8 Million Ways to Die (1986) Script

You don't no where it's going to come from any more.

Total strangers are killing each other.

Everybody's got a piece.

You know the murder rate used to be around a thousand a year

3 a day in the whole country and that was a high.

Now it's about 5 a day.

Higher in the summer

14 of them two Fridays ago.

We give the death penalty six or seven times a day.

Only it's not for murderers it's for ordinary citizens.

Yeah, there are 8 million stories in the naked city.

Remember that old TV show? Yeah.

Do you know what we got in this town'?

We got 8 million ways to die.

Alright, let's cut the crap and do what we get paid for.

Griffin and I'll take the back door the rest of you in the front.

I want you two guys at the corner just in case alright? -Yeah -ok, let's hit it.

Watch for close lines. Just about had my head ripped of here the last time.

Where's Sheldon?

There he is. For gettin the shotgun, that's my man.

He likes that thing.

You've been making all the vice on this guy Lopez?

Si -with dope? -Si.

Where did you get that'?


Outside? Si.

Buenos Dias, Hector.

Buenos Dias, senora.

Hector, I am sorry but you are arrested for selling...

Some very bad drugs.

I do not want to go back to jail what can I do, I have the warrant.

Can I finish my dinner? -Hector. I do not want to go back to jail.

You know, we can go out at the back. Your neighbors won't us.



Ah, dios mio.



The bad news is that Matt was involved in a shooting.

The good news is that he is up the other guy is down.

Honey, he is fine.

He is a hell of a lot better than I am, believe me.

Did the suspect fire his weapon first?

No, he didn't.

You did that's right.

Did the suspect return your fire?

No he didn't.

Did the suspect have a gun? Not that I know of, no.

You mean you fired on an unarmed man in his kitchen in front of his family?

I didn't say that he was unarmed.

Then he had a weapon. Yeah.

What was it'?

A Louisville slugger.

A what?

A baseball bat, you son of a bitch!

Dumb shit!

Not necessarily, it could be anything.

He may be real calm.

He might try to jump you in the shower and find out he's got nothing to do with it but Linguini.

Get upset.

Some guys react real funny to situations like this, and I just.

You know...

I didn't want you to worry.

They ask you if you've been drinking?

Uh huh.

What did you tell them?

Not nearly as much as I am gonna.



Wait! Tracy.


To whom it may concern.

I am detective sergeant Matthew j. Scudder.

Badge number 19583613.

Request a leave of absence. For medical reasons.

I make the request not only for my sake for the sake of the department and my family.

Did the suspect have a gun?

You mean you fired on an unarmed man in his kitchen in front of his family??

I didn't say that he was unarmed.

Did they ask you if you've been drinking?

Not nearly as much as I am gonna.

Then he had a weapon?

I am a member of the...


Son of a bitch!


Put your lights on man!

Hey put your lights on!

Ok, anybody out here with 6 months of continual sobriety?

Come on and get it.

Congratulations. -Thanks. You've earned it.

So how does it feel? Like I could use a drink.

Boy, oh boy.

I wish... Who are you?

I'm Matt, I am an alcoholic... Hi Matt.

This chip.

This chip is the only thing I know that you got to earn and pay for at the same time.

And you pray to god you can hold it, hold on to it every day of your life.

So far being a drunk has cost me my job.

My home, my health.

I am not a cop.

I am not married to Linda anymore

and my liver...

There must be a bunch of mice now living in my Swiss cheese of liver, I tell you that.

But I do I have this and you people... That's a beginning.

I do have one other thing to hold on too, that even the alcohol couldn't take away.

I will always be Lauri’s dad.

And all I want is for her to be as grateful for that as I am. Thanks.


Best speech I heard, Matt.

Way to go, Matt.

Ok, anybody else out there who has 6 months of sobriety.

See you next week.

Can you bring me another one?

Matt. Matt.

Hi. Hi.

That was really very touching.

Oh thanks.

I wish my father could have said something like that.

You ever get up there and talk?

I make it a point of fading into the background whenever I can.

What are your plans?

I plan to get reinstated in the sheriff's department.

No, I mean your immediate plans, tonight.

Someone wants to meet you.

I think you'll want meet them too.

A little vague.

How's it going? Good.

Excuse me.


You got here.

Are you sunny?

You look so cute.

Come on.

Wait a minute... before this goes any further.

I think I've got to tell you that if we met sometime before the last six months I don't remember a fucking thing, I'm sorry I'm glad you got my note.

Come on. I have some friends I want you to meet.

Chance owns this place Sarah... chance.

This is my friend Matt.

Chance? My ass, you are Willie Walker, aren't you?

That was a long time ago man.

It seems like yesterday to me.

For me too, motherfucker.

How are you doing?


Wipe your mouth Sarah this is Matt Scudder.

The guy I told you about a long time ago that busted me.

He's indirectly responsible for me owning all this.


Rosi, tonight is my night baby.

Right, Sarah?

How you doing, man? Baby.

How are you feeling? Feeling no pain, man.


Hey, it's my favorite lady.

Angel this is my friend Matthew.

Hello Matthew.

Looks like a good boy Lopez is up, join me, he's a friend of mine excuse me.

Don't go away... Come on, come on, come on.

Still the ladies man, huh?

What you gonna do?

What do you want man?

How'd do you know sunny without me knowing about it?

Sunny? Forget that...

How are you involved with him? The guy is a dope dealer.

Well you see, he's never been busted.

No, I didn't say he wasn't successful but he's a scumbag.

He's my customer, man, I'm not his.


What's goin on, baby?

Who do you like baby, how much?

