American Dresser (2018) Script

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, amen.

And I heard a voice of heaven saying, "Happy are the dead who die in union with the Lord, from this time onward."

"Yes," says the spirit, "let them rest, for their labors, the things they did, go right with them forever."

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, amen.

Oh.


God bless you. Thank you.


Oh, my God.

Charlie.

Oh, thanks for coming, huh?

Thank you. Hi, John.

I'm Mary, Charlie's girlfriend.

Good to meet you.

I'm so sorry about your wife Sandra.

Charlie told me so much about her and what a wonderful woman she was.

She was, yeah.

Thank you.

Is he gonna be OK?

Yeah, but he's pretty banged up, I gotta tell ya.

The motorcycle accident really did a number on him.

But the good news is his surgery is next week.

What is most concerning is his left leg.

But I'm optimistic that if he responds positively to surgery, he'll be able to keep it.

Stay strong, brother.

You too, Charlie. You too.

I'll be seeing you soon.

I promise.


Drinks on me!

That's it.

What? That's it.

What? No more, John.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, unh-unh.

The bar is closed.

No! I want one for the road!

You're not driving home. You watch me.

Oh, yeah? Hah. Yeah!

Thanks for calling me.

Come on, what is this?

You call my daughter, Lucas?

I have empathy for you losing your wife, but don't be a jackass.

Come on, let's get you home.

I don't wanna go home.

Dad, come on.

Come on, Dad. Richard's waiting for me.

Let's go, we gotta go.

Watch out.

This way. Dad.

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Where do you think you're going?

Out. I asked you where.

And what time you coming home?

You fucking kidding me?

I'm the parent, not you.

You think you're acting like the parent?

Maybe you should try putting the bottle down.

Deal with him, Kate.

What?


Huh.


Oh.

What's it say?

Gimme that.

Give me that!

Any other secrets, Dad?

Let me explain.

Haven't you done enough?

Please!

I promise, I just found out about this.

I only read the letter last night!

How could you do that to Mom?

And us?

It's your job to hold this family together.

I will.

I will.


Hey!

Well, look at you standing up, standing tall, standing proud, Master Sergeant.

You, uh... sober enough to talk?

Now, you've been here two seconds and already you're busting my balls.

Come on!

What's going on?

I'm getting married.

Huh?

Wha... Wait.

It couldn't be to that Mary.

She's way too smart for that.

I know it's crazy, but...

Me getting married.

Even crazier, someone wanting to marry me.

I see you got the bike out.

Well, I thought she needed some attention.

I wanted to take a ride, it's been way too long.

Where are you headed?

East toward Montauk, or the North Shore?

The great northwest, Master Sergeant.

I'll come with ya.

I... um...

I really think I need to do this one alone.

Yeah.

Hey, you just got out of the wheelchair, come on.

No, you're right.

I ain't thinkin' straight with this medication they got me on.

And I need a damn walking stick to get around.

Who needs that shit, right?

You pullin' that reverse psychology on me?

Hmm?

It was worth a shot.

When you heading out?

I think next Friday.

All right...

Well...

And, uh... keep the chrome up on this rusty motherfucker.

I promise.


I hope this ride is everything you want it to be.

And if you see my father, tell him to come home in one piece.

We miss him.

I know.


I...

I know you had your reasons why you didn't want to tell me about it.


You gotta take me with you.

Now, how did you know I was here?

Where else were you gonna start this journey from?

I told you I wanted to do this trip alone.

The operation didn't work.

They're gonna amputate my leg from the knee down.

It's the last chance I have to take the ride of a lifetime.

Keep up.

Son of a bitch.


Why do I need to know that?

I don't know, why do you think they do it?

We need a room for a night.

Be $89.45, and will you be leaving a credit card for incidentals?

You got half of this.

I'm just tagging along.

No, you're a self-invited guest.

How much would you pay if I wasn't here?

Quit being a piker and put in some money.

It's not like you got two rooms, it's a single room.

With two beds. I certainly hope so.

I have a phone to attend to, can we get this show on the road?

What if I get two rooms and you have to pay for yours?

What about that?

Half it is.

I cannot believe I'm watching this shit.

Next month, we'll be married for 30 years.

Thirty years?

Yeah.

Uh... Are you sure?

Oh, come on.

So be honest, you sick of me yet?

