Gator

The Feds want Gator McKlusky (Burt Reynolds) to go undercover to expose local crime boss and former boyhood pal, Bama McCall. When Gator discovers Bama is involved in extortion, prostitution, and murder, the suspense builds to an explosive climax!
♪[Dixie playing]
BULL BARSH!
WHIMPERING EXCUSES!
INCOMPETENT CRAP!
WAIT A MINUTE,
DON’T PRINT THAT.
INCOMPETENT CRAP!
THAT’S ALL I EVER GET
FROM THAT ONE LOUSY COUNTY!
I’VE HAD TO EAT
SO MUCH CROW,
THE CONSERVATIONISTS
ARE CLAIMING
THE SPECIES IS
PRACTICALLY EXTINCT!
[All laughing]
GOVERNOR, SIR,
FROM THE STANDPOINT
OF PUBLIC RELATIONS–
YOU’LL MAKE ME LOOK
LIKE THE SAME JACKASS
THAT I’VE LOOKED LIKE
FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS.
FACE IT, GENTLEMEN.
Y’ALL HAVE BEEN HERE,
WATCHING THESE
PRESS CONFERENCES.
WHAT DO THEY ASK ME
ABOUT? DUNSTON COUNTY!
I GET MY PICTURE
ON THE COVER OF
TIME
MAGAZINE.
AND WHAT’S HALF
THE DAMN STORY ABOUT?
DUNSTON COUNTY!
NEXT I’LL BE ON NATIONAL
T.V., AT THE CONVENTION.
AND THE DELEGATES
AND PEOPLE ALL
OVER THE COUNTRY…
WHAT DO YOU THINK
THEY’LL BE THINKING ABOUT?
NOMINATION? NO WAY!
THEY’RE GONNA SAY,
“THAT’S THAT DUMB CRACKER
WHO CAN’T EVEN CLEAN UP–“
SIR!
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
GOVERNOR, I–
WHAT DO YOU WANT,
BRUSTER?
BRIDGER.
BRIDGER,
BRIDGER, YES.
SIR, I HAVE
A MAN OUTSIDE
WHO MAY HAVE THE KEY
TO DUNSTON COUNTY.
HE’S ON LOAN TO US
FROM THE U.S. JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT, NEW YORK.
ONE OF THE TOP MEN
IN THEIR STRIKE FORCE.
HIS NAME IS
IRVING GREENFIELD.
WAIT, DID YOU
SAY NEW YORK?
YES, SIR.
BRIDGER,
COME HERE.
NEW YORK?
IRVING GREENFIELD?
JEW?
WHY?
HE–HE’S THE MAN
WHO BROKE THE
JOEY GALLO CASE, SIR.
OH, WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY SO?
DON’T KEEP HIM WAITING.
GO OUT THERE AND GET
HIM. BRING HIM IN.
DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?
WAY UP THERE
IN NEW YORK CITY,
THE U.S. JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT
WORRYING ABOUT ME,
THE POOR LITTLE
SOUTHERN GOVERNOR
WHO CAN’T SEEM TO
SOLVE HIS PROBLEMS.
SO WAY UP THERE
IN NEW YORK
THEY HAVE NOTHING
TO WORRY ABOUT
BUT THIS
SOUTHERN GOVERNOR,
SO WHAT DO THEY SEND ME
FROM NEW YORK CITY?
THEY SEND ME DOWN
A NEW YORK…
COME IN, MR. GREENBERG.
HOW ARE YOU?
GREENFIELD.
GREENFIELD.
FINE. HOW ARE YOU?
FINE. I’VE BEEN
WAITING FOR WEEKS
TO SEE YOU, GOVERNOR.
WELL, IT’S WONDERFUL
TO HAVE YOU.
NEW YORK CITY?
YEAH.
OH! NEW YORK
IS A FINE STATE.
FINE STATE.
THE BIG APPLE.
BIG APPLE.
BEEN THERE
MANY TIMES MYSELF.
SAW FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
3 TIMES.
TELL THE GOVERNOR,
MR. GREENFIELD.
OH, YES.
YES.
GOVERNOR, THE
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
HAS RUN A CHECK
AND WE FOUND OUT
THAT THE WHOLE COUNTY
OF DUNSTON
IS RUN BY ONE MAN–
BAMA McCALL.
BAM-M-MA McCALL.
YES, WE–WE
KNEW ABOUT THAT.
WELL, THEN YOU’RE PROBABLY
AWARE THAT HE GREW UP
WITH THIS MOONSHINER
NAMED GATOR McKLUSKY?
NO, WE WEREN’T
AWARE OF THAT.
I DIDN’T THINK YOU WERE.
WELL, IT SEEMS McKLUSKY’S
JUST BEEN RELEASED
AFTER SERVING 26 MONTHS
IN THE STATE PRISON.
IT WAS A 2ND OFFENSE.
GO ON.
I WANT TO BUST HIM.
PUT HIM IN WITH McCALL.
AND IF…
McKLUSKY COOPERATES,
WE’LL HAVE ENOUGH
EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE.
WELL, NOW, WHY WOULD
THIS GATOR McKLUSKY
WANT TO DO THIS?
WELL, WE HAVE REASON
TO BELIEVE
THAT HE’S STILL MAKING
ILLEGAL WHISKEY.
AND A 3-TIME LOSER
HAS A WAY OF COOPERATING,
IF YOU KNOW
WHAT I MEAN.
ONE QUESTION. WHEN?
WHEN?
JUST IN TIME FOR THE
NATIONAL CONVENTION
AND YOUR, UH…
YOUR TELEVISION REPORT
ON THE SQUEAKY-CLEAN
GOVERNMENT OF DUNSTON COUNTY.
SOLD. WHAT DO YOU NEED?
♪[Gator by Jerry Reed
playing]
♪ HE WAS RAISED IN THE SWAMP ♪
♪ IN THE BACK OF A SLOUGH ♪
♪ HE GREW UP EATIN’
RATTLESNAKE MEAT ♪

♪ AND DRINKIN’ HOMEMADE BREW ♪
♪ THE FOLKS HERE ‘BOUT
CALL HIM GATOR ♪

♪ EVERYBODY KNOWS HIM WELL ♪
♪ MEANEST MAN
EVER TO HIT THE SWAMP ♪

♪ FOLKS SWEAR
HE COME STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL ♪

[Man laughs]
♪ WELL GATOR McKLUSKY
SITTIN’ ON A STUMP ♪

♪ HAMMER PULLED BACK
ON A 12 GAUGE PUMP ♪

♪ WATCHIN’ THAT SWAMP
LOOKIN’ OUT FOR THE LAW ♪

♪ WHILE HE MAKES THE BEST
CORN LIQUOR YOU EVER SAW ♪

♪ ROT GUT WHISKEY ♪
[Man laughs]
♪ WHILE HE’S MAKIN’
THAT MASH ♪

♪ HE WATCHES AND HE LOOKS ♪
♪ GATOR HE KNOWS THAT SWAMP
LIKE A BOOK ♪

♪ SOMETHIN’ OUT THERE MOVIN’
GATOR WHAT DO YA SEE ♪

♪ AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE SNAKES
AND THE GATORS AND ME ♪

♪ EVERYTHING’S OKEY-DOKEY
IN THE OKEFENOKEE ♪

♪ THAT SHERIFF
AIN’T SNOOPIN’ AROUND ♪

♪ SO COOK THAT
MOONSHINE DOWN ♪

♪ TILL IT’S GOOD AND CLEAR ♪
♪ EVERYTHING’S OKEY-DOKEY
IN THE OKEFENOKEE ♪

♪ THAT SHERIFF
HE’D SOON MESS AROUND
WITH THE DEVIL ♪

♪ THAN TO GET HIS SELF LONG
MESSIN’ AROUND IN HERE ♪

♪ ONE DAY HE WAS COOKIN’
SOME MASH ♪

♪ HE WAS ALMOST DONE
WHEN HE SPOTTED THE LAW ♪

♪ AND HE HAD TO RUN
SO HE HEADED FOR THE SWAMP ♪

♪ AND THEY FOLLOWED HIM IN ♪
♪ BUT THE LAW MIGHT AS WELL
BEEN A-CHASIN’ THE WIND ♪

[Man laughs]
♪ LOOK OUT FOR
THAT SNAKE, SHERIFF ♪

♪ WELL THEY CHASED HIM
ON BACK THROUGH THE MUCK
AND THE SLIME ♪

♪ TO THE BACK OF THAT SWAMP
WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE ♪

