went for a couple of years,
but then I had to drop out.

Look how much we've learned
in just four questions.

You were valedictorian
and you dropped out of college

and you became a waitress.

Don't think I didn't
notice the wording.

"Had to drop out."
Not "I dropped out."

"Had to."

Doesn't mean anything.

Lots of people drop out
of college.

Not lots of valedictorians.

Had to do with money
more than anything else.

Valedictorian that
can't get a scholarship?

- Is that your last question?
- No.

My last question is

did you drop out
'cause you were pregnant?

Cheyenne is the best thing
that ever happened to me.

That's a generic
load of bullshit.

Let me tell you something,
shy one.

People lie like the lies are
gonna magically turn to money.

And nobody lies
more than parents.

Sounds like someone
had a bad childhood.

Kids come from fucking.

So don't act like
you did something noble.

Do you like talking that way
in front of a little girl?

Parents have kids
for two reasons...

They can't control themselves
sexually and kids are cute.

And when those little babies
start growing up,

that shine starts wearing off.

And the parents start
resenting that burden.

That's all parents.

Leave her alone.
That's not true, Cheyenne...

Oh, it is true.
It is true.

Every parent reaches a point

where they long for
the freedom that they once had.

Where they dream of all the
things they could've achieved

if they weren't stuck.

You know what?
You had your last question.

Now you let me answer.
This is the truth, baby.

You listen to me, okay?

I may have my regrets in life.
I've screwed some things up.

I've screwed a lot of things up,
but I screwed them up, not you.

Yes, I dropped out of college
because I got pregnant.

'Cause I couldn't afford it.

I didn't know what I wanted to
do with my life, anyway, baby.

And being a mother seemed like
the best thing I could be.

And it was hard.
It was tough.

And there's times I don't know
if we were gonna make it.

But I will never regret
having you.

There's something
you're not telling us.

Why don't you tell us
about your family?

I'll tell you about my family
if you give me a couple lines.

Okay. I gotta hear this.

I wasn't no high school

I can tell you that.

My old man was a con artist.

Why am I not surprised?

I remember travelling around
from place to place,

all the time.

I was helping him
run a shell game

when I was only six.

I remember he broke into
a used car lot office

to steal some keys
one Sunday afternoon,

and some people came in
thinking the lot was open.

He sold them a car.

Filled out paperwork
and everything.

He even pretended
to make a phone call

checking on their credit.

Banks weren't even open.

Damn, Rainy.

Your old man had a big
ole set of balls on him.

I asked why he did it,

and he said, "I don't know.

Just wanted to see
where it went."

Where was your mother?

I never knew her.

So you ran around with your dad?

That sounds pretty cool.

When I was 12, we broke into
a house to rob the place,

and it was just supposed
to be a woman alone.

My dad made me wait
in the living room.

I could hear her begging.

I heard all these noises,

and I really didn't know
what they were at the time,

and her husband came home.

And I ran to get my dad.

And I opened the door.

I saw him on top of her.

He was so mad.

He threw a pillow at me.

I guess the pillow
hitting the lamp

let her husband know
that we were there.

He took out a gun.

I climbed out the window first,

and I hid in the bushes.

I heard a shot,

and I saw my dad hit the ground.

He was just looking at me.

His eyes were open, but...

I could tell he was dead.

That's fucked up, man.

I went to a statehouse.

I've been a menace
to society ever since.

"Put up again thy sword
into his place.

For all they that take the sword

shall perish
with the sword."

Is that in the Bible?

Yes, sir, it certainly is.

Jesus said that.

When they came to arrest him,
one of his disciples

cut off the ear of
the high priest's servant.

Jesus put his ear back on
and spoke those words.

He cut his ear off?

And put it back on?

Praise Jesus, He did.

Give me some Kool-Aid
and a glass of water,

and I'll show you
how to turn water into wine.

Jesus' miracles
are well documented.

Same people who made
a living off of him.

