Excess Baggage (1997) Script

All I ever wanted was a father who loved me.

Someone to protect me if I was ever in trouble.

Someone to guide me through life.

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

I wasn't sure if he'd pay or even show up.

But it was never about the money.

I'm here.

Alexander T. Hope? Yes.

Do you have the money? I brought the money.

I'd like to speak to my daughter.

We're not interested in what you'd like, Mr. Hope.

Follow directions and stick to the plan. Am I clear?


You see the barge approaching the bridge?

I see the barge.

Move to the center of the bridge.

Throw the case on the barge.

We'll call you with further instructions.

How do I know you'll release her?

You don't.

Shit. Cellular phone.

What do you expect, a silver platter? It's probably hers.

It did surprise me that with my father's questionable business deals, he would involve the police.

I guess he was using them to retrieve the money.

Have the chopper stand by. I want them ready.

Chopper, stand by. - Chopper standing by.

You have the money. Where's my daughter? In the trunk of her car fifth-level parking, 352 harbor.

3-5-2 harbor. We have the location.

Everything was carefully worked out and going according to plan.

There was only one thing that I never could have anticipated.

There's the green beemer.

That's our car. Go, go, go!

All units, I'm following a green BMW.

License: Echo-tango-hotel-one. Headed... Where are we?

Stay right on him.

You! Set it down.

Put your hands on your head.

Man! It's not mine. Put it down.

Jesus! What happened to the chopper support?

It's still with the barge. We lost the money.

For Christ's sake, how?

Chopper blew it away.

We lost the money, we lost the hostage and we lost the perps.

I don't believe this.

Thank you.

This guy says he's expected.


He's not on our security list.

Mr. Perkins is a colleague and friend of the family.

Good to see you.

I'm Emily's uncle.

We're not going house-to-house until they move.

What do you know about "they"?

We saw a man drive her BMW away.

Dark hair, Caucasian, couldn't tell how old.

He wasn't apprehended?


What was your name? I'm sure these gentlemen are doing everything within their power. Would you excuse us?

It's been a trying and emotional time.

I'd like a moment alone with Mr. Perkins.

Sure. We'll be outside.

The fools also lost the ransom.


I don't understand why you brought them into this kidnappers insist the police be kept out.

Otherwise, you get an ear in the mail or something like that.

I have a bigger problem.

I have to close a deal in Brussels on the 25th.

I have to be there in person.

Must be important.

They're all important. This one's more important than most.

Are there people who don't want you to make this deal?

There always are.

Could be they're behind this.

Figure you'd be more concerned with Emily than a meeting.

Wouldn't you think that?

Put a lid on this.

I don't want it turning into a circus.

Not now.

You should have called me first.

Hey, Vincent. What can I get ya?

Just a cup of coffee.

You gonna be long?

Maybe two minutes. Give me two minutes.

Hit the power button. That turns the VCR on.

A lot of cops around here today. You notice?

Yeah. Don't mind them.

They do it twice a year before an election.

Rousting crack dealers.


Make sure you get the tape in.

Hit pause and record.

Oh, sir!

Hang on a second.

My wife is in the hospital, and I love her very much.

Just hit the record button.

I've been waiting for god knows how long.

I gotta run. Long. Long. Long.

I gotta go. Come over. Thank you!

Thank you. Thank you.

Louise, can you put that thing in a paper cup?

Greg, we got a problem.

Did you get the "G"? Yeah. I got the "G."

What's the problem?

I need you right away. Come on. Right away.

Hope residence.

- Can I talk to my father? Miss Emily.

Cell phone again? Shit.

Emily? Where are you?

You tell me.

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

I'm in a warehouse. There's cars everywhere.

Now you're in trouble. Guess who?

Uncle Ray? What are you doing there?

Looking for ya. Missed ya.

Ray, I've been kidnapped.

Your father's concerned. I've never seen him so upset.

I don't know what to do.

I can't get out.

Everything's locked and there's bars everywhere.

Maybe I could talk to someone?

"Someone"? "Someone" who?

Whoever's letting you use the telephone.

How could I get to a phone if there was someone here?

I'm telling you. I need help.

Sir! Can I have my car keys?

Can I have my keys? Hold on.

That's my hand going in my pocket. All right?

Just give me my keys and let me go.