♪ BUT THE LAW WON’T NEVER
CATCH GATOR MY FRIEND ♪

♪ ‘CAUSE HE KNOWS THAT SWAMP
LIKE THE BACK OF HIS HAND ♪

♪ WATCH OUT BOYS OL’ SMOKEY’S
IN THE OKEFENOKEE ♪

♪ THE SHERIFF’S OUT THERE
SNOOPIN’ AROUND ♪

♪ SO SHUT THAT BUSINESS DOWN
AND LET’S DISAPPEAR ♪

♪ LOOK OUT BOYS OL’ SMOKEY’S
IN THE OKEFENOKEE ♪

♪ BUT THAT SHERIFF,
HE’S REALLY GONNA
CATCH THE DEVIL ♪

♪ IF HE KEEPS ON SNOOPIN’
AROUND IN HERE ♪

♪ GATOR’S IN THE SWAMP,
SHERIFF, GO GET HIM ♪

♪ IF YOU CAN ♪
♪ HA-HA-HA-HA-HA ♪
[Crickets chirping]
[Banging]
[Sighs]
EVER SINCE THAT BOY GOT
BACK FROM THAT PLACE,
HE AIN’T BEEN
WORTH A TINKER’S DAMN.
HE WANTS TO BE
LIKE AN OLD TOMCAT.
HE WANTS TO PROWL
ALL NIGHT
AND SLEEP ALL DAY.
AIN’T GOT A LICK
OF WORK OUT OF HIM
EVER SINCE HE
GOT BACK DOWN HERE.
[Ned]
SINCE WHEN ARE YOU
AIN’T USING BEET SUGAR
INSTEAD OF
CANE SUGAR
LIKE WE’RE
SUPPOSED TO?
GATOR SAID.
I’VE MADE QUALITY
WHISKEY ALL MY LIFE
AND NO PLACE
IN THE BOOK
DOES IT SAYS
SUGAR BEET’S
AS GOOD AS CANE.
IS THAT WHAT
THEY TAUGHT YOU
UP IN THAT PLACE, BOY?
WHAT ELSE DID THEY
TEACH YOU UP THERE?
YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT’S
WHAT I MISS THE MOST
IN THE MORNING.
YOUR BITCHING
AND MOANING.
YOU WANT SOME
BREAKFAST, GIRL?
I DONE ATE
BEFORE YOU GOT UP.
YEAH. WHAT TIME DID
THEY WAKE YOU UP
IN THAT PLACE?
YOU KNOW, YOU HANG
AROUND WITH MURDERERS
AND THIEVES,
CROOKS AND LORD
KNOWS WHAT ELSE.
THEM AIN’T NICE PEOPLE FOR
YOU TO HANG AROUND WITH.
I’LL TRY
TO REMEMBER
THAT, POP.
THAT’S A
GOOD IDEA.
YOU DONE LOST
ALL YOUR RESPECT
FOR QUALITY.
NOW YOU NAME ME
ONE THING OF QUALITY
THAT YOU CAN DO TODAY.
LICENSE PLATES.
LICENSE PLATES?
YEAH. I CAN MAKE
QUALITY LICENSE PLATES.
I WAS GONNA MAKE ONE OF THEM
PERSONALIZED ONES FOR YOU.
BUT I DIDN’T KNOW
HOW TO SPELL “SENILE.”
SENILE, AM I?
I’M GONNA HAVE
TO TAKE YOU DOWN
A NOTCH OR 2, GATOR.
HOW’D YOU LIKE
I PUT A DUTCH RUB ON
YOU, RIGHT NOW, HUH?
DO IT, GRANDPA!
DO IT, GRANDPA!
AND YOU, YOUNG LADY,
MIND YOUR MANNERS.
GATOR, THIS CHILD’S BEEN
OUT OF SCHOOL TOO LONG.
2 YEARS.
SHE’S BEGINNING TO
REVERT TO THE WILDS.
IS THAT RIGHT, GIRL?
YOU REVERTING BACK
TO THE WILDS?
NOPE, I AIN’T.
I’LL TELL YOU
WHAT ELSE SHE NEEDS.
SHE NEEDS TO HANG
AROUND YOUNG ‘UNS
HER OWN AGE,
INSTEAD OF AN
OLD CODGER LIKE ME.
AND I AIN’T GOING
TO SCHOOL THIS
YEAR, EITHER.
OH, YOU AIN’T, HUH?
YES, YOU IS GOING
BACK TO SCHOOL.
COME SEPTEMBER,
YOU’RE GONNA BE
IN SCHOOL, GIRL.
CAN I PLAY FOOTBALL?
YEAH.
AND WEAR PRETTY
LITTLE DRESSES, TOO.
DON’T LIKE
NO DRESSES.
[Barking]
YOUR MOMMA SURE DID.
HELLO THERE,
PUPPY.
[Greenfield]
HELLO, CHOPPER.
HELLO, CHOPPER.
THIS IS GREENFIELD.
WE’RE, UH, LOST.
DOWN THERE! DOWN THERE!
I THINK WE GOT SOMETHING.
WHAT’S THAT?
WHAT IS
THAT, POP?
IT’S A DARNED
HELICOPTER.
I KNOW THAT,
BUT WHO’S IN IT?
LOOKS LIKE
FISH AND GAME.
NOT IN A
HELICOPTER.
THEM’S WHISKEY
AGENTS. COME ON.
MR. GREENFIELD, WE
GOT HIM. THAT’S HIM.
WHEN YOU SEE HIM,
DROP A SMOKE
BOMB, AND CIRCLE!
DO YOU READ ME?
DROP A SMOKE
BOMB, AND CIRCLE!
[Greenfield]
HEAD THE BOAT
TOWARDS THE MARKER.
[Boatman]
I CAN’T.
WHAT?
I SAID,
I CAN’T, SIR!
SHERIFF, HEAD THE BOAT
TOWARDS THE MARKER.
CAN’T DO THAT,
MR. GREENFIELD.
WE’LL HAVE TO
GO AROUND.
I SAID TURN THE BOAT
TOWARDS THE GOSH DAMN MARKER!
RIGHT.
[Engine stops]
[Greenfield yelling]
[Panting]
[Yells]
HATE TO LOSE
A LOAD TO THOSE
BLOODSUCKERS.
WE WON’T.
LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE
GETTIN’ REAL SERIOUS
THIS TIME.
I’LL GIVE ‘EM
A RUN FOR
THEIR MONEY.
YOU
DO THAT.
DON’T YOU WORRY,
SUZIE.
THEY AIN’T
GONNA CATCH
YOUR PAPPY.
I AIN’T WORRIED,
GRANDPA.
IF THEY GET
TOO CLOSE,
GATOR’LL HIT
THAT JET
IN HIS BOAT
MAKE ‘EM THINK
THEY’VE BEEN WHACKED
WITH A TIDAL WAVE.
SO DON’T YOU
WORRY, NONE.
I AIN’T WORRIED,
GRANDPA.
IF THAT HELICOPTER
GETS TOO CLOSE,
I’LL SHOOT ‘EM
IN THE BUTT
WITH A FULL LOAD
IF THEY MESS WITH US.
SO DON’T YOU WORRY.
I AIN’T WORRIED,
GRANDPA.
WELL, I AM!
FOR THEY’RE
BOMBING US NOW.
THAT’S THE FIRST TIME
THEY EVER DONE THAT.
YOU DID IT.
YOU DID IT.
YOU CAN’T GET
IT OFF.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN,
YOU CAN’T GET IT OFF?
IT MEANS WE’RE GONNA
BE HERE FOR A WHILE,
MR. GREENFIELD.
MAYBE YOU’D
LIKE TO CALL A CAB.
A CAB.
CUTE.
[All yelling]
[All shouting]
[Agent # 1]
SIR, DID YOU FIRE
THAT SHOTGUN?
IT WENT OFF ACCIDENTAL
WHILE I WAS CLEANING IT.
WHILE I WAS FISHING.
YOU’RE A LIAR,
POP.
NOW JUST
TAKE IT EASY,
TOM.
DON’T YOU CALL
ME NO LIAR.
I’LL SHOVE
THIS SHOTGUN
UP YOUR BUTT!
GET OVER
THERE!
DON’T LET HIM
TALK LIKE THAT
IN FRONT OF
MY LITTLE
GRANDDAUGHTER.
YOU RAT-FACED BASTARD!
[Screaming]
[Laughs]
TAKE IT EASY, BOB.
DON’T YOU HIT THAT CHILD!
I’M NOT GONNA
HIT HER.
I JUST DON’T WANT
TO FEED HER.
MR. GREENFIELD,
WE GOT THE OLD MAN
AND THE GIRL OVER HERE.
THIS IS COBIA 2.
NED McKLUSKY,
YOU’RE UNDER ARREST.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT.
ANYTHING YOU SAY–
HEY!
STOP THAT!
BOAT 4 AND 5, COME IN.
WHAT’VE YOU GOT FOR ME?
THIS IS BOAT 4.
I’M HERE WITH BOAT 5.
WE GOT NOTHING.
[Splashing]
IT’S QUIET.
[Bird cawing]
QUIET AS A CHURCH.
PRETTY, TOO.
THAT SON OF A GUN
DISAPPEARED INTO THIN AIR.

MR. GREENFIELD,
THIS IF OFFICER TALMADGE
IN BOAT NUMBER 5.
THAT AIN’T NO
ORDINARY BOAT
HE’S GOT THERE.
GOT SOME KIND OF
DAMN ROCKET ON IT.
OH, SHIT!
BOAT 6, COME IN.
WHAT HAVE YOU
GOT FOR ME, BOAT 6?
THIS IS BOAT 6.
BOAT 9, COME IN, 9.
[Shouting]
CAN ANYBODY HEAR
ME UP THERE?
THIS IS THE CHOPPER.
WE GOT HIM SPOTTED.