That's kind of like
Copperfield's wire pullers

claiming he can really fly,
isn't it?

Lots of people...

lots of people saved.

Jesus is our savoir.

He's a healer. He's healed.

You ever hear of
the immune system?

The immune system cannot
make a blind person see.

Ever hear of a setup?
Faking stuff for money?

All those people wouldn't lie.

Oh, right.

'Cause people are known
for their honesty.


Wanna see me do a magic trick?

I bet I can make a line
of coke disappear.

What do you say, bro?


Put my knife down.

Put the log down.


Come on over.
You earned it.

Did I ever tell you why I was in
the woods for all those weeks?

When I was on the run
from the cops?

- No.
- No?


I killed my ex-girlfriend
and her lover.

I even had to
change my identity.

You look a little bit
piqued there, Zulu.

I bet that's the same look
my daddy had.

Don't hurt us.
I'll do whatever you want.

Just don't hurt Cheyenne.

- Please.
- Shut up.

My giraffe's not good enough
for you, remember?

Please, please...

there was never any reason for
this to escalate into murder.

There-there-there still isn't.

We can get him some help.
He might still be alive.

Thanks for pointing
that out, David.


Well, this is just sell-out
central here today, isn't it?

First Audrey drags you into it,

and then you
weasel out of helping her,

and now, you want to
make sure Jawary's dead.

Please, please,
that's not what I said.

That's not what I meant.
That's not what I meant.

Well, what you mean
is to keep yourself alive.

Even at the expense of
poor Audrey and Cheyenne here.

Oh, God.

Now, here's
what I want you to do.

I want you to pick someone,
And whoever you choose,

I kill and the other two
stay alive.


I... I can't do that.

Oh, but you must.

You're the one who goes door to door every day asking people

to make the most important
decision of their lives.

- Right there on the spot.
- Please...

Oh, good God, have mercy.

Please, please,
please don't do this.

Please don't do this.
I can't. I can't.

All right,
then I'll make you choose.

- No, please! Shoot me!
- Shut up.

Shoot me.

You wanna shoot someone,
you wanna hurt someone...

- shoot me.
- Mom, no.

You're not good enough
for me, remember?

Shoot me!

You cowardly piece of shit.

I'm gonna count down
from ten to one,

and you're gonna choose
between Audrey and yourself.

And if you haven't made a choice
by the time I get to one,

then your choice is Cheyenne.


Please, don't hurt her.

- Please.
- Shut up.

You don't get a choice.

The choice is all David's.

Are you ready, David?


No, don't do this.

- Please don't do this.
- Nine!

Forgive me for
my sins. Bless me. Bless me.


- David, choose me!
- Seven.

Choose me!


Don't do this! Please!


- Four!
- Just stop it, please!


- Stop!
- Two!

Pick me.

What's that?

Shoot me.

Well, I'm impressed.

You finally got some balls.

You know what?

I'll give you one last chance
to change your mind.

- Okay?
- He's right.

He's right.
I am a coward.

I've been a coward
my whole life.

Always running away.
Always afraid.

But I'm not afraid now.

Well, look at the bright side.

At least you don't have to
go door to door no more.

I was raped.

In college.

At a frat party.

I was smart enough
to get a scholarship

and dumb enough to believe
this guy cared about me.

I went upstairs with him.

The music was so loud.

I remember his weight.

And I remember I couldn't move
and I couldn't breathe.

It felt like a coffin.

So, I turned him
into the president,

and it was his word
against mine.

He said it was consensual.

And when I wouldn't let it go,
they expelled me.

So I left, and I gave up.

And I'm so mad.

I was...

And then I found out
that I was pregnant.

And I wanted...

But I didn't...

They came...
when I saw her...

they put her in my arms,

she was so small and frail

and she needed me
to take care of her.

So, I...



the man you think
is your father,

he was my first husband.

And the truth is
he doesn't pay child support

because he doesn't have to.

He doesn't have to.

