Blue Caprice (2013) Script

[sombre piano music]

[siren wailing]

[keypad beeping]

911. What is your emergency?

I'm at the gas station on Aspen Hill, and a man just fell.

I think someone's been hurt in our parking lot, a lady.

Where's the person at now?

She's laying in the parking lot, sir.

[siren wailing]

What's going on there?

I think this guy's lawn mower fell on him or something, man.

Like, it sliced him up maybe. I don't know.

[woman crying]

Oh, my God!

A man has been killed in front of me!

Oh, God!

Ma'am, calm down.

How did he die, ma'am?

I don't know!

I don't know!

Reporting deadly news:

A bizarre shooting spree in Maryland has led to a state-wide manhunt.

The police have no confirmation whether the shooting...

A violent rampage ravaging the Washington, D.C. area, bringing the total number of victims to seven.

They all appear to be random victims.

Don't appear to be anyone's enemy.

Don't appear to be involved in anything coordinated, just simply random targets, innocent people.

Aspen Hill City Police. This line is recorded.

Good morning.

Don't say anything. Just listen.

We're the people that are causing the killings in your area.

We've called you three times before to try to set up negotiations.

We got no response.

People have died.

[Click]

[dial tone beeping]

The search continues for the man and men responsible for the seemingly random shootings across the D.C. area.

Authorities now suggest that the killers may be traveling in a...

You need to send an ambulance.

A woman was cleaning a car...

[speaking indistinctly]

This woman was just hurt!

She's bleeding from everywhere!

I can't do nothing for her!

Could have been a gunshot?

Now saying that they believe the sniper is likely to be working with an accomplice.

To look out for a 1990 Chevy Caprice with a New Jersey license plate number.

They have taken two men into custody in connection with the sniper case.

It appears that the men were sound asleep inside their car at a rest area.

Maryland residents can rest easy tonight, knowing that the killers who terrorized the suburbs of Washington, DC, are now behind bars.

[birds chirping]

[chirping continues]


You stop that now.

That's enough!

You know that's the way it go.

You want to eat, I'm gonna have to work.

I'm gonna come for you as soon as I can.

You want to be a spoiled child, then?

[birds chirping]

[car door closes]

[engine revving]

[bells tolling]

[bell rings]

Please Papa, can I have one?

One what? I didn't get anything.

Yes, you did!

[laughing] Oh.

We saw you! Oh, did you?

Yes!

Hmm, let's see.

Oh!

Thank you.

And one for my princess.

Thanks. Come on.

[girl speaking indistinctly]

Tomorrow when I wake up, I'm just gonna look like a little circle candy.

[insects chirping]


[chirping continues]

[subdued ethereal music]


We'll catch a fox and put it in a box

And then we'll let him go

A-hunting we will go

We'll catch a cat and put it in a hat I'm hungry. You're hungry?

Yeah. Oh, okay.

Are you hungry too? Not really.

Uh, I'm hungry too.

[dog barking]

How far is it? We're almost there.

I'm tired of walking.

[birds chirping]

[indistinct chatter]

[laughter]

[waves crashing]

Is that boy following us?

[solemn woodwind music]


[coughing]

You all right?

[breathing heavily]

Hey.

You okay?

[breathing heavily]

Come on.

[coughing]

[insects chirping]

Is that boy gonna stay with us, Papa?

[sighs] Maybe, baby.

Maybe. Hey, lay down.

[grunts]

When is Mama coming?

Mama's not coming.

Why not?

Hey.

You guys are on a special vacation with Papa, remember?

And if you saw Mama, then you wouldn't see Papa anymore.

Why?

Don't worry about it.

Okay?

Is that what you want?

You want Papa to get in trouble?

No. Hmm?

No. Leave my papa alone!

Leave my papa alone.

That's right, baby.

[smooching]

[laughter]

Mmwah! [laughs]

Okay, lights out.

[children giggle]

Night.

[sighs]

Oh, boy, sorry about that.

