Billy Boy (2017) Script

Farid Morocco

[traffic sounds in distance]


[yelling]


[siren blaring]

We me and Billy were kids, we were in the second grade together, we had the same teacher, Miss Kidd.

She says, "Michael, what do you wanna be when you grow up?"

-And I say, "I wanna be rich." -Yeah, right, right, yeah.

"And I wanna have a fine ass bitch."

She goes to Billy, she asks Billy what he wants to be when he grows up.

-Yeah. -And he says, "I wanna be Mikey's bitch."

[man] Hey, baby.

How you doing?

No, no, no, I just got out.

Yeah. I'll be home in about 15 minutes.

No, that sounds great. No, I'm starving.

I love you, too.

-[tires screech] -[loud bump]

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

There's the one.

You sure that's it?

This one, that one, who gives a fuck.

It's the one I picked and this one's fucking nice.

Now, now, now, yeah.

[tires screech]

Oh... oh, my... Oh, my God, sir.

[yelling indistinct]

-Hey, are you okay? -Where's the key?

-It's keyless. -[yelling indistinct]

Shut the fuck up!

[overlapping yelling]

-All right, all right. -All right, got 'em, got 'em.

-All right, all right. -Let's just go, man. Let's get the fuck outta here.

Hey, you okay? I'm good, I'm good, let's get the fuck outta here.

[mumbling]

Here, here. Here take my money. It's all I've got, okay.

-Money? -Okay, just...

Take your fucking money?

No, no, no, no.

[yelling]

-Stay, stay in the car. -[groans]

Stay in the fucking car.

Hey... [mumbles]

Hey, hey, motherfucker.

Hey, hey, you think you're fucking better than me?

You think we're... [continues indistinct]

Is that what you fucking think?

[continues indistinct]

Mikey, let's get going. Come on, we don't have time for this shit.

[grunting]

[man] Get in the car!

[indistinct yelling]

Get in the car!

-Drive, drive, drive... -[car doors close]

-[speaking indistinct] -[whooping]

-Okay, all right... -Go, go, go!

-I'm already going 50! -Grand fucking theft!

Okay, okay, okay, okay.

[all yelling]

-Fuck yeah! -We did it!

[whooping]

I...fucking drive faster!

-Yes! -Hey!

-Fuck yeah! -[yelling indistinct]

You see that guy fucking bitching out on me?!

-Don't worry, Mikey! -That motherfucker was begging me.

"Take my fucking money! Take my fucking car!

Yeah! -Guy didn't even fucking fight back, that little grown ass bitch!

Boom, boom, boom, on that motherfucker's skull!

Yeah, it was great, Mikey. It was great.

That shit was more that great, that shit was fucking beautiful!

-That shit was fucking beautiful. -Yeah, man. Yeah.

Go, go!

Hey, did you guys see the look on that motherfucker's face?

[man] Yeah, man.

When Billy the bitch pulled me off of him.

Pulled me off of him.

I just didn't feel like killing anybody.

You didn't feel like killing anybody?

-No. -Got it. Got it.

You... you guys hear that? You hear that?

B here didn't feel like offing anybody tonight.

-[yelling] -[grunting]

Stop!

What the fuck?

I'm driving. Don't touch me, I'm driving.

-[yelling continues] -[train whistle blows]

-Mikey, man. Come on, man. -Shut up!

-I'm going 70! -Are you fucking against me, Billy?

You with me? You fucking with me?

You with me? You with me or fucking against me, Bill?

Huh? You'll get me fucking killed.

You gonna get me fucking killed?

You're gonna get us killed!

-[tires screeching] -...the fucking car!

[overlapping chatter]

[Mikey] Coulda got yourself killed, I was looking out...

Billy, stay in the fucking car. Billy...

Billy, stay in...

Josh, Josh, get in the fucking car.

Fuck it, leave him, leave him.

Get in the fucking...

[dogs barking]

You're fucking leaving me out, you fucking pieces of shit!

[grunts]

[siren blaring]

[grunting]


[winces]

[teacher] What did Lincoln do while he was in office?

-Freed the slaves. -That's right.

And how do people feel about this?

Most of them were mad as hell and looking for someone to take it out on.

[teacher] Yes! Miranda, wake up, wake up.

Don't sleep here, okay.

Fuck you looking at?

[tattoo gun whirs]

[man] So a frog jumps into a pot of boiling water, and it jumps right out, right.

But if that same frog jumps into a pot of lukewarm water and then you slowly bring it to a boil, -it'll sit there and die. -Hey!

Are you telling the fucking frog story again?

-Yeah. -You... you fascinate me.

Billy, go to the principal's office.

What I wanna know is this, what kind of frog wants to be in a pot to begin with?

