Across the Universe (2007) Script

Is there anybody Going to listen to my story All about the girl who came to stay She's the kind of girl You want so much It makes you sorry Still you don't regret a single day

Hold me tight Tell me I'm the only one And then I might Never be the lonely one So hold me tight Tonight Tonight It's you

Who will take me out next week?

You'll be halfway around the world.

Well, it better not be Phil Scully.

Come here.

I'll be back soon.

They give you a furlough after boot camp.

And after that?

Yeah. All right. Good night. I'll see you tomorrow.

All right, then.

Don't spend it all at once. Last one for a while, eh, son?

Last one ever, Cyril. I felt the same at your age.

I told myself, "When I'm 64, I'll be long gone from this place."

But I'm still here. Move it along.

Some of us are thirsty and the pubs have been open five minutes.

Hi, Charlie.

You're gonna miss this place.

Don't count on it, Phil.

I've ironed your best shirts.

I'll be shoveling coal in a furnace, Mum. I don't think I'll be wearing them.

You'll be wearing them when you go ashore in America.

Yeah, well, that could be months from now.

If you wanted a seafaring life... couldn't you have signed up for the Mersey Ferry?

At least you'd be home for your supper every night.

I sometimes feel you're not telling me everything.

I just need a break from the yard, Molly.

I'll be back before you know it.

Or do you need a break from me? Is that what this is about?

Come here.

Close your eyes and I'll kiss ya Tomorrow I'll miss ya

And remember I'll always be true Pull the other one. What?

And then while I'm away I'll write home every day You better.

And I'll send all my loving to you You bastard.

Bye, sweetheart! Bye!

Goodbye, Danny!


Go deep! Let's go...


All right, ladies, let's take a break. Come on.

Yeah, I'll tell you somethin'

I think you'll understand When I say that somethin'

I wanna hold your hand

Oh, please say to me You'll let me be your man And please say to me You'll let me hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy inside

It's such a feeling that my love I can't hide

Hop in.

Thanks, mate. Appreciate it.

Sorry. Excuse me.

Shit! Goddamn it.

Thanks, man.

Excuse me, you don't where I could find Professor Huber, do you?

No such person. Not that I'm aware of.

Professor Wesley Huber?

Listen, I've pissed off every professor in Princeton... and he's not one of them.

Oh, wait a second, there's a Wes Huber.

That's him right over there.

Can I have a word?

If you're looking for work here, check with administration.

I got a job, thanks.

You sound like a limey.

I am, yeah.

I was stationed there during the war. I had some good times.

Yeah, I know.

At Burtonwood, right?

How would you know that?

L... I believe I'm your son.

I don't think so.

Me mother's Martha Feeny.

How'd you track me down?

Through Army records.

If I would have known about you...

What? You would've come back, is that it?

You know, she said that wouldn't have proved that you loved her... only that you felt obligated.

Well, it would have been better than raising a kid on her own.

Yeah, well, she wasn't the only one in those days.

You could excuse a bastard by saying his dad was killed in the war.

Did she find someone else?

There were a few hopefuls over the years, yeah.

I think I scared them off.

Listen, kid, l... It's Jude.


I got a family. I got a wife, I got two kids.

Yeah, look. Mr. Huber, I didn't come here to derail your life.

You know? And I'm not here for your love or your approval.

I'm just here so that we both...

Both know that the other one exists.

All right.

Fifteen bucks says you miss this shot. Fifty says your sister still marries me.

Yeah, well, maybe.

All right, window. Let's go.

All right, ladies. There you go.

Ready? Yep.




You missed!

Whatever. It was the wind.

Set me up. I believe in you.

You couldn't hit the barn side of a broad, man. Come on.

There you go.


Oh, yes! Yes! Yes!

How do you like me now? We're gonna get you, asshole!

How do you like me? Go to bed. Go to bed, you ain't got nothing.

Yeah, they're going back into... They're not going back to bed.

No, they're not. Go, go, go.