[sighs]

So, has your mother.. done this before?

She always leave.

And you don't have anybody else?

What are we gonna do with you, huh?

[serene string music]

[children shouting]

[shouting]

[beep]

Mama, me did write you one letter, but I didn't know where to send it, so me burn it up.

If you come home, you're not gonna find me here.

I am somewhere else now.

The man up the road, do you know him?

I met him in autumn.

He let me stay and work for him.

Me get a job now.

The other tourist, him gone, but him still there.

He is American.

He teaches me to talk like an American.

He says I can be an American too.

Him name John.

[phone line clicks]

[children shouting]

What state do you live in?

Washington.

There are two.

Well, one's the capital and... the other one's just a place.

Which one's yours?

Just the place.

[birds chirping]

She not coming back, is she?

I don't know.

When I was your age, I used to play a game called "Life is not fair."

You know why they called it that?

'Cause life is not fair.

It sucks, but you got to play.

I don't know, maybe... she wants to come back, but she can't.

Maybe she's dead.

[children shouting]

What'd you say?

Hope she is.

[airplane engine roaring]

[swaggering brass music]

[bell ringing]

Hey, stranger. Welcome back.

And who's this now?

That's my son.

That's not your son.

That's my other son.

Are you okay?

Sure, sure. Just busy, busy, busy.

Did I leave a shirt here?

A blue one?

Maybe.

Yeah?

Check.

Well, let me go wash up quick.

You guys can say hello.

[sighs]

So, uh, visiting your dad?

Hey.

Is it okay if we stay tonight?

[laughs]

Why didn't you tell me about him?

[moans]

I'm not gonna catch him going through my underwear drawers or something, am I?

Hey.

Can I get you to go out for a little bit?

Don't get lost.

'k.


[indistinct chatter]

May I take your order?

[siren wailing faintly]

Do you have cheap burgers?

[Click]

[door opens, bell rings]

Change your whole life if you're ready, sir.

The United States Army is hiring.

Yes, you sir.

[shouting indistinctly]

[car alarm beeps]

You got a minute for your future, son?

How old are you?

16.

Listen, you're a little bit too young, but you come back in a year, you understand?

You come back. We'll be ready for you.

Have yourself a good day.

Change your whole life if you're ready, sir.

[muffled rap music playing]

[engine revving]

Hop on.

[engine revs]

[tense instrumental music]


[birds chirping]

[dog barking faintly]

[engine sputters]

[sighs]

[engine sputters weakly]

This used to be my neighbourhood, you know?

I used to live here.

People used to live here.

Real people, I thought.

Everybody turned into ghosts.

It was like I didn't exist anymore.

Well, not everybody.

Some of them turned out to be vampires.

Suck me dry.

People I would've never expected.

My wife.

Just one day I woke up, and I don't know how I didn't see it before.

[chuckles]

It's evil.

Real evil.

There are some evil.. people in this world.

Like here.

The lady who lives here, that's a real piece of shit.

Testified against me in court.

That's what they do.

They take your kids away and say that I kidnapped them.

How can I kidnap my own kids?

They're my kids.

And then she just gets to live here like nothing ever happened. No...

Fucking vampire I hope she dies.

Vampires can't die.

They're already dead.

That's right.

'Cause they aren't people.

What kind of person breaks up a family like that anyway?

Just like the Army.

They promise all these things, then they take them away.

It doesn't matter if you have skills, something to offer.

[dogs barking]

They just chew you up, expect you to keep your head down and march right into the slaughterhouse.

Once you see what is happening, you've got to fight it.

It's insane not to fight it.

[lawn mower whining]

Hit back.

You give them the slaughterhouse.

[lawn mower stops]

[birds chirping]

[tense string music]

[breathing heavily]


[music fades]

[truck horn blares]

Well, what do we have here?

Hey, man, we don't want any trouble.

Well, that's tough, 'cause you are the fucking trouble.

No trouble.