I don't know what you're into but, uh, you're not right.

I'm going to need to call your mother in for a... for a conference.

Shit...

-[punching sounds] -[teacher groaning]

[yells]

[woman] You have to be kidding me.

Billy...

You need to tell me...

Tell me what you want. Billy, just tell me what you need... to be all right.

Just tell me what you need to be happy.

Okay?

To finally quit all this bullshit you do, sweetheart.

Oh, you're not going to respond to me, huh?

Oh, what the fuck, man?!

Just wait 'til your father gets home. Jesus Christ!

-He's not my father. -Fucking take this.

What did you just say?

He is not my father!

[sniffles]

-Mom, I'm sorry. -I don't know who the fuck you are.

No, don't you say you're sorry.

You know, I had a father, man.

You fucking drove his ass away.

You don't talk to me like that. You don't talk to me like that!

I've seen... -You're going to get in my face?!

-I've seen Frank... -You're going to get in my face?!

-No, no, no! -...play you over and over again.

-Like you're his little fucking bitch. -No, stop it.

-Fucking bullshit. -I've seen Frank play you over and over again like you're his little fucking bitch, okay.

So much and so many fucking times it makes me sick.

You get out of my house.

I wish I never fucking had you.

I don't know what to do with you anymore.

I can't keep doing this! You get out!

-Get out! -[Billy mumbling]

Shit ain't fucking it.

Never talk to your mother like that ever, ever again!

-Frank, Frank! -You piece of shit little motherfucker.

-Knock it off! -[grunting]

Stop!

[yelling]

Stop! Stop!

Stop. Stop!

Stop, stop, stop! Stop!

Fuck you!

Stop! Stop! Stop, stop!

Get out, get out!

-All right, all right, I'm sorry. -Get out! Get out.

-I'm sorry. -Get out!

Who do you think you fucking are? I wish I never fucking had you!

-I didn't mean to do that. I didn't mean to do that. -You get out!

Get out of this house. Get out! Get out!

-Where the fuck else am I supposed to go? -I don't know, do I?!

I don't fucking care!

Just get out... Just get out.

Get out! Get out!

[exhales]

[dog barking]

[grunting]

[breathing heavily]

Fucking...

I'll come see you soon, kiddo.

I promise.

[sobbing]

[sobbing] Fuck, fuck, fuck...

[buzzer sounds]

-Hi. -Hi.

-Um... -What happened to your face?

Like, I know this looks crazy.

And I'm sorry I haven't called, but I just went through a ton.

Shit with my mom and I, uh...

I... I get it if this looks crazy, I get it.

Billy, stop. Come inside.

Who is this coming into my house?

Uh... come here.

This is Billy.

This is my friend Billy.

-Hi, Billy. -[boy] I don't know.

This little girl's Jane.

Jane. Say hi to Billy.

[whispers] Hi, Billy.

-This... [giggling] -[boy mumbling]

-This is Bo. -Hey.

-That's, um, Amanda. -Hey.

Right here. This is... [indistinct]

-Hi. -Hi.

-Carlos. And that's Amy. -Hi.

Do you mind sitting down over here, please?

-Here, you can sit down. -Yeah, it's just annoying.

-Are you hungry? -Ah, no.

[chattering]

What happened to your face?

Yeah, is something wrong with your face?

It's called he got beat up.

-[Amanda] Who beat you up? -Yeah, who beat you up?

-You guys... -They kicked your ass, dude.

[all laughing]

-[upbeat music playing] -[laughing]

[chattering]

[phone buzzing]

You got it.

Yes, you do. Just lead.

Stop! [laughing]

Keep going, keep going...

That is so bad. [laughing]

-[giggling] -Out.

[both] Good night.

-Did you brush your teeth? -Not yet.

Come lay down.

-Oh, no, I can stay out. -Lay down.

-You sure? -Mm-hmm.

All right, cool.

[exhales]


-Here, I'm going to take this blanket. -Yeah.

-You wanna turn off that light? -Yeah.

[crickets chirping]


[moaning]

[Billy] Let me out, let me out.

[indistinct]

Let me out, let me out, let me out.

[tires screeching]

[breathing heavily]

[Mikey] You'll get me fucking killed!

You're gonna get me fucking killed!

You're gonna get us killed!

[tires screeching]

Stop the fucking car!

-Hey... sorry. -[Billy groans]

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

-Let me out, let me out. -[Mikey indistinct]

Get the fuck out of the car.

What's wrong?

Huh? Why'd you stop?

Feels like your dick went soft.

Oh... Then make it fucking hard again. Come on.

-Do your fucking job. -I'm not doing my job?

You're the one blinking like a fucking retard.

-Put it back in. -Like fucking a dead slug.

Come on. Did you come here to be a bitch?