How the hell did you get out? It popped open.

You can have my car. Just let me go.

Don't look at me.

I'm not gonna hurt you. All right?

You're not gonna hurt me? I don't even carry a gun.

You're sure? Positive.

All right.

Stop. That's not cool.

Give me that.

Now, that was a good kick.

All right? I don't wanna fight.

I don't wanna fight.

I'm not gonna hurt ya. All right?

Are you mental?

I told you, I don't wanna fight.

It wasn't me who put you in that trunk.

All right? You gotta cool it.

I have to pee.

I'm gonna do this on my own, thank you.

You'll get an infection.

There's stuff in the cabinet.

What stuff? Stuff in a can.


You don't know where you are, you don't know who I am and you're cuffed to my pipe.

Honey, don't do me like that.

You're done? You don't want to play?


It's spinach!

I got your money.

I got half what we got for the Porsche. All right.

What's the problem? Sweet.

Listen, man.

We got a problem. Shoot.

We got a big problem.

All right. I get in the car.

I start the car-- Is that the car?

Excellent. Starts like a champ.

Vinny, I love this color.

Listen to me now.

I take care of my man. I'm out of the lot.

Boom! Two undercover cars right on my tail from the get-go.

Cops? Red cherries and everything.

I'm driving against traffic and changing lanes.

Gosh! I don't know which way is up.

Adrenaline is pumping hard. What happened with the cops?

I lost 'em. Great.

You got nothing to worry about.

Whoa! Did we order a Ferrari?

Did we order this?

You're a genius. Black and beautiful. Greg, Greg.

Stop jerking around, man. The problem ain't over.

What are you talking about?

Right. Right. I bring the car in.

I put it on the hoist.

Look at me. I look.

The damn thing is moving.

It's on a hoist. It's gonna move.

I bring the car down. I open the trunk.

Bang! Don't do it! Wham! You know?

I find the owner in the trunk.

The owner?

Let me out, asshole!

Who's that?

That's the owner in the trunk.

Oh, you gonna uncuff me now? Jesus!

Christ! You gonna uncuff me?

She's good-looking.

Are you aware your friend has kidnapped me?

You're an accomplice.

Hey! You gonna uncuff me?

I'm not an accomplice. This is your doing.

What's your problem? No problem.

You graduated from the same school of public speaking.

Good sense of humor. Jesus!

Unbelievable. Hey!

So she's seen your face?

Yeah. But I'd rather get rid of her, then drive that car anywhere.

Did she see the place when she got here?

She was in the trunk.

How did she get out?

I don't know.

I found the keys to the handcuffs on her.

She doesn't know where we are? Right.

Put her in the trunk and drive her someplace.

Where should I dump her? I don't know.

Take her to a show. Buy her drinks.

Come on. Take her anywhere.

Take her outside the city.

There goes the medicine cabinet.

Be careful of that girl. She scares the crap out of me.

She's quite a challenge.

Hey, Greg. Yeah.

Put the guys back a couple of hours?

Call me. Call me!

We're about to wrap this up.

Get in the trunk. I'm not getting in.

I can't have you seen. I'm not getting in.

I'm not gonna hurt you.

You are, by sticking me in. Don't look at me.

We can do this the easy way or the hard way.

I thought you weren't gonna hurt me?

I won't unless I do it the hard way.

What's the hard way? It's harder than the easy way.

What's gonna happen to my car? Forget your car.

You're gonna get hurt in a minute. Don't look at me.

You told me under the easy way you weren't gonna hurt me.

Are you not gonna hurt me?

Or are you a liar like everyone else?

I'm not gonna hurt you.

Could you please get in the trunk?

Can't I just wear this cap? I can't see.

Hold up some fingers. I can't see.

How stupid do you think I am, huh?

How stupid is there?

Not too many. Get in.

Give me this.

You didn't have to do that.

All right.

Put that out. Put what out?

Put that damn cigarette out on the ashtray on the door.

All right. All right.

All right. I'll put the seat belt on you.

Don't take me too far.

You're gonna keep your head between your legs.

Understand? I have plans tonight.

Understand? Yes.

Let's be friendly, now.

You have plans tonight, huh?

I made them before I was kidnapped.

What are you looking for?

Names and phone numbers and so on.

Anything to do with her life these days.