Just a good-looking black man running on a hot day.

Like I said.

[laughing]

When did you get back?

That's confidential.

[laughs]

Hi. I'm Ray.

Nice kid - a little too talkative.

[laughs]

So I was about to go blow off some steam.

Care to join?

Absolutely.

Hop in. You, in the back.

[grunts]

[laughs]

[gunshots]

See...

I can't take her to court

'cause I don't know where she is, not that the court would do any good.

They never give custody to the father.

[scoffs]

What am I supposed to do?

I don't know. Pray for an earthquake, fucking bolt of lightning, act of God, some shit.

It's all you.

Let's go.

[gunshot]

[gunshot]

Kid's a fucking natural.

How does that feel? Pretty good, huh?

Fucking letting her go?

But, if you really wanna make a difference in the world.. you're gonna wanna go.. with my old friend...

the widow maker.

[birds chirping]

[laughs] Fuck a duck.

It helps if you actually try to hit the damn thing.

Maybe I ought to shoot at some birds.

One of them will fly into a bullet by accident.

Want to try it?

Easy now.

Lady's got some kick.

[gunshot]

All right, press it more into your shoulder.

All right, but with a light touch.

Go slow.

[gunshot]

[squawk]

I told you the kid was a natural.

[gunshot]

You okay?

Oh, come on now, please?

I'm sorry. I can't.

Why not?

I mean, how does a voice this sweet go so sour on me?

[laughs]

Get in trouble.

Please, come on please.

There's a note in the file.

That says what?

It says I can't give out any information.

[sighs]

Are you married?

Do you have kids?

I don’t think..

Uh, come on.

Is it an emergency?

It might be.

Something terrible might happen.

Hold on.

[sighs]

Here you go.

Hello?

Yes, hello. I'm here.

They're not enrolled anymore.

Yeah, I know that.

My wife took them.

Look, I am just trying to find out where they went.

I don't have that information here.

Um, well, maybe there's a record of, uh, the...

Uh, I don't know, um...

Is that him? Yes, this is him.

Hello. This is the vice principal.

Who am I speaking to?

Hello?

Uh, look, I'm... just a concerned parent just trying to make sure that my children are safe.

Sir are you aware there's a restraining order prohibiting you from contact with your children?

That includes telephone calls.

I didn't call them. I called you.

Looking for their contact information.

I'm sorry sir, we can't help you.

Oh yeah?

How about I come to your house tonight and you tell me to my face then, you chicken shit.

Excuse me?

America strikes back.

Afghanistan is pounded.

Can I have a Scarsdale? Sure.

Fucking country, man.

U.S. and British forces have initiated air strikes on terrorist training camps and other alleged military installations in Afghanistan.

Upward of 50 cruise missiles have launched.

Pentagon officials insist that most, if not all, of these weapons are precision-guided. ..

Getting out of here.

[bell rings]

Unfucking believable.

[mumbling]

Can't believe you're fucking accusing me like I'm some kind of fucking criminal.

I'm not accusing you of anything.

I'm just telling you what I saw.

Yeah, well...

I guess it wasn't what it looked like, then.

I checked my tank before I left.

Why would you do that?

No reason.

[sighs] This is bullshit.

What are you so pissed about?

Look, I'm pissed because you don't believe me.

I don't believe you because you're lying.

You know, all you had to do was refill the tank, and I would've never known.

Yeah, well, maybe someone's stealing your gas.

Maybe you could've just asked me in the first..

Look I did not take your.. little fucking motorbike!

Then did he do it? Did he do it?

Hey, hey, hey...

Because if it's not him, then it's you!

Leave him out of it.

You are starting to sound like my wife.

I'm starting to understand why she left you.

What I am saying is, I want to know who got to you, hmm?

Got to me? Who got to you?

Got to me?

Man and child, I think it's time for you to leave now.

Wait outside just for a minute.

No no it's time for you to both get out of my house.

Like those guns?

