After We Leave (2019) Script

Sub By Black Hawk


You sterile?

Sick maybe?

Come on, a guy like you, still around?

Something's wrong.

Nothing's wrong with me.

Hey, you heading to the city?

Not that far south, man.

How far? Hey, hey, hey!

Hey!

Open the front pocket.

Open it.

Reach in.

Congratulations. You can have it.

The bag stays here.

You're not taking the bag.


Why are we even debating this?

Of course the senate should re-authorize the OEE.

Look at the economy, 72 quarters in a row of recession.

Look at the climate.

You know, one third of the land of this country is now scientifically categorized as desert.

Or crime, gun homicides are up almost what, forty percent in the last ten years?

There's not enough jobs, there's not enough land and not enough clean water.

And all that will be worse if that 15% of the population was still down here.

Even if we take Larry's view, that would only be if it was unbiased.

You know, a random selection of people getting to leave.

If that 15% was a few of everyone, fine, but it's not.

It's the majority of the people with the most education, the most skilled, the most money.

And to say that what's left down here is better off is not just untrue, it is disgusting.

Why you heading to I., man?

What's that?

Why you heading to I., man?

I'm... going home.

What?

Coming home.

Sorry, sir. What?

I'm just, uh, just...

Just on my way.


Is Vanessa here?

Vanessa?

What... what are you doing here?

Just looking for Vanessa.

I don't know where she is, and I wouldn't fucking help you if I could.

Now serving F-0-0-1 at window number 18.

Now serving B-0-3-2 at window number two.

Now serving B-0-2-4 at window number 12.

Now serving G-0-1-9 at window number eight.

Now serving G-0-1-4...

We take that info from your original application.

I think maybe my wife submitted a change for us, and I just wanted to make sure.

Information changes are window 21-A.

No, I don't need to change it.

I just wanted to know if we did change it.

And what are you waiting on? Papers and stuff.

You received your letter of notification?

Yes. Then you have a visa.

But can you look up if we changed our address after the notification letter was mailed?

Whatever address the letter was forwarded to is the one we have.

There are no other mailings after that.

Your information is locked.

Just show up at departure.

Okay, we need an extension on our launch date.

On the counter to your left, the blue form.

You need a signature from your Congressman or, if you live in a district under Federal supervision, a consent decree manager.

Get new DNA and blood verification from an approved vendor and turn it all into window number six at least two weeks before your original launch date.

I don't have time for that.

My launch is on Friday.

This Friday, in four days?

Is there any way we can swap with another couple that needs...

That wants to leave early?

No, unless you and your wife show up before cut-off on Friday, that's it.

You lose the visa.

Can you just look up my...

Where is your wife?

She went for a walk. Outside?

Cause she can't get back in without that letter.

No, she just went to the bathroom.

If she's pregnant, you're not gonna get past departure.

Just get rid of it and do it again up there.

That's the whole reason you have to be married before going to the colonies anyway.

She's not pregnant. I just...

Look, there's gotta be some way to get a little more time.

Why were you asking me about your address?

What was your last name?

Can I see the letter of notification?

I'm sure I can look up the information you wanted from that.

Forget it.

Next.


We wanna buy your visa.

Hi.

We were out there, um...

I saw that you're not with your wife.

Um, is she sick?

Or are you guys splitting up or something?

We've got cash, a car, whatever else you want.

We know a guy, a med student.

He does it on the side at a school.

It's totally safe.

The finger, DNA, all of it.

We're good people.

We're very good people.

It wouldn't be wasted on us.

Your departure's soon, right?

You could give it to us.

It would really, really help us.

The visa's not for sale.

But... Whatever you want.

We have stuff, you know. We have...

We've done everything right and we're never...

At least call your wife and just ask her.

Please, please don't waste it.

I'm sorry.

Maybe I could do something for you.

We could go somewhere.


Hey, hey, no. You can't be back here, man.

I'm looking for Eric.

About what? I'm a friend of his.

I'm a friend of everybody, but I'm not walking...

Eric! Don't start fucking yelling.

I just said get out of here. I said I know him. Eric!

You're in trouble now.

It's good to see you.

He come alone?

I think so, I mean...

What did I just talk to you about?

He said he was your friend.

Go see if anybody else is there.

Fucking do your job.

Hey, Rondo! Yeah!

Check out back.

No, there's nobody.

Lock the gate.

Hey, Jack.

What's up?

Came to ask... Shut the fuck up.

What?

What do you wanna say to me?

Came to ask a favor.

Hmm. I'm looking for Vanessa.

Who's Vanessa?

His wife.

What happened to your wife?

What happened to your wife, Jack?

Can you help me find her?

What do you want with her?

Come on, Eric.

Eric! You think I owe you something?

You think I fucking owe you something?

Don't come back here.

Eric.


You're back.

Hey, Lexi.