Go, go, go.

They went this way. Come on!

Shit, I'm out of shape.

You're the guy who was asking for the janitor, right?


So, what are you, like the assistant janitor?

I'm just bunking down here, you know, temporarily.

Why? Why do you need to know?

You're wanted by the cops, huh? FBI?

You know, it looks to me as though you're the one who's on the run.

Yeah. Thank you for that, by the way.

What would they have done if they caught you?

I don't know. Something involving genitalia and shoe polish.

Nasty. Yeah.

Where's that accent from? Same place as me. Liverpool.

And do you have a name?


It's Jude. Max.

I'm pleased to meet you.

Well, Jude, as a stranger to our shores... the least I can do is offer you some Ivy League hospitality.


Welcome to the nursery.

What would you do If I sang out of tune Thank you. Would you stand up And walk out on me?

Hey. I'm Chris. Lend me your ears And I'll sing you a song Thanks.

And I'll try not to sing out of key There we go. All right.

I get by With a little help from my friends He gets high With a little help from his friends

Take it easy, man. Hold it in.

I can't believe her.

I'm never having children.

Really? No.

Think about it, it's pure narcissism.

I mean, people putting out little carbon copies of themselves, going:

"Oh, doesn't he have his father's eyes?

Doesn't he have his mother's lips?" It's...

It's disgusting.

Well, what about adoption?



Every night When everybody has fun Here am I Sitting all on my own It won't be long, yeah

Till I belong to you Since you left me, I'm so alone Now you're coming You're coming on home I'll be good like I know I should

Do you know when? Next weekend.

He got a pass before his outfit ships out.

I tell you, man, this is my favorite time of day.

Look at these. That one, she's cute. Emily!

Look at these. That one, she's cute. Emily!

Hey. Max!


How are you? Good. I'm good.

Damn. Max, you're such a pervert.

What? Some of them are kind of cute.

When did Emily get tits?


This is Jude. I asked him over for Thanksgiving.

We don't have it in England. Is it...? Is it a big deal?

Well, it's a heartwarming American tradition.

Yeah. It celebrates the time... when the Indians shared their food with the early settlers.

And how did we repay them? We slaughter them in thousands... and then ship them off to the shittiest bits of real estate.

I'm Lucy.

I went to the closet under the stairs and my clubs weren't there.

If you'd asked... You'd have said no.

I never knew Princeton had a golf program.

They don't.

It's just my way of unwinding, you know?

Whack a few balls around at the end of the day.

Those lectures can fry your brains.

"Lectures." What lectures? He dropped two courses.

Is that fashionable?

Is what fashionable?

Your haircut, or lack of one. Androgyny suits you, Max.

These kids are so spoiled.

I washed dishes to put myself through college.

You've never washed one since. More stuffing, Jude?

I'm stuffed enough, thanks.

You have any idea what your father pays for those tuition fees?

Please. You know, Uncle Teddy... he won't have to pay them much longer.

I'm dropping out. The cranberry sauce isn't as tangy...

Don't be ridiculous. I am not cut out... for this collegiate crap.

No problem. What are you...? What's your plans?

You gonna buy a broken-down station wagon... and drive across America like Jack...

What is it? Kerouac.

Mom. I read.

Well, actually, I was hoping to borrow your car, Dad. It's got AC and stereo.

Goddamn it, Max!

Be serious for once.

What do you actually intend to do with your life?

Why is it always about, "What will you do?"

"What will you do? What will he do? Oh, my God, what will he do?"

Do, do, do, do, do.

Why isn't the issue here who I am?

Because, Maxwell, what you do defines who you are.

No, Uncle Teddy, who you are defines what you do.

Right, Jude?

Surely it's not what you do... but it's the way that you do it.

Sorry you had to sit through that.

Is it like that at your house?

Not really, no.

It's just me and me mum... so me education is rarely a topic of conversation.

Max said you came here to find your father.

You jumped ship. Yeah, I did. Yeah.