Pretty fun, huh?

I had a rifle like Ray's.

I loved that fucking gun.

Broke my heart to sell it.

[sighs]

Bitch want to call me a liar.

She's a liar!

They're all liars!

Hey look.

I helped you.

I brought you here.

I gave you all this.

It is not enough just to say the words you need to prove it.

Do you love me?

Then I need you to do something for me.

Hey, you looking for Ray?

Ah Ray said that ah we could stay here for a while.

Ray ain't home right now.

Oh, we'll come back later if you want.

Y'all can do what you like.

Thank you.

Say thank you.

Thank you, ma'am.

He's polite.

[baby coos]

Actually, um... are you in a rush?

You need something?

Just one quick thing.

And what's that?

I just need you to come inside and look at something.

Okay. Just a quick look.


[solemn woodwind music]


[creaking]

[reggae music playing]

And the youths, them strong and bright ♪ Ya, man

[indistinct singing]

Yeah Inna de yard one Sat'day morning

Inna de yard one Sat'day morning

[indistinct singing]

Inna new Kingston, you can't find me

Some of the youths, them finally come knockin'

And then hear ya, must respect the elders Respect your elders and be self-[?]

That todays, yes, your days will be longer

[music fades]

They think all this is permanent.

They don't realize the house of cards they're living in.

All it would take is a little push.

A few bodies.

Well, more than a few bodies.

Maybe five, six a day.

For 30 days.

Random targets.

No, not random targets.

When they think it's men... kill a woman.

When they think it's women... kill a kid.

Think it's kids... kill a pregnant woman... a grandma... a cop.

Hey, hey, hey...

What are you doing, son?

Can I see the bag?

Can I see the bag.

Now, you see these kids?

They think they can do anything.

He's not like the other kids. He's just confused.

And this is what he took:

Veggie burgers.

Veggie burgers?

Not the kind of thing they take usually.

What do they take?

Candy. Cold drinks.

Girls take pregnancy tests.

He likes veggie burgers.

I'm supposed to call the cops.

I wouldn't blame you if you did.

You'll talk to him?

Sure will. Does he listen to you?

He listens to me.

[fingers snap]

Now, you listen to your father now.

He's all yours.

[breathing heavily]

[ominous music]


[music fades]

Let's go.

[birds chirping]

It's okay. Put your hands together, son.

Dad...

Dad, what'd I do?

Put your hands together.

There, just the wrists. There we go.

Keep them together, son.

Dad.

There you go. It's fine.

Sit.

Sit.

Dad Dad, wait.

Sit down.

There you go. Dad I'm sorry.

Feet together son.

I just want to let you know, I'm not doing this because I'm mad at you.

You know that, right?

Dad...

Dad, I'm sorr.. I'm sorry.

This is bigger than we thought.

I can't tell you why.

But I can lead you.

No.

Dad!

Dad!

Dad!

[breathing heavily] Dad!

[geese honking]

Dad!

[rain pattering]

[breathing heavily]

[birds chirping]

[spits]


[garage door opens]

[subdued foreboding music]

[man on radio] Friends, if you don't have anything else that you want to do, go pick up a box of Krispy Kremes.


I gave you all this.

It's not enough to say the words.

You need to prove it.

Do you love me?

Then I need you to do something for me.

What kind of person breaks up a family like that, anyway?

They just chew you up, and they expect you to keep your head down and march right into the slaughterhouse.

And once you've seen what is happening, you've got to fight it.

It's insane not to fight it.

Hit back.

Give them the slaughterhouse.

[doorbell rings]

[gunshot]

[crickets chirping]

I would not allow America...

[indistinct speech over radio]

But to condemn them as the most corrupt nation on Earth.

When you have spilled the blood of so many human beings, how'd that happen?

They dropped the bomb, an atomic bomb, on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Have they killed off millions of Native Americans?

I mean, how dare you put yourself in the position of a moral judge.

How dare you.

Well, we got one more stop.