When we separated, he said
he wanted to keep seeing you,

and I said yes.

And he was helping us out,
but then he remarried.

And he just quit.
He's a good man.

I lied to you, baby.

Your real father doesn't want to
have anything to do with you.

And I'm sorry that I lied.

I'm a coward.

You're not a coward, Mom.

I forgive you.

That doesn't change
anything anyway.

Because David has already
agreed to go the Jesus route.

No one agreed to anything.

It's okay.

You see?

He wants this.

He's okay with it.

Aren't you, David?


Do you even know
how to use that, shy one?

You put that down right now.

Stop it, darling,
you're turning me on.

I just love a woman
who can wrestle.

Get off her!

- Who the fuck are you?
- Cheyenne.

- Who the fuck are you?
- David.

What the hell's
happening here, Rainy?

We had some issues.

You had some issues?
What the fuck's going on?

What's... what's
going on with Jawary?

We got into it, and, uh,
I accidentally killed him.

- That's not true.
- Shut up, Audrey.

You don't know what the hell
you're talking about.

- Where's the old man?
- He's dead.

Fuck! I told you
not to kill him!

He was already dead.

He died four days ago.

Yeah, the will doesn't
get read till next week.

Why is this asshole
pointing a gun at you?

'Cause he got it while I was
wrestling with Audrey.

She's probably going to get
the water rights next week.

Well, you know what we can do?

Let's just have her
sign them real quick

and we'll just get out here
like nothing happened.

Hey, put it down.

Drop it.
Don't point at me.

Down. Other side. Come on.

Fuck around. Push it.

Push it.

- Rainy, get your gun.
- Rifle.

I don't give a fat fuck
if it's Jawary's dick, get it!

Untie her.

Here we go.

Now, what you may not realize is
that all wills are retroactive.

Ownership legally begins

the moment the decedent dies.

There you go.
That was easy.

I'm on my way.

Why don't you
clean up this mess?

We were promised we'd be let go.

You were promised
you'd be let go?

Well, listen,
I wanted everything

to go real smooth here,

but this guy's a real
fucking asshole.

Rainy, do what you gotta do.


- Cheyenne!
- Shit!

- Go!
- Go! Go, go! I got him!


I'm gonna miss you, Audrey.

This is the most
excitement I've had

since my daddy
tried to drown me.


that and killing
my ex-girlfriend.

- I got 'em!
- I have a gun, too.


I'm disappointed in you.

This is a rifle.

I'm sorry.

You have a rifle
and I have a gun.

Thank you.

But what you don't have
is the balls.

- Ow! It's hot!
- Let's go.



- Go hide.
- I'm impressed, Audrey.

I misjudged you.

Doesn't happen often.

Forgot I was dealing with
a high school valedictorian.

You got guts, Audrey.

And you're smart.

That's a dangerous combination.

You could've killed me.

You don't have the kind of guts
it takes to kill a man.

It's something in the eyes.

I sure hope shy one
wasn't up in that loft.

Where did you go, Audrey?


Did you go off into those woods?

I'm gonna bury you
with this shovel, Audrey.

Baby, let's go.

Let's go.

Wait a minute.
I remember this.

This is the reservoir.


- What happened to it?
- I don't know.

The creek...

it's off to the right up here.

Come on. Let's go.

I'm tired of fucking around.

Please, you're not really
going to let him

kill that woman
and her little girl.

Yeah, well, you're next if
it makes you feel any better.

I wonder if it's too late
to file with

the Water Resources department.

Girl's probably going to grow up
to be a nobody anyway.

Especially in this town.

Come on. Hey.

Hey, how late are you guys open?

Okay, and how long
does it take to...

process the transfer
of water rights?

All right, so I couldn't do it
if I went in today.

If I went in first thing
in the morning,

could I do it by end of the day
and get it in my company's name?

I could by the end of the day?

All right, I'll do that.
Uh, I'll be there at 9:00 a.m.

What's your name?


Karen, thank you for the help.