Oh, no way, babe.

Do I still look good to you?

Are you kidding? Look at you. I mean, come on.

That's a good answer.

How long has it been since we've been on a trip together?

Just us, not kids.

Uh, 12 years, 3 months, 2 weeks...

OK, OK, OK.

What time is it? What do you got there?

We need to do that. What I was thinking is we get away for a couple of weeks and we go wherever you want.

It could be Italy, France, Mexico.

Yes. You requested a 7 a.m. wakeup call.

Thank you, you little bastard.


Son of a bitch! What?

Engine cut out on me, I had to coast in.

What do you think? I don't know.

We'll have to find some local mechanic around here.

You need a hand?

No, thanks.

You two heading west?

Why? Yeah, we are. You?

Maybe. Wanna get your bike running or what?

You have a bike?

You let strangers touch your bike?

Neither do I.

Come on.

Shit!

Let me tell ya what I'm gonna do.

Hold onto that for me. OK.

Hey! You got something you wanna fuckin' say?

Yeah.

When you make an ass of yourself, you should apologize right away.

Is that right, shit on a stick?

We got something around here called redneck pride.

You know, I've had about enough of you, inbreed.

Oh, yeah? You wanna fucking get hurt real bad, don't ya?

Everybody calm down. We're from out of town and we don't want no trouble, OK? What's your name?

Earl. Earl.

My name is Earl.

Earl. Great fuckin' name.

Let me buy you guys a round of beers, all right?

Why don't you buy beers for everybody in this fuckin' bar?

You got it.

Beers for everybody in the bar!

Bartender, a round of beers for everyone in here, on me.

Everybody? Yeah, yeah, yeah.

And if by chance you happen to know of a local garage that maybe could take a look at my motorcycle, that would be nice, too.

I don't off-hand, but I'll find someone that does.

Great, thanks.

What the fuck are you doing?

You're not gonna buy beer for everybody in this place.

I'm trying to defuse the situation here, Charlie.

Really? I don't want anybody holding up my trip.

Hey, this guy wants to buy everybody whisky shots now.

Whisky shots on top of the beers for everybody, on him!

No, I've ordered a round of beers.

I'm not buying anything else.

Listen, old man, before you and your gimp get fucked up, I suggest you get the whisky!

What did you say?

I said buy the fuckin' whisky.

I got your shot right here.

Who the fuck is this guy?


Come on, big guy.

That's all you got?

That's enough!

Everybody get out of my bar now!

You move it, before I shoot you in the good leg!

Now!

Ah, shit, my bike's not running!

It runs. I'm not much of a listener.


Now, we have to get rid of this guy, right?

Where are you going?

We've never really met.

My name's John. That's Charlie inside.

Willie.

Willie. So, what you doin', Willie?

Thought maybe I'd tag along for a couple of miles.

A couple of miles? Yeah, sure, why not?

So, you got money for a room?

I have money.

'Cause if you don't... I said I have money.

I just choose to spend it on living, not sleeping.

Aww, come on, why don't you just stay with us?

We got plenty of room. I'll call the front desk, get you a cot.

Besides, we owe ya, for helping us out in that bar and fixing my bike.

You could save your money for living.

Make yourself at home...

Willie.

Uh, I better take this.


You might find it pretty hard to shift with a broken foot.

Have you fellas decided yet?

Uh... I think, maybe...

For God in heaven's sake, will you make up your mind?

OK, OK, the T-bone steak, medium, with a baked potato!

I'm not sure yet.

What the...? Oh, for crying out loud.

Well, my name is Bev. Give me a holler when you're ready.

You know, I can't remember the last time I rode so many miles in one day.

Not that I'm complaining.

Why did you ask this stranger to tag along with us?

I'm not sure, ask me tomorrow.

This is not a joke.

Look, I know his type. He's like a stray dog.

You keep feeding him and he never leaves.

Or worse, you stop feeding him and he attacks you.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, maybe.

But there's one thing I am sure of. What's that?

He sure quickly made you forget that you hadn't ridden your bike in a long time.

We ain't waitin' a second for this guy.

He ain't around, he gets left.

Probably still got that redhead still bent over.

Unless her husband came home and shot him.

Shit!

Come on!


Give me a minute.

Yeah. Thanks for sharing.