You gonna come in with me or wait in the vehicle?

Speak up, my friend.

I don't know.

Well, some people do know what they want.

Some people don't.

As soon as you do know what you want... you can start making some decisions.

Well, what do you want?

Stay in the car?

There you go. Man knows what he wants.

[door closes]

Good morning.

See my son anywhere?

He's not really your son, is he?

He's a chess prodigy.

I'm his tutor.

And I'm George Washington.

Want a beer or something?

[ominous music]


[ship horn blaring]

Hey.

You live around here?

You got a job?

I go to school.

You go to Lincoln or Covenant?

Yeah.

Which one?

Lincoln.

Oh, me too.

I never see you there.

I just moved here with my dad.

So I guess I'll see you at school.

Yeah.

See you around.

There you are.

[both grunting]

Besides, nobody saw you right? Hmm?

I don't remember.

[grunts]

If nobody saw you, nobody knows.

You did great!

I think it was the wrong lady!

It doesn't matter.

It could be anybody.

[breathing heavily]

Anybody could've done it.

And if it could be anybody, then we're invisible.

[breathing heavily]

Do you understand?

We can do it again.

No!

Whenever, wherever we want.

Hmm? They took my gun.

They took my kids, and now I have you.

I don't want to do it again!

[breathing heavily]

Okay.

Okay.

I'll tell you what.

Get up.

[sighs] That didn't hurt.

Get up!

[ominous music]

[shouting]

[grunts]

So what would you rather, hmm?

Go back home and wait on mama?

Huh? [grunts]

[shouting]

[both grunting]

[dramatic orchestral music]

[screams]

[breathing heavily]

Good.

[sighs]

That's good.

What a nice surprise.

Thank you. You want ice in it?

Ya. Yeah?

Whatta you? Beer?

Beer.

[laughter]

You know, you know it's not crazy to kill people.

They do it every day.

You guys gonna order anything?

I even know who the next one should be.

[children shouting]

[bluesy folk music playing]

[laughs]

Hey, Bonnie, you set up?

Or do you want a burger?

Bonnie, get your burger.

Hey, dude.

Mm-hmm.

[indistinct chatter]

[singing indistinctly]

You got it.

Jamie, Jamie, where's the baby?

[children shouting]

Umm, Peggy took her, Peggy took her.

[laughs]

Go check. See, her car's gone.

I saw her leave 10 minutes ago.

The baby's out front.

Why do I have to know where the baby is?

Find the baby. She's out front!

Fuck you.

[baby coos]

Uh-oh.

Uh-oh.

[chuckles]

You can have some more food.

Mm, there's my baby.

Is everything okay?

Yes, ma'am.

[baby coos]

There's plenty of food outside why don't you get something?

I got this.

Yes, ma'am.

Come here.

Come to mama.

Aww, little thing.

Ah-huh. Do you want to go to the party?

Come here.

[baby crying] Oh no.

[cheers and applause]

Need any help with that? Yeah, sure.

You want to take over?

I got it, baby. I got it.

I thought you were bringing me a plate, little dude?

Coming through.

I think it's in the left-hand drawer.

Do you know where they keep the aluminium foil?

Fuck a duck.

Hey, dude.

You want to come give us a hand here?

Lift that puppy up.

I knew we were bulking you up for some reason.

[grunts]

All right, drop it.

[sighs]

[grunts]

All right, there we go.

Bingo!

I knew you were hiding somewhere.

I'm gonna cruise over to the heavy artillery.

It's not real.

He just thinks it's real

'cause he's got a fucking job, wears a suit every day.

[sniffs]

But then this black dude comes and wakes him up.

And the black dude says, "Everybody's asleep.

"You've been asleep.

"And the machines have fucking taken over the world.

"And the machines are using the people as fucking batteries."

So he's got to fight the machine and the people.

It's fucking wack.

[sighs]

Fuck. Here gimme.

There's a way you can set it so they can't kill you.

Check this out.