You wanna grab a drink?

I'm looking for my wife.

Nobody has seen Vanessa.

Have you seen Morgan?

I think they were at Faith's mom's old place by the Pasadena sign.

They might have gotten evicted by now.

I don't know.

Thanks.

You can crash with me.

The train's not running.

I got a place to stay. Mine's better.

I'll see you, Lexi.


Hey.

Good to see you, Morgan.

So Emilio.

He and his wife rent out our back room.

Hello.

Bottled water is not really in our budget.

I've got beer, soda.

Soda? Please.

Thanks.

How'd you...

How'd you know we were here?

Lexi.

Do you know where Vanessa is?

Hey, baby. Hi, Faith.

He just showed up.

What are you doing here?

Look, I really need to find Vanessa.

Our visa came through.

It's an A-3, anywhere except Luna, guaranteed the homestead.

Problem is we only have three days.

It's a little tough to hear, don't you think?

Yours could still come through.

What?

We applied two years before you did.

All right? They're not giving them to couples like us.

They say it's an open lottery.

Yeah, that's fucking stupid.

Look, I'm just saying, don't give up.

We're having a baby.

Yeah.

We waited eight years.

And if we weren't careful, we were gonna wait another eight.

Yeah, but... What's wrong with you, Jack?

Do you think we wanna raise a kid here?

Look, look out, man.

There's three buildings on this block alone are abandoned.

You can't even drink the water out of the pipes

'cause the city's in bankruptcy.

Faith and I, we had to be honest.

It wasn't gonna happen.

Okay? We need to make it here and we've been building our life right here.

And then you fucking show up with a visa!

You, Jack!

We're happy to see you, we really are.

Would you cut us some fucking slack?

Are you still working construction?

Nah.

Nobody's building in I. County anymore.

I'm working recycling and salvage.

You want an apple? Thanks.

Where've you been Jack?

I've been up in Yukon, mining mostly.

Coltan, rhodium, a bunch of rare earths.

So, you just left.

I just left.

I stood up for you for two whole years, man.

Defending you.

That was a stupid thing to do.

Yeah, like it probably was.

I kept saying, "Jack would never have just walked off like that.

Surely he must be dead."

Well, I'm back.

Okay.

You really don't know where she is?

No.

You think Eric would know?

Do not go see him. Would he know?

You left them on the hook for the Alvarado crew.

It went bad.

They held him for a week.

He killed four of their guys...

With an axe handle to get out.

You wanna go see him for me?

I gotta find her.

You just stay here for a couple of days, man.

You can... You can crash on the couch.


That's a little bit creepy, Faith.

Feels very strange to be back here.

I want you out of my house.

You've hurt too many people and you have this gem of a new life.

And you crushed her.

And you wanna find her again.

In...

It doesn't matter.

You know, we did everything right.

Morgan stayed. He stopped working with Eric.

And we have to be here and you... you get to...

I'm sorry.

All I know is you guys deserve it.

Faith, I'll tell you what I've learned.

This whole place is a stinking hell.

And I wasn't coming back until I could get out of here with Vanessa.

And now I can.

And I'm gonna try to make it right.

This is all I've got.

Starbrite?

She lived there for a little while after she lost the house.

Why?

I used to go there with somebody else.

You so don't deserve it.

Hey. Is there a Vanessa Elton staying here?

What?

Vanessa Elton.

Does she have a room here?

Yeah, you gotta bring your own girl in.

There's no hookers here.

No, she's blonde, about this tall.

They aren't any chicks staying here, man.

Can you just check your records?

Maybe, I don't know, figure it out?

Check what? I don't write down names.

All right. All right. Just give me a room.

You want a single or a double?

You got 207?

Uh, yeah.


Lexi.

Hi.

You coming in?


You should have told me you were going to be here.

You're so stubborn sometimes.


How old are these?

Guaranteed to work or your money back.

How much? Earth plus up there?

Fifty.

I only need here.

For only a little bit more, you get all 17.

Don't know anyone up there.

Twenty.

That's the best deal I ever made.

Jack Chaney?

Do I know you?

Come on, you know you miss it.

Everybody misses it.

I can't think of one person who does... who hasn't told me.

Like, if you ask them, personally, in their home or something, they'll tell you they miss it.

Top three things that everyone misses.

Number three, credit cards.

Two, the internet. They miss pornography!

And number one, I scream, you scream, we all scream...

Please stop talking.

Go lock up.


Rocky Road was my favorite.

What the fuck is Rocky Road?

It had nuts and marshmallows.

Well, screw that.

You think I wouldn't find out?

About what?

You went to Pasadena. You got Morgan on your side.

Who else?

I'm not making a move on you, Eric.

I'm looking for my wife.

Tell me why.

She's my wife.

Oh.

Okay.


Leave the city now, or pay up.