Who do I like? I like everybody I'm talking about fighters I know.

What odds do you give me'? Even.

Vascos has a 5-2 over Lopez.

So who are the favorites?

There's 2 fighters up there, man. Pick one.

And anywhere you want to go man you know I got you.

I'll be easy on you, $5,000.


Great party. Thanks Sarah.

How about a little sub-bet?

I don't think I can afford it.

It don't have to be money.

I don't bet on anything.

I don't enjoy it!

There is got to be something you enjoy.

Don't bet on it.

Just kidding.

Sir, what would you like to drink?

Sunny, how do you know this guy?

I don't know.

He is an old friend.

Really? Look at his shoes...

I don't think he can afford you.

Come on Sarah, he's cute.

He must be good.

Oh yeah, he is good... he is great.

Are you alright?

Yeah, fine, why?

Am I acting weird or something?

No but you seem a little...

Oh no, everything is fine, really

I'm sorry Sarah.



I'm gonna get another drink.

Come on baby!

He is just.

I don't like the look of this one, baby.

This guy related to you, basso?

I've never saw him in my life.

You never saw him?

Ok, ok. Here you go.

What are you laughing at?

You remind me of my ex-wife.

She wouldn't bet on a fixed fight either Sarah, what do you think of my guy?

Ah hell, honey, it's not what I think that counts, is it?

Let's give it to the man over here who bet on Lopez.

Just protecting myself, man. It's ok.

You want to go for a ride?


Call me later.

Hey, slim.

Get out of here Matt, we need the business.


You live around here, don't you?

About 50 feet out that back door.

Banana daiquiri please.

What are you doing in a bar if you are trying not to drink?

Do you like making it hard on yourself?

Give me a coke.

Coming Matt.

Don't be nervous I'm not nervous.

I guess I'm a little nervous.

I guess I want a drink.

And I want to hear you talk a little.

Before I do.

Are you ready to talk now?

We 90 up to your place?

My place? Your place.


One more thing.

What's that?

Another banana daiquiri to go.


Where did you get my name?

God, you are so nosy.

This is it.

You are a cop, right?


Detective actually, sheriff's department.

And now you go around fixing things?

That's one way to put it.

No if it's a leaky faucet, or requires a bail bondsman.

I'm real good at major felonies including my own.

Well this is nothing like that.

I hear you have influence with certain people.

And I want you to talk to them.

I'll pay you $5,000.

To talk?

To talk.

Do you know what I do?

Yeah, you are a hooker.

Yeah... you're right.

I got to go to the bathroom.


Hi, this is Matt...

Phone's ringing.

I am not at home right now.

Leave your name number and time you called I'll get back to you...

I am here.

I'm here.

Daddy, what are you so mad about?

Oh, nothing honey, the phone.

It's a little late for you to be calling, isn't it'?

Give me a break, it's only 11:30 and we don't have school tomorrow.

And what are you going to do?

Go riding with you.

- Oh geez. I won't, I mean I didn't... Matthew?

What time?

Could you come here a minute please?

How about 8 o'clock in the morning?

Matthew? How long has this been going on?


She sounds like a real wuss, daddy.

Yes, I know.

I mean...

Honey, I'm gonna see you in the morning, alright? I love you.

Ok, I love you too... Bye bye.

What's the problem sunny?

Oh, no problem.

I want to show you something.

The street light makes my pussy hair glow in the dark.

Cotton candy... the glow

I'll show you.

Not only you are a whore, you are a dump whore. Here.

What in your experience tells you a man is more reliable because he's going to fuck you?

Well that's just what I've always done...

Predictable is not reliable.


whether it's for money or not, getting fucked is usually getting fucked.

This whole thing is making me very fucking nervous sunny!

I want you to spit it out or you are out the door.

You are out of here.

No, don't... please don't.

Please don't.

Level with me!

I promise, I'll tell you everything, ok?

I don't want to be a whore any more and I am afraid to tell chance.

You have to talk to him for me.

He will listen to you.

You can tell him you love me tell him you're crazy about me.

You can tell him that we want to get married. Yes, tell him we're going to get married, please.

Come on, I'm gonna call him on the phone.

No, you can't tell him on the phone.

I'll go over there then, come on, let's go.

No, I can't go over there, I am scared of chance.

Please let me stay here.

It's safer for me, ok?

Let me get this straight, are you giving me $2,500...?

So sunny doesn't have to fuck for a living?


...have been known to do bad things to girls who leave them, right?

Look man.

I pay all the girls around here a base salary for showing up at my club.

I feed them.

I lease their cars.

I even have a trust fund set aside in case something happens to one of them.

But all I paid them for is their availability to my customers.

They pay me for absolutely nothing.

Now, sunny may be a high priced whore but..

...who, when and for how much it's strictly her business.

Look, I'm sorry Willie this is...

Hey, don't call me Willie man, don't say you are sorry.

You don't have to be doing that.

Look man, I am not her pimp, I'm nobody's pimp and if I was a pimp I'd be the most pussy-whipped pimp in this town.

No one pays me for the privilege of being a whore. Anyone around that wants to sell themselves they do it strictly on their own.


It's alright man. I hate money man.

If it's new, it cuts your fingers, if it's old, it stinks.

You heard that. Me and half the club.

You got any Maalox? No, you need compazine.

No, I want Maalox, this makes me too sleepy.

You stayed up late enough, I'll handle things.

Mr Scudder.

Look, she really said that she was scared of me?

Yes, she indicated that.

Don't play with that, alright, put that down, you know nothing about art.

Put it down.

It's expensive.