Do em fuck.

[machine gun fire]

Firing. Firing.

Ray. [clears throat]

How many people have you killed?

Look at me, man.

I'm a fucking killing machine.

I don't count 'em.

In the Army, I mean.

Fucking Army?

I was in the motor pool.

Like your dad.

I didn't kill anybody.

Oh.

[video game gunshots]

What do you think it feels like?

I don't know, dude.

Bad.

[monster growls]

[machine gun fire]

Maybe it doesn't feel like anything.

[ominous music]

[machine gun fire]

I mean it's mostly been burnt.

I got it, I got it.

Whoa whoa whoa.

[sighs]

[breathing heavily]

[sighing]

[laughs]

[breathing heavily]

[distorted whooshing]

So this guy comes, and he's trying to sell me these steaks, right, which he clearly stole.

I said, um, "Where'd you get the steaks from?"

"Hey come on man just, buy the steaks when I have kids to feed."

And I look at him for a minute I'm looking around, he gotta be jerking my chain.

I said, "Well, feed 'em steak!"

[distorted laughter]


[knock on door]

Hey.

[doorknob rattles]

Let's button this up.

I want you to relax.

It's gonna be okay, all right?

Just take a deep breath.

You have a full clip.

It's cocked and ready to go.

When it's time to pull the trigger, you don't stop pulling until he's down.

Hey. Will you do this for me?

Hmm?

[crickets chirping]

Come on, let's go.

[owl hooting]

[bell rings]

[gunshot]

[grunts]

[breathing heavily]

I did it. I did it.

You okay?

Yeah.

You hurt? No.

You good? Yeah.

Where's the money? What?

The money. Get the money.

Get the money!

A little banged up on the front end, but that's just body damage.

I'm not afraid to put in some work.

There's nothing wrong with it, not on the inside, anyway.

Just, you know, wear and tear.

Life bangs you up.

Knew the cop that drove it. Real dirtbag.

Whadda ya - you run a business or something?

Nah, this is for my son.

Hey, buddy.

[sighs]

Okay, I'll leave you to it.

[trunk slams shut]

What's with the face?

You don't like the colour?

Okay, we'll take it.

What's the first thing that you do?

[engine turns over]

What's the first thing you do?

Right.

You don't want cops messing with you because of a little thing like that.

OK.

Roll forward ten feet.

[grunts]

[sighs]

You know what you did wrong?

Yes, sir.

All right.

Okay!

Put the car in drive and roll forward ten feet.

[car door slams]

Good.

[playful string melody]

Stop.

Reverse.

Left turn. Hard left.

Keep it left. Hit the gas.

Keep it left.

[ominous music]


"The primary mission of a sniper in combat

"is to support combat operations

"by delivering precise long-range fire

"on selected targets.

"By this, the sniper creates casualties

"among enemy troops, "slows enemy movement, "frightens enemy soldiers, "lowers morale, "and adds confusion to their operations.

"A well-trained sniper, "combined with the inherent accuracy

"of his rifle and ammunition, "is a versatile supporting arm

"available to the infantry commander.

"The sniper must be able

"to calmly and deliberately kill targets

"that may not pose an immediate threat to him.

"It is much easier to kill in self-defence

"or in the defence of others

"than to kill without an apparent reason.

"A sniper must not be susceptible to emotions

"such as anxiety... or remorse."


[rattling]

[door closes]

Oh, shit.

So you're the guys.

Well, I pictured you a little different, but, uh... but it's cool.

Yeah yeah man, and it's cool you know?

I don't give a shit.

[tires screech]

So you boys ain't from around here, huh?

That's cool.

I like your guys, uh..

I like your style, bro.

Well, check it out.

You're gonna want to make a right here, all right?

A nice hard right.

What do you have?

Grenades?

Say what now?

Semtex? Plastic?

Whoa, look, I ain't Fort-fucking-Bragg, friend.

What do you have, then?

I got land mines.

Land mines.