No, I came here to fuck. You're the one being a little fucking bitch about it.

Put it back in. Put it back in.

I'm leaving.

Fuck... call me a bitch.

Huh? Wanna call me a bitch?

[overlapping chatter]

-Don't ever call me a bitch again. -You're a fucking bitch!

-Bitch, bitch, bitch! -[man] Mikey. Mikey.

My dick might not work but my fucking hands will.

-[man] Mikey. -You're a bitch!

-[man] Mikey! -Fuck you!

-Mikey! -You little fag!

Get the fuck outta here! Get the fuck outta here!

Fuck you.

[breathing heavily]

We gotta talk.

[phone buzzing]

Hey, what's up?

My son.

He was stronger than I was.

I never wanted to get... I certainly never wanted to raise one alone.

Right or wrong, Lord knows I'm not perfect.

Josh put a light into my life.

A light into my house.

He shined a light on things I needed to see.

I was doing better because of him.

We had plans, we were gonna do things.

Josh...

I love you more than anything, boy.

You'll never be forgotten.

-Billy. -[Billy indistinct]

-This is for you. -Thank you.

Some bread...

-You reaching over? -All right.

You got no manners, I'll tell you.

It's actually pretty good.

[chuckles] There you go.

Josh, let's ask the white boy.

Don't lie to me, white boy, because I know you.

You lie like Richie Cunningham.

You don't even know who that is, but it means you suck at it.

Okay, let's check this out.

-It's good. -Yeah, you are bad at it.

-You do suck. -[all laughing]

Took like about 20 seconds... [grunts] "It's good."

-[laughing] -Let me find out here. Let me see.

What are you guys doing tonight?

-Studying. -Yeah.

That's cool.

Hey.

You think it's okay if I borrow a few bucks?

I got leads on some work I wanna check into tomorrow.

I'm all tapped out for gas.

Dumbed out, went grocery shopping, didn't look at the gage.

Oh, yeah. No, of course.

Um... I'll grab, like a 20.

Twenty, 40, whatever, you know. Forty's better but go ahead.

[Josh] I'll get you 60, how about that?

I'm not going to complain.

[both laughing]

-Study group, huh? -Mm-hmm.

Well, you guys think I'm stupid.

-No... -You both think I'm stupid.

-No, no... -You studying? Where the book bags?

-Uh... -No book bags.

[muffled with mouth full]

I can't understand a word... Yeah, okay. Yeah.

[chuckles]

Look after him, okay.

-Yeah? -Yeah. Yeah.

-Hey. -Hey.

You all right?

Josh left me a message, um, on my phone the night he died.

What'd it say?

I don't know, I haven't... I haven't listened to it.

[sniffles]

Why not?

Because when I do, he's...

He'll be gone.

[groans]

Hey, man, uh, listen...

Um... I don't... I don't know where you are or anything like that, but if you could just call me back whenever you have a chance.

I mean, right now we're about to... we're about to go play ball, and I just never done this without you, and, like it feels weird. Something feels off.

So, uh, yeah, man, if you could just call me back, like the second you get a chance, that'd be cool.

-And just, um... -[Mikey] Josh, what the fuck you doing?

[Josh] Nothing... uh, talk... Andrea for the party.

[Mikey] We'll get it back when we're done.

[Josh] Hey, man, uh, listen...

Um... I don't... I don't know where you are or anything like that, but if you could just call me back whenever you have a chance.

Right now we're about to... we're about to go play ball...

Something feels off. Call me back.

Something feels off. I've just never done this without you.

[message overlapping]

[Billy] Hey, leave a message, I'll call you back.

[beeping]

Hey, hey, B. It's, uh, it's me, it's Mike.

Yo, I was just calling to see how you're doing.

Um... give me a call back, I wanna talk to you about something.

All right, brother.

-Juice... [indistinct] -Thanks.

-You want some of this? -No, I'm all right.

I, uh...

I haven't been, like, completely honest with you.

[girl] Okay.

Okay, about what?

Is it over?

Are you done with it?

Yeah.

-Are you sure? -Yeah.

-You promise? -I promise.

Okay, good.

It has to be.

The second you walk through that door and you see all those kids, I used to be one of them.

And none of them deserve to be around any of that.

You hear me?

Yep.

I don't care what happened in the past but you just have to know you can't bring it here.

[exhales]

It's all that matters to me.

Just don't bring it here.

I just... I'm sorry, I...


[clock ticking]

It was the summer of 1914.

Can anybody here tell me who Gavrilo Princip was?

Give it to me.

Yeah, uh, he was a member of the Black Hand, who assassinated, uh, Archduke Ferdinand, which ultimately led to the outbreak of World War I.