Well I guess what you do to her, if she left I guess.

You know what she wanted me to tell you... Forget it.

What? What, motherfucker don't play with me.

She wanted me to tell you we were going to get married.

You like that?

Thought you would.

I'll tell you what I'll give you $2,500 to see you say that with a straight face.

So, what do you want me to tell her?

Mr Scudder, why don't you come with me so Mr. Walker can have some rest now?

You are Pete rose around here, aren't you?

Who is Pete rose?

Baseball, he is a playing manager.

I handle some of the business, yeah. Besides your own.

I need a hard 8.

Arrita, for good luck.

There it is. See you later?

If you are lucky. I'm always lucky.

How are you doing?

You've had quite an education, haven't you?

Anyone who gets past the age of 2 has an education.

Tram is here.

What is it with you?

What do you have against me? It's been like this ever since we met.

I don't like cops

I'm an ex-cop.

Goodbye Mr Scudder.

Tell sunny she is no different than the rest of us.

That was a long drive for nothing.

Don't you sleep?

Where did you get that'?

I found it in your the drawer as I was looking for a shirt to put on.

He says you are free to go.

Can't you see through him? It's all an act.

He's gonna hurt me, I know it.

Well fuck you, I don't need you anyway I can do this on my own.




Stay with me until I go on the plane this afternoon.

Alright, I'll take you to the airport.

I got to pick up my daughter, take her riding I'll be back at 12:00pm.

You got to take me with you.


Thanks a lot.

You keep your airline ticket in a safe deposit box, eh?

Sure, that way no one knows where I'm going until the last minute

what's the problem?


I just thought I recognised that guy.

Hey, this is your bank.


God, I'm so paranoid.

I'll be back in a sec, ok?


Sunny I'm going to the shop next door to buy my daughter a birthday present.

Ok... I’ll be right back.

Excuse me.

Do you got any English riding boots for girls, size 6, in black'?

Let me check for you.

I'm in kind of a hurry.



You stupid son of a bitch.

You don't know what the fuck is going on?

He's gonna hurt me, I know it.

You do it right or you don't do it.

You are a cop or something?

I will pay you $5,000.

Help me.

Waking up is the hardest part.

Fuck you I don't need you anyway.

I can do this on my own.


How long have I been here?

I'm sorry, that's confidential information.

But I am the patient.

Those are the rules.

I don't even know how I got here.

Well, you didn't drive here, that much I can tell you.

What's your name?



What is the last day you remember Mr. Scudder?

The day before my daughter's birthday.

You don't expect me to remember that I suppose.

Her birthday is the 3rd.

Anyway, they brought you here the night of 6th.

You've been here 2 days Mr. Scudder

I've gotta sign out.

I think you better shake it out a bit more before you go.

I got to go- one more drink and wherever it is you're going you are gonna be dead before you get there.

I'm sure you are right but I got to sign out.


You've come for your car.

You got my car?

Yes, I've parked it out back.

After you looked at your hooker friend.

I figured you wouldn't be in a shape to drive.

Well you didn't prove me a liar.

You do remember what happened to your hooker friend sunny?


I've saved you 96 bucks in impound fees.


I owe you.

Forget it.

Look just...

I'm a little pushed for time right now man...

What cha got goin'?

There's been a murder, remember?

You can't remember anything.

You fucking lush!

You are working in sunny's case? That's right.

You aren't homicide.

I'm an investigating officer and the boys from the homicide want to talk..

...to somebody around here who knows everybody including you.

Me why?

Maybe because you know chance and he'd been into drugs.

Maybe because you told them sunny was leaving town because she was terrified of chance.

Joey, this doesn't make any sense man. Homicide.

All other investigations around here take a dump.

Homicide comes in, takes a good look at you, they got nothing good to say about us.

There is a dead body.

An ex-cop who's a friend of a pimp who works an after hours club.

Geez, fellows, nothing looks too good around here so we are eating shit.


See you Joey.

I just don't have time for you Matt.


Hi, can I speak to Laurie?

Laurie doesn't want to speak to you.

Ls she there?

You were supposed to see her last weekend.

What are you talking about?

Poboys market, Jaime speaking.

Poboys market, Jaime speaking.

What the fuck are you doing with those logs, pendejo?

Put them in the back by the leftovers of the Christmas decorations.

You say you don't want them to be sold.

No, what I said is that there is no fucking way I'm going to sell them.

In a neighborhood where I can't make a profit.

So Jaime please take them and stack them over here where they will be out of the way, ok?


I hear what you're saying man but Mr. chance wants all the paper.

God damn, Scudder man!

What the hell is wrong with you?

Put the gun away, I don't want any mistakes.

Put it away.

Damn man, you look like shit.

I feel like shit.

Hey look, why don't you sit down and talk, alright?

You are not going to throw up, are you?

I might shit.

Damn, man.

What are you doing here? What are you doing here?

This is my store.

This is your store? This is my store.

What do you have to say for yourself?

What do you mean? What do you mean what do I mean, man?

Whatever the fuck you told homicide, man had them jumpin up and out of my black ass for five and a half fucking hours.

I was in Samsonite luggage they were making a living doing what they do best, what do you mean what do I mean?

I don't know what I told homicide.

Sunny got killed, I got drunk I blacked out.

You blacked out.

So in other words, you could have said anything about me, right?

Not anything, I am an alcoholic, I'm not a liar.

You took sunny's money man, what the fuck for?

Everybody who knows me knows better man.

That woman wasn't worried about me for a second you were going around making smoke without a fire.

She was scared.

She wasn't scared of me, man.


Fuck me man.

Scudder god dammit man!