It was weird when I got this Princeton address, you know.

I had it in my head that he might be some kind of Einstein or something.

But it turns out he's just a working stiff like meself.

How'd it go?

It was okay.

I mean, he didn't invite me back for Thanksgiving.

Might've been a bit tricky anyway. I've spent half me life trying to hate him.

He walked out on me mum when I was just a bun in the oven.

I never realized I had it so easy.

I mean, we're so... normal.

Oh, yeah?

I don't know, dinner was quite lively.

You know, when do that lot start chucking plates at each other?

Dessert. Yeah. Oh, dessert. All right, yeah.

My God, you... You have perfect teeth.

No, you do, they're perfect.

People in Liverpool, they only seldom do.

They stick out in all different directions. It's horrible.

You never heard of braces?

Yes, I have, thank you very much. We use them to keep our trousers up.

Goddamn it! It's like this every time I come home.

I mean, what the hell do they talk about when I'm not here?

You, mainly.

Jude, shit. I'm sorry, man.

Come on, we gotta do something with him.

He's a sailor on leave. He needs a bar, a brawl and a brothel.

I've just seen a face I can't forget The time or place where we just met She's just the girl for me And I want all the world to see We've met


Why, thank you.

Oh, yes!

What will you do if you don't go back to college?

What any irresponsible, unmotivated dropout would do:

Go to New York. Like, tonight.

What's the rush?

I mean, I like it here.

Come on. The most exciting thing that ever happened here... was when they got automatic pin setting. I'm talking the Village.

Think about it. Great music, great dope, orgies.

It'll be a gas!


She's got a boyfriend.

That's okay. I've got a girlfriend.

Forget it, man.

I'm not living here.

You must be the two who called.

Yeah. We saw your ad in Rat Magazine.

Right. Come on in.

It's our kitchen through here.

This would be our main room... living room, whatever room.

Real bummer losing my last tenant.

He played sax at the Gaslight. Out all night, slept all day.

We could do that.

You'd have to, man, because I'm a singer.

I can't have no one screwing up my beauty sleep before 2:00.

Someone can take this bedroom.

I'm gonna need two weeks in advance, guys. Is that a problem?

No, no, no, that's not a problem at all. You look kind of clean-cut.

Then again, could've murdered your granny with a hammer.

Actually, we're students.

I'm Jude and he's Max.

I'm Sadie.

That's me. Out of bounds.

Are you famous, Sadie? Man.

Not yet.

You guys have a good memory for faces?

Yeah, I think so. Why?

There's no mirror in your bathroom.

Oh, man! What a fox! Yes!

I mean, for an older woman, huh?

Max, I will pay for my share of the rent just as soon as I get a job, man.

Jude, don't worry about it. Look where we are, man.

Move it, pal. Come on.

Get out of here.

Get on the ground! Get down!


The 7:05 Northeast Limited leaving for New York City... now ready for boarding on Platform 20.

Platform 20, Northeast Limited now ready for boarding.

Check it out, man.

Check it out.


What the hell are you doing, man?

Desmond, this boy wants to talk to you.


I love it.

"Just stand on your head." She said, "Why?"

"I wanna see what it'd look like through a beer."

Get off me. Oh, man.

Hey, do you write your own songs, Jo-Jo?


I got 20 in a notebook... another 10 in my head.

Leave room for anything else?

Music's the only thing that makes sense anymore, man.

Play it loud enough, it keeps the demons at bay.

Hello, hello. Who are you?

Prudence. Where you from, Prudence?


Oh, and before nowhere?


Then I was living with this guy across the street.

Did he do that to you?

He was a mistake.

Where'd she come from?

She came in through the bathroom window.


I understand you need to get away... but why not come to Europe with your father and me?

I'd rather be with Max.

In New York?

Just for the summer, till I go to college.

I shudder to think how Max lives, or what he's up to.

He always attracts the most dubious people.

He's probably surrounded by promiscuous dope fiends.


You know me. I don't even smoke.