Hmm. She have a boyfriend?

If she does, she's never introduced him to me.

Look at that.

When was this?

She was, I guess, ten. Just got her black belt.

I wasn't there. I know.

Hey, look at that.

Could you believe it? She had that framed.



This could be one of Emily's games.


What did I do this time?

Forget her birthday?

She takes me for a million dollars.

I don't think it's about your money, Alexander.

I don't want you messing with my car.

I have few sentimental attachments, and that car is one of them. Okay?

I'm gonna puke all over your car.

Stay. It's been long enough.

I'm getting it back.

I don't wanna find you've painted it shit-brown.

How much are you and your faggot boyfriend gonna get for it?

Forty dollars crack-head fee?

Why did you steal it?

You wouldn't know about pride of ownership.

You wouldn't know what loss is.

You steal.

Probably get a hard-on doing it.

All part of the live-on-the-razor's-edge, never-say-die world of Grand Theft Auto.

Let me tell you something, I once stole a Ferrari with a chihuahua in the back.

He made less noise than you do.

He speaks.

No one knows shit about Hope.

We know he's rich. Dirty money.

Money in banks in the Caribbean. Swiss accounts.

When that money blew away, he didn't give a shit.

A million bucks didn't mean anything.

Maybe he doesn't show his feelings.

Like a fish.

There's a warehouse on fire downtown in our target area.

Do you mind if I have a cigarette?

If you want to smoke, you can smoke in the trunk.

What's your name?

John Doe.

John Doe.

Why are we turning?

I don't think this road goes through.

Are you stopping? Do you have to pee?

I'd like to pee.

Sorry we missed out on conversation.

Thank you so much. My hands are killing me.

This is it.

Ride's over. Get out. What?

Ride's over. Get out.

You can't be serious.

Key's inside the bag. This is wilderness.


Is this where you dumped the chihuahua?

Twenty minute hike to the highway. Hit the road.

It's... it's dark.

It's nighttime. Hit the road.

Hit the road.

Bye. I can't go.

Am I gonna have to drag you out?

Easiest thing in the world for a girl to do is get picked up.

No. I can't. Move it.

I'm telling you I can't. Don't throw kicks.

I can't move. Don't make sudden moves.

Don't be afraid.

Don't be afraid. No.

No. Take me to the highway.

Please! Don't leave me here.

Please! Don't be afraid. Stay right there.

Look! A shooting star. Make a wish!

Wish you were here.

No! I'm gonna die!

No! No! You can't leave me!

Get off the damn hood.

Get off! Are you gonna leave me?

Look what you did.

Look what you did.

You scratched the paint.

You're a real screwy kid.

Get in the car.

It's your lucky day.

Gas, food and lodging: Two miles.

As far as you go. Hit the road.

You can't just drive two miles?

It's just business. Come on. Road.

Well, hope you enjoy my car.

The kid did major shopping this month.

Check this out: A Porsche Carrera, Mercedes 500 S-L and a Ferrari boxer.

I drove one once. Red.

Red, huh? I never drive a car like that.

You know why? Too much anger out there. Too much envy.

If I saw a guy like me driving a car like that, it could get very ugly.

Know what I mean, Gus? Hey, I'm talking to you.

Which way am I going? Keep straight. Here.

I'll tell you where to stop.

Holy shit, man. Holy shit.

Look at that. Lot of cops.

Keep moving. Let's get out of here.

Thanks a lot.

Hey, how you doing? Good.

$15.50 on number two

and whatever you got.

- ...filled with luxury cars. $28.35.

There was no one on the premises and the ownership of every car but one is unclear.

That last car is a BMW with the license plate...

$28.35 total.

...belonging to the still missing, kidnap victim, Emily T. Hope, heiress to multimillionaire, Alexander Hope, who was recently under investigation for security and exchange commission violations.

A police source speculates that this building was the hideout for the kidnappers.

Do people live in this area?

Is it mostly industrial?

Not many. Artists' lofts, that kind of thing.

What about that building that just burned?

Yeah. Young guy. I hope he's okay.

Told me he was an artist, but I never saw anything he painted.

I know about him. I came to see his stuff.

I'm a painter also.

Really? Yeah.

Was the warehouse just a studio, or did he live there?

I'm pretty sure he lived there.

Comes here every other day for breakfast.