All I can tell you she told me she was scared of you, I told that the homicide and you are a suspect motherfucker.

The suspect, motherfucker. And so am I.

Now are we going to continue with this adversarial relationship?

Or are you going to help me find why she was scared?

Don't give me any problems, will you.


What the fuck do you want from me man?

I want you to tell me who was closest to sunny

Sarah was.

And she knows who was.

I'll have Sarah call you better yet, I'll call her for you, alright?

Do me a favor, get the fuck out of my car.

You got a lot of Hispanics working here.

So what man? You work for immigration now? Checking green cards'?

Let's go big man.

Get Sarah on the phone.

You are using this place as your laundry or you are going legit?

What do you think?

I haven't got long.

All you girls live here? I do.

What regular customers liked sunny?

They all did.

Any that...

Thank you very much Sarah.

Bye teach.

Any she liked? Not a one.

Did she see any other customers with regularity?

That's a different question.

Who did she see?

Mort Silverstein, Victor Zern, Art Margota.

If you knew sunny at all, you had to know she was a natural born victim.

I mean, some guy would want to tie her up hang her outside the window upside down and toss marmalade on her bottom.

Somebody asked her to do that?

I'm giving an example she'd come to me and say "gee, Sarah, do I have to?" And I would toss the guy out.

You meaning you?

Me or whatever.

Chance doesn't bet with his ass or mine.

That's why we get along.

If even smells a problem with a customer they are out of here.

What would you call a problem?

Cheating, drugs, violence.

Is that it?

Sarah, you know what happened to sunny...

...can happen to any of you girls.

I really don't think so. You don't -no, I don't.

Why not?

Because none of the other girls have you protecting them, Mr Scudder.

And by the way, I think you're fucking freeloader, a lush and you got sunny killed.

What about angel Maldonado what about him?

Did she see him, was she seeing him?

No, angel's expressed interest seems to be in me.

Look, sunny may have seen him, alright? But that must have been a long time ago.

Why don't you ask angel'?

At ten come on we need to buy April a new car.

Do you have money? Give it all.

Mundo bring me 25,000 stop eating man.

Two minutes guys get some drinks here.

Hank, get some drinks at the table.

Come on, roll the dice or pass them.

What, are you out of money or something?

What's with you buddy? Crazy or something?

Stop it!

Twate, “rate.

Look who is here to protect me... The queen of the casino.

Hey, what's the problem? - The old guy here couldn't give me 2 minutes -what do you need?

All you have to get -5,000 thanks, I take care of you later I bet you will.

Sarah it's about sunny.

Look, I don't wanna talk to you anymore. Excuse me, senora Sarah?

Who are you? How did you get in here?

I'm Carlos Gutierrez, I'm the bartender sunny recommended.

Alright look man, I'm sorry, could you just sort of vamp a minute?

Come on.

Not bad wine a little help from Sarah.

By the way where is she?

Went with that guy keep the ticket.

Take it easy, no problem.

What the fuck are you doing? Shut up!

Shut up!

Fuck you, you cocksucker!

You gonna shut up?

Now shut up!



Sarah, what's going on baby?

Before you open your mouth you're going to be talking to sunny's killer.

It was Maldonado. What the fuck are you talking about.

He was afraid she was gonna talk.

Even if you don't believe me, you've got to believe he is capable of doing it.

Now answer go on, answer.


Give me a break angel, I've been working all night we'll be back in a while.

Want to play games? We'll play games.

Prick! Fucking cunt!

Fuck you.

Sunny was getting ready to leave town.

She gotta a bunch of stuff out of a safe deposit box.


It's not funny. I didn't say a word, come on I've got her book.

Now in the book there's a bunch of...

Give me your shoes. Give me your other shoe.

Come on.

In the book was this necklace.

This emerald necklace with a missing stone and that missing stone was in angel's ring.

You don't disappear without these, don't you.

You liked that.

Liked what'? Roughing me up.

Roughing up? You think that was roughing you up'?

Would you like to see what roughing up is?

This is kidnapping you lush I hope you are sober enough to realise...

Hey, come on, what we've been doing trading accusations here?

For a half assed hooker you are an extremely arrogant woman, you know that?

What you said before about sunny being a hopeless victim makes me wanna...

Rough me up?

Just answer me the question. What question?

About Maldonado and Willy.

All I know is angel has been trying to get chance to go into business with him for as long as I know. What do you mean, in what way?

I don't know exactly, to use the club, to sell drugs.

Maldonado deals in keys, here, look at this.

Recognise any of those names?

The third from the bottom, Carlos, that's your bartender.

I got this out of sunny's book.

Do you know those guys?

Where are we going'?

Boy, this better not be some whacked out fantasy of yours.

Did you do both locks? Yeah, you get the back door?

Thanks a lot slim we'll be out of here in half hour.

Just hold the gunfire to a minimum.

Can I have a stolli straight up, please.

Stolli straight up for the lady.

Are you scared?

What are you having? A coke, please slim.

A coke for the big spender.

Do you think he's dangerous?

Well yeah.

I mean imminently.

Like tonight?

You weren't kidding where you? What about?

That stiff drink.

Stolli for the lady go ahead, have another.

Care to join me?

No, thanks.

Shouldn't we go to the police?

With what? Three green rocks?

If we bring all that money sunny had to the homicide they're gonna think she ripped off chance.

If she ripped off anybody, it was Maldonado.

I don't think she did it, though.

I know it's got something to do with coke.

What I got to do is I got to get to buy into angel.

You make a deal then we go to homicide.

Are you listening to me? Do you give a shit?