I'm not here to dig up the past.

I lost a lot because of you.

You leave or you pay up.

I don't work for you.

She cut her hair.

You know where she is?

Yeah. Tell me.

I have a big job to do.

Impossible for us, but you could change that.

No.

You do the job, I'll take you to her.

I'll find her without you. No, you won't.

So...

Ask me about the job.


Please move along. There is no public access.

Tell Carrington, Jack Chaney is here to see him.

Step back from the gate.

Tell him Jack Chaney.


Do you mind if I ask how you know the administrator?

Carrington?

He and my sister knew each other.

Not that many people get in here.


Jonathan Chaney.

Back in the big city.

And you're still the company man.

The company man.

Well, they can't trust just anybody to look after things down here.

They trust you.

They do.

Imagine that. Imagine that.

How's it going?

Raw materials flat, expansion is almost done, energy is booming.

Calisto 3 has a pH problem in their culture pool.

Almost had to do rolling blackouts and they're paying through their teeth for an extra shipment from down here.

Yeah, I get it. You're doing great.

Yeah.

Why are you here?

I got a visa. You got a visa.

Yeah. You got a visa.

What are you gonna do with that visa?

Use it. Easier than ever to sell.

Just the DNA match at launch, everything's offline.

They're not even using pictures anymore.

You can hold a lot of cash with four and a half fingers.

Yeah, I could. Yeah.

I'm using the visa.

Congratulations.

When do you leave?

Friday.

Out of Chellis?

Mm-hmm.

That's one of ours.

OEE has been leasing space on top of our shipments for months.

Not too many things get by us anymore.

I don't give a shit about your business bullshit.

I, uh...

I got two days and I can't find Vanessa.

I don't know where she is.

I wouldn't expect you to know where she is.

But... But you can help me.

Right?

I need you to help me find her.

How many times are you gonna do this to me?

Just once more and then I'm gone.

I think about your sister every day.

And I can't undo it.

Which is why... you're going to help me do this.

We're like everybody else.

No external network.

I got guys running Infostix across town four times a day.

If she was involved in our business, down here in any way, if she worked at one of our facilities, I'd know.

But outside of that, they don't care about it.

So, I don't care about it and I have no way of knowing about it.

You have no way of knowing about it?

No one you could call?

Then I need some money.

You know what? I don't wanna stop you because I know where you're going with this.

I can't... There's no cash for grab.

Not a single cent of hard currency.

Well, how much is a bloom worth?

Enough that they can't go missing.

So you're not going to help me?

My hands are tied. Ah. Jesus.

"My hands are tied"?

I wish I could help you.

So that I could tell you that I'm not gonna help you.

I'm almost done flagging you as an MC Security threat.

It's our rocket.

So, OEE follows our lead on the no-launch list.

What?

Immediately arrested if you set foot near any launch site. Just stop.

All I have to do is push this button.

Stop! I get it.

I shouldn't have come at you like this.

I'm sorry. All right? I'm sorry.

Then say the words.

It...

It wasn't your fault?

Is that what you want me to say?

Last chance.

It wasn't your fault.

Nicky loved you.

You loved her.

I forgive you.

Again.

It wasn't your fault.

She loved you.

You loved her.

I forgive you.

I forgive you.

Accepted.

Why did you ask me for money?

I owe someone.

He's the only one who knows where Vanessa is.

You never had any problem finding a scheme for cash before.

Why now?

I don't wanna be that guy anymore.

How did it go?

It's in place. When do we start?

Felt good, right? Back in the saddle.

When do we start?

Tomorrow morning.

Have a good night, Jack.


Hello? Is Lexi there?


This is one night when I...

I couldn't get to sleep

because anything that was touching me felt like, you know, one of those lead blankets.

And I got up and I went outside and...

I don't know, the whole night felt that way.

I could tell you a million stories like that.

But I couldn't tell you why I left.

It's like there's no chance anymore.

That we don't have the same chance and there's nothing out there.

I didn't find anything out there.

That's what I want.

I want a chance to have something.

Remember those old stories

about the guys that'd go west?

They'd just be able to have that land.

Jack, stop.

I wanna be better than who I was.


Hey. Wakey, wakey.

So, we're on for tomorrow. We gotta pick up some stuff.

Okay.


You worried about Jack?

Well, you should be.

He has a debt to pay.

This job is not safe.

And...

I am me.

But Jack is Jack.

He should be fine, then.

Unless you think he's lost a step.

Whatever he owes you, I got it covered.

Might cost more than you think.

I'm not gonna fuck you.

Just name your price.

You think this is business?

You're not gonna fuck me?

What if I fuck you?

He owes me!

How much?

How much?

What's in the bag?

Huh.

You've been saving for a while.

It's almost a hundred gallons.

What's it for?

I don't want you to ever bother us again.

What were you saving it for?