He's got another place up north. Is that right?

Yeah. As a matter of fact, he sent me this postcard last time he went.

That's you. Yeah, that's me!

Look at that smile.

Look at that!

Some things never change.

That's great.

Look at that. Great songs.

They don't write 'em like they used to.

"Devil moon." That's great. That's a classic.

Could I buy one? Oh, yeah!

I got it in cassette too.

Here. Great.


How about one of each?

Oh, sure. Thanks.


Emily! Emily!

Can I have a word? Your car burnt up.

Emily! Emily!


Emily! I'm dead meat.


Listen, you don't understand what's happening.

My warehouse burned down. They found your car.

They got you missing in action.

So? They're connecting all the wrong dots.

They'll think I'm part of your kidnapping prank.

There are people after me.

That's my point, I'm not one of them!

So? Could you stop walking?

It's driving me crazy.

Get off the street.

Listen, I'm sorry I stole your car.

Believe me, I'm sorry.

If I get a kidnapping rap, I ain't gonna be able to handle it.

That's not my problem.

Can you call your family? I'll drive you there.

You call your family. You tell them you're fine.

I can get to my house, get on with my life.

You asking me to do you a favor?

Yeah, I'm asking you. Why should I?

I've been nice to you. Haven't I? You've been nice to me?

Yeah, under the circumstances, I have.

I don't know. It's been a rough day.

You stole my car. I said I was sorry.

You had me handcuffed in your car.

You almost left me in the wilderness.

I got a Twinkie in the car.

It's all yours if you want it.

Make this call for me.

I'm asking you in a very nice way.

Please make this call. That's all.

It's not like asking you to turn water into wine.


Come on. Come on.

So, what kind of car was my kidnapper driving?

Your kidnappers got away in a white cutlass supreme.

White cutlass supreme. Right.

I don't have any money.

All right. 2-0-6 what?


I got a collect call from Emily T. Hope.

Hope residence.

Collect call from Emily T. Hope. Will you accept?

Miss Emily. Yes, of course.

- Go ahead. Jon, is my father there?

Emily, where are you?

What happened? Oh, hi, dad. I'm okay.

But, daddy, he made me touch his penis.

Touch what?


I didn't really want to call him, you know.

Get away from my car. I gotta get my bag.

Get away.

Get away. Get away from the car.

I wouldn't want to be handcuffed next to me.

Now take those off and get on out of here.

Where's the key?

Give me that key. Spit it out.

You made me swallow it.

Give me that key.

Open up.

Open up. It's not in there.

It's gone.

You know what you are?

Something from under a rock.

Watch the road.

I don't know what you're looking for.

I swallowed the key.

I hate this brush.

You're not gonna find it in there.

I'm the only one who can straighten things out for you.

So relax. Relax.

Your one phone call added 30 years to my prison term.

Turned me into a child molester, kidnapper, rapist.

You know what I'm gonna do?

I'm gonna drive to the police station and I'm gonna turn myself in so they can lock me up, 'cause I'd rather be there than sitting here with you.

There he is. Take a look at this guy.

Vincent's warehouse burns down and Kistler's on a date eating a plate of Linguini puttanesca.

You want to do this?

No. I ain't dressed.

Yeah. I'll be back.


Hi, I'm Stick. I'm Monique.

Honey, excuse us. Powder your nose.

It's okay.

Stickster, sit down.

Yeah. Funny guy.

The place is very eclectic.

What? Don't you know that word?

I'm gonna give you another one: "Catastrophic."

That's more relevant to tonight's proceedings.

Hi, Greg. Pay attention! Birdbrain, listen.

What are you talking about? Did you see Vincent?

Did you give him the money? Yes. I gave him the money.

Before or after the place got torched?

What? That's right.

Jesus Christ!

Made the 10:00 news.

How am I gonna tell Mr. Dokas?

You realize one of those cars was for his niece's 21st?

Imagine being 21 and not getting a Ferrari.

Pretty shitty, right? Gosh!

What? Vincent was saying about going to Brazil.

Brazil? It's nothing.

Let me get this straight.

Vincent's got the money and he's going to Brazil and the only word you can think is "gosh"?

What sort of word is "gosh"?

That's it? Oh! Monique is back.

Sorry about the intrusion.


Keep saying "gosh." See how far that gets you.

