Bird on a Wire (1990) Script

♪ When the moon ♪

♪ Is in the seventh house ♪

♪ And Jupiter aligns with Mars ♪

♪ Then peace will find the planets ♪

♪ And love will steer the stars ♪

♪ This is the dawning ♪

♪ Of the Age of Aquarius ♪

♪ Age of Aquarius ♪

♪ Aquarius ♪

♪ Aquarius ♪

♪ Harmony and understanding ♪

♪ Sympathy and trust abounding ♪

♪ No more conflicts or division ♪

♪ Only living dreams of vision ♪

♪ Mystic crystal revelation ♪

♪ And the mind's true liberation ♪

♪ Aquarius ♪

♪ Aquarius ♪

♪ When the moon ♪

♪ Is in the seventh house ♪

♪ And Jupiter aligns with Mars ♪

♪ Then peace will find the planets ♪

♪ And love will steer the stars ♪

♪ This is the dawning ♪

♪ Of the Age of Aquarius ♪

♪ Age of Aquarius ♪ My good brother.

♪ Aquarius ♪ Uh-huh. That's it?

No suitcase, huh?

Let's get out of here.

Don't smoke in the car.

Good afternoon, Miss Graves. Hello.

How nice to see you. The gentlemen are expecting you.

Should I take your coat? No, thank you.

Brad, Dex. Sorry I can't stay for lunch.

I have to fill in for a partner at a board meeting.

Nothing for me. No. Maybe a Diet Coke.

Make that Evian water.

No, I'll have San Pellegrino and water, no ice.

You got it? Got it.

Here's the deal. There's no deal.

My client balked. What do you mean?

I tried to sell it. She wouldn't do it. She thinks her company's worth more.

She thinks or you think? On second thought, that looks interesting.

Tell us what you want, Marianne. And don't say...

Smoked chicken?

I got to make a phone call.

Hey, it's just us here. What are you looking for?

I'm looking for a world of fair play, where the corporate big guys don't always get their way.

Still beating up your ex-husband?

Ooh! You're going to pay for that one.

Who's her husband?

Me and my big mouth.

Hey, Pookie!

Don't call me Pookie.

I just meant to be affectionate. What's the matter, babe?

I'm in a meeting, and I don't have a lot of time, but do you remember when you said you wanted to have sex with me in some weird place?

How about Detroit?

Too kinky. Anyway, I'm socked in.

They're installing my big screen on Sunday, and I got the Mile-High Mall presentation next week.

What can I do by myself in Detroit?

Buy a Chevy. Prove you're American.

I don't love you, and I won't miss you.

Call me when you arrive.


Ah, shiver me timbers.

Ah, welcome, lads! Welcome!

Mr. Sorenson and Mr. Diggs.

Mr. Sorenson, Mr. Diggs, go right in. Enjoy the party.

Thank you very much. It will be taken care of.

My pleasure.

What happened, boss?

They go for it?

They're crazy not to.

What do these Colombians want? It's foolproof.

We got all the customs agents. We got the border guards.

Everything's in place.

We got a little problem. A cloud over us.

The cartel's made an offer of 50 million.

They'll keep it on the table for 30 days if we can make this problem go away.

They know about Jarmin, right?

It's time to finish it.

We got to take him out.

Easier said than done.

We'll do it ourselves this time, make sure it gets done right.

Lovely day.

But we have a little cloud... to blow away.

♪ And when it's time to leave ♪

♪ Then I hope you'll understand ♪

♪ That I was born a ramblin' man ♪ Closing down, Billy Ray.

Nobody driving in this bad weather tonight.

Why don't you give up on that tank, and come to the house for dinner?

It's no good, you being alone so much.

Been in town three months. You haven't made one friend.

At least none I've seen.

Why don't you wash up, come to the house and meet the missus?

You hear me, Billy Ray?

I'm turning down this radio.

Billy Ray? You gone to sleep there?


Help me, Marvin!

Help me, Marvin. Get me out of here!

Hold on, bro!

Oh, God! Help me, Marvin!

Get me out of here!

Damn it! Get this thing off of me!

Oh, Marvin, what am I going to do with no legs?

Ha ha ha ha.

Look at your face!

Something wrong with your brain, boy?

I'm sorry, man. I gotta do something to break up the monotony around here.

Oh, you're bored, huh?

I'm bored as hell. Oh, don't take it personal, Ol' Marvin.

I'm just a restless guy.

That's why I travel around so much like I told you.

I guess I get it from my daddy.

He sold hairbrushes in Kentucky.

I thought you said he raised hogs in Tennessee.

Oh, he raised hogs, then he sold hairbrushes.

You'll bullshit at the drop of a hat.

You can't say you never pulled anybody's leg before.

I'll get it. I'll get it.

And, Marvin, thank you for that dinner invitation.

Can I help you, ma'am? Unleaded, please.

Unleaded. All right.

Hey, is that WJBL on the radio?

I have no idea.

That's what it is, all right.

That's the Sixties station.

I'll listen to that all day.

You know what they say about the Sixties?

If you can remember them, you wasn't there.

Ha ha ha ha.

You want me to check under the hood, ma'am?

No. It's rented.

You come to Detroit and you rent a beemer?

That's like going to Germany and eatin' Jimmy Dean sausages.

In Tennessee, I never saw cars like this.

I was 22 before I knew foreigners made cars.

Are you from Tennessee?

Yes, ma'am. I'm a Southern boy.

What's your name?

Billy Ray.

Named after both scoundrels my mama thought might have been my daddy.

Uh, is that cash or card, ma'am?



Beg... Beg your pardon?

Will MasterCard do?

It'd be just fine.

You know, you remind me of someone a lot.

I do?

Yeah. A boy. A man.

Named Rick Jarmin. His plane went down in the mountains of Mexico.

15 years ago.

I never went to Mexico... You laugh like him.

I didn't mean to. You look like him.

I don't know what to tell you. Want to sign that?

Well... you have a nice day, then.

Billy Ray? Ma'am?

Do you have a tattoo?

A tattoo? No.