Land mines.

Yeah, they're German.

Great craftsmanship.

I mean, they're a little old, but a mine's a mine, right?

[car horn honks]

Come on, man, what's going on?

Look, what the fuck you doing, man?

We can't use land mines.

All right, look, I'm down for your fucking cause, you know, your Black Panther shit.

All right, you want to blow some shit up, blow some shit up.

I don't give a fucking shit, all right?

Please get out of the car.

[scoffs] Shit.

And remember, my dad has your address and your telephone number.

I've created a monster.

[shouts] Go back up!

You've got to brake quick.

If you're gonna get that much speed, you got to get off the gas and brake quicker.

Let's go!

Brake!

Get up to speed.

Brake full as you can. Spin it.

[solemn string music]

Brake!

Get in there, now!

Go back up!

One more time!

[laughing]

[laughs]

[music fades]


[ominous music]

Hey, dude.

[gunshot]

[muffled booming]

How long are they staying?

He's my friend, babe.

Says who?

[baby crying]

What the fuck do you know?

What do you know?

"Frightens enemy soldiers, lowers morale."

He's a good kid.

He isn't ours.

He isn't even his.

[muffled boom]

They got nothing to do with us.

What are you doing, dude?

I'm just thinking.

"Realization of the sniper's presence instils fear in enemy troops."

Okay.

"Influences their decisions and actions."

[telephone ringing]

"The sniper's role is unique

"in that it is the sole role that becomes more significant..."

That's for me!

"When the target is entrenched or positioned among civilians."

[baby crying]

A-hunting we will go, A-hunting we will go, Ooh, aah, A-hunting we will go.

Yes, hello.

This is Principal Winters here at John F. Kennedy high school at Camden, New Jersey.

We have three sets of records for some students of yours, two brothers and a sister.

Looks like they were transferring schools, and their paperwork got sent to us by mistake.

Yeah, well, you know how it is.

If you could just tell me where those records should have gone, I can send them out today.

No harm, no foul.

Maryland, huh?

Oh, that's a long way off.

A-hunting we will go Oh, no, don't you worry.

I'll take care of it.

Easy as pie.

A-hunting we will...

[thunder rumbling]


[engine turns over]

[engine revs]

What an awful car.


[door slams]

[forlorn choral music]


[brakes squeal softly]


[crickets chirping]

[music fades]

[children laughing]

[birds chirping]

That's them.

Still up.

Always hated bedtime.

She liked to let them tire themselves out, so...

As if she knew better than me.

I'd have to chase 'em around and pick 'em up, one by one.

Come on, babies. Time to sleep.

Time to sleep.

Well...

It's not about them anymore.

Let's go.

[sighs]

[engine turns over]

And a very good Friday morning to you all.

It's 6:47 now, and time for your local weather on the 7s.

We have a high-pressure system moving through...

All right, do you have everything filled out for me?

The search continues for the man or men responsible for the seemingly random shootings across the D.C. area.

Authorities now suggest that the killers may be traveling in a white van or truck, putting suburban Washington on alert.

The death toll now stands at five confirmed.

Here you go. Oh, thank you.

Other incidents also possibly related.

[ominous music]

Oh, sorry. It's okay.

[gunshot]

[telephone dialling]

911. What is your emergency?

I think someone's been hurt in our parking lot.

There's a woman there standing by, and someone else is running over.

Ma'am, where is the person now?

She's in the parking lot.

[telephone dialling]

[static]

It looks like a girl just went and shot herself.

She killed herself sittin' on the bench here.

What's going on there?

I think this guy's lawn mower fell on him or something, man.

Like, it sliced him up, maybe.

I don't know. He's bleeding real bad.

He's a mess.

[somber music]

Ma'am, I need you to stay inside your vehicle.

[beep]

911. What's your emergency?

Um, We have a lady shot in our parking lot.

I'm at the gas station on Aspen Hill, and a man just fell.

Is he bleeding?