You really look good.

I don't usually like guys who drive this kind of car.

What is it, an Aston Martin?

You had a phone? Is that your phone?

Wait. You got a phone? Yes.

No one has this number. Answer it.

Probably a wrong number. Hello.

Emily, what's going to happen when you're really in trouble?

When you cry "help" and no one listens because that's Emily playing games?

This isn't a game. It's got nothing to do with you.

Maybe I could have a word with Vincent?


Who's Vincent?

Who's letting you use the telephone?

I-I'm alone.

Ray, stay out of this.

I tell ya.

Vincent, John Doe, whoever you are, drop me off at the next motel.

All right. You're all checked in.

Let me ask you a question.

Do you have the key?

Do you?

You're gonna hurt your precious automobile.

I don't give a damn.

It's always in the boot.

Sorry about that.

Thank you. Here.

It's been real. Well, you know my name. You know my face.

You know my car. That's real.

It'll be interesting to see what you do with it. Here.

How old are you?


All right. If you say so.

You better be careful.

Yeah. What the hell.

This is actually a very little known fact, but they base the colors of the BMWs on women's mascara.

You look like a mascara wearer to me.

Phone call for you, Greg. Line four. Holly, can you take a message?

It's Vincent. He says it's urgent.

Vincent. Where the hell are you? Don't say you're at the airport.

What do you mean? I'm up at the cabin. Did you get my message?

Just tell me what happened. We lost it all, man.

The warehouse burned down.

I know the warehouse burned down.

I also know two guys who are really unhappy.

It was arson, all right? You gotta warn Dokas.

Dokas just wants his money back. Do you have the money?

Yeah, we're lucky. I have it right here with me.

Be with you in a minute.

Just get in the car and bring it down here.

I don't think I should be driving anywhere right now.

I've been driving all night.

Let me get a few hours of sleep, and I'll get you the money.

Okay. I'll meet you at the Knotty Pines bar at 3:00.

And don't let me down. This could get really ugly for both of us.

You got it. Gosh.

Yeah, that's her.

This guy she was with, did she seem intimidated by him?

Seem scared?

No, no. I don't think so.

He's been in here a couple of times.

Guy's got a real cool car.

That, and the first time he was here, he bought a bottle of Jack D.

Well, was he alone?

Yeah. But he came back later with the girl.

She used the phone outside.

Did you hear what she said? Nah.

But, uh, I did see them kissing in the car later on.


Yeah. Thanks.

No problem.



It's cool, man. It was arson. All right?

As far as I'm concerned, it could've been Indians.

Looks to me like you're going someplace, Vincent.

Before this goes any further, let's give Mr. Dokas a call so I can talk to him and tell him exactly what happened.

Do I look like I work for somebody called Dokas?

I'm uncle Ray.

Is that supposed to mean anything to me?

Emily's uncle Ray.

Oh, Jesus Christ in heaven. That's funny.

I am no kidnapper.

How did you find me?

A lady I know gave me a postmark.

I got the postmark. I got the town.

Old boy in the store told me the rest.

I bought this coat there. You like it?

Emily tends to be impetuous. Strong girl.

She does things without thinking. I guess it's characteristic of the young.

I didn't do what she said I did on the phone.

I never touched her. She never touched me.

Maybe it's 'cause of my military background, or maybe 'cause my dad's idea of discipline bordered on scary, but I've always approached duty with blind obedience.

I deliver. Yeah.

I don't confuse a particular task with the big picture.

You understand what I'm saying?

Gimme a break.

I must find Emily. You must take me to her.

Oh. Well, she's at the red cloud motel.

Good. Let's go.

You can find it yourself.

Mister, put that back down. That's insurance.

No, no. Come on, come on. Put the bag down.

Put your shoes on. Take a coat. Freeze your ass off out there.

Come on.

You okay, miss?

Night clerk said your boyfriend left.

Checkout time is noontime.


Give me some room.

Please, sir. Step back.

Stay back, folks. We'll let you know in a minute.

Do not touch the vehicle.

Thank god, you're safe.

Mr. Hope, how much was the ransom?

What does it matter? This girl is my life.

You want some more coffee?


Are you okay?


You sure don't look like this is the happiest day of your life.

I haven't really had one of those.

It's men, isn't it?