Your upper right arm? A dove?

No. I don't have a tattoo.

I'm not leaving till you show me.

Hope nobody's looking.

There. Satisfied?

Right arm.

I got some shrapnel there. I took that in Vietnam.

It's all down my right side. I'm sorry.

My friend would have never been in that war.

Meaning what?

Oh... he was very much against killing.

I'd like to help you, but all I know is that Officer Baird is retired.

His cases are referred to other officers.

That's not possible. He would not have retired without telling me.

He's handled my case for 15 years.

Give me your current name and I.D. Number.

I'll contact your new case officer.

With all due respect, I don't know who you are.

If I identify myself, you'll know everything from my rising sign to the color of my shorts.

Hold, please. Hang on! Damn it! Hello?

Excuse me, Counselor.

Yeah? That call you've been waiting for?

He's on the line. He won't give me his current name or location.

He's demanding to talk to Lou Baird.

Rick? How you doing? This is Joe Weyburn. Remember me?

I set you up at that one-hour photo lab in Cleveland.

1978, was it? No, it was 1979.

I don't remember you.

You know us FBI guys... we all look alike.

Ooh. You are one rolling stone, aren't you? Where are you now, Rick?

Where's Lou? Why did he retire? He would have told me.

Why didn't he do that? To tell you the truth, he lost you.

He lost... He lost me?

That's why we retired him. That's why I'm on the case.

Where is he? Where did he retire to?

Where did he retire to?

He once gave me a number, his sister's place in St. Louis.

He went there on vacations. Is that where he is? Am I getting warm?

He's out of the picture, Rick.

Are you in some kind of trouble?

Uh, no. No, not at all. Where's Sorenson?

Still safely in jail as far as I know.

Here he is.

Well, you got nothing to be worried about.

He's never getting out.

What about his partner?



Unless he's made another pass at you, he's probably got his drug money and living well in South America.

We have no idea where he is.

That's a relief.

So what is it, pal, relocation time?

Yeah, I guess. Where can you put me?

Where are you? What name are you using?

Come on, buddy. I'm just trying to do my job here.

Bowers. Billy Ray.

I live above Marvin's Motown Motors, 1840 Canoga Street, Detroit.

Did you get that? I'm not repeating it.

Somebody recognized me today. I want to leave before they come back.

Right. Um...

Two days, Rick.

Two days?

Hang on, and we'll have somebody come on in and get you.

Okay. I'll be hanging.

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I got it! I got it!

Jump! Jump!

Rick, come down!


It's so high!


You're freaking me out.

All those opposed?

If Miss Graves will respond?

Miss Graves?



You are abstaining from the final vote?

Y-Yes... No. I am not.

I see.

Rose, she says to me, "Marvin, you're not getting any younger.

You ought to think about that young man working for you and offer him a partnership."

We don't have no sons.

You ain't known me but three months.

How do you know you can trust me?

I got my eyes on you.

Well, the hand is quicker than the eye.

I'm going upstairs and get some sleep.

See you in the morning.

Think about that partnership.



I'll... see you in the morning.

Does that mean it's a deal?

I sure will think about it.

Good night.

♪ How many roads must a man walk down ♪

♪ Before you can call him a man ♪

♪ And how many seas must a white dove sail ♪

♪ Before she sleeps in the sand ♪ Oww!

♪ Yes, and how many times ♪

♪ Must a cannonball fly ♪

♪ Before they're forever banned ♪

♪ The answer, my friend ♪

♪ Is blowin' in the wind ♪

♪ The answer is blowin' in the wind ♪

♪ Yes, and how many years ♪

♪ Can a mountain exist ♪

♪ Before it is washed to the sea ♪ Uh, pumps is closed, sir.

Sir? Pumps is closed. She won't be humming again till 6:30 a.m.

You Billy Ray Bowers?

Hey, are y'all from Weyburn's office?

Y'all got kind of an interesting accent there.

Oh, shit.

You always were kind of an actor.

You pretended to be my friend.

I never agreed to help you kill anybody.

Still a do-gooder, huh, Rick?

Mr. Diggs is kind of worried about that.

I've already served my time, thanks to you.

But he's still under indictment.

Seeing as you're the only witness that can put him behind bars...

Why are you still his flunky?

What are you, a hero?

Hiding your ass in a grease pit for 15 years?

They won't put up any monuments for you.

Any last words?

What the hell's going on down here?

Get out of here! Run for your life!

Watch out!

Come on! Come on!



Oh! Oh!

Let me in, will you? Rick, is that you?

Yeah, it's me. Let me in!

How do I know?

It's me, Muffy! Open the damn door!

Aah! Oh, what the hell are you doing here?

Me? What are you doing here?

Being shot in the butt.

She saw you. I saw her, too.

I'll have to borrow your phone if it's okay.

That's fine. I need plenty of ice.

I'll get the ice. You go to the room.

It's the presidential suite.

Okay. Can I use your phone? I'll be there in a minute.

Miss Graves?

Uh, Mr. Takawaki.

Uh, do little party?

Uh... yes, party for girls.

Oh, maybe next time.

Uh, maybe.

Well, I don't care if they've left for the day.

No, I got to get through to him.


Yeah, it's the presidential suite.

Hel-Hello, operator? Huh? God!

Rick? What?

Are you all right?

God! I've been shot in the butt. Can you believe it?

Can I come in?

I'm naked. Can you handle it?

I handled it for years. I can handle it now.


Oh! Oh, God! It's my lower back and my butt.

I think the pellets passed straight through, but...

Vietnam, huh?

Hell, no. I took the dove off with a sander.

You know, I really am anxious to hear this story.

I need some bandages, some antibiotic, and antiseptic.

Get shot often?

Only twice before. Could you please help me?

Could you look at my butt?

You leave me at the altar, right?

I mean, that was my state of mind at the time, okay?

You went off with Jamie to seek your fortune, and you were coming back to marry me.

Am I remembering this correctly?

If I'm not, correct me.

You get lost in your plane.

You're reported missing. You're presumed dead.