What do you want from me?

Look, I'm really fucking nervous here, alright?

So I'm drinking and I hate to drink alone.

I almost never do.

What? Drink alone? Drink period.

Come on.

Break your diet tonight.

You have my permission.

Tender, huh?

Someone tried to throw my right nut into the pacific ocean about an hour ago.

A little sensitive, yeah.

What a drag.

Ok, let's get serious.

I'm not drinking, sit down, will you? Enough with this shit.

You made me lose my train of thought. Christ.

What are we going to tell chance?

What would you like like to tell chance?

Jesus .

You had it cleaned and pressed.

You really liked sunny, didn't you?

Yeah I did.

So did I.

What did you like about her most?

What do you like about anybody?

Is it that she was a good fuck or do you just feel guilty?

Did you enjoy making love to her?

Oh, Christ.

I'm jealous.

Sarah, what the hell are you doing?

I'm gonna fuck you so good. Sarah...

Just wait.

I bet you never had it like this.

Let's hit the bathroom.

I'm fucked.

Yeah, that is fucked up. Let's go.

You're not gonna feel a thing, don't worry.

Oh, god!

Some water.

Oh, god.



What happened?

Oh god... at least you stayed sober.

You are not a mindless lush, after all.

Thank you I guess I misjudged you.

You're not just an opportunistic prick who would fuck mud if it move a little and not argue too much.

But that's ok you know, you're no different from most men in the situation, don't get me wrong.

Lady nobody can get you wrong.

It's real simple, you threw up on me.

I threw you in the shower.

Baby, when you barf on me...

It's like putting salt on a birds tail.

Bird don't fly I don't fuck.

House rule I never touched you.

You are a son of a bitch.

That's better, I'm moving up in the world a moment ago I was an opportunistic prick.

For your information.

For your information, you move more like concrete than you do mud.

How do you know how I move in bed.

Maybe I misjudged you.

It's about as likely as you thinking you misjudged me.

How about some coffee?

I'd love some, thank you.



This is Matt Scudder. Who?

Matt Scudder.

What can you do for me, Matthew?

I want to talk to you.

I want to talk to you in person, at the east gate of la coliseum in an hour and a half.

I don't know about that, baby.

It's regarding sunny. - Ah, that was my favorite lady!

Well, that's what I want to talk to you about.

Ok, my man. Anything for sunny. Good, then you be there at 1:45pm.

Ok, I'm looking forward, bye.

Thanks for cleaning up.

I really needed it.

I really feel lousy.

I bet you do.

You look different I'm not wearing any make up.

I look terrible.

No, I like the way you look.

Why do women wear all that shit?

They think men like that or what?

Yes, most men do Al least the men I know.

I don't.

You're a rare breed.

You consider yourself a happy person?

I was happy when I was dancing.

But I wasn't very good at it.

I couldn't make a living.

I came here from Minneapolis.

I met up with these people and...

I got into the life.

I made a lot of money.

Easy money.

Why give it up for free, right?

We all got our addictions.

Is that your daughter?


She is cute.

Yes, she is.

She is my best friend.

She looks like you.

Are you close with your dad?

No, he's dead.

He was an alcoholic.

You know what's the worst thing about that disease?

Is that you...

...you lose that closeness with the people you love the most.

It's hard to reach out for help.


Hard for me.


I'm a cry baby.

Scudder you didn't tell me you were gonna bring the light of my life here today.

Hi angel. How are you doing, baby?

You are not looking too good, what's wrong'?

I'm not feeling too good.

What made you decide to brighten up our little meeting?

She's my fuck for the day.

Show a little respect here, my man.

Angel, you can do better than that.

Believe me.


How about a little snow cone? Real shaved ice.

Good looking car.

One flavor today, passion fruit.

What's this?

It's good for people when they're in love.

Won't you join me in the car, relax.

Snow cones I'll be right back ok.


Let's go baby, talk to me, I ain't got all day.

Outrageous dude.

Talk to me straight, huh?

Come on.

I don't think we should bullshit each other, alright angel?

No, I don't think so.

I know you did sunny, ok?

Personally I don't give a fuck of what you did..

Wait a second, baby. Wait a second, baby!

You are accusing me of doing something to sunny? Ls that what you came here to do?

You don't have to accuse me.

I know you did it, you know you did it let's not bullshit each other, ok?

This guy is accusing me of killing sunny.

We are talking code now? What is this?

Talk talk but talk about something that interests me, ok?

Ok let's talk about making some money.

Do I look like I need to make money, baby?

Relax baby -compared to me? Compared to me you are doing fantastic.

Compared to you, it ain't saying much.

But... What?

I bet if you have 5 bucks, you want 10. Am I right'?

So I got 250,000.

I want equal weight of the white stuff. The what? -The white stuff.

The white stuff? The white stuff.

Isn't that a movie about astronauts? I know the game, I know you did sunny.

Hey man...

I told you, lay off that shit I'm getting a little fucking tired of you accusing me of something I didn't do, my man.

Either fucking talk to me straight here or... hey, man, either you talk to me fucking straight, hey!

Fuck you! Fuck you! You hear what I say? Fuck you!


You aren't going to survive this shit if you hit me with this blackmail shit.

You'd better be aware, you know what I'm saying?

Am I supposed to be intimidated by that'? Take your best shot.

Listen, you don't want that to happen baby.

You don't want that to happen, believe me.

Ok, my fault, I'm sorry.

I didn't get laid today.

We all have our problems.

I got laid.

I didn't jump out of my skin.

That's because I held back, baby.

You held back?


You don't think so? I don't think so.