Ohio, the Buckeye State. I haven't seen a buckeye yet.

You remember back in Sheboygan?

♪ The truckers all stopped at the diner ♪

♪ Just to see Mary ♪

♪ The food was good but the food was secondary ♪ You are bad. ♪ There are two reasons why she is better ♪

♪ And they're both big ones under her sweater ♪

♪ She's so sweet that her engine overheats ♪

♪ And I drink ten cups of coffee ♪

♪ I can't believe my eyes ♪

♪ Ten cups of coffee ♪

♪ Their size would hypnotize ♪

♪ That 46-26-36 ♪

♪ I shake my head and say ♪ Blblblblblblbl!

♪ I wanna eat there every day ♪ You are bad!

Now, let me guess. Cream with three sugars.

No sugar, a little milk.

I'll be damn.

Shit, I'm good.

♪ Ten cups of coffee ♪ Don't hurt nobody.


You sure we can trust him up there alone?

Don't worry about it, he's fine.

I got all my stuff back there.

You complain all the time.

Thanks for your support.

Just concentrate on the fishing.

I can fish with my eyes closed.

It's what I do.

It's not your eyes I'm worried about.

Goddamn it, I told you I'd catch the dinner.

You don't remember when we rode out to Lake George back in '87 and I caught that five-pound bass in the first five minutes we was there?

Five-pound bass, my ass.

The only thing you caught was a five-pound buzz after all those beers.

Remember?

So...

you're going out to Oregon because of a letter?

How did you know about it?

I saw you reading it when you thought I was sleeping.

I figured that letter was the reason for this trip.

I just found out.

Oh... Hey! You son of a bitch!

Bring him home, Charlie.

Come on, you son of a... Get him, get him!

What the fuck you doing?

Get off! Get him!

When did you start riding?

My grandfather loved motorcycles.

He raised me after my parents died.

They were killed by a drunk driver on New Year's Eve.

Years later, he told me it was my mother who was the drunk driver.

She was an alcoholic her whole life.

She always said she could control it.

I guess not.

He was the only family I ever had.

Right before he died, he said to me...

"Sonny boy...

act like a man of thought and think like a man of action."

Knowing him, he probably read that in a fortune cookie.

My fortune cookie says, shut the fuck up so I can get some sleep!

Listen, uh....

I was thinkin'...

Mary's cousin doesn't live too far from here.

Thought maybe we could stop by there real quick.

What?

I told you I wanted to do this ride alone.

Now you want me to go to Mary's cousin?

Look, her husband died six months back from a heart attack.

She's the only family that Mary's got left.

I mean, she's like a sister to her.

This better not be some long detour.

It's on the way!

We're gonna go now and we're not gonna stay long.

Wake up Willie, would ya?

He's not going! We don't know him!


Hey, you be careful what you do around her.

So I can't smoke a joint at the dinner table?

What the fuck is funny about that?

I'll do my best.

I think that's what he's worried about.

Hey! There you are! Hey, how are you?

It's been too long.

So good to see you. Oh, you, too.

Vera, this is John.

I've heard so much about you, John.

So good to finally meet you.

And who's this?

This is Willie.

Oh, hi, Willie.

Oh, I wasn't expecting three.

But I cook way too much food, so I hope you guys are hungry.

Oh, yeah. Well, come on in.

This is the best meal I've had in a real long time.

Everything absolutely delicious.

Oh, thank you.

Ah, I don't know... I've had better.

Oh! Thanks a lot, Charlie.

Very funny.

Mary called earlier, she wanted to make sure you got in OK, so she wants you to call her after dinner.

I'm halfway around the country, and she's hunting me down.

Yeah, you know how they are.

Well, I'm gonna clean up.

Let me help you. That's the least I can do.

Oh, sure, thanks.

You have everything?

Yeah, I'm great, thanks.

OK, I'm gonna go outside for a bit.

The phone's right over there on the coffee table.

OK.


I'm gonna take what's-his-face out for a beer.

Is that OK with you?

Sure, that's fine, but do me a favor.

Take my car, it's safer at night.

OK. Do you know anyplace around here?

Uh, yeah, the inn right off the highway.

You just make a right out of the driveway.

It's right on your left, you can't miss it.

Have fun.

Um... Can I use your bathroom?

Yeah, of course. You know where it is, right?