WE GOT HIM! DAMN
IT, WE GOT HIM NOW!
I’M BRINGING HIM IN,
MR. GREENFIELD!
I’M BRINGING HIM IN!
CHOPPER,
SIT DOWN ON HIM!
DO WHAT?
SIT DOWN ON HIM!
DOESN’T ANYBODY UP
THERE SPEAK ENGLISH?
CAN’T YOU READ MY LIPS?
MR. GREENFIELD,
WE’LL HAVE HIM IN THE
CHOPPER IN A SECOND.
AH!
[Grunting]
[Pilot]
OH, MY GOD,
HE’S GETTING AWAY!
AFTER HIM, BO!
WHAT THE HELL’S
GOING ON?
HAVE YOU GOT
HIM, OR NOT?
WE, UH, TEMPORARILY,
UH, LOST HIM.
10…
COME IN, 10.
[Boat approaching]
IT SOUNDS LIKE
OLD GATOR’S COMING.
I GUESS
I BETTER WAKE UP.
SEEING AS IT’S 9:00,
I’LL KEEP ON WALKING.
[Mumbling]
FISH AIN’T BITING
ON THIS SIDE.
OH, LORD.
THAT’S SOME GATOR!
COME IN,
CHOPPER!
COME IN,
CHOPPER!
OH, NO!
DON’T TELL ME!
SOUNDS LIKE HE
GOT THE CHOPPER.
SHUT UP!
OH, MY GOD!
THAT’S GATOR McKLUSKY!
DAMN RIFLE!
GATOR McKLUSKY,
YOU’RE UNDER ARREST!
LATER.
HEY, IT’S A NICE
SWAMP YOU GOT HERE.
WHERE ARE THEY?
WE GOT THEM.
MY NAME’S
IRVING GREENFIELD.
YOU THINKING ABOUT
PUTTING UP SOME CONDOMINIUMS
OUT HERE, ARE YOU?
I DON’T FIND THAT
VERY FUNNY AT ALL.
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
SOME TIME.
I JUST DID SOME TIME.
I KNOW, TWICE.
YOU BET YOUR ASS I DID.
OH, NO.
NO, YOU BET YOURS.
IN FACT, YOU DID BET
IT TWICE, AND YOU LOST.
[Laughing]
HMM-HMM.
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
BAMA McCALL.
BAMA McCALL?
YEAH.
I NEVER HEARD OF HIM.
HE’S HAVING QUITE A
TIME IN DUNSTON COUNTY.
PROSTITUTION,
EXTORTION, BRIBERY.
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK
I’M GONNA HELP YOU
NAIL BAMA McCALL?
WELL, IF YOU DON’T
WANT YOUR OLD MAN
TO BE IN JAIL
FOR MOONSHINING
AND YOUR LITTLE GIRL
TO BE SHUTTLING AROUND
FROM ONE FOSTER HOME
TO ANOTHER, YOU WILL.
YOU THINK YOU GOT ME
BY THE SHORT HAIRS,
DON’T YOU?
YES, I DO.
IT’S INCREDIBLE
WHAT THIS GUY’S
GOT GOING FOR HIM.
$20,000 IN BACK TAXES.
THAT’S ALL WE CAN PROVE,
BUT THAT’S JUST MINOR.
BUT WE COULD USE IT TO
PUT HIM OUT OF COMMISSION.
GET THE PICTURE?
YEAH, I GET
THE PICTURE.
HOW DO I KNOW ALL THAT CRAP
DOWN ON THAT PAPER IS TRUE?
LOOK, IF HE’S CLEAN, YOU
CAN PROVE IT. IF HE’S NOT…
HERE’S YOUR
CHANCE TO FIND OUT.
[Yells]
[Laughs]
COME HERE.
COME HERE.
I’LL BE BACK BEFORE
YOU EVEN KNOW I’M GONE.
DON’T LET
GRANDDAD SASS
YOU, NOW HEAR?
I WON’T.
GOOD-BYE.
BYE, DADDY.
I’LL TAKE OVER.
YOU DRIVE.
WHY AM I DRIVING?
I DON’T DRIVE.
YOU DON’T DRIVE?
NO, I DON’T DRIVE.
WHEN YOU’RE FROM NEW YORK,
YOU DON’T DRIVE.
WELL, THAT
MAKES SENSE.
I GUESS IF YOU’RE
FROM BOSTON,
YOU DON’T FART.
[Engine starts]
[Tires screeching]
♪[Upbeat music playing]
$3, PLEASE.
WELL, WELL, NOW.
WHAT’S YOUR NAME, KILLER?
CORNELIA.
I LIKE THAT.
YOU’RE NEW HERE,
AIN’T YOU?
YEAH, I’M NEW.
WE’VE GOT A
NEW BOUNCER, TOO.
OH, YEAH.
YEAH, WELL, UH,
THAT’S PARTLY WHY
I’M HERE, CORNELIA.
SAY, WHAT’S A, UH,
PRETTY LITTLE THING
LIKE YOU DOING
IN A JOINT LIKE THIS, HUH?
I WAS MISS PALATKA, 1973.
WONDERFUL.
MISS PALATKA, I WISH
YOU’D DO ME A FAVOR.
I WISH YOU’D GO BACK THERE
AND TELL MR. DONAHUE…
THAT, UH, BAMA McCALL
IS OUT HERE ABOUT
THE INSURANCE.
HELLO, OPERATOR,
GIVE ME THE POLICE.
BAMA McCALL.
INSURANCE.
YEAH, I CAN
REMEMBER THAT.
I’LL TELL HIM.
THANK YOU.
[Woman]
OK, NOW WE’RE GONNA TAKE
A 5-MINUTE BREAK
SO THE GIRLS HAVE A
CHANCE TO GO POTTY
AND HAVE A LITTLE DRINK.
[Men cheering]
WELL, YOU MUST BE
THE NEW BOUNCER.
YEAH.
SON, YOU’RE A
HEALTHY LOOKING MOTHER.
YEAH.
LOOK AT THEM ARMS!
YEAH.
LITTLE WARM,
AIN’T IT?
YEAH.
MY NAME IS BAMA McCALL.
AND I DON’T
USUALLY COME BY HERE, UH,
TO MAKE COLLECTIONS
BUT, UH, I JUST
WANTED TO COME BY
AND SAY HELLO.
UGH!
[Man]
HEY!
GOOD-BYE!
[People shouting]
[People screaming]
HELLO, LADIES.
WELL, DONAHUE,
THAT’S A COUPLE PRETTY GOOD
BOUNCERS YOU GOT THERE.
[Laughs]
I JUST BOUNCED
ONE OFF OF THE WALL
AND ONE THROUGH
THE WINDOW FOR YOU.
THAT’S A GOOD
ONE, MR. McCALL.
[Both laughing]
BUT I’M ONLY
THE MANAGER HERE.
THE PEOPLE IN DETROIT
OWN THE CLUB.
AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE
AUTHORIZATION FOR ANYTHING
THEY PAY OUT.
YOU KNOW WHAT?
THIS DAMN PLACE
IS A FIRETRAP.
I-I CALLED THEM, MR. McCALL
AND SAID YOU SAID THAT.
DO I HEAR YOU
TELLING ME
THAT YOUR ASSOCIATES
UP THERE IN DETROIT ARE
ALL THAT INCONSIDERATE?
IS THAT WHAT
YOU’RE TELLING ME?
WELL, THAT’S A SHAME!
THAT’S A SHAME!
I COULD
CALL THEM BACK.
I COULD CALL
THEM BACK RIGHT NOW!
I COULD CALL
THEM BACK.
BOB, WE BETTER BE
GETTING ON OVER TO
THE SOUTHSIDE SHUFFLE.
CAN’T YOU SEE I’M
EATING MY SUPPER?
[Siren wailing]
[Horn blaring]
[Loudspeaker chattering]
[Boat horn blowing]
♪ RIDING ALONG,
DA, DE, DA ♪
[Whistling]
LOOK AT THIS.
I’M RIDING WITH
A NUT NAMED GATOR,
LOOKING FOR A
PUTZ NAMED BAMA!
DON’T YOU PEOPLE
HAVE REGULAR NAMES?
OH, YOU MEAN THEM
INTELLIGENT NAMES,
LIKE YOU’VE GOT UP
IN NEW YORK CITY?
LIKE “YOGI”?
YEAH. I KNOW. CUTE.
DO YOU HAVE TO
DRIVE SO FAST?
[Laughing]
I DON’T GET A CHANCE
LIKE THIS VERY OFTEN.
A COP STOPS ME,
I JUST FLASH
HIM MY BADGE.
WHAT BADGE?
YOUR BADGE.
WE’RE UNDERCOVER
MEN, GODDAMN IT!
OH, SHIT!
UNDERCOVER.
OH!
YOU, UNDERCOVER
IN DUNSTON.
YOU’RE GONNA
STICK OUT IN DUNSTON
LIKE A BAGEL IN
A BUCKET OF GRITS.
[Boat horn blowing]
MIGHTY PRETTY CITY.
IS THAT DUNSTON?
NO, IT’S NEWARK.
YOU!
[Both laughing]
I THINK I’M
LOSING CONTROL.
WHY?
I’M BEGINNING TO
THINK YOU’RE FUNNY.
[Both laughing]
[Tires screeching]
[Gator]
YOURS IS
A LITTLE LUMPY,
BUT MINE
DOESN’T LOOK
TOO BAD.
YOURS DOESN’T
LOOK TOO BAD?
THAT’S
PRETTY FUNNY.
[Both laughing]
ALMOST AS FUNNY
AS NEWARK.
[Gator laughing]
PRETTY LUMPY,
HUH?
I’D HAVE
TO BE CRAZY.
ON THE OTHER HAND,
I DON’T KNOW.
WHAT’S
GOING ON?
AH, THIS IS WHERE
YOU’RE STAYING.
WHY?
WELL, YOU’RE UNDERCOVER,
AREN’T YOU?
NOBODY’D THINK OF
LOOKING FOR YOU IN A
CRAPPY PLACE LIKE THIS.
WHERE IN THE HELL
ARE YOU GONNA STAY?
WELL, YOU DIDN’T EXPECT
ME TO STAY IN A DUMP
LIKE THIS, DO YOU?
OH, COME ON!
♪[Marching band playing]
[People cheering]
HEY, FOLKS,
HERE COMES THE DUNSTON
HIGH SCHOOL BAND.
[People cheering]
WE WON,
DIDN’T WE, FOLKS?
[All cheering]
[Caffrey]
CHIEF BILLY JOE WILLIAMS
AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
MADE OUT A DONATION
FOR THE CAMPAIGN.
NOW, FOLKS, YOU
LIKE WHAT WE GOT GOING
IN DUNSTON, DON’T YOU?
[Crowd cheering]
DO YOU FOLKS…
DO YOU FOLKS…
DO YOU FOLKS KNOW THE
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
UNCLE SAM, A ROOSTER
AND AN OLD MAID?
UNCLE SAM SAYS,
“YANKEE-DOODLE-DO,”
THE ROOSTER SAYS,
“COCK-A-DOODLE-DO”
AND AN OLD MAID SAYS,
“ANY-OLD-DUDE’LL-DO.”
[Crowd applauding]
[Caffrey speaking]
[All cheering]
[Caffrey]
WHEN THAT T.V. CAMERA
STARTS SHOWING US,
I WANT YOU ALL TO
SHOW YOUR BEST
‘CAUSE YOU GOT THE BEST.
AND WE’RE GONNA
HAVE THE BEST CITY
SOUTH OF BALTIMORE!
[Crowd cheering]
WHO IN THE HELL
GIVES A DAMN WHAT’S NORTH
OF BALTIMORE, HUH?
[All cheering]
HEY, YOU TYKE THERE,
COME DOWN HERE, SWEETIE!
MISS CAVANAUGH, YOU KNOW
YOU’RE WELCOME TO STAY,
AS LONG AS YOU DON’T
MAKE A DISTURBANCE.
WE CAN’T HAVE YOU
INTERFERING WITH
THE FESTIVITIES
WITH ALL YOUR YELLING
AND YOUR SCREAMING.
NOW I’M GONNA
HAVE TO ESCORT YOU