Come over here watch from back here.

Angel, we are getting into an adversarial relationship...

No, you are getting.

There are some risks about blackmailing a murderer, right?


You don't think so? I don't think so.


I tell you what why don't I just fuck you right from here.

Fuck me from there?

Right from here.

What are you rubber man?

Try me.

Try me.

You are a tough motherfucker, alright.

I don't want to talk to you any more.

But listen, man.

Move on from this shit about blackmail and sunny because the reality of the situation is I didn't do it.

What can I say Scudder, you've got me wrong.

I don't think so.

No, you do.

And your time is up, I'm tired of this shit.

Ok, what about chance?


Moving that stuff. You need him.

What about chance? He is a good friend of mine.

Good friend my ass, he don't mean shit to you.

Keep smiling a little more interesting now, huh?

Scudder isn't such a fucking dumb shit I'll tell you what Scudder. If you are so smart, how about Sarah over there?

Don't forget her. Are you filling her head with that stuff too?

That's not what I've been filling her head with, no.

Why are you being so disrespectful, Scudder'?


Think about that.

Why would I ever do business with someone who is so disrespectful?

No more talk babe you time is up.

Hey look... No more talk baby. Don't press it


Your friend here is a very rude boy but I'm glad to see he takes such bad care of you.

It gives us a little excuse to do a little shopping I'll get some nice things for you and then we go over my place and make off some lost time.

Great baby.

Great baby.

Scudder, don't look so sad, I tell you what.

You know there is something about you Scudder that I like, honestly.

So, I'll tell you what I'm putting together this snow cone franchise.

Now you're talking.

I may need some partners, so why don't you go ask your friend chance for a little money

250,000, let me double your cash. Chance! -Chance, that's right.

You know chance. I don't want to get chance involved...

Then go to a fucking bank man, I don't care where you get it, ask your mother.

Reality is I need $500,000. You come up with that cash and maybe we talk.

Ok? Maybe.

In the mean time I got a date so call me, you got my number.

Hurts to see your baby go, eh Scudder?

It's the price to pay for doing business my man. You got my number.

Surprise! Surprise!

How would you like to get back in the dope business?


Angel killed sunny.

How do you know that?

He told me.

That little lizard motherfucker.

I got to get $250,000 from you to make a deal with him

$250,000 of my money? Bullshit.

He's got Sarah.

What do you mean he's got Sarah, man are you out of your fucking mind?

I thought she was supposed to be with you, man, huh?

You're out of your fucking mind?

Ah, you asshole!

You're gonna push one fucking time.

One fucking time, there it is. There the fuck it is.

Oh, shit!

Keep coming, come on, come on asshole.

You are big but you can still bleed. Put the gun down.

Put the gun down.

We want no mistakes. Come on, let's take a walk.

Now I know you're pissed. You got it right I'm pissed, you out of your fucking mind'?

Why did you get her involved in that shit?

Look I had no choice, asshole.

You tell me something man, why you coming here with this shit now?

Why didn't you bring her here in the first place?

I didn't trust you, alright?

As far as I know, you could have been with Maldonado man, how am I supposed to know?

Fuck you and fuck angel.

I got something for angel nose guard.

Get the Uzi, get the a-ks, get the whole box of shit man.

Real smart.

You're gonna get her killed will.

Hold it.

Just listen to my plan. Fuck you!

Just fucking cool it, will you man?

Look, if I make this deal I'm gonna probably get Sarah out of there don't fuck this up man.

You got any Maalox? -No. Here is my last one.

Good afternoon. Hey there.

Hey, look who's here... What's going on Scudder?

Hey, well I, ah...

I've got the money.

You got the money? -Yeah. Interesting.

What do you think of my pad? I just bought it.

It's great. Great?


It's unique. That's right baby, it's Gaudi.

Do you know Gaudi?


Check him out. Here, let me show you around. Come on.

Here is a little passage on the truth and his work.

Just as elegance and beauty where inseparable for Gaudi.

Beauty and truth were identical for him.

Beauty was the manifestation of truth.

Without truth there could be no beauty.

Dig that?

Far east.

Far east, far out man.

See this here.

He was interested in getting everything kind of 45 degree angle.

So the sun light -you dig that?- When it hits at that angle it creates the idea of conditions to observe nature and the elements.

See that'?

Twelve rooms baby.

See this?

Right here I am gonna build a big fucking Gaudi palace for myself.

If you behave you might be invited.

You dig him?

I dig him, he's great.

Great, huh?

I'll tell you what. Gilberto bring me another book. I'm gonna give you one of these.

I tell you, the guy had no apprentices and no successors he's the best.


Look who came to visit.

She's great, right'?

Who's that? It's the tiger.

I'll talk to him.

Excuse me, Sarita babe, can you pour me one of those?

Take good care of her, I'll be right back.

You look like shit.

You having a nice time?

Depends on what you call “nice”.

So what's the guy got to say for himself?

He wants to fuck me and kill you.

He actually said that?

More or less.

What are you going to do?

I'm gonna drink.

What are you going to do?

Not too close.

She looks great, eh'?

Babe, why don't you go powder your nose? Save me some.

Thank you.

Maybe you can put on the other dress, not the white one, the other one we liked.



Try it to see how that feels I love you.

That's a piece of work, huh?

So, I've got the money, man. You've got the money, I know.

Chance came through, huh?

Why'd you leave him circling the house?

Let's just do the deal.

Are you looking for a place here in the neighborhood, next to little angel?

You got the shit here or what? Come on Scudder.

You know I can't deal with you baby.

What do you mean?

You know what I mean.