-Give the man a cigar. -[all chuckle]

[Mikey] Billy, it's me again.

Um, look, man, I just really want you to call me back, I keep waiting for your call.

And I'm not hearing nothing, so, uh, just give me a call back when you get this, I really wanna straighten some stuff out with you, that's all.

I mean it, 'cause everything...

It's all good. Everything is all good. We're good.

I just... I just... I just really wanna talk to you, so... if you could just call me.

I really need you to call me, B.

Give me a call, all right. Bye.

[gasps] [giggles]

[laughing]


Yo, yo! Cheeseburger and fries. And a shake.

And something to drink.

[flashlight clicks]

Billy?

[Josh's dad] No, no, no.

But let's go talk to him, too, okay?

We got a lot to talk about, man.

Don't act like you don't know me.

I'm Josh's father and you owe me some answers, man.

Don't walk away from me.

Homeboy, don't walk away from me.

Get back here.

-[gun cocks] -Stop!

What happened to my son? Get back here!

Come talk to me.

Stop!

What the hell happened to my son?

[yelling indistinct]

I'm gonna find you, boy!

Goddamn kids!

[yells indistinct]

[applause]

[man] All right, that was great, huh?

Now, let's hear it for a newcomer.

Put your hands together for Jimmy.

[applause]

[Jimmy] Thank you.

Uh, this is, uh...

This is just something that I scribbled together.

And, so, uh... Yeah, I hope you like it.

I never felt like I could try I just wanted to run and hide On the inside But I had to stay tough

[phone buzzing]

When my pops up and left us It made me feel like I couldn't strive I had nobody to give me the answers so I looked to the sky I'd ask the sky questions But never got a word When my mom kicked me out and said she'd had enough I looked her in the eye and said, I didn't give a fuck I had to stay tough I thought all odds were against me I felt no hope Yeah, I robbed and I stole Life was a joke I rolled my eyes as the took me away Didn't care about the sins eight years to the day I got a phone call one day

"Your mother is dead," is what I heard She was shot in the head and left on the curb I wish I could go back to her on that terrible day Instead of leaving I wish I could've held her and say

"Mom, I love you

And I'll never go away"

Fuck staying tough

That's it.

[applause]

[Billy] You didn't even start telling me about that blonde that you were dancing with. the other night.

Did you dance? That's it?

Yeah, maybe some other stuff happened, it kinda went downhill after that. It's not a big deal.

You know, I'm just a good guy, Billy.

How so?

[Josh] I couldn't get the cow out of the barn, you know?

You know when you're almost at the end of Oregon Trail?

Then something happens.

Like, your ox dies, doctor dies.

-[Billy] Okay. -You can't do anything.

I couldn't get my cow out of the barn.

I couldn't get Buffy to slay the vampire.

-I couldn't get Buffy to slay the vampire. -Dude, stop.

Couldn't get Buffy to slay the vampire.

Dude, I'm not following you at all.

I couldn't get my dick hard. Okay, Billy.

You know how embarrassed I was?

I've never seen a girl look so confused.

[mumbling indistinct]

You know why you couldn't get it up though?

She was completely shaven down there.

-Wait, what, I... -I'm talking about her vagina.

And it was bald. There was nothing there.

Can't do that. Look... check me out.

-When a girl has hair down there... -Mm-hmm.

It gives me comfort.

All right? It's like Mama's home-cooking.

-You know? -Mm-hmm.

[exclaims]

So, if I pull down a girl's pants and it's just like, you know, two pancakes, just flapping about back there, well, how do I know Chris Hanson

-isn't gonna come out of the closet... -Oh, my God.

...and let me know I'm on "How to Catch a Predator," Billy?

-It's a serious thing. -Dude.

I watch it every night. That happens every day.

I don't wanna listen to this. Ahh!

-Shut up! You're weird, man. -I'm weird?

-Yes. -Okay, you... you'd fuck an old woman with a yeast infection.

-Yeah, okay. -I'm gonna pregame it up.

-All right, man. -Give myself a quick chubby, and then we're gonna get outta here.

All right, just hurry up, man, I wanna be on time.

[slow tempo song plays]


-Penis. -Gross. [giggles]

-You don't know how to play the "penis game?" -No.

You gotta say "penis" as loud as you can.

-Penis! [laughs] -Shh.

[giggles]

[chuckles]

I love you.

I love you, too.

Yep.

-Thanks, brother. -You're welcome.

[panting]


Uh, let's see, I'll have two eggs, sunny side up.

-[giggles] -[Mikey] You're so cute.

Sorry?

You wanna write my number down there, too?

I will be right back.

[Mikey] Hey, hey, hey. Don't leave.

[girl] Hey, Jen, how's that guy of yours?

-He's good. -[girl] Yeah.

Yeah.