The big, bad city's not gonna get me.

Isn't she fantastic?


She's our landlady.

You live with my brother too? Yeah, him and Jude took me in.

I don't sleep with them anymore.

Thank you.

Hey, Lucy?

How do you like New York so far?

This is all I've seen. I only got off the train three hours ago.

Oh, yeah? Let's hear it for the Po Boys, y'all.

Do you wanna go out and get some fresh air?

Yeah? How about another one?

All right, bring it home! All right!

Man, it's packed in there.

Your girlfriend didn't look too happy about us leaving together.

She... She's not my girlfriend.

Well, you know, she's a friend who's a girl.

I thought you'd gone home.

No, no. I like it here.

Although I'm not really here.

You know, without a visa I don't officially exist.

It's exhilarating in a way. It's like a weird kind of freedom. You know?


Are you okay?

I mean, you know, I heard what happened.


But... a letter came for Max before I left home... and I haven't been able to bring myself to give it to him yet.

Scrub the floor, right, Jo-Jo? That's disgusting.

That was great, man. You got a really good sound.

You shouldn't have dropped out of college, Max.

Your sister's right. You had that whole Ivy League thing going for you.

And your father's a lawyer and shit. Max, what exactly does it say?

It says I have to report to an induction center on the 7th.


You got a week to contract some fatal disease.

Guys tried all kinds of stuff when I did my time.

You were in the military, Jo-Jo? No escaping it where I'm from.

I went in when I was 17.

Say you're a homo. They don't take homos.

Just say you're a pedophile. Say you wanna go into the villages... and you wanna rape and pillage all the little girls that look like me.

I remember this one cat.

He ate a ton of beets the night before the physical.

Looks like blood when you piss. Well, I hate beets.

Can we get the check, please? In a minute.

What is with these pricks? Calm down.

My mate's brother swallowed a ball of cotton to get out the army.

What does that do?

It shows up as, like, a shadow on the x-ray.

Track marks. They won't take a junkie. You want him to shoot up?

No. We could just jab his arm with a needle a few times.

Make it a rusty needle. Then it'll get infected.

That could work. Yeah. Gets all nasty.

Max. Oh, man, Max, what are you doing?

You can burn that paper, boy... but you still gotta show.

Daniel couldn't wait to go.

He saw it as his patriotic duty.

And I went along with it.

I was proud of him, I guess.

Apparently, he did something brave... so he wore a medal when they buried him.

You don't have to talk about this.

I want to.

I can't pretend like it didn't happen.

He was my first boyfriend.

He was the first person I ever knew to die.

I'd never even been to a funeral before.

I'm so scared for Max.

Listen, no one and no gun is gonna get Max.

You know, he's so twisted, he'll bend his way out of this fix.

Hope you're right.

I am right.

I love the bugger.

Do you have the draft in England? Not anymore.

Well, I'd have been exempt as a shipyard worker.

You should've studied art.


Well, I had to bring money into the house.

So I joined the ranks of the great unwashed.

Here. Come here.

Come here.

A little closer.

I just wanna get your eyes right.

You two, scram! You're defacing city property.

Oh, shit. What are you talking about?

This was just a crappy wall and now it's a work of art.

You want me to come down there?

Please do come down. You'll scuff up them shiny black boots.


Shit! Come on, you don't want to get in trouble with the law.

Let's go! Go! Go, go, go.

Jude, Jude, come here. Come here.

If I fell in love with you Would you promise to be true And help me understand

'Cause I've been in love before And I found that love was more Than just holding hands If I give my heart to you I must be sure from the very start That you would love me More than her

If I trust in you Oh, please, don't run and hide If I love you too Oh, please, don't hurt my pride Like her

'Cause I couldn't stand the pain And I would be sad if our new love Was in vain

So that's the way it is.

Yeah. That's the way it is.

Yeah, well, speaking as a brother, I think she could do better.

Max, get out.

Well, excuse me, but as blissful as you are in the throes of young love... l'm just letting you know I got a date with Uncle Sam.