OUT OF THE PARK.
PATRICK McGINNIN,
I HAVE KNOWN YOU
SINCE YOU WERE
11 YEARS OLD
AND YOU WERE A
SWEET YOUNG MAN
AND YOUR FATHER
A CATHOLIC PRIEST.
BAPTIST MINISTER.
RIGHT.
I STILL THINK
YOU’RE A SWEET
YOUNG MAN
BUT YOU ARE NOT
ESCORTING ME ANYWHERE.
[People laughing]
SORRY.
LOOK, MISS CAVANAUGH,
I DON’T WANT TO
HAVE TO ARREST YOU.
PATRICK, YOU
MUST UNDERSTAND THAT
I’M NOT HITTING YOU.
I AM HITTING
MAYOR CAFFREY AND
ALL HIS CORRUPTION.
AND HERE’S ANOTHER
BLOW FOR FREEDOM.
[People laughing]
AND WHAT ABOUT–
WHAT ABOUT
UNEMPLOYMENT?
WHAT’S CAFFREY
GONNA DO ABOUT THAT?
WHAT’S HE GONNA DO
ABOUT THE POOR
AND UNDERPRIVILEGED?
YOU STICK ME IN THE
EYE WITH THAT SIGN,
YOU’RE GONNA BE
IN REAL TROUBLE.
I’M A CITIZEN.
I’VE GOT MY RIGHTS.
I’D LIKE TO STICK
IT SOMEPLACE ELSE!
[People laughing]
[Caffrey]
I JUST FEEL HAPPY.
I’M SO GRATEFUL
FOR ALL YOU FOLKS
COMING OUT HERE…
YOU DON’T BELIEVE
ALL THAT CRAP,
DO YOU?
[Laughing]
GATOR!
GATOR, WHAT THE HELL
ARE YOU DOING HERE?
I CAME DOWN–
[T.V. Director]
SHH!
[Caffrey]
CHIEF BILLY JOE WILLIAMS
MADE OUT A DONATION
TO THE CAMPAIGN.
HI, BAMA!
HI, CUTIE!
HI!
HI!
WHAT’S YOUR NAME?
AH, GATOR.
ALLIGATOR?
YEAH.
WHERE HAVE YOU
BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
ALL YOUR LIFE?
IN PRISON.
[Laughs]
SEE YOU LATER,
ALLIGATOR!
[Bama]
YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT’S BEEN
SINCE I’VE SEEN YOU?
IT WAS WHAT?
OWNEY MATSON’S
DIRT TRACK?
YEAH, YEP.
NO, NO, NO!
NO, THAT AIN’T IT.
IT WAS THE NIGHT WE–
IT WAS THE NIGHT
WE WAS DRINKING
AT THAT LITTLE JOINT UP
IN WILLOW–WILLOW SPRINGS.
THAT’S WHEN IT WAS.
WHAT YOU BEEN DOING?
TIME.
TIME?
WHAT’RE YOU DOING
HANGING AROUND HERE?
WELL, I HEARD YOU
WAS THE COCK OF THE
WALK DOWN HERE.
SO I JUST COME OUT
TO FIND OUT IF
IT WAS TRUE.
WELL, I AM.
I AM.
BONES!
MEET THE DEAREST FRIEND
I GOT IN THE WORLD.
MR. GATOR McKLUSKY,
BONES.
ASK HIM WHY THEY
CALL HIM BONES.
WHY DO THEY
CALL YOU BONES?
‘CAUSE I TELL ‘EM TO.
[Bama laughing]
RIGHT.
HEY, BONES,
GO GET MAYOR BOB.
BRING HIM OVER HERE.
I WANT HIM TO MEET GATOR.
GOT A VERY
INTELLIGENT LOOK
ABOUT HIM.
YEAH, HE’S MY
SOCIAL SECRETARY.
I SEE.
HEY, DO YOU
REMEMBER…
REMEMBER
COACH FERGUSON?
SURE.
BALDY?
MMM-HMM.
DO YOU REMEMBER
THE NIGHT…
REMEMBER THE NIGHT
WE WERE PLAYING
FOR HOKEY?
AND WE WON
9 STRAIGHT
BALL GAMES?
WE THOUGHT WE WAS
A BUNCH OF KILLERS.
AND FOR HOKEY,
IT WAS JUST
CLEANING OUR PLOUGH.
RUNNING US CLEAN
OUT OF THE STADIUM.
WE WENT INTO
HALF TIME…
[Bama chattering]
[Inaudible]
[Bama]
REMEMBER THAT?
[Bama laughs]
HUH?
YEAH.
YEAH.
WONDER WHAT OLD
SKEETER’S DOING?
PROBABLY STILL
MAKING THAT
SAME DUMB SPEECH.
♪[Drums beating]
♪[Band playing]
[Caffrey laughing]
[All laughing]
[Caffrey]
OOH! MY GOD, I FEEL LIKE
I’VE DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN.
[Caffrey laughing]
[Caffrey]
WOO! HOW DO YOU
FEEL, GATOR?
[Laughing]
WELL, I FEEL LIKE I’M
AT MOUNT RUSHMORE.
[Laughs]
HELLO, THERE.
MY NAME’S SMILEY.
NO SHIT.
NOPE.
UNDERSTAND YOU JUST
GOT OUT OF THE CLINKER?
YEAH.
WELL, I AIN’T NEVER
BEEN, BUT, UH…
I HEAR THERE’S A
WHOLE BUNCH OF QUEERS
JUST CRAWLING
ALL OVER YOUR
BODY UP THERE.
YEAH, THAT’S
WHAT THEY SAY.
EVERY SO OFTEN
YOU HEAR A YELL
OR 2 IN THE NIGHT?
YEAH.
I KNOW THE SOUND.
OH, YEAH?
OH, YEAH!
HELLO, POGIE!
YEAH, NOW LOOK.
FINE, FINE. LOOK.
POGIE, I WANT YOU TO
DO SOMETHING FOR ME.
NOW, I WANT YOU TO CHECK ON
A GUY NAMED GATOR McKLUSKY.
[Bama]
I’M GONNA SHOW YOU HOW
WE DO A LITTLE COLLECTING.
[Laughs]
I’M GONNA GIVE YOU
THE BLACK SECTION
TO START WITH, GATOR.
THERE’S ONLY 2 THINGS
YOU’VE GOTTA REMEMBER
ABOUT BLACKS.
AND THAT’S THIS.
THAT ONE DAY THEY
CAN BE REAL EASY,
AND THEN THE NEXT DAY,
THEY CAN BE…
BAD.
[Tires screeching]
♪[Music playing]
BUT THE BEST I
CAN REMEMBER,
YOU ALWAYS WERE A
LITTLE COLOR-BLIND,
WEREN’T YOU, HUH?
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?
THAT’S TO MAKE
THEM BLACKS EASY.
HEY.
HMM?
WOULD YOU?
IN A NEW YORK MINUTE.
[Laughs]
HMM.
MR. BAMA.
WELL, BIG GEORGE.
HEY, GO IN THERE
AND TELL J.J. I’VE
COME FOR MY SUGAR.
[Bama laughs]
THAT IS REAL SWEET, GEORGE.
I LOVE THAT SONG.
HUH?
[Laughs]
GEORGE, YOU’RE
GETTING MY SHITS ON.
NOW LET’S CUT THE CRAP,
AND YOU GO DO WHAT
I TOLD YOU TO DO.
YES, BOSS! YES.
[Laughing]
THE MAN FROM
GLAD IS HERE.
YOU DIDN’T MAKE
HIM MAD, DID YOU?
I HOPE SO.
BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL.
I LOVE IT.
YOU GO TELL HIM
YOU’RE GONE.
I’M GONE!
[People screaming]
[Yelling]
UH, WAIT, UH…
W-WAIT A MINUTE.
GOD ALMIGHTY,
WHAT–WHAT ABOUT THE
LAWS IN THIS TOWN?
HEY, I GOT A PERMIT TO
CARRY THIS THING, SON.
W-WHERE ARE
THE COPS AT?
RIGHT THERE.
[Tires screeching]
[Glass shattering]
[J.J.]
SHIT, EVERY TIME HE COMES
AROUND, HE BLOWS UP SOMETHING.
[Laughing]
WELL, J.J.
HI, BAMA.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING, J.J.?
YOU OWE ME A LITTLE MONEY.
JUST GOING OUT TO
GET MY TIRE FIXED, MAN.
YOU OWE ME
$500, J.J.
OH, MAN, SLIPPED
MY MIND. I GOT IT RIGHT
HERE IN MY POCKET.
[Bama]
NOW, SON, THAT’S A THING OF
BEAUTY, AND A JOY TO BEHOLD.
IS THAT GORGEOUS?
I MEAN, SOMETIMES,
MY VOCABULARY
JUST AIN’T ADEQUATE
TO DESCRIBE THE BEAUTY,
AND THE
GRANDEUR OF IT ALL.
GATOR, YOU GOTTA GET USED
TO THIS HIGH LIVING.
I DON’T KNOW IF
I CAN STAND IT.
IS HE SUPPOSED
TO DO THAT?
[Laughs]
YEAH.
FOR WHOSE BENEFIT,
MINE OR HIS?
ALL RIGHT, LOOK, I’LL TELL
YOU WHAT I’M GONNA DO.
NOW I’M GONNA START
YOU OUT AT $400 A WEEK.
BUT, NOW, YOU CAN’T TAKE
NOTHING OUT ON THE BAG.
SOUNDS GOOD.
[Tom]
TELEPHONE, MR. McCALL.
THANK YOU, TOM.
[Clears throat]
HELLO.
POGIE! YEAH.
WELL, IT’S YOUR DIME,
YOU DO THE TALKING.
SUPER. OK.
[Laughs]
I LOVE IT.
OK. SEE YOU, POG.
WELL, NOW WHAT’S IT
GONNA BE? GONNA BE STEAK?
YOU WANT STEAK,
YOU WANT LOBSTER?
MAYBE YOU WANT BOTH?
MR. McCALL, I’D
LIKE TO SPEAK TO
YOU FOR A MINUTE.
WELL, AGGIE!
UH, GATOR McKLUSKY, SAY
HELLO TO AGATHA MAYBANK.
SHE’S THE STAR OF
DUNSTON COUNTY TELEVISION.
SIT DOWN, AGGIE.
[Aggie]
YOU HAD MY SERIES CANCELLED.
YOUR WHAT?
THE DOCUMENTARY
SHOW ON POVERTY
THAT WE WERE DOING
IN DUNSTON COUNTY.
WELL, WHO TOLD
YOU THAT?
CAFFREY’S OFFICE.
OH, CAFFREY’S OFFICE.
WELL, I’M AFRAID
YOU MIGHT HAVE
OVERESTIMATED
MY INFLUENCE
A LITTLE BIT.
BUT THEN, UH, ON
THE OTHER HAND,
DON’T NOBODY LIKE
TO WATCH THAT JUNK ON
TELEVISION, ANYWAY.
HELL, IT’S
DEPRESSING, AIN’T IT?
MR. McCALL,
TELEVISION IS
INDEPENDENTLY OWNED,
AND THERE’S AN F.C.C.
REGULATION THAT FORBIDS
INTERFERENCE BY LOCAL
POLITICAL AUTHORITIES.
NOW HONEY,
LOOK, IF YOU WANT TO
HAVE A DRINK WITH US,
YOU’RE WELCOME TO STAY.
BUT IF YOU
COME OVER HERE TO
PISS AND MOAN AT ME,
EXCUSE MY FRENCH,
THEN I DON’T WANT TO
HEAR YOUR WOMEN’S LIB,
POVERTY-PROGRAM BULLSHIT!
NOT WHILE I’M
ENJOYING MY MEAL HERE
WITH MY FRIEND,
AND PAYING FOR IT
WITH MY OWN MONEY.
I SEE.
BUT, UH, YOU ARE WELCOME
TO STAY AND HAVE A DRINK.
IF THAT’S WHAT THEY
TAUGHT YOU UP THERE
AT VASSAR OR N.B.C.
NO,
BUT THEY DID TEACH ME
WHERE THE CIVIL LIBERTIES
UNION IS LOCATED.
MR. McKLUSKY.
NICE ASS.
A LITTLE UPPITY.
[Woman]
♪ AH, MOMENT DIVINE ♪