I could be a bad guy, you want me to be a bad guy?

You want me to be a nice guy?

Yo, Jennifer.

Hey, she's walking in the back, I think that's code for "no."

[Mikey] Jennifer, please let me take you out.

[man] I don't think she likes you, Mikey.

[Mikey] Mind your own business.

[hip hop music plays]

Billy boy!

-What's up? -How you doing?

How you doing? What's up, Greg?

-What up? -I'm good, how you doing?

-Good. -You good?

Yeah. Come on.

Let's play a game, like old times.

Greg, set up the balls.

Fuck that, Billy can do it.

[Mikey] Hey, hey, what'd I tell you?

It's Billy.

Hey, let's play for money, too.

Hey, hey, I know you're good for it.

-Hey, Greg. -Hey.

-Hey. -Billy... I can't stay here any longer.

Hey, man, it's stupid...

-It's terrible. -Yeah, yeah, it is.

Yeah, where's Mikey?

I don't know.

I mean, are you going to tell me what happened or is Josh?

I don't know what happened.

Yeah... I know you were there, man.

[chuckles] [sniffs]

Josh left me a message the night he died.

I swear to you I wasn't there, okay. I don't know what happened.

-Mikey and I were at the pool hall. -I know you know what happened.

[pool balls clatter]

[Mikey] You're stripes.

Mikey and I were at the pool hall, I swear, man. There were other people there.

I swear to God, Greg, I could just show everyone here this message.

-Is that what you want? That's what you want? -I'm not lying.

[Mikey] Hey.

[chuckling]

Come on!

[Billy] Are you going to keep babying my pocket or are you going to let me shoot?

No!

-Nice shot. Yeah. -Thanks.

Listen, we, uh...

We gotta talk about Josh.

Why'd we stop?

Let's just catch up here.


[train track bell ringing]

Yo, yo, yo.

Yo, yo, hey.

[whispers indistinct]

Whoa, whoa... Whoa, whoa, sorry.

Sorry, sorry, sorry... my ball.

Real quick... my ball.

Sorry, man. My bad.

[train whistle blows] [glass shatters]

[gunshot] [tires screech]

[Billy] Hey, Mike.

-[stick pounding] -Mike, Mike.

[balls clatter]

Look, I've been thinking about it and I think we should go to his dad and tell him what happened.

I told you, he's fucking retarded.

His dad's cool, all right.

Look, I'm just saying, he'll understand.

[voice fades]

Come on, Mike.

I've never known you to be a pussy.

[indistinct yelling]

[tires screech]

[Mikey] Fucking...

Son of a bitch.

[Josh screaming]

Come on, get up.

[screams]

Fuck!

Okay, all right, hang on.

I got you, man. I got you.

[continues indistinct]

[grunting]

I got you. Okay.

[grunting]

[Josh gasping, speaking indistinct]

Please, Greg.

Please, please...

[screams] Somebody, help me! Please!

[Greg] Hey, Josh, we'll be right back, okay.

I'm sorry. We'll be right back, I promise.

Help! Somebody, help me! Please!

-What? -Come on...

What? What was I supposed to do?

What... What did you want me to do?

Huh? Billy, Mikey, was right, you know.

You know, you left us.

You... you... you deserted us.

You deserted us when we needed you the most, man.

[grunts]

Fuck you, man.

What, you think you woulda done it differently?

Yeah. Yeah, I would've.

And I know for a fact Josh would've, too.

I'll see you around.

Let's hope I don't lose my phone.

[breathing heavily] Hey, man.

What are you doing here?

Gee, I don't know.

What's up with you?

Not returning my calls and shit.

Oh, man, my phone's been... buggin' out... like crazy. [chuckles]

Can I see it?

No, no, I left it.

You look good.

Yeah, you too.

Let's uh... Let's go have a drink and catch up.

Billy boy, come on.

Where'd you get the car?

Oh, I borrowed it.

From who?

A neighbor.

[chuckles]

-You wanna go? -Yeah.

Yeah, yeah, let's go.

-[Mikey] Yeah. -Yeah. [chuckles]

[door opens]

-Thanks. -Yeah.


You think you're better than me?

You think you're better than me.

No, no, man.

No, no, that's not... that's not what this is about at all, man.

You remember when we first started shoplifting?

Remember the first time we shoplifted?

-Yeah. -How freaked out we were?

Like, over a stick of gum.

[chuckles]

-That was good. -Yeah.

[Mikey chuckles] We were trippin', remember?

Because we thought the cops were gonna be banging on the door that night.

[Billy] I was hiding in your fucking closet.

-[Mikey laughing] Fucking scared. -Yeah.

[Mikey] You were fucking scared.

Then we started stealing candy bars and sodas.