"What do you mean?" You know what I mean.

You take me for a fool?

You trying to bust me, man.

Angel come on.

Come on Scudder, let's not play the game. You want to play the game? I'll play the game.

My papers are ready, my franchise are ready, my lawyer's out of town, call me next week.

I can play that game.

I just want to do a little business with you man. Come on.

What are you talking about, man?

You think I'm a fool'? That's rude, man.

You are being disrespectful and rude.


Rude, man.

You were rude all the way the fucking street with sunny, weren't you?


Let me explain to you what happened to sunny, man.

What happened to her is people think that if you have to kill somebody in the course of doing business.

Sometimes it pays to advertise.

Make it messy, remind people that they bleed when they die.

Might even prevent some more killings.

Understand where I'm coming from?

You are really a humanitarian, aren't you.


Ok, no more fucking bullshit man.

I know you dig Sarah.

I love her just as much as you do, you understand what I'm saying?

And I loved sunny just as much.

But it's in your hands, baby.

So don't make a fucking mistake.


Think about that man.

Tell me how you feel next week.

Mr. Scudder here needs to go.

Come on, let's get out of here head over to your market, man.

How do you work this thing? Just dial the number.

Maybe I saw something in there gave me an idea. I got him if I'm right.

What did he say'?

He said he loves her too.

Detective sergeant Joe Durkin please.

He loves her too? What the fuck does that mean? What's that?

Sunny was working for Maldonado.

Bullshit, no way.

She wanted out, that's why he killed her. That's a bunch of shit.

You were right.

She wasn't afraid of you, she was afraid of him. So why did she lie about me'?

It's a hell of lot easier to get somebody to protect you against a pimp than a bunch of whacked out drug dealers that hack you up.

He was trying to buy into your club, right?

I didn't want to do business with that fuck.

Chance, you might not be in business with him he's in business with you.

Oh, come on, man. How much could he run through the club?

Not your club, the markets.

Your vans, your managers, the box boys. That's how he was using sunny.

She was getting his guys into your operation.

Yeah, I'm holding.

You gonna go the whole way in second? Let's go, come on.

Run the fucking thing. Come on.

Has to be in here.


Check it out man.

I owe you one.

Let's go nose guard.

As soon as we figure out who is who somebody'll be back to let you out.

So get close together, stay warm think of the overtime.

Sit down.

Nose guard.

Wait, you can't, you're not going to be able to see out the side view mirror.

Let's use my car.


Driving me crazy... what's going on today? I've got some remedy.

Food of the gods, kind of like being with you.

It's better than ever I thought it would be

I'm gonna make you so happy.

You just got to forget about everybody what everybody says.

Forget about pressures, forget chance and all the bullshit.

You don't have to work anymore.

You understand what I'm saying? Anything you need anything you ever want you're gonna have.

I'm going to take care of you.

You're gonna be my queen.

You got to buy a different dress though.

You hanging around here my boys will get excited put that up.

You picked it out.

I know, but we were there alone.

You didn't give me my little kiss today. Can I get a kiss?

It's our first kiss.

You think I killed sunny'?


That's a no? A no-no or no-yes'?



Scudder, wrong place wrong time baby.

Angel, I don't mean to be rude but...

We've just ripped off 150 of your logs man.

What? My what?

And your coke, you know what I mean?

If you want it back you meet me in 45 minutes.

Pier 20 in San Pedro I want Sarah.

Oh, you want Sarah.

You heard me, San Pedro, 45 minutes, pier 20. Be there.

You know what your boyfriend says?

He is not my boyfriend. Maybe not.

He's got all my coke, he says he's got all my coke.

And I don't know how he found out.

I just.

He wants you.

He wants to exchange my coke for you.

He is not my friend.

Come on baby come on baby I'm not lying to you baby.

You're not lying to me? No, I'm not lying. -Ok.

It's ok, you know?

I'll tell you what.

I let go all my coke I'll forget about it.

If you go away with me.

I'll go away with you. -No, no... No baby, I want to go away with you.

It's bullshit, I see right fucking through you, man, why...

I always wanted you.

I did.

Why are you doing this to me?

Ok, 0k.

I just wanted you.

I'm sorry.


Let's go, we have work to do.

Don't forget we were partners once.

Matt saved my life. Good enough for me.

What you say Matt. Hey Joe.

Brought you a flak-jacket and the smoke grenades you wanted.

Thanks I've got my own.

This is Art Franser, we're gonna be using his team.

How you doing. Matt Scudder.

That's my man, buster. Nice to meet you. -Hi buster.

I got chance unloading the logs over warehouse 154.

Here is a rough map of the place.

Here is the warehouse the surrounding area.

I don't know your guys, I figure I'd let you handle the tactics.

Sounds good.

What do you think? What's in this warehouse'?

It's empty but.

We got a little office down here in the end. Empty?

It's going to be a tactical nightmare.

Buster yes boss?

Why don't you come over and take a look at this? Do you know where this place is? I know exactly where it is sir.

Why don't you grab the guys, and head over there, I'll meet you over there in about 5 minutes.

How you doing? How do you feel?

I feel like I could use a drink Joey, but doing ok.

Nice ride.

There's my man.

Where is Sarah?


Where is Sarah?

"Where is Sarah?"


I said only you inside angel.

Fuck you!

You're gonna blow it angel I said only you inside.

Fuck you.

What's going on, only you inside.

You don't make the rules here today baby.

Oh angel.

You're blowing it angel.

You're gonna blow the deal man.

Come on baby, mind your daddy.

What's going on angel? What's going on?

I just want to show you here who's gonna make the rules here today.