♪ SWEET SONG ♪
♪ MOMENT DIVINE ♪
VERY PRETTY.
THANK YOU.
YOU THE MAN?
YEAH.
THEY SAID A NEW
ONE WAS COMING.
I’M ABOUT AS NEW
AS YOU CAN GET.
POLICY NUMBERS WASN’T
NO GOOD THIS WEEK.
I MADE A LITTLE
CHANGE ON THE HORSES.
SOME ON THE DOGS.
COME ON, LET ME
GET MY BOOK.
AND MY MONEY.
[Children giggling]
YOU KIDS, GO ON,
SLIDE ON OUTTA HERE.
NOW!
IT’S ALL HERE, MISTER.
YOU CAN COUNT IT.
I DON’T HAVE TO
COUNT IT.
I DON’T WANT NO
TROUBLE WITH MR. McCALL.
I CAN’T AFFORD NO FIRE.
THERE AIN’T GONNA BE NO FIRE.
OK.
HEY, SIGN THE PAPER, MAN.
THANK YOU.
WHERE IS BAMA?
HE’S INSIDE.
HI. I’M TINKER.
I’M GATOR. IS UH,
BAMA AROUND?
HE’S IN THERE.
HE’S ALWAYS IN THERE.
OH, WELL, THANK YOU.
AH, HEY…
AH, DON’T YOU EVER
KNOCK ON THE DOOR
OR NOTHING?
HUH? I MEAN, YOU
COULD’VE CAUGHT A F-FELLOW
WITH HIS BRITCHES DOWN.
SORRY.
I WANT TO TALK TO
YOU ALONE, OK?
YOU MEAN HER?
OH, SON, WE’RE ALONE.
WHAT’S SHE ON?
SHE’S ON QUAALUDES.
SHE’S ON MANDRAX.
SHE’S ON PAREST.
SHE’S ON COKE.
[Bama laughs]
YOU NAME IT, SON.
I MEAN, IF THEY MAKE IT,
THEN THAT CHICK WILL TAKE IT.
[Laughs]
SHE CAN’T BE MORE THAN 15.
HELL, I DON’T GO BY AGE,
I GO BY WEIGHT, ANYWAY.
I MEAN, HELL,
YOUR MOMMA
AND MY MOMMA,
WERE BOTH DONE MARRIED,
DONE HAD YOUNG ‘UNS,
AND THE WHOLE SHOOTING MATCH
WHEN THEY WASN’T, UH,
A DAMN BIT OLDER
THAN SHE WAS.
YEAH.
GATOR, LOOK.
SON, I DON’T HOOK
THESE CHICKS. I DON’T
HUSTLE THESE CHICKS.
I DAMN SURE DON’T
GO OUT ON THE STREET
AND DRAG THEM IN HERE.
THEY COME IN TO PAY
FOR THAT HABIT THEY GOT.
WELL, THERE’S MONEY, AND
THEN THERE’S MONEY, BAMA.
WELL, I DIDN’T MAKE THE
WORLD THE WAY IT WAS, GATOR.
NO, YOU JUST
COLLECT OFF IT.
TSK, WELL, NOW LOOK, SON,
THEY HAD A MAN BEFORE ME,
AND THEY’RE GONNA HAVE
A MAN AFTER ME. RIGHT?
[Sighs]
HEY.
COME HERE A MINUTE.
COME HERE, I WANT TO
SHOW YOU SOMETHING.
YOU’RE GONNA
LOVE THAT, HUH?
SIT DOWN. HUH?
HOW’S YOUR
OLD MAN DOING?
FINE.
HOW OLD IS HE NOW?
74.
74! HE’S 74?
WELL, HE’S ABOUT LIVED HIS
3 SCORE AND 10, AIN’T HE,
LIKE THE BIBLE SAID?
PRETTY SOON HE’LL BE
GONE. HE’LL BE DEAD.
TSK.
AND IN THE MEANTIME,
WHAT YOU CAN
HOLD IN YOUR HAND,
YOU GOT, SON.
AND WHAT YOU CAN
TASTE, YOU GOT.
AND ALL THE POONTANG
YOU GET, WELL,
THAT’S YOURS, SEE.
CAN’T NOBODY, CAN’T NOBODY
TAKE THAT AWAY FROM YOU.
I HATE TO BE THE
ONE TO TELL YOU THIS.
BUT EVERYBODY OUT THERE,
EVERYBODY’S A
TAKER. I MEAN IT.
FROM THE TOP,
SON, TO THE BOTTOM.
THEY’RE ALL TAKERS.
AND YOU HAVE GOT
TO REACH OUT THERE,
AND YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT.
IF YOU DON’T,
SOMEBODY’S GONNA
REACH OUT THERE LIKE THAT,
AND THEY GONNA TAKE YOU.
DOES THAT
MAKE SENSE, HUH?
MAYBE.
MAYBE?
COME ON.
NOW SON,
BEFORE YOU THERE IS A
YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL, TENDER
FLOWER OF PASSION.
[Laughing]
SO I’LL TELL YOU WHAT.
YOU GET OVER THERE,
I’LL BET THAT PRETTY
LITTLE THING, TSK,
WILL MAKE YOU FORGET
WHATEVER’S GNAWING AT YOU.
HMM?
COME ON, SPORT, YOU NEED
TO GET YOUR PIPES
CLEANED OUT ANYWAY.
[Laughs]
OH, IT’S MY TINKER. HERE
YOU GO, KILLER, HOLD THAT.
YOU ALL BE NICE
TO ONE ANOTHER NOW.
AND I’LL SEE
YOU LATER. BYE!
DON’T I KNOW YOU
FROM SOMEWHERE?
MMM-HMM.
FROM THE, UH,
POLITICAL RALLY.
ALLIGATOR.
YEAH.
DON’T YOU FIND ME PRETTY?
YEAH.
I’M THINKING OF ADOPTING YOU.
WHY ARE YOU SO FAR AWAY?
COME HERE.
I’LL TREAT YOU LIKE A KING.
WHY WOULD YOU
WANT TO DO THAT?
I COULD DO THINGS.
CERTAIN THINGS.
♪[Music playing]
HOW OLD ARE YOU?
[Whimpering]
15 AND A HALF.
15 AND A HALF?
AIN’T NOBODY UP HERE
OLDER THAN 16.
BAMA LIKES IT THAT WAY.
BRIDGER, I WON’T
LET YOU DOWN.
I NEVER HAVE LET ANYONE
DOWN. JUST DON’T WORRY.
[People chattering]
BRIDGER, HE’S BUSY
MAKING THE COLLECTION.
LOOK, IT TAKES TIME TO
BUILD A CASE LIKE THIS.
YOU KNOW, AND I KNOW.
YEAH, YEAH,
I’M AT HIS, UH…
UH, UH, UH…
I’M AT MY HOTEL NOW.
YEAH.
NICE.
THAT’S NICE.
EXCUSE ME, SIR.
ARE YOU A REGISTERED
GUEST AT THIS HOTEL?
NO, I’M NOT.
THEN YOU’LL
HAVE TO LEAVE.
NOW.
BRIDGER, I’LL GET
BACK TO YOU!
[People talking]
[Man]
I’LL SEE YOU. $400.
CALL.
[Bama]
THEM 4s LOOK KIND OF
SMALL, NOW, DON’T THEY?
[Bama laughs]
[People chattering]
BAMA, I WANT TO TALK
TO YOU A MINUTE, OK?
WELL, DAMN, GATOR!
I’M GONNA HAVE TO
CHANGE YOUR NAME TO RABBIT.
[All laughing]
SON, DON’T–DON’T INTERRUPT ME
WHILE I’M WINNING AT POKER.
NOW!
[Clears throat]
I BELIEVE
YOU’RE SERIOUS.
SMILEY, UH, TAKE
GATOR IN THE BAR.
UH, BONES.
TAKE CARE OF THIS.
FELLAS, EXCUSE ME.
SUGAR, I’LL BE
BACK IN A MINUTE.
CHALKY.
BONES.
BONES, FIX US A
COUPLE OF DRINKS.
ALL RIGHT, WHAT’S
ON YOUR MIND, GATOR?
I WANT OUT.
I WANT TO GO HOME.
WELL, GATOR, THERE AIN’T
NOTHING WAITING ON YOU AT
HOME EXCEPT A WHISKEY BUST.
I’LL WORRY ABOUT
THAT WHEN I GET HOME.
I’VE SEEN YOUR
OPERATION, BAMA.
I DON’T LIKE
WHAT I’VE SEEN.
TSK, ALL RIGHT, I’LL
TELL YOU WHAT WE’LL DO.
WE’LL HAVE A DRINK. OK?
AND WE’LL TALK ABOUT IT.
I ALWAYS COULD DRINK
YOUR ASS UNDER
THE TABLE, ANYWAY.
[Laughing]
THAT’S A GREAT
ACCOMPLISHMENT.
BONES.
MAKE THOSE DRINKS
STRONG ONES, HUH?
I WANT TO ASK YOU
SOMETHING, BAMA, AND I WANT
YOU TO TELL ME THE TRUTH.
DID YOU EVER KILL ANYBODY?
WELL, NOT SO AS
YOU’D NOTICE.
HAVE A GOOD TRIP, GATOR.
HOW MUCH DO YOU
FIGURE YOU OWE THE
STATE IN BACK TAXES?
WELL, I DON’T KNOW,
PROBABLY, UH…
IF THEY TRIED REAL HARD,
THEY’D GET ME $65,000
TO 70,000, EARNING.
WHAT IF I TOLD
YOU THAT, UH,
I KNEW FOR SURE
YOU COULD, UH…
YOU COULD PAY ‘EM BACK
$20,000 AND THAT– THAT’D
BE ALL YOU OWED ‘EM.
YOU COULD, UH,
GIVE UP ALL THIS
STUFF, YOU KNOW.
[Bama laughs]
HELL, I DON’T WANT TO
FORGET THIS STUFF, GATOR.
I KIND OF LIKE THIS STUFF.
NOW WHAT ELSE
IS ON YOUR MIND?
NOTHING.
GOOD-BYE.
I DON’T KNOW
WHAT YOU’RE WORRIED
ABOUT $20,000 FOR.
YOU CAN SELL
BONES HERE FOR
$10,000 TO THE CIRCUS.
HE HAS A WONDERFUL
SENSE OF HUMOR,
DON’T YOU, BONES, HMM?
HMM?
AM I TALKING TOO FAST
FOR YOU, BONES, HUH?
[Gator laughing]
THEY MUST BE A LOT
OF FUN TO TALK TO.
THEY ARE.
A LOT OF FUN, HUH?
YEAH.
YEAH. GREAT
CONVERSATIONALISTS.
YEAH, THEY ARE.
[Both laughing]
YOU SURE ARE HAVING
A GOOD TIME OFF THAT JUNK
OLD BONES PUT IN YOUR DRINK.
DID YOU PUT
SOMETHING IN MY DRINK?
YELLOWS.
[Imitating Bones]
“YELLOWS.”
[Imitating Bones]
“YELLOWS.”
[Laughing]
THAT’S A GOOD COLOR
FOR YOU, BONES.
[Imitating Bones]
YELLOW.
HE’S MAKING ME MAD.
[Imitating Bones]
“HE’S MAKING ME MAD.”
[Bama]
ALL RIGHT, GATOR, LOOK.
HUH?
NOW, YOU’RE GONNA
PASS OUT IN A MINUTE.
PASS OUT?
YEAH, YOU’RE
GONNA PASS OUT.
NOW, WHEN YOU WAKE UP…
WAKE UP.
YOU’RE GONNA BE IN YOUR CAR,
AND YOU’RE GONNA BE JUST
OUTSIDE THE COUNTY LINE.
I’M GONNA PASS
OUT IN A MINUTE?
YOU’LL PASS OUT
IN A MINUTE.
MMM-HMM.
NOW YOU WANNA GO HOME.
[Mumbling]
I WANNA GO…
I WANNA…
THAT CAR’S GONNA BE POINTED.
YOU DRIVE IT THERE, HEAR ME?
‘CAUSE I LOVE YOU, BOY.
SO DON’T MAKE
ME HURT YOU.
I’M GONNA PASS
OUT IN A MINUTE?
JUST ABOUT A MINUTE.
WELL, I’LL JUST STAND
HERE FOR A MINUTE,
AND WAIT TO PASS OUT.
[Laughs]
I’LL JUST STAND
HERE BETWEEN 2–2 MEN,
THAT OUGHT TO BE
P.O’d AT GOD
BECAUSE WHEN HE WAS
HANDING OUT BRAINS
HE DIDN’T GIVE YOU
NOTHING BUT HEIGHT
AND YOU NOTHING
BUT TEETH.
[Laughing hysterically]
OHH!
AH, YOU’D SAY ABOUT
A MINUTE, RIGHT?
YEAH.
WELL, I’D SAY ABOUT 50
SECONDS HAVE GONE BY.
MAKING ME…
9, 8, 7, 6…
9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
ONE, ONE, ONE, ONE, ONE.
ONE, RIGHT?
I ONLY GOT ONE SECOND?
OH, SHIT!
HE’S STILL HERE.
AND I’M STILL HERE.
NOW WAIT–WAIT A MINUTE.
WHAT AM I LAUGHING ABOUT?
NO, I OUGHT TO
BE GONE BY NOW.
UH…
I WAS…
I WAS WAY…
I WAS WAY OFF.
WAY OFF.
BONES.
YOU PUT HIM IN
THE CAR LIKE I SAID,
AND YOU TAKE HIM TO
THE COUNTY LINE, ALL RIGHT?
AND DON’T HURT HIM.
DON’T YOU HURT HIM.
[Greenfield]
SEE, WHAT’S IMPORTANT,
CHARLIE,
SITTING AND DRINKING
LIKE THIS,
IT’S–IT’S THE INFORMATION
AND THE CONNECTION AND
THE DEAL, YOU KNOW?
HMM? CHARLIE.
YOU GOTTA KNOW
WHO THE GUY WITH
THE BRASS NUTS IS.
YOU KNOW WHAT I
MEAN? THAT’S IT.
♪[Hey, Country Boy
by Dinah Shore playing]
WHERE ARE YOU
FROM, BUDDY?
UH…
♪ ALL THIS TIME ♪
NORTH OF HERE.
♪ I’VE BEEN LOOKING ♪
LIKE 1200 MILES NORTH?
OH, NO!
YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE
YOU’RE FROM AROUND HERE.
♪ COUNTRY BOY ♪
I DON’T GET OUT MUCH.
WHAT ARE YOU ASKING CHARLIE
ALL THOSE QUESTIONS FOR?
CHARLIE DON’T
KNOW A DAMN THING
ABOUT ANYTHING.
SO, WHY DON’T YOU JUST TALK
ABOUT GETTING SOME SQUISH?
THAT’S EXACTLY W-W-WHAT
WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.
WELL, CHARLIE,
I THINK YOU’D BE
BETTER OFF, IF YOU…
GOT TO LOSE A FEW,
IT’S LIKE ME.
TOO BIG. AND TOO MUCH.
DID YOU EVER HEAR
OF THE WATER DIET?
I MEAN, THAT’S,
WATER’S GOOD, AND ICE,
ICE IS VERY
GOOD FOR YOU, SEE.
ACTUALLY, A TON
OF ICE. THAT’S…
THIS IS POGIE. LET
ME TALK TO MR. McCALL.
[Greenfield chattering]
MR. McCALL.
IT’S HIM.
OK.
I MEAN, 8 GLASSES.
IT’S LIKE A KIND OF
A CRASH, YOU KNOW WHAT
I MEAN? LIKE A CHICKEN.
HELLO, MR. GREENFIELD.
OH, YOU DON’T KNOW ME.
BUT, I USED TO SEE YOU
UP AT THE STATE CAPITOL
BUILDING ALL THE TIME.
YOU’RE WITH THE UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
AM I RIGHT, MR. GREENFIELD?
NO!
NO.
NO, I…
I BELIEVE YOU GOT ME MIXED
UP WITH MY BROTHER, IRVING.
MY NAME IS TEX.
T-TEX GREENFIELD.
NO, NO, I’VE SEEN YOU
UP AT THE HOTEL.
I FIGURED I’D SEEN
YOU FROM SOMEPLACE,
BUT I COULDN’T
QUITE FIGURE IT OUT.
WELL, I THINK I GOTTA
GO NOW, YOU KNOW, I…
I GOT A COUPLE OF SQUISHES
WAITING FOR ME OVER AT…
SO I GOT TO PUTTING
2 AND 2 TOGETHER.
MR. GREENFIELD AND
THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
ARE DOWN HERE
WORKING ON SOMETHING.
YOU GOT SOMETHING
GOING, AM I RIGHT?
YOU DIDN’T FINISH YOUR
BEER, MR. GREENFIELD.
YOU KNOW, IT’S FUNNY
TO SEE A GUY LIKE YOU
IN A PLACE LIKE THIS.
SEEMS LIKE YOU MIGHT’VE
COME TO SEE THE LAW,
MR. GREENFIELD.
[Both laughing]
[Laughing factitiously]
[Charlie]
I GOTTA GO. I GOTTA GO NOW.
[Greenfield]
OK, CHARLIE!
I GOTTA GO.
I KNOW. THE BEER.
I’M SORRY. I’M SORRY.
I’M SORRY.
THAT’S A GOOD CHARLIE.
OH, YEAH!
OH, CHARLIE!
GOD!
[Bolt clanking]
[Car approaching]
[Birds chirping]
[Engine starts]
[Tires screeching]
[Greenfield groaning]
I’M SORRY, MR. GREENFIELD.
I’M REALLY SORRY.
AS SOON AS I HEARD
YOU WERE OVER HERE,
I CAME OVER HERE
WITHOUT MY BREAKFAST.
WONDERFUL.
HOW IS HE, DOC?
CONTUSION AND HEMATOMA
OF THE LEFT TESTICLE.
LEFT INGUINAL HERNIA,
CERVICAL NECK STRAIN
AND SPRAIN,
FRACTURES OF
THE RIBS, CLAVICLE–
OUT, OUT, DOC.
OH!
THANK YOU,
THANK YOU, DOC.
[Woman over intercom]
DR. JAMES NICHOLSON,
RECEPTION.