-Mints. -Condoms.

-Condoms. -Even though we didn't need 'em.

Fucking condoms...

[both laughing]

[Mikey] Yeah, we weren't using them but we were blowing them up like balloons.

Shooting them up in the air like dumbasses.

-[Mikey laughs] -Oh, my God.

And then, and then, and then when we needed them, we kept stealing them but we didn't use them.

-[Billy] Well... -[Mikey] But we still stole 'em.

[Billy] I have plenty of them. I still have plenty of condoms.

[chatting indistinct]

[laughing]

Push down, push down... That's gonna look sick.

-[mumbles] -That's gonna look so sick.

Look, look at him.

[all laughing]

And then we started drinking and we started smoking and we started fighting, you know.

And I gotta admit that, that...

That was pretty sweet.

You know, we always had each other's backs.

You know?

-Yeah, we did. We did. -Yeah.

-[grunts] -If you make so much as a peep to the cops, I'm gonna find your daughter, and I'm gonna fuck her until she bleeds.

And then I'm going to take a hammer and I'm going to bash her face in until you can't recognize her anymore.

We understand each other?

You know, I talked to Greg and he's jumpy as shit.

-Yeah. -He keeps saying that he thinks you're going to rat on all of us.

Is that true?

No.

Good.

Does that make you feel better?

Hey, you know what?

Fuck you.

Fuck you for leaving him.

I always knew you were an asshole, man, but I thought you at least had a fucking heart.

-Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy. -What?

I miss Josh, too.

[audio rewinding]

[hip hop music plays]

[groaning]

[clapping]

[Mikey] Billy boy!

-[Billy] You see that shit? Huh? -You fucking won.

-You fucking won. -[Billy] Oh, my God.

Oh, yes.

You fucking... [indistinct]

[audio fades]

[grunts] [panting]

[Josh] I don't know, man, something just feels off.

Uh, man, if you could just call me back, like, I mean as soon as possible, that'd be awesome.

You can delete that. Delete that.

That's it? That don't prove anything.

So what? Fucking delete it.

All right, okay, man.

-Okay. -And now go to "delete" and "clear all."

-I fucking did it! -Let me see it, let me see it.

[Jennifer giggles]

[speaking indistinct]

[clears throat]

That's a bet.

Sorry, Billy.

You know how it is.

[boy indistinct]

Hey, what the fuck you doing, man?

The fuck you doing?

-What the fuck you doing, man? -Pick up that gun.

-[gun cocks] -Pick up the fucking gun.

-All right, all right. -Pick it up.

I got it, I got it. I got it, I got it.

I got it.

Now, aim it at me. Aim it at me.

It's a fucked up world.

Josh getting killed.

You never know what's gonna fucking happen.

[mumbles]

[exhales] Fuck.

[panting]

[kids babbling]


-[chattering] -[dog barking]


[girl] Excuse me.

What are you doing... [indistinct]

Yo, yo, wait.

Hey.

Sorry.

[grunts] You left your wallet.

-Oh, shit. -You don't wanna lose that.

-Yeah, thanks. -[chuckles] See ya.

If you want I'll call you.

I don't think you have my number.

Yeah, I left mine up there.

I didn't see it.

-Huh. -It's... like, it's all good.

You had a really great time and I'm, uh, half-satisfied.

-So... -Wait, so half-satisfied?

You were pretty fucked up.

-Huh. -[giggles] I'll see you later.

Hey, you wanna get some breakfast?

[Billy] Yeah. [clears throat]

[mumbles]

-Is Jennifer in here? -Uh, do you see her?

[scoffs]

I caught Carlos playing with this.

I know it's yours.

-[mumbles] -[Jennifer] Whatcha doing?

Uh, nothing. [chuckles]

Hey, did you see my charger, 'cause I was gonna...

-Uh, no. -What are you hiding?

I think it's in the room, your charger.

What's behind your... What happened to your hand?

Oh, this is stupid, I fell on the gravel walking back over.

-What are you holding? -Nothing.

Billy, what is going on? You are acting so weird.

Nothing, I'm fine, I... I was just using the bathroom.

Just gonna...

Hey, come on... She just came in here.

-Come on, come on... -No, you're...

-...sticking it down your pants. -I'm not...

What the fuck?

[Billy sighs]

-I can explain that. -You have a gun in my house.

I can explain that. I'm holding it for a friend... Jen...

Fuck. Jennifer, come on. Come on, come here.

That was...

[groans] That was... That was dumb.

-Start talking. -That was a lie.

You need to tell me what's going on.

What is this doing here?

It's just... kinda careful... It's just... this...

This guy who used to be a friend, his name's Mikey, and he's just gone fucking nuts. All right, and...

I know that's not an excuse for lying.