I want you I want you so bad

I want you so bad It's drivin' me mad

Any reason you shouldn't be in this man's Army, son?

I'm a cross-dressing homosexual pacifist with a spot on my lung.

Long as you don't have flat feet.

You know what really pisses me off? Is I swallowed all those cotton balls... and they never even took an x-ray.

You still have options, man. Yeah, jail or Canada... and they both suck.

I mean, I could never come home. So, what is it?

It's a choice of a 6-by-4 cell or an endless wasteland of frozen tundra.

Montreal's cool. Man, they speak French.

So learn French. Learn French or die.

You think Sadie knows?

Knows what?

Let me see.

No way. You look gorgeous.

Sadie, come on. What...?

It's my band, honey. I can't wear this.

It's Tuxedo Club. For my 'do.


Cool. Don't start.

What is it, Max?

Prudence. Come on, sweet pea.

We all love you.

How long's she been in there? All night, I guess.

Come on, Pru. What's going on?

It's Prudence. I think she's hung up on me.

Dear Prudence Won't you come out to play?

Dear Prudence Greet the brand-new day

The sun is up, the sky is blue It's beautiful and so are you

Sadie, we gotta go. Later.

Hey, hey, LBJ. How many kids did you kill today?

Our voice is our weapon. And united we will win!

That's right, yeah!

You can crush the idealists, but you cannot crush their ideals!

The Americans are forcing even their friends into becoming their enemies.

Every day the hatred increases... in the hearts of the Vietnamese who want us out!

The image of America will never again... be the image of revolution, freedom and democracy... but the image of violent imperialism!

Hey, Luce! Luce, come on, stop worrying about it.

Nothing's gonna happen to me.

I could go in the Army and not get shipped to anywhere.

Play a lot of cards, learn how to box.

Come on, look at this. It's happening everywhere, man.

Maybe LBJ will have a change of heart and call the whole thing off, huh?

This war is totally immoral!

As soon as possible. Yeah, I can get it.

Paco. This is Lucy Carrigan.

She's an old friend. She's not a student... but she's interested in what we do. Wanted to meet you.

Paco. Nice to meet you.

How'd you hear about us?

I saw you at the Fifth Avenue peace march. I was moved by your speech.

I'm thinking of renting the spare room since Prudence split.

Jesus, Max.

Well, she's Prudence. She'll show.

You're up before 2 and looking wicked cool. Who's it for?

I have a meeting. Why, is that a prayer meeting?

Yeah, for your twisted soul.

Put my shirt away when you're done. Yes, ma'am.

What the hell was that?

That's Dr. Robert.

He's here to plug his book.

Spread the word.

There's a party for him tonight if you wanna join me.

We could celebrate.

I haven't said yes yet, Bill.

Sign with my label.

I'll put you in a studio within a month and get you a publishing deal.

It sounds fantastic, man. But I still gotta talk it over with the guys.

No, you don't.

Whose place is this? Luna Park, Dr. Robert's publisher.

There she is. Luna!

Bill, good to see you.

Luna Park.

Wow, this place is amazing. This is Sadie.

Fabulous singer and future star, if she's smart and signs with me.

Oh, look at this, pink punch.


You're not listening. Your guitar sound is a little lazy.

We need it tighter, not slick. This band gets behind me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Dr. Robert.

Time is not on our hands, people.

Time is slipping through them.

We gotta transcend the bullshit, and fast.

But, hey, no point butting your heads bucking the system.

Let them get all snarled up in their dreary hive.

Never knock the way another cat swings, man.

Hate to mess with your groove, New York... but we're about two years ahead of you on the coast.

We already graduated from what's been going on... to where it's gone.


Nice. Nice.

Love the people. Love the people. We love the people.

Where are we?

I don't know. And I don't know how we got here.

What is that place?

Headquarters of the League of Spiritual Deliverance.

The home of Dr. Geary.

Another outlaw like myself. We're navigators.