DR. NICHOLSON, RECEPTION.
WELL, WE DON’T WANT THOSE
FEDERAL PEOPLE THINKING
THAT WE DIDN’T DO RIGHT
FOR ONE OF THEIR FELLOWS, NOW.
OW!
I’M SORRY.
I’M SORRY.
NO, YOU WOULDN’T.
NO, THERE–THERE
WERE 2 OF THEM.
ONE–ONE–ONE WAS BIG.
OH, BIGGIE.
BIGGIE!
YEAH, LISTEN, WE’RE GONNA
GET A FULL DESCRIPTION,
BIG!
JUST AS SOON AS YOU
START FEELING BETTER, NOW.
MR. McKLUSKY,
EYEWITNESS NEWS
HERE.
HOLY CHRIST!
IS IT TRUE MR. GREENFIELD
IS A GOVERNMENT AGENT
WORKING UNDERCOVER?
I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL
YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT, MA’AM.
WELL, THE POLICE SAID
HE WAS ARRESTED
WHILE BEING DRUNK.
AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW
WHAT HIS ASSIGNMENT IS.
COULD YOU TELL US?
UH, WELL, MISS MAYBANK?
MAYBANK.
WELL, THE ONLY
THING I KNOW–
THE ONLY THING
I KNOW IS THAT,
UH, MR. GREENFIELD
UH, WHAT HE DOES
FOR A LIVING…
HE, UH, WORKS FOR A
LADIES’ UH, HYGIENE SPRAY.
I BELIEVE IT’S
CALLED “SPRUNT.” TSK.
VERY CLEVER.
VERY CLEVER.
UH, IS THERE ANYTHING
I CAN DO FOR YOU?
NO. OH, YEAH.
YOU CAN GET ME–
GET ME A PRIVATE PHONE,
OR DOES BAMA McCALL
HAVE SOUTHERN
BELL LOCKED UP, TOO?
NO, WE GONNA GET
YOU YOUR PHONE, YEAH.
OW!
UH, SORRY ABOUT
HITTING THAT HAND.
THE POLICE BEAT
HIM UP, DIDN’T THEY?
WANT A MOONPIE?
NO, THANK YOU.
IT WAS THE POLICE,
WASN’T IT?
HOW THE HELL DO I KNOW?
WELL, YOU’RE A LOT
SMARTER THAN YOU LOOK.
THANK YOU.
WELCOME.
WANT SOME COFFEE?
NO, THANK YOU.
OH.
ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME?
YES, I AM.
GOOD.
WHAT IS
GREENFIELD?
OH, SHIT–
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OR STATE POLICE?
TAKE A LEFT.
TAKE A LEFT?
THAT’S VERY FUNNY.
YOU THINK THAT’S FUNNY?
I THINK THAT’S FUNNY.
YOU’RE A SCHMUCK.
OH!
DID YOU LEARN
THAT AT VASSAR?
RADCLIFFE.
I WANT TO
SEE GREENFIELD.
YOU DO?
I DO.
AND I THINK YOU
CAN ARRANGE IT.
I THINK I WILL.
MR. GREENFIELD…
I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS
A KID IN BROOKLYN
THERE WERE GUYS LIKE
THURMAN ARNOLD AND
FIORELLO LAGUARDIA
AROUND. WHAT DO YOU
THINK THEY’D DO NOW?
FIORELLO WHO?
LAGUARDIA, YOU PUTZ!
HE CLEANED UP
NEW YORK 35 YEARS AGO.
OH YEAH, IT GOT
DIRTY AGAIN.
YEAH.
MR. GREENFIELD,
I KNOW THIS WOMAN,
EMMELINE CAVANAUGH.
SHE SHOWED ME ALL
THE PHONY TAX RECORDS
OF McCALL AND CAFFREY.
OH, COME ON,
YOU’RE KIDDING.
NOPE, I’M
NOT KIDDING.
HEY LISTEN, IF SHE CAN
GET ANYTHING, I MEAN…
I MEAN, ANYTHING IN
PHONY TAX ACCOUNTING,
THERE’S A REWARD
IN IT FOR HER.
ARE YOU SURE SHE
HAD ACCESS TO RECORDS?
YES. THAT’S RIGHT.
THAT’S RIGHT.
OH, MY GOD!
SHE WORKED AT CITY
HALL FOR 22 YEARS,
AND CAFFREY JUST FIRED HER.
WELL, THAT’S IT.
THAT’S IT, GO BACK TO YOUR
BRAT KID AND YOUR MOONSHINE.
GET OUT OF MY HAIR!
WAIT A MINUTE.
YOU TELLING ME
THAT I’M OFF THE HOOK,
THAT I CAN GO HOME NOW?
I’M TELLING YOU TO
GET OUT OF MY LIFE!
MR. GREENFIELD,
MR. GREENFIELD, WE’RE
GONNA HAVE TO SEDATE YOU.
SEDATE ME, MY ASS!
WHAT DID YOU SAY?
I SAID, “SEDATE ME, MY ASS!”
FINE!
[Gasps]
AHH!
WHERE YOU GOING?
I’M GONNA FIND A
MASSAGE PARLOR.
WAIT A MINUTE,
DON’T YOU WANT TO TALK
TO MISS CAVANAUGH?
DOES SHE
GIVE MASSAGES?
LOOK, I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
ARE YOU WORKING
WITH GREENFIELD OR NOT?
LADY, I’M JUST TRYING
NOT TO GET KILLED,
JUST TRYING TO STAY
OUT OF THE SLAMMER.
CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT?
WHAT THE HELL ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?
[Whistles feebly]
YOU RANG?
CAN I BUY YOU
A DRINK?
[Both laughing]
IS A PIG’S ASS PORK?
‘COURSE YOU CAN
BUY ME A DRINK.
WOMEN’S LIB,
I LOVE IT.
HMM, JUST BECAUSE
YOU BUY ME A DRINK,
DOESN’T MEAN YOU OWN ME.
I KNOW HOW YOU ARE,
YOU TURN INTO AN OCTOPUS.
YOU WOMEN ARE ALL ALIKE.
YOU’RE ALL ANIMALS.
[Laughs]
MY CAR.
VERY
CONSERVATIVE.
YES.
[Engine starting]
I’M GONNA
BLOW YOUR
FRIGGING HEAD OFF.
OH, NO,
NO, NO.
NO, NO,
DON’T DO THIS. NO
[Choking]
[Car engine revving]
[Horn blaring]
[Groaning]
OH, MY FEET
ARE KILLING ME.
[Tires squealing]
LET ME GO!
YOU WANT OUT?
YOU WANT LOOSE?
THERE!
[Groaning]
OH, BONES.
I KNEW I COULD
COUNT ON YOU.
I KNEW I COULD
COUNT ON YOU.
I’VE ALWAYS BEEN
YOUR FRIEND, SMILEY.
YOU KNOW THAT.
OH,
I’M GONNA TAKE CARE OF YOU.
YOU’RE GONNA BE ALL RIGHT.
OH, NO.
[Moaning]
YOU’RE LEAVING ME.
YOU’RE LEAVING ME.
[Tires squealing]
[Bones groaning]
HI, GUY!
[Tires squealing]
BYE, GUY!
[Groaning]
LISTEN,
I THINK YOU’LL LIKE HER.
BUT, UH, SOME PEOPLE
THINK SHE’S A LITTLE STRANGE.
WELL, I CAN
HANDLE STRANGE.
RIGHT.
DO YOU LOVE MY CATS?
I LOVE MY CATS.
I LOVE ALL
LIVING THINGS…
[Cat meowing]
EXCEPT FLIES.
CAFFREY…
CAFFREY IS
A BAD PERSON.
WOULD YOU TELL US
ABOUT THE FLIES?
THE FILES?
I HAVE 2 CATS.
THERE ARE 2 SETS OF ACCOUNTS
IN CAFFREY’S PERSONAL FILES.
ONE HE PAYS TAXES ON,
ONE HE DOES NOT.
WHAT OUTSIDE COMPANIES
IS HE INVOLVED IN?
APEX FINANCE,
DIXIE ENTERTAINMENT,
ALL THOSE GAS STATIONS,
ALL OF THEM OWNED BY
CAFFREY AND McCALL
AND ALL OF THEM
EXPLOITING THE MASSES.
♪ LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA LA ♪
HE LOVES MUSIC.
DIDN’T YOU SEE
HOW HE LOVED THAT?
YEAH, HE’S–HE’S
GOING CRAZY.
UH…
COULD WE TALK
ABOUT THE RECORDS?
YOU MAY HAVE
THOSE RECORDS.
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
YOU MAY GO WITH ME
INTO THE COURTHOUSE
AND WE WILL MAKE COPIES
OF ALL THE RECORDS.
WON’T THAT BE
A LITTLE DANGEROUS?
IT’LL BE THRILLING!
BUT YOU DON’T WORK AT
THE COURTHOUSE ANYMORE.
I DON’T? I…
OF COURSE,
I DON’T.
BUT I DETEST
DISHONESTY.
SO,
I STOLE THE KEYS.
YOU SEE.
THIS IS IT,
RIGHT HERE.
NOT NOW.
WAIT A MINUTE!
COME ON.
OH, WAIT. WAIT,
I WANT TO TAKE
MY BABIES.
WE’RE NOT
TAKING THE CATS!
THEN I’M
NOT GOING.
OH, GOD!
TAKE
THE CATS?
WE’RE TAKING
THE CATS.
WE’RE TAKING
THE CATS.
ALL RIGHT.
NOW, YOU TAKE
SILVER BELL.
THERE WE GO.
YOU TAKE RED.
RED.
I’VE GOT
THE KEYS.
RIGHT.
[Cat meowing]
[Gator yells]
I CAN’T BELIEVE
I’M DOING THIS!
[Cat meows]
YOU HAVE THE
STRONGEST HANDS.
IT’S JUST LIKE
A SPY MOVIE.
SHE BELONGS IN
A RUBBER ROOM.
[Guard whistling]
YOU DIDN’T TELL ME
ABOUT THE
NIGHT WATCHMAN.
BUT HE’S SUCH
A NICE MAN.
SHE’S CRAZY.
[Door clicking]
IS THIS
THE ROOM,
EMMELINE?
OH, NO,
NO, NO.
THIS IS– THIS IS WHERE
ALL THE NEW BOOKS ARE.
EMMELINE, RED
IS SCRATCHING
THE HELL OUT OF ME.
HE LOVES YOU.
UH-HUH.
WE’LL GO IN HERE.
THE CAFFREY BOOKS
ARE IN HERE.
I’M GONNA SHOW YOU
SOME ACCOUNTS
THAT WOULD
KNOCK YOU OUT.
THIS IS THE
XEROX ROOM.
NOW, PUT RED AND SILVER
DOWN RIGHT THERE
AND I’LL GET
THE LIGHT.
KEYS. KEYS.
KEYS, KEYS,
YES.
IS THIS IT?
NOW, THESE ARE
VERY HEAVY
SO DON’T HURT
YOURSELF.
THERE.
HERE.
HERE.
HERNIA TIME.
PUT IT ON
THE COUNTER.
NOW YOU STAY THERE,
YOU LITTLE SWEETHEARTS.
HERE, NOW, YOU SEE
RIGHT HERE.
“C” FOR CAFFREY.
“L,” BETWEEN “L” AND
“R” IS “M,” FOR McCALL.
THAT MAKES
SENSE.
AND EVERYTHING’S
HERE.
WHERE’S
“McCALL”?
McCALL,
RIGHT HERE,
“MC.”
HERE. THERE. EVERYTHING,
EVERYTHING’S THERE.
MMM-HMM.
THIS IS TERRIFIC.
THIS IS WONDERFUL.
TERRIFIC.
BABIES!
WE CAN’T CARRY THESE
BIG BOOKS OUTTA HERE.
BUT WE’VE GOT
THE XEROX MACHINE.
RIGHT, THE
XEROX MACHINE.
I GOT IT.
I GOT IT.
I’LL TAKE
THIS ONE.
[Alarm ringing]
LET’S GET OUT OF HERE!
MY BABIES!
[Cats screeching]
WHERE IS HE?
I DON’T CARE.
GET HIM.
[Moaning]
[Cat yowling]
[Tires screeching]
[Cat meowing]
STOP, OR I’LL SHOOT!
[Tires screeching]
[Tires squealing]
LEFT YOUR KEYS
IN THE CAR AGAIN,
DIDN’T YOU, RED?
OH, SHUT UP!
[Phone ringing]
[Snoring]
[Rings]
[Rings]
[Groaning]
HELLO.
GREENY,
THIS IS GATOR.
YEAH.
WE GOT HIM.
AH, WE GOT THE WHOLE
SHOOTING MATCH.
CAFFREY’S RECORDS,
McCALL’S, EVERYTHING.
REALLY?
OHH!
REALLY, OH, YEAH,
I’LL SEE YOU
IN THE MORNING.
HEY, FORGET
TOMORROW MORNING,
YOU SCHMUCK. WHAT–
WHAT TIME IS IT?
WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
I’M NEARBY, WHY?
I’M GETTING DRESSED. MEET ME
AT THE EMERGENCY ENTRANCE
IN 5 MINUTES.
WHAT THE HELL ARE
YOU TALKING ABOUT?
[Dial tone sounds]
GREENY?
[Groans]
[Groans]
[Groaning]
2 JEWS IN PAIN.
LET MY PEOPLE
GO, ALREADY.
[Groaning]
MABEL, I REALLY THINK
YOU’RE BEING OVERSENSITIVE
ABOUT THE WHOLE THING.
‘CAUSE HE WASN’T THAT
WAY WHEN I DATED HIM,
OR WHEN CAROL ANN
DATED HIM.
CAROL ANN DID DATE HIM,
DEAR. YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT?
[Groans]
YES, OF COURSE!
[Gasps]
NO, NO, I MEAN, IF
YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT
ABOUT HIM, YOU KNOW…
UH, I DON’T KNOW
WHAT TO TELL YOU.
GOOD NIGHT, NURSE.
SEE YOU IN THE MORNING.