Down the hall? Mm-hmm.

Hey, Mr. Cool.

Let's go talk.


Oh. There you are, I thought you got lost.

Oh, no, no, it's all good.

I got it.

What'll it be, boys?

I'll have a beer.

Me too.

And a shot of whisky.

Don't go too far with that.

So...

So?

Well, this is a great conversation.

Let's get one goddamn thing straight right now.

John asked you along on this trip, not me.

Guess you think I should thank you for taking care of that redneck.

I didn't need your help, you hear me?

Mm-hmm. I've been taking care of myself my whole life.

OK.

You know nothing about me.

But I know all about you.

Your bullshit may work on other people, but you're transparent to me.

I didn't care about nobody but myself.

Just like you.

The women, the drugs, the booze.

And the running from the law.

People who have a lot to hide realize the value of keeping their mouth shut.

So you're really riding all the way to the West Coast and back?

That's the plan.

I always wanted to ride on a motorcycle.

I like the way they look and everything.

But... just never had the chance to.

Hey, my wife never rode on it with me.

Really? No.

Come to think of it, nobody's ever ridden on the back of my bike.

When you ride, it's the open road out there, and everything just washes over you, you know?

Wow. Like a wave of freedom.

That's nice.

My man.


Oh, where did you two go?

He took me for coffee.

Ohh!

He's a good man.

Thanks for having us.

You know, you've always been Mary's favorite cousin.

I'm her only cousin, jerk.

You know you're welcome anytime.

Thanks.

Treat Mary right.

Oh... You know I will.

You're a great cook.

Thank you. It was my pleasure.

Thank you, Vera.

For dinner... for listening, everything.

Well, you weren't kidding about riding.

When the wind's blowing in your face, you can't help but smile.

It's very liberating.

I wouldn't lie to ya.

So, when, uh...

I go visit Mary and Charlie, maybe we can go to dinner and talk some more?

That's a deal.

No.

That's a date.

OK.

Get a room.

Ahh.

Be safe.

I got something you guys may like.

Find something that we all wanna hear, none of that bubble gum bullshit.

This may be broke.

I thought you had the Midas touch.

I do.

Oh, bullshit.

I don't think this thing works.

That's 'cause you're fuckin' it up.

Midas touch.

I'm walkin' here, fuck face!

Pie.

Do you want some pie?

Little early for pie.

Ah, never too early for pie.

It depends, madam, on what kind of pie you're talking about.

I'll have a coffee and three sugars if I may.

What is that, 65? Close enough.

You don't need the lint. I'll keep the lint for later.

There's an extra nickel to grow on.

Oh, thank you. Gotta start building a kingdom somehow, right?

Is this person gone?

Yes. Yes, he is.

You serve bacon?

Yes, we do.

Pigs cry.

That's why they put them in a blanket.

Oh, an attempt at wit.

All the way out here, I'll be goddamned.

Can I get you boys anything else?

Just the check, please.

Does this thing work?

When it wants to, just like everything else around here.


Need a hand?

Oh, thank you for stopping. I'm tired.

A raccoon or some goddamn possum ran right in front of me, and when I cut my wheel to avoid crushing her head, my tire blew.

And then, like an asshole, I tried to change it myself.

That's a young man's game.

Yeah, I agree.

Oh, me too.

You gonna take it on? Be my guest.

Come here, I'll show ya something.

Well, gents, welcome to my home.

Rode a Scout 101...

And I rode the Wall of Death.

Ohh!

What brought you out here?

Well, I fought in Korea, and after that, I felt I needed a lot more space.

So I got on my bike and headed out west.

Married?

I was married to a girl who was crazier than a shit-house rat.

Even though she's not with me anymore, I loved her every day that we were together.

So I hit the road and I've been on it ever since.

You like that? Yeah, that's cool.

A Native American sold it to me.

He told me it would give me true inner peace.

And you know, I thought that was a line of shit, so, uh... but since I got it, I do truly feel inner peace.

Is that the bike that's in the photo?

Oh, yeah. I keep it back there because I love the smell of it.

And it's reminiscent of things past.

Motorcycles have come a long, long way.

But there's one thing that never changes.

What's that?

Women love men on bikes.

You're all good.

Drop it in. You got it.

The Michelin Man works for the King of the Road.