Where is the person at? He's laying there.

Get away from the window.

This woman was cleaning her car and..

This woman was just hurt!

She's bleeding from everywhere.

There had been a gunshot.

They think all this is permanent.

They don't realize the house of cards they're living in.

All it will take is a little push.

A few bodies.

Well, more than a few bodies.

Maybe five.

Six a day for 30 days.

Really get their attention.

Random targets.

No, not random targets.

We want to keep them scared.

We want 'em to stay scared.

It has to get worse.

When they think it's men, kill a woman.

And when they think it's women, kill a kid.

And when they think it's kids, kill a pregnant woman, a grandma, a cop.

At the cop's funeral... plant a bomb.

Lots of bombs.

Blow up a whole bus full of cops.

They'd have to call in the National Guard then.

Total chaos.

The system comes down.

[harsh music]

[police radio chatter]

Oh, God!

Oh, my God!

Ma'am! Listen to me.

What is wrong?

A man has been killed in front of me!

[sobbing] Oh, God!

Ma'am, calm down.

How did he die, ma'am?

I don't know!

[sobs] I don't know.

We'll pick a spot in the woods, up into Canada, and start a training camp.

We'll find other kids like you and teach them, send them to other cities to do what we did.

[siren wailing]

Philadelphia, St. Louis, Atlanta, Detroit, New York.

Until there's hysteria... everywhere.

The beauty is, even if we lose, we still wake people up.

We still win.

We still win.

[music fades]


Watch his head.

Okay, there you go.

[horn honks]


[car door opens]

[car door closes]

[rhythmic tapping]

All clear.

[ominous musical flourish]

[rifle cocks]

[sighs]

[horn honks]

Got one.

Clear.

Lost him.

Guy with the beige suit?

The satchel?

Got him.

Ready?

Go.

Go.

[gunshot]


[engine shuts off]

[seat belt unbuckles]

Hey.

Your watch.


[police radio chatter]

[tapping on window]

Hmm?

Oh.

Oh, no.

Oh, my goodness.

Morning. Oh, morning.

Anyone else in the vehicle with you?

Oh, yes, my son.

Uh, I just picked him up from camp late last night.

Mm.

There's no overnight parking in the rest area.

Oh. Did you see the signs?

No no, I didn't, sir, no I didn't.

It was dark when we got here.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.

See you here again, I'll write you a ticket.

Oh, absolutely, absolutely. Thank you, sir.

Thank you. I appreciate that.

[ominous music]

[police radio chatter]

Dispatch, about that 1038, I think I've got something here.

Copy that.

Stay where you are.

[police radio chatter]

[helicopter blades whirring]

[siren chirps]


[door opens]

Aspen Hill City Police.

This line is recorded.

Good morning.

Don't say anything. Just listen.

We're the people that are causing the killings in your area.

We've called you three times before to try to set up negotiations.

We got no response.

People have died.

Is that your voice?

'Cause it, um, doesn't sound like your voice.

Did he tell you to say those things?

Can I ask you that?

OK.

Let's talk about your victims then, hmm..?

The people that you killed.

How do you feel about 'em?

So what about this one, hmm?

He was, um...

I think he was pumping gas, right?

Just pumping gas with his back to you.

It was more of a diagonal.

Sideways.

Sideways?

Like this.

You know? Twisted his body.

Couldn't get a body shot.

You couldn't get a body shot, so you shot him in the head?

You must be a pretty good shot.

Decent.

Now, everybody's saying the media - they're saying that these killings are senseless, that they're meaningless, but there's got to be a meaning.

There's got to be a reason.

Was it for money?

Was it for revenge?

Was it some kind of belief?

If you're not gonna answer me, how are you [indistinct]...

Since you're asking so many questions, can I ask you a question now?

Sure. Ask me anything you want.

Where's my father?

[door opens]

[buzzer buzzes]

Open two cell.

Come on out.

[chains rattle]

[door closes]

[ominous music]