OH, GOOD NIGHT, DOCTOR.
[Moaning]
GET IN THE
CAR, FATTY!
[Screaming]
[Gator]
GET IN THE CAR!
GET IN THE CAR!
HOW DO YOU DO?
[Emmeline]
HOW DO YOU DO?
MY NAME’S
IRVING GREENFIELD.
[Emmeline]
HOW DO YOU DO?
WE’VE GOT TO DITCH
THIS CAR. IT’S HOT.
THEN–THEN WE’VE GOT
TO FIND A HIDEOUT,
AND THEN–THEN
WE’VE GOT TO GET
ANOTHER GETAWAY CAR!
OK, WE’LL GO
TO MY HOUSE,
WE’LL CHANGE CARS,
THEN WE’LL GO TO
MY UNCLE HUNSY’S
HE’S GOT A PLACE
AT THE BEACH AND
WE CAN STAY THERE.
THERE’S NOBODY
OUT THERE NOW–
WAIT A MINUTE. WHO SAID
THAT YOU COULD MAKE
ALL THE DECISIONS?
WHO SAID YOU COULD
MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS?
I SHOULD BE MAKING
THE DECISIONS.
UH-HUH.
THAT WAS A– THAT
WAS A GOOD DECISION
THAT YOU MADE THERE.
WASN’T THAT A GOOD
ONE THAT SHE MADE?
THANK YOU.
YOU’RE RIGHT.
RIGHT.
RIGHT.
[Police radio chattering]
ALL RIGHT, BILLY JOE,
WHAT IS IT?
WELL, SOMEBODY BROKE IN
THE OLD FILE ROOM,
AND THEY GOT
CAFFREY’S RECORDS.
AND?
AND THEY GOT YOUR
RECORDS. EVERYBODY’S.
OH, MY GOD.
WELL, WE’VE GOT
THE ROADS BLOCKED.
THE AIRPORT. EVERYTHING.
THEY’LL NEVER
GET OUT OF TOWN.
WELL,
I’VE BEEN NICE TO
HIM LONG ENOUGH.
NOW I’M GONNA
KILL HIM.
YOU GOT ’71 THERE?
’68 AND ’72
ARE ALL MIXED UP.
YES.
NOT ON THE PAGES!
IT’S A CLASS ONE
INDICTMENT.
I WISH YOU WOULDN’T
YELL AT ME.
YOU BETTER GET TO A PHONE,
McKLUSKY, AND CALL MY OFFICE.
WHERE THE HELL
AM I GONNA FIND A PHONE
AT 5:00 IN THE MORNING?
AH, I THINK WE CAN USE
A LITTLE MORE FIREWOOD,
DON’T YOU?
RIGHT.
PROBABLY SOME DRIFTWOOD
OUT ON THE BEACH.
PROBABLY.
WANT TO GIVE ME A HAND?
I’LL GIVE
YOU 2.
THEY’RE GOING
OUT ON THE BEACH
TO GET SOME DRIFTWOOD
FOR THE FIRE.
RACE YOU!
[Laughing]
I BET THEY’RE GONNA
WALK IN THE MOONLIGHT.
GOOD LUCK TO THEM.
IF THERE’S MOONLIGHT,
THEY’LL WALK IN IT. RIGHT?
YOU’RE A VERY
MASCULINE MAN.
LADY, WILL YOU GIVE
ME A BREAK, PLEASE?
I’LL BET YOU THINK
I’VE NEVER BEEN MARRIED.
I DON’T CARE.
WELL,
I’VE NEVER BEEN MARRIED.
IN FACT, I’VE NEVER
EVEN BEEN–
LADY!
I’M STRANGELY
ATTRACTED TO YOU.
OH, MY…
GOD!
AH.
FEET WARM?
YES, VERY
TOASTY.
[Laughs]
AH.
KNOW WHAT?
WHAT?
I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT YOU.
I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING
ABOUT ME, EITHER.
I DON’T BELIEVE THAT.
I THINK YOU KNOW
EXACTLY WHO YOU ARE.
HMM.
[Laughs]
WELL,
I THINK I WAS BORN
ABOUT 100 YEARS
TOO LATE.
I SHOULD HAVE
BEEN AROUND WHEN
NOT HAVING ANY
STYLE WAS IN STYLE.
YOU’RE CRAZY, McKLUSKY.
YOU’VE GOT STYLE.
YOU GOT A LOT
OF STYLE.
REALLY?
MMM.
I STYLED MYSELF
RIGHT INTO PRISON.
2 TIMES.
4 YEARS.
I DO ONE THING
GOOD, THOUGH.
WHAT’S THAT?
MAKE
PRETTY BABIES.
OH, YEAH?
YEAH.
I CAN PROVE IT.
WHO ASKED YOU TO?
[Laughs]
I’M TALKING ABOUT MY
9-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER.
SHE’S ABOUT
9-YEARS-OLD,
GOING ON 35.
WHERE’S HER MOTHER?
I DON’T KNOW.
AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS,
SHE GOT TIRED OF WAITING
AND CUT OUT.
YOU GONNA HAVE
SOME KIDS SOMETIME?
NO.
EVER BEEN TO
NEW YORK CITY?
WHAT?
NEW YORK. HAVE YOU EVER
BEEN TO NEW YORK?
NO.
I HEAR THE ONLY GATORS
THEY GOT UP THERE
ARE IN THE SEWER.
YES, SIR.
HELL, THAT BUGS ME.
PEOPLE COME DOWN HERE
AND BUY BABY ALLIGATORS.
THEY GO BACK,
AND WHEN THEY GET
BORED WITH THEM,
THEY FLUSH THEM
DOWN THE TOILET.
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY
LIVE ON IN THERE?
IN THE SEWERS?
LIVE ON GIANT BALLS
OF TUBIFEX WORMS.
THEY’RE ABOUT 12 FEET
ACROSS, AND THEY GO
ROLLING DOWN THE SEWERS.
AND THEY LIVE ON, ON
THAT, AND SEWER RATS.
THEY SAY THEY
GET TO BE 10 FEET.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT
THEY WANT ME TO DO
AT THE STATION?
THEY WANT ME TO FILL
THIS IN. DO YOU THINK
THIS LOOKS BETTER?
[Laughing]
YOU MEAN, THE GAP FILLED?
HMM, FILL THE GAP. YES.
[Both laugh]
COME ON. WHAT
DO YOU THINK?
DO YOU WANT ME
TO BE HONEST?
YES.
I THINK YOU LOOK
A LOT BETTER THAT WAY.
MALE CHAUVINIST PORKER!
[Laughing]
SURE IS DARK
OUT HERE.
UH-HUH.
QUITE EXCITING.
DO YOU LIKE THE OCEAN?
I LOVE THE OCEAN.
ME, TOO.
IT’S BEAUTIFUL.
SOMETIMES I…
I HATE TO LOOK AT IT
ALL AT ONCE, THOUGH.
I HAVE TO LOOK AT IT
A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME.
I’M AFRAID IF I LOOK
AT IT ALL AT ONCE,
IT’LL DISAPPEAR.
THAT’S THE WAY I
HAVE TO LOOK AT YOU.
A LITTLE BIT
AT A TIME.
I’M AFRAID IF I LOOK
AT YOU ALL AT ONCE,
YOU’LL DISAPPEAR.
OK.
[SighS]
YOU CHARMED
THE SHIRT
RIGHT OFF MY BACK.
NOW WHAT?
TAKE OFF
UNCLE HUNSY’S HAT.
[Laughs]
YOU GOT IT.
I DON’T WANT
TO GET UP.
YOU GOTTA
GET UP.
I DON’T WANT
TO GET UP.
WHAT DO YOU
WANT TO DO?
I WANT TO WIN
A PULITZER PRIZE
AND MAKE LOVE TO YOU
ON THE TERRACE OF A
NEW YORK APARTMENT.
A PENTHOUSE,
IN FACT.
[Laughs]
SETTLE FOR AN OLD
ROTARY CLUB
FOOTBALL TROPHY
AND A HUMP
IN THE SWAMP?
NO, I WOULDN’T.
I DIDN’T THINK
YOU WOULD.
MMM, WELL,
YOU’RE RIGHT.
I’LL RACE YOU BACK
TO THE HOUSE.
TSK.
OH.
COME ON.
RAINBOW CLUB,
$5,473.
JOE’S MARKET–
‘MORNING.
‘MORNING.
DAMN IT, McKLUSKY,
YOU BETTER PHONE
JOE BRIDGER.
IT’LL TAKE HIM
2 HOURS TO GET HERE.
HOW WILL
I FIND A PHONE?
I KNOW WHERE
THERE’S ONE.
SHE KNOWS WHERE
THERE’S A PHONE.
OH, WAIT, WE NEED
SOME GROCERIES.
I MADE OUT A LIST.
LOTS OF CAT FOOD
AND SOME SANDWICHES.
YOU ALL BEHAVE NOW.
YOU ALL BEHAVE.
7,
8,
6,
8,
9.
HI, BILLY RAYBOLT.
WE FOUND YOUR LOST DOG.
HOW MUCH
IS THE REWARD
THIS TIME?
AH, EXCUSE ME,
I GOTTA MAKE AN
IMPORTANT CALL, OK.
YOU GUYS WANT TO
STEP OUT A MINUTE?
JUST STEP–
JUST STEP OUT
A SECOND.
TELL HIM
WE FOUND
HIS LOST DOG.
HE DON’T
BELIEVE ME.
UH…
WHO AM I
TALKING TO?
[Boys]
BILLY RAYBOLT.
UH…
UH, BILLY,
THEY GOT…
BILLY, THEY GOT
YOUR DOG.
IT DON’T MATTER
WHO I AM. WE–WE
GOT YOUR DOG.
HOW DO I KNOW? ‘CAUSE
I’M STEPPING ALL OVER
HIM. THAT’S HOW.
NOW COME GET
YOUR DAMN DOG!
HERE.
HI BILLY.
THIS IS JIMMY.
HE SAID HE
AIN’T COMING.
WHY?
‘CAUSE YOU CURSED AT HIM.
HE AIN’T COMING TILL
YOU TELL HIM YOU’RE SORRY.
LOOK…
UH…
HELLO, BILLY?
UH…
BILLY,
SORRY.
WHAT?
I CROSS MY HEART
AND HOPE TO DIE.
STICK MY– SHOVE–
STICK MY FINGER IN THE SKY.
POINT–POINT MY
FINGER IN THE SKY.
[Laughing]
UH-HUH.
OK, NOW COME GET
YOUR FRIGGING DOG.
OK, OUT.
OUT.
I WANT TO MAKE A COLLECT
CALL TO MR. JACK BRIDGER.
THAT NEWS LADY’S UNCLE
OWNS A BEACH HOUSE AT
53 OUTER ISLAND LANE.
IT’S OUT PAST
THE BOATYARD.
ALL RIGHT.
BUT YOU KEEP YOUR GUYS IN,
AND LET ME HANDLE IT. OK?
[Enging starting]
NO, WE DON’T HAVE TIME
FOR YOU TO GET BACK TO ME.
GET SOMEBODY
DOWN HERE.
53 OUTER ISLAND LANE,
DUNSTON BEACH.
RIGHT.
HOW MUCH WAS THE
REWARD FOR THE DOG?
$1.
APIECE.
THANKS.
THANKS.
YOU KNOW, I’M GONNA
CHANGE RED’S NAME
TO MR. GREENFIELD,
‘CAUSE HE’S SO SWEET.
GEE, THAT’S TERRIFIC.
[Gun cocking]
GO FOR IT.
[Bama]
TRY IT, PARTNER.
YOU CAN REACH IT.
YOU’RE THINKING
ABOUT IT, AIN’T YOU?
WELL, GO AHEAD.
YOU MIGHT EVEN MAKE IT.
GET HER THE HELL
OUT OF HERE.
[Muffled screaming]
OH, OH.
LET ME GO!
MY BABIES!
MY BABIES.
BRING HER
AND COME ON.
[Grunting]
RIGHT IN THE BALLS!
DAMN IT!
[Emmeline screaming]
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE NOW!
[People chattering]
AGGIE, WE GOTTA
GET OUTTA HERE.
WE GOTTA GET
OUTTA HERE, NOW.
STAY.
AFTERNOON.
AFTERNOON, SIR.
YOU, UH, GOT ANY
EMPTY ROOMS?
WELL, NOW THIS TIME OF
SEASON WE GOT A LOT OF EMPTY
ROOMS. TAKE YOUR PICK.
HOW ABOUT THAT ONE
WAY DOWN ON THE END?
DOWN THERE?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO THAT FAR.
I AIN’T GONNA BOTHER YOU NONE.
WELL, I JUST GOT MARRIED.
NEWLYWEDS, YOU KNOW,
WE’D LIKE A LITTLE PRIVACY.
NEWLYWED, HUH?
JUST GOT MARRIED?
GONNA MAKE SOME
NOISE TONIGHT?
YEAH, MAYBE A LITTLE.
OK.
WHY DON’T WE FILL THIS
CARD OUT, LET’S SEE…
HOW’D YOU LIKE, AH,
“MR. SMITH,” “MR. JONES”?
McKLUSKY.
GATOR McKLUSKY.
GREENFIELD’S DEAD.
NO, I’M POSITIVE
HE’S DEAD.
AND THERE’S GONNA BE
SOME MORE PEOPLE DEAD
IF YOU DON’T
GET DOWN HERE SOON.
YOU UNDERSTAND
WHAT I’M TELLING YOU?
IT’S “COME AND GET US” TIME.
RIGHT.
I’M AT THE OCEAN PLAZA
MOTEL, DUNSTON BEACH.
GET SOME PEOPLE
DOWN HERE. NOW!
OPERATOR, GET ME
THE DUNSTON POLICE
DEPARTMENT, PLEASE.
DUNSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
I WANT TO TALK
TO BAMA McCALL.
JUST TELL HIM
GATOR’S CALLING.
MR. McCALL IS NOT WITH
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
I KNOW THAT, DARLING.
BUT HE’S GOT A PHONE
IN HIS BIG RED CAR.
JUST GET HIM ON
THE GODDAMN PHONE!
WE HAVE SOMEONE ON THE LINE
THAT WANTS TO TALK
TO YOU, MR. McCALL.
HE INSISTS
HE KNOWS YOU.
WHO IS IT?
WELL, HE JUST
SAID GATOR.