Hey, Mr. King of the Road, I had way too much food, and I figure I'd probably just throw it out or throw it up, so... you want it?

Well, I'll eat it. Is that all right?

Yeah. Thank you.

Oh, one other thing.

I had an extra.

Thank you.


You want some of this? Huh?

Oh, I haven't smoked that shit since Woodstock.

You may be just about ready then.

Charlie can use a hit of this.

You may have a point.

He gets pretty cranky, that one.

Sure does. He's calm now.

But you should have seen him in the Nam, boy.

You guys were in Vietnam?

Yeah.

You see any action?

Yeah, enough.

This one time... we went out on a... pre-dawn search-and-destroy.

And I remember thinking...

"Wow, what a wonderful morning it is."

And then in one split second, our company got ambushed.

Weapons fired on top of one another.

When the smoke cleared... it was just me alone.

That area looked like hell on Earth.

A few minutes later, here comes Charlie... walking out of the treeline with a prisoner.

A young NVA soldier.

It was just us. All lines of communication down.

We know we got to get out of there.

So, Charlie ties up the soldier, you know, so we can figure out what we're gonna do.

But then the damn gook starts screaming.

Only got two choices.

We leave him tied up and try to get out of there before all the zips hear him screaming, or... we waste him.

Now, we had had our share of firefights before, but this one was different.

I didn't know if I could cap him.

And Charlie sensed that... so he ordered me... start humping back and he'd catch up with me later.

I says, "No way, Master Sergeant, no way!"

So we start arguing back and forth about me not wanting to leave him there by himself.

And meanwhile the gook has managed to untie himself and he has this knife he'd hidden on himself.

He's about to stick it in my back, and Charlie shoots him in the head.

We walk over to see this lifeless body bleeding out... then we realized...

it's a woman.

And she was pregnant.

But in some strange way... that bonded us for life.

He's my best friend.


You see anything out there?

Just a couple of jackalopes.

What the hell is a jackalope?

Oh, you'll know when they sink their big giant teeth into you.

And you know what they go for?

Mangeradods.

I'll see you in the morning.

Maybe.


Gonna head inside quick.


Ooh, not what I expected.


Like what you see?

Can I get some rolling papers?

You roll your own cigarettes?

No, I don't.

I had a feeling.

Those your friends out there?

Something like that.

What you doin' with them?

Tagging along.

What's your name?

Summer.

Hi, Summer. I'm Willie.

What brings you in this part of town?

My friends and I had a wedding out in Vegas. Not mine.

Oh. One of my friends, and we're heading back.

We're actually getting the house ready for a party tonight.

I'm not sure if you and your friends have the time, but I'll give you the address if you wanna come by.

Yeah, sounds good.

Done.


So where we off to next?

What do you say we knock off for the day, Master Sergeant, we find someplace close by...

No, no, we're not gonna slow down because of me.

We get up early tomorrow morning.

We're not gonna slow down on my account.

It's not that. My back muscles are...

Oh, come on, you know that's bullshit!

May I make a suggestion?


You know...

I hate to give the kid credit, but...

I know, I know, who'd have thunk?

Hey, fellas. Hello, ladies.

We're gonna borrow you for a little while.

Yeah, get him outta here.

L-Ladies, I'm OK, really.

We know you are.

♪ We keep on shakin' it, shakin', yeah, yeah ♪

♪ We got a lot to say ♪

♪ We're gonna take it... ♪


So how'd you learn to ride like that?

My mom is a professor at UCLA, and my dad took off when I was like six, so I spent a lot of time with my aunt, who was a stuntwoman at Warner Bros. Studio.

I would get to hang out with all the actors every day on set.

And before I knew it, I was riding motorcycles and working there myself.

Wow.

She taught me everything that I know.

She's 70 years old and she's crazier than ever.

So where is your boyfriend tonight?

He's downstairs.

I'm just kidding.

Guys are a little taken back by the whole stuntwoman thing.

What about you?

Girlfriend, girlfriends?

Does it matter?

No, I don't have a girlfriend, girlfriends.

Well, good, 'cause I don't wanna have to kick you out.

Oh, yeah.


Oh, shit.

Morning, Pinky Lee.

Have you seen John?

No.

He's gotta be around here somewhere.

You spray in there?

Enjoy the shower.

I know where I wanna go.

Well?