I attend your memorial service, and I cry the tears of a grieving widow.

Listen to...

I vow I'll never get over you. I never do.

I still carry your pictures in my wallet.

Until one day, I pull into a gas station, and you're alive with people chasing you.

And you ask me to look at your butt? I mean, that's okay. That's kinda neat.

Rick's alive, and he's shot in the butt.

Hey, guys, guess who's alive and shot in the butt?

Rick. I'm looking at his butt right now.

You lying... gutless... son of a shit-eating...

God, you yellow, snot-sucker's toe jam bellybutton.

I can't think of enough awful things to say about you.

You bastard!

So I guess that's a no on examining my butt.

It's probably for me. You can't answer my phone.



No, fine. I'm taking a shower.

Yeah, I'm coming home tomorrow.

Okay, bye.

Same guy?

What guy?

Harper? You know, Jeremy III?

Rich boy, redneck asshole. The one you married. Remember?

You know I got married?

Yeah, four months after I disappeared.

Now, that's pretty quick work for a grieving widow.

Where were you?

You could've at least waited to find out.

I was lonely. You were lonely?

You were lonely, so you married the joke of the campus, Jerry the napalm king?

How could you do that?

We had it wrong. His family made laundry detergent.

Cornwall Chemicals?

What? No, kitchen cleanser.

Oh! No, don't kid yourself.

They were getting rich and fat off the war.

The war? Was that it? You were dodging the draft?

Or were you too gutless to tell me you didn't want to marry me?

Are you all right?

Yeah, I'm okay. I just feel woozy, that's all.

I'll call the doctor.

Oh, no. No doctors.

Okay. Is this the front desk?

Yes. Is there a pharmacy in the hotel?

Could you please send up gauze pads, tape, and hydrogen peroxide, please?

Right away, Miss Graves. Thank you.

All right... Now, what's going on?

Was that a holdup, or is someone chasing you?



Got any kids, Muffy?


It was just you got that mom tone.

Well, I'm a lawyer. I have that lawyer tone.

Now, I can help you.


Will you talk to me? Mm-hmm.


Hmm, tomorrow.

I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Good Lord.

Rick Jarmin's alive.

Hey, Don, how's it going? Hey, Murray. Any idea who did this?

Maybe. I got a phone tip. An eyewitness said there was shooting going on.

A blue beemer raced away with a man and woman in it.

Sarge, you better come and look at this.

See you later, Don.

It's right over here.

Okay, thanks a lot.

I have a perfect right to be rude. I left a message for this guy.

I waited for it and...

He picked it up? Well, what time was that?

Well, hell, I want to go above his head.

Uh, no... Yes, but, uh...

I'll tell you what you do.

Try it by name. Try Bowers.

Billy Ray Bowers. No one by that name on our list.

You have no record of Billy Ray Bowers?

Well, try Forett. Jean-Pierre Forett.

No, sir.

Uh, Turnbull, Jodie.


Carlson, Matthew.

No, sir.

Try Jarmin, Richard.

Jarmin, yeah, that's right.

See if anybody by that name exists.

I'm sorry, sir. Have a nice day.

Well, something's gone wrong. L...

I don't seem to exist anymore.

You expecting someone?

I have a standing order for breakfast at 7 a.m.

Well, what time is it?


You got a gun?

Of course not. You got any weapon?

No, this is my breakfast.

Marianne, get dressed. Fast, please.


Rick. Yeah, we can make it.

What do you mean, "we"? I'm not going out there.

Four attempts have been made on my life.

If you open that door, you could end up dead.

We're on top of a veritable fortress now.

Presidents stay here. Oil sheiks stay here.

Friends of Lee lacocca stay here.

George Harrison stays here.

It has the best security money can buy. Don't be paranoid.

But paranoid keeps me alive.

This guy comes every morning. Trust me.

Got your breakfast, Miss Graves. What did you order?

Oh, Rick. Come on. What did you order?

I ordered grapefruit, croissant...

And what? What?


Oh, well, ask him what he's got.

Ask him. I bet he can't tell you.

What's for breakfast?

Some kind of breads and fruits.

I'll be right there.

Please pull up a chair, sit down. I'll share my prunes.

Then you can tell me all about this.

Don't take the chain off the door, okay?

Just rattle it, like you're going to take it off.

Oh, yeah. You mean like this? Is that good?

Yeah. You think it's funny?

Ouch! Oh, God!

Ow! Oh, God!

Get the mace!

You get it!

The mace!

The mace! The mace!

Aah! Aah!

Ow! Jesus!

Ow! Ow!

Hurry up!

Mace! Mace!

Aah! Aah!

Aah! Aah!


Come on. Let's get...

Wait a minute! Aah!

Hurry up!

I can't do this.

What? This is what Lee lacocca does.

Oh! Oh, I'm very scared, Rick.

Since when did you start wearing underpants?

Rick! Rick! Do I get to know what's going on, or do I just get killed for old times' sake?

Follow me. I got to know what's going on.

Well, so do I.

I'm supposedly being protected by the federal government, but I think they're trying to do me in.

Who are those men?

Ex-drug enforcement agents.

One I sent to jail, the other knows I can send him.

They want me dead, and they'll take whoever's with me.

Why? I testified against them.

About what?

It's a long story. It's... God!

Aah! Rick!


This isn't a good time to be talking about this.



Oh! My God! Aah! Aah!

They're all, like, 26, 27, or 28, and they...


Well, is that the V.I.P. Entrance?

Good morning. How are we doing today?

Oh, I'm so hungry.

Listen, I got to get out of this robe.

We can't go back to the room. I've got to change my clothes.

No, we'll buy some.

If I'm not dreaming, you're in deep shit.

You owe me an explanation.

Just get me out of here. I'll tell you everything.

No. No, don't tell me.

No keys.



I ought to weenie whip you! Stop it!

Let's get out of here.

How are you doing over there?


Okay, tell me the story.

You remember that time Jamie and I got everybody to chip in so we could go south and score some real Acapulco Gold?

I remember you borrowed his father's plane to fly to Mexicali.