The rules are that you are gonna cut her loose right now.

And send her out of here with chance in his car those are the rules angel.

What am I supposed to swallow that bullshit?

Who do you think you are talking to, chance?

Fuck you motherfucker!

Hey look who's here. The man that looks but doesn't see.

You brought your boyfriend along, huh? Fuck you.

Playing hero. I want you motherfucker.

Leave it alone chance, get back.

You playing hero to your lady? You're a little late for that, don't you think, baby?

I fucking want you man.

Maldonado, cut her loose.

Or she's going to be the highest price hooker in the history.

Cause I'm gonna burn all this shit up. What?

While we're killing each other, I'm gonna burn your shit man.

Bullshit man, I load up, then I cut her loose.

Come on, passion fruit.

I load my logs, then I cut her loose Scudder.

It's the bottom line.

Angel, I got all the shit rigged with gasoline man.

And I got this, these babies down here. Molotov cocktails man.

I made them myself with soap and gasoline.

The shit is gonna stick like napalm.

You don't want to do that Scudder.

And I got this, smoke grenade. This is gonna set off anything that happen to miss so don't fuck up.

You don't want to do that baby, I tell Mundo here to sneeze, you understand what I'm saying?

I hope he loves you, baby.

You're gonna have Sarah stuck up your ass.

Cut her the fuck loose.

Quiet baby.

You don't have it in you baby.

You wanna fucking try me?

I don't have a god damned thing to lose angel.

You don't wanna do that man hey! Relax.

I want that kilo, hey! Don't touch my fucking coke!

Kiss the first key goodbye, daddio!

What the fuck... hey!


What the fuck are you doing?

Don't fucking do it, man!

I don't have a god damned thing to lose.

Put the fucking fire out!

Kiss it goodbye.

Don't fucking do it, man!

Put the fire out.

What the fuck are you doing?

Hey, Mundo! Put the fire out!

Mundo, get the fuck over...

What the fuck are you doing?

Angel, I'm getting high off your shit man.

Cut her loose motherfucker!

Put out the fire.

This is what happens when you put a man in a position he's not gonna be able to win anyway.

Put out the fucking fire, and I'll cut her loose.

Put out the fucking fire!

You cut her loose or I'm gonna blow your fucking brains out.

Who the fuck are you going to shoot?

Shoot me motherfucker I'll blow your brains out.

Don't shoot, get back.

Are you going to shoot her?

Put the fucking gun away.

Look at this guy, put the fucking gun away.

And you get the fuck over there! Fuck you!

Tell your boyfriend to get over there.

Tell your boyfriend to get over there.

Right there, who are you gonna shoot. The fucking gun is down, alright?

Hope he loves you.

Alright, cool it!

I'll out her loose! Fucking relax! I'm gonna cut her loose god dammit!

I'm going after number two now.

Damn you I'm gonna cut her loose, hold down a second man I'm gonna cut her loose.

You'd better fucking do it.

God damn you.

Ok! Ok!

Now cut her loose!

I'll cut her loose, hold on god damn you.

Come on, this one's done man.

Damn you!

God damn you!

Put out the fucking fire and I'll cut her loose!

Then quit your crying and cut her loose!

Alright, let's calm down, let's do the deal.

You cut her loose, you bring your Van in here, we're gonna load this shit up and then we're out of here together, in separate vehicles.

That's the only way it's gonna be.

Cut her loose.

Cut her loose, man.

Let's get this straight I'll go get my Van and we all leave together after logs are loaded.

Then I cut her loose.

You cut her loose first, bring the Van in here and we'll load the shit.

Don't make a fucking mistake man.

Mundo cut her loose I'll cut you loose baby.

Where is he going'?

Where's he going?

He's gonna get the fucking Van, what are we are going to, carry this shit out?

I want one man to bring that Van in here.

Fuck you!

I cut her loose, what else do you want'?

Sarah come here baby.

Go Sarah, go to your fucking hero.

Go to your fucking hero.

Get the fuck over there!

Calm down.

Fuck you!

What the fuck you want me to do now, huh?

Stay here.

Hey hold on!

Sarah get down.

Joey he's gone! He got away man!

Oh yeah, it's our fault, fuck you!

He got out the east gate... How was I supposed to know.

Where is Franser?


Matt, please.

Get the fuck away from me.


I'm sorry.


Don't do this.

It wasn't your fault.

I'm sorry.

Are you ok?

I'll take you home.


Keep your head down.

Keep your head down.

We got to get off this thing.

Keep your head down.

Get in that tree.


that's it, Scudder. That's it Scudder, hide!

Hide you fuck!

Come up and face me.

Let's do this!

Face me you fuck.

Stop hiding Scudder.


Don't do it, man!

Fuck you!

I'm Matt Scudder, I'm an alcoholic.

Hi Matt.

Feeling pretty good today.

When I first came to this program about a year ago.

I didn't really believe this stuff I didn't think any of it would really work. I wanted to believe it but I couldn't.

I live in a world I didn't make.

I know that now.

It took me a long time to come to that realization.

I had to be really beaten into that reasonableness.

When I first came here I was too smart for this program.

I thought I had all the answers.

I had to keep coming back here time after... I failed the program 3 times.

But I've been dry a month now no, it isn't a month, no it is 5 weeks now.

This time I may do it for good.

I feel a new strength now.

This is really a gift I'm not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth I'm just gonna ride that sucker.

When I put my head on that pillow at night, man.

When I fall asleep, I don't pass out.

When that sun comes up, I wake up. I don't come to.

I am in love, what can I say.

It's a great feeling, man.