We're aviators. We're... eating taters. Masturbating alligators.

Bombardiers, we got no fears, won't shed no tears.

We're pushing the frontiers... of transcendental perception.

What's weird is we haven't met yet... on this or any other plane. Hey, doc.

He says he won't see you, man. Why, is he sick?

He just said he's busy.

Did you tell that son of a bitch... that we drove 3000 miles to see him?

All right, everybody back on the bus. What?

We're going home. California.

Doc? We just got here.

California isn't home to all of us. Yeah.

What can I say? You're either on the bus or off the bus.

Sayonara! Screw you!

Oh, well, that's just perfect.

Oh, well, that's just perfect.

My last blowout before the Army, we're stuck in the middle of...

Where are we, huh? It doesn't matter.

"I am me as you are he as you are me and we are all together."

That is so right. That's right.

You know, and if nobody's everybody then someone can be anybody, right?

Listen. Do you hear the music?

Where are we going? We're going out of our minds.

Come on, this way.

Where are you taking me? Down the rabbit hole.

Oh, I wanna feed the cow. Let's go.

Oh, my God, Jude.

Now, that's big.

For the benefit of Mr. Kite There will be a show tonight On trampoline

The Hendersons will all be there Late of Pablo Fanque's Fair Have you seen it? It's great, they got stuff.

Over men and horses Hoops and garters Lastly through a hogshead Of real fire In this way Mr. K. Will challenge the world With the blue people. They're great. They're just chilled out.

I better heat you up.

Is that Prudence?

It is!


Hi, guys!

Oh, man, that was amazing.

That was bizarre, yo. That was...

Look at you, sweet pea. It's good to see you.

You too. Oh, I want you to meet Rita.

She's a contortionist.

Because the world is round It turns me on

Because the wind is high It blows my mind

Love is old, love is new Love is all, love is you

Blood! Down! Down!


What time do you finish?

I don't know.

I love you.

Something in the way she moves

Attracts me like no other lover

Something in the way she woos me

I don't wanna leave her now You know I believe, and how

You're asking me Will my love grow I don't know I don't know You stick around Now it may show

Hey, you didn't get my left nipple right.

Oh, is that so?

Well, you know, you were lying on your side... and I was drawing from a distance.

So I couldn't see it properly.

What time is it?

Eleven o'clock, I think. I gotta run.

You didn't get in till 2:30.

You know Columbia's top scientists are working for the Defense Department?

I didn't, no.

There's gonna be this demonstration on the campus to protest it.

Paco says we need to radicalize.

It's not enough to just hand out leaflets... and lie down in the middle of the street and give flowers to cops.

Well, will he give you time off to go to Sadie's gig? Which is tonight.

I'll try.

Well, can you try harder?

I can't believe you're telling me this. And the rest of the guys?

I tried to tell you this a million times. So this is it?

Oh, darlin'

Please believe me

I'll never do you no harm

Believe me when I tell you I'll never do you no harm

If you leave me

I'll never make it alone I doubt that.

Oh, believe me when I beg you

Don't ever leave me alone

What is this?

When you told me

You didn't need me anymore

I don't believe this.

Hey, where you going?

Where were we?

Oh, yeah, that's right, baby. I don't need you. I'm gonna show you.

What the hell happened, man? Where'd Sadie go?

Solo, man. Way solo.

Hey, how's it going? Hope we're not interrupting the creative flow.

Still life?

Yeah, yeah, it's...

I'm sorry, what's that doing here?

Well, you don't have one. I had a spare.

Where should I put it?

Right here is fine for now.

They're transmitting live from Vietnam now.

It's gonna make a difference.

Bringing the war right in the people's living room.

Yeah, well, that's all well and good, mate, but this isn't a living room.

This is where I work.

I'm sorry, he must really be caught up with what he's doing.

There you go.

You should probably try to get an outside antenna.

I gotta go. You'll be there later?


Saigon command disclosed that 5000 more U.S. Troops... were committed to the war last week... bringing American troop strength to over half a million men.