That's the last I ever heard from you.

It seemed simple. Just fly south, pick up some keys, but we were really impressed with ourselves.

We started drinking, shooting off at the mouth.

Before we knew it, this guy Sorenson was involved.

Things got a lot bigger.

What a dumb-ass thing to do.

You always did love being a big shot.

But you don't understand.

No, I do understand.

I understand you were being a couple of jerks like you always were.

Anything for a kick. Anything to thumb your nose at authority.

Your gold card, ma'am?

Where do you get off with that attitude?

Rick Jarmin, asshole. What happened to you?

I got smart.

Is that what you call being corrupted?


You know nothing about me.

Oh, I got your number, baby.

We got a blue beemer here.

You're totally unchanged, you know?

I've never met anybody more holier-than-thou.

Tell me something honestly.

Do you ever donate anything to the poor, or do you and Jerry the napalm king just hoard your millions?

Laundry detergent. Oh, yeah, we had it wrong.

Yes, we're very rich and hoard our millions.

Occasionally, we invite someone poor in for Thanksgiving, feed him nothing, eat turkey and watch him starve.

Can I drop you somewhere?

Yeah, Wisconsin.


Yeah, Racine, Wisconsin.

I got to find this guy Lou Baird.

He can get me back into hiding.

What's he doing in Wisconsin?

He's actually in St. Louis.

Ha! I'm with Rick Jarmin again. I forgot.

It's coming back to me.

My address book's in Wisconsin.

His sister's there. I think that's where he retired to.

I don't think you're in a witness relocation program.

You're a two-bit criminal chased by the police or some hustler who can't pay his gambling debts.

This FBI stuff's crap.

Wisconsin's only six hours away.

I have a life.

Are you happy?

I'm expected back home. Please, Marianne...

Hands on the dashboard. Don't move.

Get that gun out of my face.

You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney.

I am an attorney, damn it!

Are you Billy Ray Bowers? What is he charged with?

Both of you are charged with the killing of Marvin Larson.

You were identified at the scene of the crime.

Rick, tell them. Tell them what?

The witness relocation program.

You can tell us in jail.

Put both hands behind your head.



Go get the car!

Aah! I can't stop this!

Shut up and steer the damn thing!

Did you kill that guy? No, they killed him.

You can prove yourself innocent.

They'll kill me before I get a chance. The same goes for you.

See that?

Out of the way!

Oh, my God!

Get the hell out of the way, man!

Get your foot off my...


Oh, shit! Oh, God!


Oh! You're going to break my legs!


Stop that squealing!



Oh, my God!



Watch where you're going.

Get us north as soon as you can.

Get your face off my gas!

Aw, shit!

Oh, this can't be good for you.

What are you doing?

Taking your place. Move.

It's a rented car. We'll get in trouble if you drive it.

At this moment you're worried about Hertz? Move!

Give me my wheel!

You're going to get us both killed, Marianne.

I can't... Move over!


Get me... Rick!

We lost them. Yeah.

Where are we? They're not there anymore.

Railway tunnel. I'm a genius. Where are we?

Oh, shit!

Oh, God! Back up!

I don't know. I'm stuck.




What are you doing? You could've got us killed!

Come on. I did you a favor.

Are you having fun or something?

No! I can't... believe you pulled it...

You were great back there, I got to say.

I was so scared!

You're going to love it in Racine.

That's a happening town.

The car was rented by one Marianne Graves, lawyer from New York.

How's she involved? I don't know or like it.

Call it kidnapping.

Kill her the same way as his boss.

I don't like all this killing.

Erasing a witness is...

Joe! You're not trying to back out on us, are you?

Not a good idea, Joe.

Don't smoke in here.

Eugene and I would hate to inform certain authorities... that 20 years ago you were responsible for selling confiscated narcotics out of the police warehouse.

Especially now that you got yourself such a big career.

I'm doing everything I can do.

I've brought the FBI in.

We're plugged into the woman's phone lines, credit cards, bank account, auto club...

They're bound to surface.

When they do, Jarmin will either be shot or wind up in prison.

Then he's yours.

Looking forward to that.

What a pro.

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ On the wire ♪

♪ Like a drunk ♪

♪ In a midnight choir ♪

♪ I have tried ♪

♪ In my own way ♪

♪ To be free ♪

♪ Like a fish ♪

♪ On a hook ♪

♪ Like a knight ♪

♪ From some old-fashioned book ♪

♪ I have saved ♪

♪ All my ribbons ♪

♪ For thee ♪

♪ If I have been untrue ♪

♪ I hope you know ♪

♪ It was never... ♪ Oh, yeah, sure. 100s.

That's all you carry.

♪ But I swear ♪

♪ By this song ♪

♪ And by all ♪

♪ That I have done wrong ♪

♪ I will make it ♪

♪ All up ♪

♪ To thee ♪

♪ Don't cry no more ♪

♪ Don't cry ♪

♪ Like a bird... ♪ Ohh... Where are we now?



What's the matter?

Oh, nothing.

I never told you Jamie's dead.


Yeah. God.

He was killed by Sorenson and Diggs.

They were these two drug enforcement agents, corrupt ones.

They busted Jamie and me for the nickel bags we bought and told us we'd rot in jail if we didn't do exactly what they said.

One minute we were kids, and the next we were trapped in some major drug deal.

They needed our plane.

They made us fly under the radar to an unmarked airstrip on the U.S. Side.

That's where all hell broke loose.

Diggs and Sorenson must've been under government surveillance.

There were a lot of cops waiting when we landed.

Sorenson came out shooting.

He killed one of the border patrol guys and wounded another one.

Diggs, however, got away.

Me and Jamie figured we could bring Sorenson down before he killed anybody else.

We were wrong.

Jamie got it point-blank in the chest.

I spent three months in a Mexicali jail before the FBI finally offered me an immunity for, of course, testifying against Diggs and Sorenson.

That's when I joined the witness relocation program and...

hey, it's been fun ever since.

Why didn't you call me?


I didn't want to get you involved or anything.

You were about to march up the altar anyway.