I will...

I'll see you then.

Where the fuck are you going?

Are you trying to
make a break for it?

I should have shot you
right when I saw you.

- Get up.
- Burn in hell!


God damn it!

So, we have to cross it?

I don't think we have a choice.


Let's just be very careful.

I'm scared.

I know you are.

We'll be across
before you know it.


A creek.

- Mommy...
- It's okay.

I got you, baby. Okay.


Good girl.

Good girl.

Take my hand.

Mom! Mom!




Come up!


- Are you okay?
- I am.

That's right.

That's right.

- Let's go.
- What do we have here?

This is a regular reunion.

I would appreciate it if you
would stop pointing that gun

in my daughter's face.

Audrey, how many times
do I have to tell you

that this is a rifle?

Cheyenne, it's not hot now.

What are you two talking about?

- Push it up.
- When?


Watch out...

What are you gonna do?

There has to be two shots.

Let's go.


Hey. Hey, Grandpa.
It's Bobby.


I was sleeping.

I know, but this is important.


I did it.
I got the water rights.

I don't believe it.

No, I promise I did it.

The old man died.

He died?

He died and you didn't tell me?

Jesus Christ.


I would've sent flowers,

or might've even gone.

You gotta tell me
this stuff, Bobby.

I got his granddaughter to sign.

Which one?

Who cares?

Who cares?

There's two, Bobby,
and they're not twins.

So which one?



Yeah, Audrey was the little one.

Audrey's the one that always

used to monkey around
with my beard.

Who care... who cares?
I got 'em done.

Got it signed.

You didn't hurt her,
did you, Bobby?

No. Of course not.

I'd be extremely unhappy
if you hurt her.

Or anything happened to her.

Audrey's fine.

She better be.

Fuck Audrey.
I get it. I did it.

What did you just say?

Make no mistake about
who's about to tell you this.

You don't ever
speak to me like that.

Got it?

I'm sorry.

I did... I didn't mean it.

I just meant that I...

I... I'm excited to tell you.

This is great news.

We get the water rights
transferred tomorrow.

Well, I think you'd better
understand one thing.

You're the first in line,
and if you screw this up,

you're done here.

I didn't screw it up.

Got it done.

Rainy, we got to
get out of here.

Clean it up.

We got to get out
of here before dark. Ah...

Hang up the phone.

What's going on, Bobby?


I gotta call you back.

Bobby, what's going on?

I'll call you back.

No one told you
to put it in the satchel.

Did you want to make a call?
I'll give you my phone.


I didn't kill anybody.

I didn't kill anybody.

That wasn't me.
I wouldn't do that.

I just wanted you
to sign these papers.

I never knew
they'd fucking do that.

I never knew.

I swear to God.

Do you have any idea what
you've done to me and my kid,

you greedy fuck?!

I want you to make a choice.

Very slowly, I want you
to reach in there...

and if you want to live...

you'll take out the phone.

And if you want to die...

you'll take out the gun.

I don't wanna die.

I'll give you the phone.

There's no sense
in more violence.


Come on out, baby.
It's okay.

I'm here, Mommy.

- I love you.
- I love you, too.

And so this concludes
his last will and testament.

The house is officially yours.

I don't know if you want
to live there now or not,

given that all that's happened,

but it's yours to
deal with as you please.

Any questions?

I didn't hear you mention
anything about the water rights.

Water rights.

Your grandfather got his water
from the district.

Grandpa had his water
gravity-fed from the creek.

I remember playing in the reservoir when I was a kid.

Well, when you were
a child maybe,

but he switched to
district water 20 years ago.

He was too old
to maintain the pipes.

So, who owns the water rights?

The state.

The law is that...

if water rights aren't exercised
for five years or more,

they go into forfeiture.

Did Grandpa know this?

I don't know.

He would have been almost 80
when it went into forfeiture.

A good chance that he couldn't
read or understand the notices.

So Grandpa couldn't have sold those water rights even if he wanted to?