It's always men.

They make you promises they never intend to keep.

Say they're gonna buy you a house, and they don't bother doing that.

Can't trust 'em. Thank you.

She's not bad. I bought the CD as well.

I might make you a gift of it if things work out between us.

That's a lot of money back there, Vincent.

I earned it, and without a gun.

You stole cars, Vincent. You stole a lot, judging by that setup in that warehouse.

Beats the minimum wage. What do you do?

What'd Emily say I do?

Not much, but it don't look good.

How come? Did I hurt you?

Did I shoot you in the groin?

Are those options?

Is that seat taken?

Coffee, please.

Miss me? I guess.

Fat lady don't sing, what am I supposed to do? Right, bodyguard?

Look at this place. This is really... a slice of Americana.

Yeah. Rockwell should've painted it.

I'm not going back with you.

Okay. But, uh, let's talk.

Nothing to talk about.

Say, this is family business. I got business of my own--

Vincenzo, por favor. Why don't you sit over there?

Did I lay a finger on you? Hmm?

Did I try anything? No. He didn't do any of those things.

No. Thank you. Who paid for that motel room last night?

Right. I did. I did.

Vincent, you're giving me a headache. Will you sit over there?

Well, I need some peace of mind here.


You look good. Pale, but good.

How come you're pale? I thought you lived in Costa Rica.

I stay in the house a lot.

Ray, if you're here because you're worried about me, I appreciate your concern.

But I'm okay.

If you're here because my father ordered you to come down here and take me home, you can run back to your master; I'm not going.


Could we go someplace else?

Come on, Ray. Don't you think it's strange my father isn't sitting across from me at this table?

Yes, I think it's strange. But strange and normal are not my job.

This is not about mischief. It's not about tattoos and burning down the school library.

Do you know how many cops, F.B.I. Agents, are deployed looking for your ass?

Yeah. Daddy's little lawyers will get rich.

They're gonna earn it this time.

You're facing felony charges.

Several: Attempted grand theft, theft by deceit, conspiracy, extortion.

What are you talking about? Tell me.

I don't have my wallet.

There's the check for the coffee. Vincent, not now.

Look, if you give me the car keys, I'll get the bag myself and bring you back the keys.

Then I'll be on my way. Gone. History. Road.

Yes. That's what I'm gonna do I'm gonna give my car keys to a car thief.

I've been a good sport so far, wouldn't you say?

Hmm? Now, how much longer do you want me to wait?

Go order yourself some waffles.

Two minutes. Just two minutes.

Two minutes. I mean, I'm tired of tossing salad, if you know what I mean.

There goes my bargaining chip.

What do you mean? Gonna give him to the police.

He's not alone. He works for people. He could name names--

No. No, you're not.

He's a thief.

He's an innocent thief. What are you saying?

You've formed some attachment to him in 24 hours?

You're not turning him in.

I'm trying to keep you out of jail, away from all them sociopathic gang-banging lesbians from hell.

That mouth of yours, you're not gonna have any trouble keeping your dance card filled you understand what I'm saying?

Mm-hmm. Let me take you home.

I'm not asking!

Let's go! What's wrong with you?

I'm taking you home! Come on.

I ain't going with you, and you can't make me!

I never should've married you, Raymond Perkins.

That's a good one.

My papa made me. I was too young to know.

He beat me! Just get me my bag--

Let's go! He's trying to keep me from my baby!

What are you doing?

Vincent, let's go! He's gonna kill you. He's got a gun!

I like that. This is good. Give me my bag.

We gotta go! Vincent, he's got a gun!

Looks like the lady wants to leave.

You're not gonna stop her. Come on!

Let's go, Vincent. I'm saving your ass.

Save the trees, all right?

It's not your concern. I'm making it my concern.

That could've been you. That guy landed on his head.

You're gonna be charged with my kidnapping.

Why would he do that? 'Cause he's gotta clear my name.

Well, then it's gonna be your word against mine.

Don't be a jackass, Vincent! Get away!

He's gonna kill you.

I'll just watch you die. Peace!

Think he's gonna shoot? Yes, Vincent! Run!

I'm the only person in the whole damn world that can get that money back for you.

What? Quit being so stubborn.

All right? Right.

Come on, come on. Get off.

A guy just left the keys in his pickup. I'm gonna take it.