What are you so afraid of?

-I'm just scared. -What is he going to do?

I don't know, I just wanted to protect...

-what we got. -What is he gonna do?

-Does he have a gun? -Yeah.

Hey, Jen, come on.

Jennifer, please, just...

Go to the kitchen.

-Let me ask you something. -They're freaking out.

-The girls... -No one's afraid.

You are the only one that's afraid here.

-I guarantee you... -Just stop waving that shit around.

No, you need to... Get it out of my face then.

Whatever this Mikey kid is gonna do, I guarantee you I've seen worse.

-And so have they. -Stop, okay, just stop that.

-Look, I fucked up. I'm sorry. -You have no idea what I've been through.

-I fucked up. -You have no clue what I have been through, what any of these kids have been through.

This house...

-This house... I'm sorry. -You don't understand. You don't understand.

-I'm sorry, I messed up, okay. -No.

Social Services, one person, it takes one fucking person coming into this house and seeing a kid handling a gun and it's done.

Do you realize that?

You don't understand.

-I'm sorry. -And I can't have that.

That doesn't belong here. I told you.

I told you, it didn't.

-You have to go. -No.

-I can't... -I'm sorry.

-I can't, I'm such an idiot. -I'm sorry.

-No, no, it's not... I can't. -I'm sorry... [mumbling]

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

No...

You have to go.

-You don't want me to go. -You have to go.

You don't want me to go, can we just... just rewind, just stop.

I want you gone.

-I don't wanna see you again. -You don't want me to leave.

I can see it in your... in your eyes. I...

[Jennifer] I want you to go.

-I love you. -Walk out of the door.

-I love you, Jennifer. -Get out.

You want me to stay, come on, I can see it in your eyes.

I don't.

Jennifer...

If you have any respect, you're going to go and you're not going to come back.

-Where else am I gonna... -Go! Get out!

-[mumbles] -No, mm-mm.

[Billy] I keep thinking it's a nightmare.

Yo, this is just a dre...

It's just a dream.

And I'm gonna wake up.

You know, and she's gonna be here and she's gonna come here, and she's gonna tell me they made it all up.

And that it's just a joke.

It's no joke.

It's all right.

[Billy] What you studying?

[Jennifer] Nursing.

[Billy] Oh, nice. You always wanted to do that?

Mm-mm. My foster dad got really sick a couple years back, and I helped take care of him.

But half the time I had no idea what I was doing, so...

I figured I should go to school for it.

-That's rough, I'm sorry. -No, don't be sorry.

It happens.

I still live with my foster mom and now I help her take care of the kids. It's kinda fun.

But, I don't know, it's just made me want to help people like him, in his situation, you know.

[Billy] That's really cool of you.

Thanks.

-What about you? -What about me? [chuckles]

What's your major?

-My major? -Mm-hmm.

[Jennifer] That's awesome, cool.

[chuckles]

Oh, my God, man.

Hey, that party was ridiculous last night, yeah.

Ridiculous, man!

-[laughing] -Billy, I'm back.

-[grunts] -[laughing]

Hey, Josh, what's up, man?

-Who's that girl? -Oh, this is, um...

-Jennifer. -Jennifer. Jennifer.

Nice to meet you.

Yeah, likewise. Sorry, if I interrupted your talk.

-[Billy] Yeah... -No.

No, no, we're just talking about his major.

-His major? -I'm actually undecided. Yeah.

He's undecided.

-It's convenient. -Yeah.

[laughing]

That's so convenient.

Yeah, well, I mean, we're actually... We're hanging out though, so could you get the fuck outta here?

[phone buzzing]

[footsteps running]

[Mikey] Who loved you before that girlfriend of yours?

You're whole fucking life.

Who had you back in the neighborhood.

At school.

You know, a white kid in a Mexican neighborhood.

Who looked out for you when... when it wasn't safe for you to go home?

-You did. -Yeah.

[Mikey] Who had your back? I always had your back.

Trust me, trust me, I know how you feel.

Hey, look at me.

You know, I got plans, too.

I got big fucking plans. I'm fucking... I'm this close to being where I need to be.

[siren blaring]

Hey, man, go back inside.

Yo, sorry I found your gun. I didn't mean for anyone to...

No, that was my fault.

These are yours.

[Billy chuckles]

[scoffs]

You're a smart man.

You're smart.

All right, I'll... I'll see you around.

Okay?

[Mikey] So you're a college boy now?

[Greg] Huh, I didn't know that, Bill.

-You're a college boy? -Are you gonna shut the fuck up?

-How's college? -Shut the fuck up.

-Getting an education? -Yeah, go fuck yourself.

[indistinct] ...working taco trucks, now?

[Josh] My dad really needs help, so...