The Vietcong assault on South Vietnam cities... produced record casualties last week.

Four hundred sixteen Americans were killed... and 15,029 wounded... raising total U.S. Combat fatalities in this country's longest war... to 30,057.

Well, I got a job.

You know, as in, "We'll pay you to do it."

I thought you'd be pleased.

What job?

It's a logo for Sadie's record company.

It's a strawberry.

You know, red, juicy, sexy.

Yeah, get it? No?

Why were you so rude to Paco before?

It wouldn't have killed you to talk to him. He's got a good mind.

He's committed, he's involved, he's...

A shagger. A what?

A shagger. A Don Juan.

A seducer of young, vulnerable women.

Jude, you know nothing about him.

Every time I go to your place, there's about 50 people there.

There's one bloke licking stamps and the other 49 are...

Oh, they're all female. Don't exaggerate.

Trust me, I'm not.

We're in the middle of a revolution.

What are you doing, doodles and cartoons?

I didn't mean it like that. No?

No? Well, what did you mean?

Sorry I'm not the man with the megaphone, this is what I do.

You could at least hear what he has to say.

I suppose you don't, because you're never gonna be drafted.

Nor will you, Lucy.

I would lie down in front of a tank... if it would stop this war and bring Max home.

Yeah? Well, it wouldn't.

What do you mean, it wouldn't? You don't think that it's worth trying?

I didn't say that. I'm...

Well, maybe when bombs start going off here, people will listen.

You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all wanna change the world Jude, what are you doing? I can't do this right now.

You tell me that it's evolution Well, you know Yeah, we all wanna change the world Jude, please. Please, don't.

But when you talk about destruction Don't you know That you can count me out?

What are you doing here, friend? It's not the time. Not now.

Don't you know it's gonna be All right Escort him to the door. Thank you. I'm sorry.

Come on, let's go.

I've never seen him like that. I don't know.

You gotta leave, buddy. Come on.

Jude! Who is this asshole?


Are you okay?

Get this clown out of here now!

Get him out of here!

Don't hurt him! Don't hurt him!

All right! All right!

What is the matter with you? Why would you do that?

On the edge of the balcony he was shot.

We thought a firecracker had gone on.

Most of us were downstairs on the lower level.

Police have issued an all-points bulletin... for a well-dressed white man seen running from the scene.

We hold these truths to be self-evident... that all men are created equal.

Memphis is a confused and shocked city tonight.

No one can believe what has happened.

It's been just a little over an hour... since Dr. Martin Luther King died from an assassin's bullet.

Dr. King was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital emergency room.

He died from a gunshot wound in the neck.

I'm sick and tired of violence.

I'm tired of the war in Vietnam.

I look at you all See the love there that's sleeping While my guitar gently weeps I look at the floor And I see it needs sweeping Still my guitar gently weeps

Not now. What is this ridiculous bullshit? He can't even play guitar.

The sound sucked out there. How many times...?

Get out there and tell Tony to fix it or I don't go on tomorrow night.

Come on, Sadie, it's the ratty end of the tour. Cool it.

Find me someone who can play the guitar, man.

This new guy's got no soul and no stank.

Do you wanna come up for one more, Jo?

I ain't gonna find Sadie there, man.

You better go on up to Lucy.


Well, she's probably out fighting for the cause, you know?

It look like you been fighting for it too, huh?

I don't have one. That's the problem.

Words are flowing out Like endless rain into a paper cup They slither while they pass They slip away Across the universe Pools of sorrow, waves of joy Are drifting through my open mind Possessing and caressing me

Nothing's gonna change my world

Images of broken light Which dance before me Like a million eyes They call me on and on Across the universe Thoughts meander like a restless wind Inside a letterbox They tumble blindly as they Make their way across the universe Strike! Strike! Strike!

No! No!


Jude! Lucy!

Jude! Lucy!

Jude! Lucy!

Die! Die!

You have a visitor.