He could've gotten them
from the state.

- Anyone could.
- Anyone?

They were up for grabs
for anyone?

Yeah, anyone.

Are you okay?


Are you all right?

It's all right.

You can sell off some of
the trees to the sawmill.

That should get you by.

It'll be okay.

All they had to do was ask.

All they had to do was ask.

♪ As I've been digging
through a pile of bones ♪

♪ Trying to find an answer
in a broken-up home ♪

♪ You left cold, yeah,
you left me alone ♪

♪ And I've been picking up
the pieces you left ♪

♪ Now that you're gone ♪

♪ You could've given me
a heads up ♪

♪ Or a warning shot ♪

♪ A less than lethal example
of a more violent plot ♪

♪ Well, something's
in the water ♪

♪ Eating up the children
and their mothers

♪ And their fathers ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Lining up like cattle ♪

♪ We are heading
for the slaughter ♪

♪ Won't you try
and save me? ♪

♪ Is there something
you could give me ♪

♪ Like a probably
or maybe? ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Oh-oh ♪

♪ And it's eating me up inside ♪

♪ Is there something
that you need to have? ♪

♪ It's not so bad when all
you need to do is ask ♪

♪ But there's something
in the way that you act ♪

♪ And for some reason I know
I would never get it back ♪

♪ You could've given me
a warning shot ♪

♪ To ease up
the tension ♪

♪ A less than lethal example of a more harmful intention ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Eating up the children
and their mothers ♪

♪ And their fathers ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Lining up like cattle ♪

♪ We are heading
for the slaughter ♪

♪ Won't you try
and save me? ♪

♪ Is there something
you could give me ♪

♪ Like a probably
or maybe? ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ And it's eating me up inside ♪

♪ Wake up,
you've been napping in the killing fields ♪

♪ Shots fired,
that mean people gonna be killing still ♪

♪ Stepping on feet, there's
blood in the street ♪

♪ Just to put bread in our
mouths and in our pockets ♪

♪ Yeah, when we gonna stop it? ♪

♪ The nature of the beast
has a weak ♪

♪ Bubble is popping ♪

♪ Let's get through it,
there's no current in this water ♪

♪ Just high tide ♪

♪ Look closer, you can see
determination in my eyes ♪

♪ 'Cause ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Eating up the children
and their mothers ♪

♪ And their fathers ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ Lining up like cattle ♪

♪ We are headed
for the slaughter ♪

♪ Won't you try
and save me? ♪

♪ Is there something
you could give me ♪

♪ Like a probably
or maybe? ♪

♪ Something's
in the water ♪

♪ And it's eating me up inside ♪

♪ I went down to the river
to wash my feet ♪

♪ And let my troubles
float away ♪

♪ I went down to the river
to wash my feet ♪

♪ And let my troubles
float away ♪

♪ I put my foot into
the cool, green water ♪

♪ Oh, it looked so fine ♪

♪ And then I
dove right in ♪

♪ I got stuck again ♪

♪ And I almost
lost my mind ♪

♪ You can't save me ♪

♪ Don't try to save me ♪

♪ I'm the only one
who can save me for sure ♪

♪ I will pull myself
from the mud of life ♪

♪ And I won't be stuck no more ♪

♪ I hope you don't mind ♪

♪ I think I'll write
a few lines ♪

♪ I am thinking
'bout you sisters ♪

♪ For all that
it's worth ♪

♪ I know how you hurt ♪

♪ But we will
soon be better ♪

♪ 'Cause there'll come a day
when they'll put 'em away ♪

♪ And we won't have to whisper ♪

♪ That all good prevails
when evil goes to hell ♪

♪ Now, let's all go down
to the river ♪

♪ Yeah, I can't
save you ♪

♪ Maybe God can
save you ♪

♪ I'm the only one
can save me for sure ♪

♪ I will pull myself
from the mud of life ♪

♪ And I won't be stuck no more ♪