Thought I'd let it lie.

This is it, huh? Oh, no.

I think this is it.

It's all changed around. I hope it's it.

Yeah, this is it.

It better be here, or I'm in deep shit.

I'm going to look for a bathroom. Change?

So's I can get to West National V.A. Hospital.

Marianne, hold up.

Be right with you, pal. What do you need?

Just some... This. What you got.

What are you doing? That's all you got.

Here you go, brother. Have three squares on me.

This all you got? How dare you do a thing like that!

Well, the guy's hungry.

That's for me to decide. That's my money.

You got plenty. What's the problem? And I worked hard for it, damn it.

You couldn't carry something smaller? You carrying 100s for status?

No. Emergencies.

This was an emergency.

Not mine.

That attitude keeps half the world starving.

I don't see you feeding the poor.

What did you just see?

Oh, you're such a jackass!

Oh, am I?


Mattie Carlson? Oh, my God!


I got to talk to you about something.

Mattie! Mattie!

When I left my job here, I owed this guy a lot of money. Hi.

Guys, you won't believe who's here! It's Mad Mattie Carlson.

Could you wait in the car? Don't tell me.

I got to talk to you for a minute.

You were a hairdresser?


You don't get a lot of choice in relocation.


I can't believe it!

Raun is going to shit. He's going to die.

I just can't believe it!


So, don't you say hi to an old friend?

Come on. Cat got your tongue?

Say something, Mattie.

Hi, Scottie.

Hiya, babe.



Oh, God!



Oh, God! I can't believe you came back!

How are you?

Great! Oh, I like the, uh...

It's just dirty. I had to tie it up.

Gorgeous. Who's this?

This is my sister.

Let's go see Raun.

He's dying to see you. I'll bet he is.

Your brother is a genius!

The Michelangelo of hair.

We lost half our clientele when he left.

He left on his lunch break. Can you believe it?

I do believe it. Oh, bread and butter.

Silly girl.

He always does my hair.

You coming back? You'll have to pay Raun what you owe him.

Raun, look who's back. Hi, Raun.

Well, hello, Matthew.

I'll bet you're surprised to see me.

You've lost weight. Your hair... You look ten years younger.

Cut the crap. You've been a bad boy.

I know. Mea culpa.

And sic semper tyrannus.

You're so right. I've come to pay you back.

Will wonders never cease?

Do you still have my things, my address book?

Show me cash, I'll show you the book.

Could you hang on a minute?

This is funny to you? Yes.

I need $2,000 cash.

Isn't it nice one of us became a materialistic pig?

Yes. Can you help me, please? What's in it for me?

If I get the cash, I can get the book and find Lou Baird, which means I can pay you back quicker, or you might be stuck with me.

Who do I make the check to?

I'm to believe your check is good? I want cash.

The bank's over there. I'll get the book?

We'll discuss it when I see cash.

Then I'll want an apology.

Then you can do my hair.

Why mess with perfection? Oh, Rick, it's only fair.

Who is this?

His sister.

She called him Rick.

I called him sick.

Oh, he is sick.

Cash, apology, hair... in that order.

I'll be waiting.

Driver's license and three I.D.s.

Will credit cards do?


What a break.

Where's this guy gone?

Stall them. I'm not stalling them. They might have a gun.

Hey, hey! Sir?

Can you step on it? We're in a hurry.

Take what you want.

I'm going as fast as I can.

You got the wrong idea.

Everybody freeze! Nobody move!

Don't move!

Put your arms up.

Down on the floor, now!

Oh, my credit cards!

Forget the credit cards.

Just let me get my gold card!


Everybody down, or the girl gets it!

Oh, my purse!

Come here!

What's going on, Officer?

Step across the street, please.


I'm not going with you.

You got no choice. They're after you, too.

It's not just cops.

Am I supposed to spend my life running, like you?

Well, it's up to you.

I say you're dead if they catch you.

Hop aboard or say good-bye.

Come on.

Well, so long, tough guy.

Yeah. So long.

Okay. This is the car. Lieberman, cover the rear.

Take McCurren with you.

Call the impound lot. Get this thing out of here.

Yes, sir. I got it.

Ken, you and Kraul cover all the stores.

Damien, come with me.

Get this thing towed out of here.

Cover all the stores.

What the hell am I doing?

Hop on. Come on! What are you doing here?

I missed you.

You okay? Why are we going back?

I forgot something.

Oh, he wants to play.

Oh, my God.

What is this, butch on wheels?

Here's your cash. Give me the book.

It's more than you need.

Take me with you.

This town needs you.

Let's get out of here.

That ought to cover the damages.

What damages?

Oh, shit.

Balls out time.

Look out! Look out! Look out!

I have the suspect in sight, and I'm in pursuit.

Hang on.

Get out of the way!

I'm following suspects into Fan Tan Alley, and I'm in pursuit.

I almost have them.

I am in pursuit.



What are you doing with your face in my sidewalk?

I am no longer in pursuit.

We're in a hurry. I'm going as fast as I can.

Everybody freeze! Nobody move!

Put your hands up.

On the floor, now!

Come on!

Looks like she's there of her free will to me.

Look at this part. Will you come here!

The teller said she kept going back for the money... even when her boyfriend wanted out. He's not her boyfriend.

I am her boyfriend.

She's obviously not a kidnap victim, so the FBI is out of it.

It's up to the local authorities now.

Hi, Joe. This is Paul Bernard.

Joe Weyburn from our office here. Mr. Bernard.

Any theories as to how to head them off?

He used to work at this mall.

Maybe going back to a place of employment is the start of a pattern.

Without a record of previous employment, we can only wait and see.

Keep on it. Mr. Bernard.

Muncie Farms.

Ha ha ha!


Tell him Rick Jarmin needs to speak to him.

I need to. It's urgent, okay?



Yup. Not till when?

6:00? 6:00 p.m.?

On the dot, ma'am.

Okay. Thanks.

Yeah, yeah. Oh, sure. He'll remember me.

Believe me, he'll remember me. Thanks again.