What are you doing here?

I got a call from a friend of yours, a girl.

Said that you were in trouble, so I came down.

Are you all right?

I told the cops that I was a U.S. Citizen and you were my son.

What did they say? They wanted proof.

I didn't have any.

I talked the cops out of pressing charges for the riot and stuff... but the bottom line, this is an immigration issue.

Meaning they're kicking me out of the country?

I'm afraid so. Shit.

Thanks... Thanks for trying, though, yeah?

Have you told your mother you met me?

Not yet.

But... But l... But I will.

Look who's coming.

How's it going, Jude? I'm okay, yeah.

So when did you and Phil hitch up?

About two weeks after you stopped writing.

Oh, I'm pleased for you, though. And a kid's on the way.

That's great.

What was the name? Who?

The reason you stopped writing.

Her name was Lucy.

It was... It was good for a while, you know.

It all seems a bit unreal.

Is this real enough for you?

Glad to be back?

Yeah. Yeah. I couldn't be happier.

She's not a girl Who misses much

I'll be here same time next week, okay?

I need a fix 'Cause I'm going down

Mother Superior jumped the gun

Happiness is a warm gun

When I hold you In my arms And when I feel My finger on your trigger Oh, don't you know Nobody can do me no harm

Stop telling me this is a peaceful march. It's much worse than that.

The dogs and the violence... and the people you're with are more radical than you want me to believe.

They should be radical. You should be radical. We should all be radical.

Daniel is dead and Max is all fucked up... and this war just keeps going on and on and nobody's listening.

I'm listening. No, you're not listening.

I just don't want my beautiful daughter to get hurt.

Look, Mom. Don't cry.

Please don't cry.

Everything's really okay here, I promise.

It's gonna be all right, I gotta go.

Close the door.

I thought it was the other side who dropped bombs.

Thanks, mate. Thanks.

Blackbird singing In the dead of night Take these broken wings And learn to fly All your life You were only waiting For this moment to arise

Blackbird fly Blackbird fly Into the light of the dark black night

Here, love. Thanks.

Last call, pal.

Hey, Jude Don't make it bad Take a sad song And make it better Remember To let her into your heart Then you can start To make it better


You don't look too messed up.

Yeah, well, everything below the neck works fine.

Does she know?

You didn't tell her. Nope.

All right, good. Good.

Hey, this is your Cousin Brucie at 720 WWEN... in a live broadcast from the top of the world with...

Is that Sadie? You got that right.

Shit, we're late.

Don't let me down

Nobody ever loved me like he does

And if somebody loved me Like she do me Ooh, she do me Yes, she does

Yeah! Hey, Prudence.

How are you? Good. Welcome back.

Where's Lucy?

Don't know. She should be on her way.

Did you give her the right address? Yeah. I thought I saw her on the street.

Oh, shit.

Let's go.

Spread out.

That's it. Wrap it up. Let's go.

You have no permit. You're disturbing the peace. Come on, off the roof.

Come on. Thank you!

It's all over.

Come on, let's go. Feels good to be back, baby.


Come on, we gotta clear the roof. Let's go.

Hey. Be nice, be nice. All right. Keep moving.

Yeah, yeah. Joy. Happiness.

That's right. Background singers, huh?

Where did Jude go? I don't know. And where is my sister?

I'm sure I saw her, Max.

I don't understand what the problem is.

Man, get your hands off me.

There's nothing you can do That can't be done

Nothing you can sing That can't be sung What?

Nothing you can say But you can Learn how to play the game Who the hell is that?

Jude? It's Jude.

There's nothing you can make That can't be made No one you can save That can't be saved Nothing you can do but you can Learn how to be you in time It's easy Hey, that means you too. Let's go.

All you need is love

Hey, kid! Get your ass out of here! Let him stay.

Come on. Come on, out of my way.

Let's go.

Plug it in.

All right. Thanks.

That's great.

Oh, please, you have to let me through. I need to get up there.

I can't believe this.