[Mikey] Whatever, you're not gonna have to do that after tonight.

No more fucking taco trucks.

This is us, this is our stop.

Earth to Billy. Hey, Billy.

[mumbles]

Remember when I was 12 years old?

And my dad told me he found money at the ATM?

On a Monday, he found 300 bucks in an ATM tray.

And then he told me how on Tuesday he was walking by the same ATM and he found money in the tray again.

And he was walking by that ATM on Wednesday, he found money in the tray.

Thursday he walked by, found money in the tray, Friday.

And then on Saturday, he was walking up to the same ATM and there was already a guy standing there with cash in his hand.

And the guy says to my dad, "Hey, did you leave your money at the ATM?"

-Yeah. -"Is this your money?"

[chuckles]

And my dad says, "Yeah, that's my money.

I left it at the ATM." And he takes it.

And I got a 10-speed out of it.

[laughing]

[Greg] I thought your dad died.

When he was 13, take it easy.

You're gonna be proud of me on this one, Bill.

-Yeah? -Yeah. Yeah.

This is us.

[talking indistinct]

Who's this guy? Who's this guy you got hanging in this door?

Oh, that's my dad.

That's... How... you... That guy's Mexican.

Half-Mexican. Which makes me a quarter-Mexican.

[speaking Spanish]

Take that fucking ecstasy. It feel good.

And you gotta take this fucking ecstasy right here.

[Josh] Mikey, Mikey, you don't look any type of Mexican.

Whatever, my mom's albino.

-You take two. -[Josh] What?

-You take two. -Why do I gotta take two?

Because you look great and you got a fucking dick up your ass, that's why, and you need to loosen the fuck up.

[man on radio] ...are the lucky winners of this past weekend's super lottery...

[whispering indistinct]

No, no, no, no.

No, no, no, Greg, you go.

[man on radio continues indistinct]

Oh, sorry!

Hey! I'm sorry, I threw my ball in there.

Okay, I'm sorry, let me just go get it.

My bad.

Hey, hey.

[grunts]

[grunting]

Get the fuck off me, you...

You wanna fucking... [indistinct]

No, no, no, no. Hey.

[Mikey indistinct]

[Billy] Hey, we got the car, man, let's get the fuck outta here.

Let's get the fuck outta here!

[grunts]

[indistinct]

[Billy] Come on, let's get the fuck outta here! Come on!

-Fuck! -[man groans]

[Mikey] Break his fucking arm.

[screaming]

[man] Fucker!

[Greg] Huh? Huh?

Oh, yeah.

Hey. Hey, you fuck.

[mumbles]

[gunshot]

[door buzzes]

-Forsetti! -Yeah?

[guard] You got a visitor.

[door buzzes]


Hi.

[soft chuckling, sobbing]

How are you, Mama? Hi.

[Mikey] Fucker.

[grunts]

Here... Bill.

-[Billy] Fuck that. -End this fucker.

-[Billy] We got the fucking car. -Come end this guy. Come end him.

Put a bullet in his fucking head.

This is the guy that beat you up.

Gives you fucking black eyes, makes your life all fucked up.

Let's just get out of here, man, we got the car...

[Mikey] Come end this motherfucker.

Here.

All right.

I gotta do fucking everything for you.

Fucking gladly.

You fuck.

[gunshot]


-[Mikey groaning] -[Greg] What the fuck did you do?

-Huh? -Go.

I said fucking go! Go!

[voices fading]

[indistinct]

[engine rumbling]

[Greg indistinct]

[crying]

We gotta go.

[sobbing]

Fuck you, Billy!

[yelling indistinct]

Mike...

Hey.

Hey, hey, hey, come on.

Come on.

[indistinct]

[groaning]

[mumbling]

Come on, Mike. Mike, Mike.

I'm sorry, I'm fucking sorry.

I'm sorry... [sobbing]

Fuck...

[sirens in distance]

Fuck, fuck.

Fuck...

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

You're gonna be fine.

It's all okay.

It's okay.

Somebody fucking help me!

[slow tempo song playing]


[Greg yelling indistinct]


[man] Jen!

[patrons screaming]

[panting]


Mikey!


[Josh's dad] You wanna know what I think?

[Billy] Huh?

I think you fucked up.

Why you didn't come to me, Billy?

Known you a long time.

And my boy is dead.

[sniffles]

I'm sorry.

I think everybody's to blame.

Me too.

You fucking kids, man, you got no regard for human life.

So now you know.

Now you understand and you eat that shit.

You take one day at a time and you become a better man for it.

We deserve that.

Hey, I did the best I could, man.

It's time to do better.

Don't leave me, man.

-Come on! -Don't leave me, man.

-It's your time, Billy. -[door buzzes]

[slow tempo music plays]

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