Bye, ma'am.

Ha ha ha ha!


He's there.

Not till 6:00, but he's there.

He had to go to the doctor.

He works in the zoo. He got me a job there once.

Did I ever tell you about that? I don't wish to hear about the zoo.

I wish to get out of these bushes.

I'm wearing cashmere in 100 degree heat.

I don't want to wait around here until 6:00.

I know someplace we can go on the way.

Mind riding for a couple of hours?

Can you do that?

What, what are you saying?


Either say it or don't say it.

Rise and shine.

I need a night's sleep.

Ace, come here!

You son of a bitch.

Hopefully she'll get better when she's had the operation.


Hi, Rach. How are you?

I never thought I'd see you again.

You look great. Talk about dropping out of the blue.

This guy built half this place and disappeared.

I'm sorry, this is Marianne Graves.

This is Dr. Rachel Varney.



You used to work here?

Yeah. I was a carpenter and general...

Pilot, designer, everything.

And one day gone.

I'm sorry about that. I had to leave in a hurry.

A man came looking for you. He's still looking for me.

What happened?

They shot me in the butt. Prep her.

Quite a game of tag the two of you were playing.

Just a little buckshot. It went straight through.

Not if it's bleeding. Take your pants down.

Well, not out here.

You're shy? I've seen it before.


Oh. I'm sorry. Are you his wife?

Oh, no! Are you kidding?

No way. You two just go right ahead and whatever.

I'll call a cab.

That's not a good idea. She's insane with fatigue.

She needs food and a bed and bath. I'm sorry.

You can use the guest house to wash and sleep.

Can you stay the night? Well, I don't know.

Go ahead, Rick. Be a sport.

She always calls me Rick.

I won't get in your way. It's not like that.

Yes, it is. It was.

Well, it was, yeah.

He helped me out, showed me how to do everything.

I'll bet he did.

You should see the barn.

Every single idea you had worked.

The big animal practice is back there. Takes one to know one.

The horse sling. Want to see it? Yeah. Let's go.

You never saw anything work. I didn't know it would.

Well, it did. Marianne, come on.

I'm sure she doesn't want to. She's exhausted.

No. I'd like to see that horse sling.

Hey, hi ho, Silver.

Look at that.

They thought I was nuts when I showed your plans.

I thought I was nuts when I did them.

Come see this, Jodie.

Oh, yeah!

Look at that.

It works great.

It works, it works, it works. I'm a genius.

Drop them and hop up.

Oh. Do you need her to leave?

No, I'll stay.

I've seen it, too.

Great. You can assist.

Get the peroxide and sponges from the cabinets over there.

Come on. Take your pants off and get on the table.

Don't be a baby.

Be gentle with me, okay?

I'll think about it.

I'll be gentle.

Oh! Cold.

The cows never seem to mind.

Roll over.

Roll over.

Do I get a Milk-Bone?


What did you have in mind, Marianne?

Let's take a look.

Ow! Jeez!

How is it?

Well, it's not bad, but it's not great.

What's that?

I don't know.

Oh! Sulfuric acid.

What are you doing?

I hate those things.

You okay?


Feel that? Feel what?

Uh-huh. There it is.





You need a little fresh air.

I'm fine. I'm really fine.

I'll send your cowboy right out.

Maybe just a whiff would help me.

She's tired and needs to eat.

So, who is she?

An old friend.

Yeah, right.

Really. She's an old friend. You sure about that?

When you got a knife up my ass, I am.

How bad is this thing you're running from?

Pretty bad.

Think you'd ever beat it and come back here?

If I could beat it, I'd go anywhere.

I'm asking because I'm engaged to be married.

Flagellations. That's great. That's great.

I'd rethink it if I thought you might come back this way someday.

You always were direct, Rachel.

We're done.


Thank you. Well, uh...

How long have I got?

The wedding's on Sunday.

Well, I'm a bad bet, you know.

Much happiness, Rachel. Come here.


Uh, excuse me for a minute.

You never hustled when I was angry.


Marianne, are you okay?

Oh, forget it, all right? Forget what?

I need a telephone so I can leave, and you two can live happily ever after.

It's not like that. No?

She was just... In your arms, and you were naked.

It's nothing. Yeah, and my name is Dumbo.

What's it to you? Why should you care?

You're happily married, yeah? I'm not.

What, you're not happy? Not married.

No? It just didn't work out.

If the guy was a prick, you're better off without him.

Oh, God.

My heart can't take this again.

Remember the time I saw that flying saucer?

Well, we were smoking some heavy stuff back then.


I think I see another one.

What's that?

Oh, damn!

Come on. Aah!

Friends of yours, Jodie?

Well, no.

All right, go, go! I'll stay here!


Get out of here. Let's get out of here!

Bye, Rach. Thanks a lot. I'll cover you!

Yeah, let's fly.

I'm going to kill you!

Come on, sweetheart.

Oh, God!

Hurry up, Rick!

You ready for this?

Tie down your toupee.



Can't this thing go faster?

This is as fast as it goes!

Hang on, Muffy!


Oh, my God!

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Oh, I'm going to throw up!

I'm not kidding!

What are you doing?

I got to take his rotor out!

What the hell?

He's messed up the rotor!

We're going down!


Put on your belt and stick your head between your knees.

What do I do now? Kiss your ass good-bye.

We got no wheels, and we're coming down.

Oh, God!

I don't want to die!

Are we dead?

Hell... no.

But we will be if we don't get out of here. This can't be good for you.

Help me.


Hang on, hang on. Help is on its way.

Aah! Help me!

Let's go. It might blow up.

Oh, my...

It's been five years. I haven't lost my touch.

It's like riding a bicycle. You never forget it.


I can't take this anymore.

I'm going to go on the road and hitchhike.

I don't care if they catch us and we die.

I need food.

I need a bath.

I need a bed.

I need a massage.

I need... I need a manicure.

I need to see my therapist.

I need a beer.

Oh, look at that. The promised land.

Oh, we have no money and no credit cards.

I'll talk to the guy in charge.