OH.
WELL, PUT THE
BOY ON, HONEY.
GATOR?
YEAH, IT’S ME.
GATOR, WHERE
YOU AT, BOY?
YOU’LL FIND OUT.
I WANT $2,000
AND A PLANE TICKET
BACK HOME.
WELL, SON, I THOUGHT
YOU HAD ALREADY
GONE HOME.
AND WHAT DO YOU
WANT $2,000 FOR?
I GOT SOMETHING
YOU WANT.
SOME PAPERS.
ACCOUNTING PAPERS,
STUFF LIKE THAT.
[Laughing]
WELL, I HEARD ALL THEM
PAPERS DONE BURNED UP.
NOT ALL OF THEM.
ALL RIGHT,
YOU GOT A DEAL.
JUST, UH, TELL ME
WHERE I GOTTA BRING THEM.
$2,000 AND A PLANE
TICKET BACK HOME.
RIGHT, $2,000
AND A PLANE TICKET.
ALL I GOTTA KNOW
IS WHERE YOU’RE AT.
YOU AIN’T GONNA
BRING THAT NASTY OLD GUN
WITH YOU, ARE YOU BAMA?
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.
I AIN’T GONNA BRING
THAT GUN, GATOR.
THE OCEAN PLAZA MOTEL.
DUNSTON BEACH.
TURN THIS SON
OF A BITCH AROUND.
[Tires screeching]
YOU ALL RIGHT?
YEAH.
I NEED YOUR HELP.
YOU GOT IT.
I WANT YOU TO
TAKE THOSE PILLOWS
AND MAKE A COUPLE OF LUMPS
UNDER THE BED SHEET.
LIKE YOU
AND ME?
RIGHT.
OK.
AGGIE,
PULL THE DRAPES, HUH?
[Hissing sound]
LET’S GET
OUTTA HERE.
EASY.
[Door closing]
BONES,
I’M GOING TO LET YOU
HAVE THIS ONE.
YEAH.
[Bama]
HOLY SHIT!
GET OUT. MOVE,
MOVE DUMMY, MOVE!
[Bama screaming]
[Grunts]
[Grunting]
[Grunting]
[Grunting]
OH!
[Grunting]
[Grunting]
[Birds chirping]
HI.
HI.
COME HERE.
[Laughing]
I SAW YOU
LAST NIGHT.
YOU DID?
YES.
DID YOU REALLY?
NATIONAL! I
WENT NATIONAL.
DID YOU HEAR HOW
CRONKITE INTRODUCED ME?
WELL, I DON’T REMEMBER
THE EXACT WORDS.
WHY NOT? I DO.
“IN DUNSTON COUNTY,
AGGIE WEEDOW MAYBANK
HAS THE STORY.”
MMM.
THAT’S THE FIRST TIME
IN MY WHOLE LIFE
ANYBODY EVER SAID IT RIGHT.
I CAN
UNDERSTAND THAT.
AND I’M SITTING
IN THE ROOM,
MY HANDS ARE
DRIPPING SWEAT,
I WAS SO NERVOUS.
THEY WERE SITTING AROUND.
THEY HAD CHAMPAGNE
AND I KEPT THINKING–
“WHAT IF THE TAPE BREAKS?
WE’RE ON NATIONAL T.V.”
YOU LOOKED
WONDERFUL.
GATOR, I’M SO HAPPY.
[Both laugh]
I DIDN’T EVEN TELL
YOU THE BEST PART.
THEY CALLED ME FROM NEW YORK,
AND THEY WANT ME TO…
GO ON, THEY WANT YOU
TO GO TO NEW YORK,
AND WHAT?
TO, UM…
C.B.S. CALLED,
AND THEY WANT ME TO
BRING SOME TAPES OVER
AND DO SOME INTERVIEWS.
PROBABLY NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
YES, IT WILL.
‘CAUSE YOU WANT
IT SO MUCH.
I WANT IT MORE
THAN ANYTHING
IN THE WORLD.
I KNOW.
I WANTED YOU TO–
TO MEET MY DAUGHTER.
I’D LOVE TO MEET
HER SOMEDAY.
I LOVE YOU.
I KNOW.
I KNOW.
NEW YORK, HUH?
I LEARNED
A LOT FROM YOU.
I LEARNED A LOT
FROM YOU, TOO.
I’LL SEE YOU.
♪[For a Little While
by Bobby Goldsboro playing]
♪ OUR TIME IS DONE ♪
♪ THE TIME HAS COME ♪
♪ TO SAY GOOD-BYE ♪
♪ BUT I WON’T CRY ♪
♪ ‘CAUSE YOU WERE MINE ♪
♪ FOR A LITTLE WHILE ♪
♪ AND THOUGH IT’S DONE ♪
♪ WITH EVERY SUN ♪
♪ I’LL SEE YOUR FACE ♪
♪ AND I WILL SMILE ♪
♪ ‘CAUSE YOU WERE MINE ♪
♪ FOR A LITTLE WHILE ♪
♪ AND I’LL REMEMBER EVERYTHING
ABOUT YOUR LOVE ♪

♪ THE WAY YOU LAUGHED
AND TOSSED YOUR HAIR ♪

♪ THOUGH YOU ARE GONE
I’LL NEVER BE WITHOUT
YOUR LOVE ♪

♪ I’LL SIMPLY CLOSE MY EYES
AND YOU’LL BE THERE ♪

♪ WE HAD IT ALL ♪
♪ AND I’LL RECALL ♪
♪ EACH HAPPY DAY ♪
♪ AND I WILL SMILE ♪
♪ ‘CAUSE YOU WERE MINE ♪
♪ FOR A LITTLE WHILE ♪