Does it really fucking matter?

Then it's not enough.

I was going to open up my own bar.

Thought we almost had it.

You tell Jack his debt is settled.


What are you doing here?

Why would you work for that guy?

It's just one job. Don't worry about it.

I owe him. I took care of that.

What? We settled it.

You're free and clear.

Why would you do that?

I didn't ask you to do that.

I have to do the job.

Why?

He knows where Vanessa is.

I was here Jack.

You remember that.


Okay.

Oh, wow.

Bring him back alive.

He's annoying, but useful.

No one's gonna get hurt.

Whatever Lexi paid you, give it back.

She made a deal.

I'm doing the job.

It pays my debt. I don't want her involved.

Too late.

You're lucky I know Carrington.

You got anybody else that could pull this off?

Do you know anybody who knows where Vanessa is?

Okay, so, I got us a couple of cutie-beauties.

Check that shit out. Check it out.

Here. No.

Hmm...

Uh, yes.

No.

Okay, let me just jump through this here.

No, yes. No, yes. No, yes. No, yes.

Hmm... Buzz, time's up. Yes.

You never had a problem before.

I'm not killing people.

Just shooting them. No, come on...

Hey.

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

Go help Rondo with the van.

I'm gonna do this my way.

Things always work out the way you want?

Why is this fucking bag so heavy?

God!

Keep going.

We should have quit when the cart broke.

Just keep going.

Let's go. Keep going. Keep going.

Fuck. No. Fuck this.

Hey. Fuck.

I will make sure Eric knows you blew this for him.

He will feed you to his dogs. Now, get back here.

Fuck you!

Fuck you! Fuck your mother!

Let's fucking go!

You push.

Push.


You did it.

Yeah.

So now you tell me that you got the Helix.

And you remind me

the whole bloom degrades in three to four days.

I won't have any more leverage.

Probably get ugly.

Let's just skip all that.

Take me to her.

As soon as I see her...

I'll tell you where the Helix is.

Word is bond?

Word is bond.

All right.


Hey, you know, I used to have a parakeet named Vanessa.

I mean, a lorikeet.

What the fuck?

What the fuck is wrong with you, you fucking psychotic?

I fucking hate you.

I think I hurt his feelings.

Ah, ah, that's a lot of blood.

That's all my blood.

You're lucky he didn't head-butt you.

What was that guy's name?

That was the bike mechanic.

Man, you can tell me. Is she married?

I didn't talk to her.

Tsk. Just tell me.

I checked to see if she was where I thought she was, that's it.

What did you see?

I told you, I'd take you to her, nothing else.

She's married.

Does she have any kids?

Does she have any kids?


Don't shoot him!


Hello?

It's Jack, get Morgan.

Why? - Faith, I'm in trouble.

Just get him.

I'm not gonna do that.

Just tell him I'm in Casitas Norte.

Eric has a squat house somewhere near there.

I'm to the east of it.

When you get it straight, we are here for you.

Till then, don't call us again.

Faith, I... I... I need you.

I...


Rondo!

Ah!

Hey! Hey!

Come on!

Come on!


That motherfucker can fight.

Get him in the house.


Get his hand free. We need blood flow.


Came close, Jack.

She changed her name.

Has a nice house, like, ten minutes from here...

Over on Ilex by the powerlines.

She's gonna be surprised to see me.

Can he, like, feel shit?

The patch only impedes movement.

Oh.

I like my nose.

It's my best fucking feature.

Ooh!

Ouch.

All right, I'm ready.

But I wanna see the stuff first.

It's the only thing he takes as payment.

What? You wanna say something?

I have... the Helix.

Dude, you are old and slow.

I swapped it out before we even left the fucking fridge.

Wait.

My wife and I...

Do you not remember me?

Fuck you, Jack Chaney.

Why would I help you?

Eric.

Eric...

Let me do it.


It's come to this.

You probably don't wanna watch this.

This is for everything, buddy, and it's still not enough.


Stays self-contained and alive for about 70 to 80 hours.

And after that, your buyer's blood and DNA takes over and it's no good.

Is that clear?

Uh, who gets to chop off the wife's finger?

I'll tell her you said hi.


How many out there?

I don't know. I don't know.

Where's my fucking gun? Did he take my gun?

Why the fuck did he take my gun?

Where's this forger? He went to meet Eric.

Boys, hey!

Lugo!

Jose!

Leave Jack. Get the hell out.


I'm sorry, Morgan. It's done.

Did you get Eric?

No.

He wasn't here.

I gotta stop him.


Yeah, it's all going fine.

Well, I got that. The forger already has yours.

And I'm gonna have one for your wife any minute.

I'm just about to meet with the woman, all right?

No, no, no. No. No.

We're on schedule.

We are on schedule, all right?

You...


It's over. It's over, Eric.


Sub By Black Hawk