Here. Give him this. Give him my watch.

Hold me down.

Here. And if they don't take this, sell my body.


Sell my body.

I don't care.


Aah! Aah!


Yeah. Yes, I'll try and get there early afternoon tomorrow.

That's right. Thank you. Bye.

Right here. Hallway.

See you in the morning.

Tomorrow morning, 7:30.

Thanks, Norman. Good night.

Good night. Hiya, pooch.

Marianne, you in this one? There's no lock and no door handle.

Watch the door. It falls off the hinges.

Why didn't you choose another one? He said, "Take your pick."

It's the only one with a TV.

That's civilization. I wonder if we're on the news.


Aw, there was nothing good on anyway.

I've just taken a shower.

I'm wearing a towel. I'm hanging up my clothes.

Well, this is interesting narration, Marianne.

I'd appreciate your not watching me.

Well, there's nothing else to watch.

Oh, speaking of watches, I still got yours.

I didn't give it to the guy.

We'll need it tomorrow. We'll have to get a car.

Lou Baird wants to see me in person.

I was talking to his sister on the phone.

I tried to tell her the problem, but she said it wasn't a good idea to discuss it on the phone.

Why? I don't know.

Was the phone tapped?

Oh, God. I knew you'd say that. I hope not.

Don't go there, Rick. Call the police.

You know I can't do that.

Why are you so paranoid about the police?

They can help you.

I'm a half a day's drive from Lou Baird's.

Maybe he's part of the setup.

He isn't. He saved my hide too many times to want to try and kill me now.

Tomorrow morning we'll find the nearest town.

We'll swap that watch for some old junker, and everything will be fine.

I know what I'm doing.

Do you got a towel?

That's not a towel.

Who's going to pay for this hotel room?

Well, they need a chambermaid.

A chambermaid?

I'll help you. It's 12 units. It won't take long.

What... What?

Are you mumbling?

I'm out of here.

I gave this guy my word.

Well, I didn't.

I'll have my office express mail some money.

I'll pay this guy off.

I'll buy this place if necessary.

And I'm out of here!

Hey, calm down.

I just took a shower with the cockroach from hell.

He's doing his hair now.

Not to mention the fact that you've sold me into human bondage.

Oh, you really are spoiled, aren't you?

I am.

Being a chambermaid might do you some good.

Stop that shit, will you? What shit?

That mumbling drives me crazy!

You ever wonder why we ever got together?

Did we ever agree on anything?

Did your personality ever not annoy me?


Sex? I really don't remember.

Oh, really? You don't remember?

You don't, either. This is some cheap trick just because I'm about to get in bed.

I wouldn't worry about me.

Anyway, I have a boyfriend.

A very wonderful boyfriend.

Who is this boyfriend? How did I know you'd ask me that?

Why shouldn't I? Because you'll belittle him.

I would not. You will. I know you.

Have it your way.

Please stay above the covers. My towel is wet. I have to get out of it.

Oh, I guess so.

That's better.

Thank you.

Tell me about this boyfriend of yours. What's he like in the sack?

Can he throw the leg. Huh? Marianne?

I'm not discussing sex with you tonight.

You know...

I haven't had a girlfriend in five years.


Yeah. Yeah, Mr. Wiggly's been on bread and water for five long years.


Is that the truth?

Yeah. I didn't think it would be fair.

Are you cold?


Oh, not really.

Feels familiar, doesn't it?

I thought you said you didn't remember.


I feel kind of selfish under here.

Oh, you are very selfish, and not just under there.

Oh, well, too bad you said that.


Well, I was actually beginning to get turned on.

Too bad for you. I wasn't.

You weren't? No.


Stop that, will you? If you do that again...

Don't tell me what to do! I can't help it.

Anyway, what are you going to do about it, add another felony to your list of crimes?

Go to sleep.

I can't. What's the name of this boyfriend?

You can tell me. I'll be nice. You will?

Yeah. Okay. His name is Paul.

Sounds like a dipshit.

Trust me. Anyone named Paul, he's probably a spot welder.

Shut up. Go to sleep.

Is that true?


About five years?

You didn't want to discuss it.

I don't.

Well, then, shut up.

Shut up? Yeah, I'll shut up.

Oh, God.

Let me look at you.


I missed you.

God, I missed you.

Wow, doesn't this feel right?


I had that dream again.

Remember the dream I used to have after we made love?

The one about the seven dwarfs?


No. Remember the dream...

We were in the middle of the ocean, and it was that big sailboat?

Oh, yeah.

We were alone with nobody around.

It was just us.

That's a nice dream.

Can't we do that?

Can't we find a way, Rick?

I spent 15 years looking for it.

If I could've found it, I'd have come and got you, married or not.

Would you really? Oh, yeah.

But there's nothing we can do now.

We gotta get out of here.

I'll see what kind of car I can get with your watch.

There must be a way.


Paul? Marianne.

Listen. No, I'm fine.

I'm really all right. Yes. Listen, I...

I can't talk. No, I'm fine. I need you to help us.

I need you to call someone. Please. Yes.

Damn it.

I don't have time. I... Marianne, your chariot awaits you.

Just do it, will you? Got to go.

Better pick it up. We got to go. Marianne?

Hi. You found me.

Wait till you see what I got for you.

Now, there's your watch.

Oh, what a beauty.

Think so?

Fine piece of equipment. Look at this little jewel.

I had to grind him down, but he finally accepted my terms.

Yeah, hello. Uh... extension 2200, please.


Well, yes, Mr. Bernard, of course I remember you.

They're headed where?

Right. She wants... federal marshals and some members of the press there.

You did the right thing by calling me.

I could take care of all of that.

No, no. You wait by the phone.

Oh, yes, we'll make sure she's safe.

You bet.

And, uh, thank you.

All right. End of the line.


Jesus, we're overheating. We're lucky to get here at all.

You okay?

Lumbar. Oh, hang on. Wait for me.

The lights are on. I guess there must be somebody in there.

Oh, there he is.

Hey, Lou.



Hey, Lou. It's me. Rick.

In a minute.