When I pull out, you jump in. All right?

Oh, shit.

We're gonna get pulled over. Nope.

Oh, yes, we are. No, we're not.

Just act like you own the car.

How? Act like you know where you're going.

Where are we going? Knotty Pines.

What do you gotta go to Knotty Pines for?

So I can meet my man and tell him.

"Hey, Greg. How you doing?

"It's so nice to see you. I just got robbed of $200,000.

I enjoyed it. What? By her uncle. Who? Her uncle."

I mean, is this science fiction or what?

What do you gotta tell him that for?

Because that money don't belong to me.

Okay. Then, you tell him that I'm gonna get the money back for you.

How are you gonna do that?

Just stop whining. Trust me. I'm gonna get you the money.

Listen, if you can do that for me, I'm gonna thank you; I'm gonna give you 100 million thank-yous.

Well, you can start thanking me right now.

All right. Watch the road. Thank you.

You got a boyfriend? No.

Why not?

You have... I mean, you're a pretty girl.

You are. Watch the road.

I mean, you are.

You got a girlfriend? No. I gave that up.

Why? Because I always see the potential of failure.

Hey, Emily. That's my man Greg from the warehouse.

What's going on?

I thought you lost her.

I did. She's sitting right here in front of me.

I can see that. Sit down. We need to talk.

Yes, we do need to talk.


Scotch on the rocks.

Do you have any I.D.? I'm gonna have the scotch.

She's gonna have a hot chocolate.

Okay. You?

Nothing, thanks.

I really don't feel like lounging over drinks here in Heidi land, okay?

Just give me the bag.

I don't have the bag.

You don't have it? Where is it?

I left it in her uncle's car.

You left it in her uncle's car? I don't believe this!

God! I don't believe this.

Relax. It's not your problem.

What the hell do you know what my problem is?

They think we set this whole thing up together, for Christ's sake.

Why would they think that?

Gee, uh, maybe because they're criminals?

And criminals think the worst of people.

They probably think we're in St. Bart's windsurfing by now, for god's sake.

St. Bart's?

If you were gonna go there, you would've gone. Right?

Is she always like this?

She's hardheaded and don't listen.

But her father's gonna give us the money.

Like we was talking. Am I right?

Wait. Her father's gonna bring us the money? You said her uncle.

What difference does it make?

My father's gonna give the money to my uncle, and my uncle's gonna give the money to me.

Do you understand?

Father's gonna bring... See?

I don't believe this. Easy. Collecting dust.

I can't believe you brought her here. Thank you.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Great. She's an alcoholic too.

That's great. Drink much?

I'll be taking this, getting some toothpaste. Get us a room.

Yeah. Get some toothpaste. Yeah, go freshen up. Get your room.

Do you have any idea what you're doing?

She took your money.

You guys make a great couple.

Like Bonnie and Clyde.

One moment please, sir.

Emily? How did you know I was here?

Well, you can't do business in the house, not with all the police taps on the phone.

So you had to be in your car, plane or boat, or with one of your girlfriends. Right?

You're a very smart girl, Emily. You always were.

Smart enough to know I have to be out of the country tomorrow.

Was the timing of this whole fiasco connected with that?

Leave with your daughter in mortal peril? What will people think?

What in god's name do you want from me?

Uncle Ray ripped off my friend I want his money back. I want him unharmed.

Then I'll come home and you can get back to your precious business.

Very well. You have my word.

- Meet me at the boat tomorrow. Thank you.

When she does come back, there's gonna be a certain amount of trouble to deal with.

I'll look after the police.

You take care of the rest.

I'll take care of it.

What's your father do?


What's your mother do?

She died when I was three.

Sorry about that. That's all right.

Do you remember her? No.

It's all right.

Mind if I ask you a question?

What? What are you running away from?

I'm not running away.

I'm just trying to get your money back.

Oh, come on, come on.

We both know you're running away from something.

I mean, why'd you put yourself in the trunk?

Oh, you're talking about that.

Yeah. I want to know about that.

I wanted to make my father feel.

Make him feel what?

Something. Anything.

How am I supposed to explain 18 years of being unwanted and unwelcome?

I've always been a commodity to him.

So you wanted to get even.

I don't know, though.

I always thought that there was nothing and no one in the whole world that could make me feel like I knew who I was, except for my father.