I would like to get on the back of your bike and go all the way to California.

What, why that?

Why? Because it will be fun.

And I want to swim in the Pacific Ocean with you.

Listen, we should see America first before we go and see the rest of the world.

But you never wanted to do that before.

I was just worried in case anything happened to us and the girls were so little.

I don't want you to worry.

You know, everything is gonna be good for us.

You'll see.

I promise.

And I love you.

I love you.

Sorry.

Hello?

Yes, this is she.

Tomorrow morning?

Yeah, sure. Uh-huh, yeah.

No problem. Thank you.

Who was that?

Dr. Stillman's office.

They're calling late. Is everything OK?

Yeah. Everything is fine.

Don't worry, you ain't gettin' rid of me yet.

I hope not.

Are you ready to order? Would you like to hear our specials, sir?

Ah... yes.

The specials.

Johnny.

Johnny!

What?

I lost my balance and fell in the pool.

Uh-huh.

Uh...

Get Willie and tell him to meet us up front.

All right.

Hmm.

Huh.

Wh-where we headed to next?

Bend, Oregon.

Cool.


Just in case you change your mind.


I'll check us in.

All right.

Fuck! Hey, if you're not gonna fuckin' help, get the fuck out and get in the room.

Get the fuck out of the car, you bitch, let's go!

Piece of shit.

What the fuck are you looking at, old man, huh?

Why don't you mind your own fuckin' business?

Get in the fuckin' room! Dumb fuck.


What?

Oh, shit.

Fuck you!

Don't you touch me again, ever!

Oh, shit.

Whoa! No! W-w-wait.

You're gonna be all right.

Just calm down. It's OK.

Just put the gun down. OK?

Put the gun down, OK?

Put the gun down!

Oh, shit.

Oh, shit.

Shit.

Drop that gun, mister.

Drop that gun now! Put the gun down now!

Wait a minute. I will shoot you!

You hear me, boy!? OK, here's the gun.

Check this out. I didn't do this.

Ask the girl in the bathroom.

Check the bathroom. The girl knows.

I came in and found him like that.

Cuff him. Ask the girl.

She knows it wasn't me! It wasn't me!

Look, ask the girl! Ask the girl!

Shut up. It wasn't me.

Let's go. It wasn't me!

Take this piece of shit.

Well, what do we got here?

A couple big-city bad asses, thought you'd roll into my town and kick up some dust?

You take some advice and roll out of my town tonight.

If they're still here in ten minutes, lock 'em up.

With everything going on...

I forgot that you had asked me if you could tag along with us for a couple of miles.

Well, we've traveled a lot of miles and passed through a lot of states, and you're still here.

Don't bullshit me. I'm not in the mood.

What the hell's the deal with you?

Cops are looking for me.

What for?

Let's just say, riding with two older guys, be easier to blend in till I get to the West Coast.

Is Willie your real name?

No, you know what, it doesn't matter.

It just doesn't matter. We all got our own problems.

I just don't want your problems becoming problems in my life.

What about you? What about me?

What about that fucking flask you been hiding all the time?

Before you start judging me, take a look in the mirror.

I'm starting to get the feeling that you think this is all one big joke, mister.

This game is very easy.

I ask you a question and you give me the right answer.

But I'm growing real tired of hearing all the wrong answers.

So I'm gonna ask you another question, but before you say anything, I want you to remember two very important things: one, we don't really care much whether you live or die.

And two, I'd rather see you dead.

So I'm gonna ask you one last time, why did you kill that man?

I already answered your question.

So fuck you!


Take him.


OK, where is he?

Good news. A woman confessed.

So, where is he?

He's in the back.

You wait outside, my boys'll fetch him.


Let's go.

Let's go.


What is wrong with you people?

He's a Vietnam veteran.


He had to be hiding something.

One of the better guys we rode with, though.

Would have been a bitch in Nam.

Sure you don't wanna get checked out at a hospital?

No, I'm OK.

But I think...

I think I'm gonna head back before anything else bad happens.

The hell you are.

You didn't ride all this way to turn back now.

And neither did I.

I don't think you're gonna make it, Charlie.

I just...

I just wanna finish what I started.


Hey.

Can I help you?

Charlie!

Hold on, Charlie! What's going on?

My friend, he needs to go to a hospital.