Stubborn old guy, isn't he?

Hey, Lou, you mind if we come in?

I'll see you at the front door. Oh, okay.



It's me. Rick Jarmin.

Oh, my Lord. So it is.

Oh, jeez, Lou.

Rick, come on in. This is Marianne Graves.

How do you do?


Rick, come on in.

You scared me. I thought you'd forgotten who I was.

Well, I damn near did.

I'd have been in trouble then. I'm in a spot. Only you can help me.

Yeah? Yeah. Where do I start?

Sorenson, they finally let him out of the cage.

He and Diggs are after us.

They seem to know every move we're making.

I think somebody at the Bureau's doing us in.

I work at the zoo. Yeah.

I've got connections there. You placed me there, remember?

It's just down the block.

I can find it every time, even in the dark.

Uh, Molly likes it that way.

A-A-Are you Monty?

I'm sorry. I didn't hear the bell.

Are you the young man who was calling?

I told you I didn't think he'd remember.

That's why I thought you should come here.

Sometimes it helps if he sees a face.

Ma'am, do you know who that is?

Uh, Rick, um...

Those are federal marshals. I called them.

No. I thought this was a setup.

You've got to talk to them.

You can't keep running, Rick. It...

There's nowhere else to run.

Have you got a basement?

Yes, off the kitchen.

Show it to me.

What have I done? I'm sorry.

It was designed as a bomb shelter.

No one can get in.

Lock yourselves in. Don't come out until everything's quiet.

Where are you going, Rick?

Well, I don't know, Lou.

How about the zoo? They got guns. You know the way.

Good idea.

Get down. Get down.


Rick, hurry up!

Come on!

Lou? Molly?


You got nothing to fear.

Joe Weyburn.


Rick, aren't those guys going to follow us?

They damn well better.

Oh, they changed the code!



Not now!

How did... Never mind. Come on!

Come on, come on, come on!


You didn't see us, Bob, okay?

Son of a... Here.


It's got to be him.

Be careful.

Watch your step.

Stationery, pens, pencils... Where is it?

Where do they put these things?

Where? Where? Oh.

They used to have real guns here.

What's that?

A tranquilizer gun.

Rick, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry I did this to you.

I called them on you.

Hey, no, no. That's all right.

I should be apologizing to you.

Anyway, look, it's probably all for the best.

15 years is long enough, you know?

Yeah, yeah. I guess so.

Now, listen.

Lock all the doors and stay in here.

No matter what you see, don't come out there.

If you see me do this, I want you to hit this button here.

See those lights? It turns them on.

Just like that, okay?

Keep your head down, okay?



Please live through this. I can't go to another one of your funerals.


Now, you remember... You stay in here, okay?

Because it's a zoo out there.


Oh. Ooh.

Which one did he say?



Hey, Rick? Buddy?

It's Joe Weyburn.

We don't mean you any harm.

We just want to talk.



Oh, yeah. Uh...



Welcome to the tropical rain forest.

Here we've assembled a collection of flora and fauna indigenous to both the South American rain forest and the African savanna.


Oh, shit!



I think I got him.

Got to stop this thing somehow.

Go get that girl!


Wake up! All of you, get up!

Rise and shine!

Get up! Get out!

Come on, fellas.

Give me a hand now.



Shut up.

Shut up.

Get up there.

Shut up, you son-of...

Oh, shit.







Excuse me.



Oh! Oh!


Come on!

Hands behind your head!

Fingers clinched!


What is that shit?

Get over there!

Spread 'em!

Sorenson! I got him! I got Jarmin!

What do you need him for, huh?

This is his kill.

It means a lot to him.



Oh, my head.




Oh, God.

Aah! Aah!

Down there!

Oh, no.




I got your lady here.

Oh, God, no.

Come on out. I'm throwing her to the tigers.


You're wrong if you think I won't do it.

Don't you even want to watch?

I'd hate for you to miss this.


15 years.

15 damn years I've waited for this!











Rick. It's me.

It's me.

Take my hand.










I can't hold on.

Come on, honey. You can do it.

Come on. You just... pull me toward you.

I'm sorry I can't get you out of this.

Yeah. Me, too.


I'm free now. I could marry you.

You liar. You wouldn't marry me.

I could if you'd put a little extra effort in.

A little extra effort?

Instead of just standing there watching the father of your children become tiger meat.






Are you all right, honey?

Are you all right?

Who are you?


Look at me.

Rick, look at me.

I'm Marianne.

We were going to get married and have children?


I'm pleased to meet you, Marianne.

You dirty rat!

Were you trying to weasel out of this one?

I'll sue you for breach of promise.

I have no money. What do you want, my underpants?


Get up. There's something I want to show you.

Come on. Get your lazy ass up.

You've heard that expression... something old, something new, something borrowed, and something...

Very blue!

Mister Wiggly is unfurled. Oh, wow.

And if that's not a hint, what is?

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ On the wire ♪

♪ Like a drunk in a midnight choir ♪

♪ I have tried in my way ♪

♪ To be free ♪

♪ Like a fish ♪

♪ On a hook ♪

♪ Like a knight from some old-fashioned book ♪

♪ I have saved all my ribbons ♪

♪ For thee ♪

♪ If I've been unkind ♪

♪ I hope that you can just let ♪

♪ Let it go by ♪

♪ If I have been untrue ♪

♪ I hope you know ♪

♪ It was never to you ♪

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ As a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ Like a baby ♪

♪ Stillborn ♪

♪ Like a beast ♪

♪ With his horn ♪

♪ I have torn everyone ♪

♪ Who reached out for me ♪

♪ But I swear ♪

♪ By this song ♪

♪ And by all that I have done wrong ♪

♪ I will make it all up to thee ♪

♪ Don't cry no more ♪

♪ Don't cry ♪

♪ It's completed ♪

♪ Oh, it's finished ♪

♪ It's been paid for ♪

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ As a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ As a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ On the wire ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ Like a drunk ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ In a midnight choir ♪

♪ Free ♪

♪ Like a bird ♪

♪ Free ♪