I don't wanna lose my friend.

OK, let's get him into my car.

Come on, lift!

Michael Crawford, 340.

Michael Crawford, please call 340.

You need a new roof.

Are you always this cheerful?

Thank you. I'll look into it.

She ever say anything about me?

Bare minimum.

Why are you here now?

Well, uh...

...my wife passed away recently.

Then, shortly after that happened, I found a letter from your ma that she sent me 25 years ago.

Uh...

...how did she die?

Cancer. Her health went quickly.

You know, this is the first time I've... been in a hospital since she passed away.

Mr. Moore, Charlie developed something called DVT.

Deep vein thrombosis.

It's a blood clot that, if not caught early, can be deadly.

The clot settled below his left knee.

And unfortunately we were not able to save the leg.

He's in recovery right now and he's resting comfortably.

Can I see him?

Tomorrow would be better. He needs his rest right now.

Thank you, Doc.

You're welcome.

Hey, you want a water?

Or you want something else instead?

No, water's fine. Thanks.

Yeah.

You know, I never thought I'd meet you.

After all this time, I thought it could be easier to act like you never existed.

Yeah, I...

I understand.

Son, do you think we could start over?

Yeah.

Yeah, I think that would be OK.

Great.

You know, got a couple of sisters back east.

Yesterday I was an only child, and... today I have sisters.

Yep.

And a father.

James...

I need a hug.


Hey.

How you feeling?

OK.

I knew this leg had to go when we got back.

It's definitely gonna take some getting used to.

Yeah.

Well, good news is, you never were much of a dancer anyway.

Shit.

You know I got moves.

Finally got to see the Pacific Ocean.

You sure did.

Hey, I'm gonna be shipping your bike back east tomorrow.

Thanks.

For always being there and dealing with all my shit.

No. Thank you, Charlie.

You're a true brother.

Well...

Now you get to ride home on the open road all by yourself, just like you planned.

And keep the chrome up on that rusty motherfucker.

OK.


Hmm...

My man.

♪ I'm lucky, yeah ♪

♪ I'm lucky, yeah ♪

♪ I'll thank my lucky stars ♪

♪ Whenever I get home ♪

♪ When the weather's cold ♪

♪ So cold ♪

♪ And the snow is falling ♪

♪ Is falling ♪

♪ I know I'm lucky that I got you to hold ♪

♪ The fire is warm ♪

♪ And you're in my arms ♪

♪ It's the time of year that I feel ♪

♪ Luckier than anyone ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

♪ La la la... ♪

♪ All the money in the world ♪

♪ It was nothing without love ♪

♪ It was nothing ♪

♪ 'Tis the season to toast to love and life ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

♪ 'Tis the season and I'm feeling all right ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

♪ The fire is warm ♪

♪ And you're in my arms ♪

♪ It's the time of year that I feel ♪

♪ Luckier than anyone ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

♪ Oh, the fire is warm... ♪

I knew I'd see you again.

Yeah. Me too.

Where's Charlie?

Ah...

Charlie had to stay back.

His leg was amputated.

But he's OK.

Thanks for having me along for the ride.

Willie, wouldn't have been the same without you.

My name is Sonny Reid.

Think I like "Willie" better.

That's who the cops are looking for.

If by chance you should ever land in Babylon, Long Island, look up John Moore and Charlie Wild.

We're listed.

Wild? Holy shit, that's perfect.

There you are. Are you ready?

Hi. Yeah.

Hey. Hey.

Oh, uh...

I got something for you.

Thanks.

Hey! How did you fix my bike?

Awww!


♪ When I feel I've had my fill ♪

♪ These two wheels always will ♪

♪ Get me out where I can heal ♪

♪ Oh, God bless her ♪

♪ My American dresser ♪

♪ Lonely as an old stray dog ♪

♪ We're ridin' high on this old hog ♪

♪ The tires sing that highway song ♪

♪ And I just sing along ♪

♪ On my American dresser ♪

♪ I ain't runnin' but I'm gonna ride ♪

♪ There's a part of me out there I need to find ♪

♪ I can't move mountains ♪

♪ But I'm gonna climb ♪

♪ Go ridin' till we see the other side ♪

♪ To let you take away my pain would be my pleasure ♪

♪ American dresser ♪

♪ American speed ♪


Oh, Dad.