Listen, you find yourself.

I mean, you show yourself who you are.

You don't need your father to be telling you who you are.

You know?

I mean, do you know the best way to make a dream come true?

Do you?

It's to wake up.

Then you'll find it. You'll find...

You'll find your ever living mother. You'll find whatever you want.

You know, it's true.

There any more little bottles of gin? We finished the gin.

No, we finished the little bottles of vodka.

I'm pretty sure on your side- maybe under the bed there's one or two little bottles of gin.

Why on my side?

'Cause you hogged 'em all.

Well, we got... this.

"Cog-nac." Sorry.

I don't want any cognac.

Vincent, I got a question for you.

Shoot. What do you want?

In the big picture, what do you want?

What do I want?

I want to open my own little chain of karaoke bars down in Brazil.

This friend of mine goes there all the time, and he knows for a fact there's no karaoke bars in Brazil.

Can you believe that?

You think you're the first person who thought of this stupid idea?

It ain't stupid.

I could be an "intra-penure," you know.

Wait a minute. You want to make money, go on the run, just so you can make more money?

Vincent, that's stupid. I've had that my whole life, and it doesn't do shit.

It doesn't make you happy.

It's not about the money, okay?

And believe me, I know what I do is wrong.

I know.

Right? I know.

So I gotta go home, get your money.

Then what do we do? We?

Well, if you want to come after we get that money...

No, I don't want to intrude. I got my own stuff to do.

No, really. If you want to come, you can come.

All right? I mean, I'm telling you flat out.

If you want to come, you can come.

And I'm not making a pass at you. All right?

Check it out.

Those guys are fast.

Shut it off, please! It's disgusting.

I don't know how to use that thing, man.

Come on! All right. Here you go.

Period. Happy? Yes.

Listen, about that karaoke plan?

Don't be telling anybody. They'd take it.

All right. I got rum, Tequila and rum. Rum and Tequila.

What would you like?

You don't have to be drunk to kiss me.

Well, I'm not drunk.

I stained my shirt.

I was playing with the hotel pen, and it broke.

Well, there's postcards in the room. You can write on 'em, you know.

Do you like my tummy?

Yeah, it's nice.

Do you like my laugh?

If you smile.

I know you like my car.

Well, me and your car, we...

We never really got that close, you know.

I guess you like me?

Come and have some breakfast.

Get in there!


So, you spent the night together, huh, Vincent?

Listen, get her out of the trunk. What do you need her for?

What, are you kidding me?

Hey, we know who her father is. He's richer than Donald trump.

Didn't Greg tell you I was gonna get you the money?

Greg had a deadline, and it passed. Right, Greg?

I'm sorry. Okay? I'm sorry.

Go to hell, man.

Look, I didn't get this from playing racquetball.

Shut up. You want some more? You don't have to point that at me.

Shut up, both of youse!

Stick, we're not stealing cars you're stealing a human being. Are you on drugs?

No, you're on drugs! Get her out of the trunk!

Hey, everybody just calm down. It's not gonna anything.

I'll calm down. Drive the car! Calm down.

You know what? I don't need this stress and anxiety. All right?

I don't need it for 200 grand. Screw the 200 grand. We want a million.

Okay, tough guy? Yell all you want.

Great. Terrific. Great.

Huh? Keep driving.

We want a million, cash. All right, all right.

Don't be late!

Come on.

This is serious, man. I'm way, way out of my league.

I'm not doing time for those guys!

I know, I know. Where you gonna go? I'm outta here. First plane.

Before you do that, call Mr. Dokas and tell him those assholes took his money and burnt his warehouse.

I'm gonna go and take care of this.

You've known that girl for two days, Vincent.

I know. Make that phone call.



Emily Hope?

I'm gonna go call Dokas. All right. I'll get the luggage.

Time to wake up, my little Princess.

Uh, give Mr. Dokas a message from us.

Tell him we got the situation under control.


He's gonna get all the money and with interest.

Yeah. Yeah.

We'll call you back when we make the final arrangements.

Put me down!


Come on!

Come on! Put me down! Lock her upstairs in the office.

Stop that. Quit hitting me!

We were expecting Emily. Well, Emily's been kidnapped.


For real, and they want a million dollars.

I have a distinct sense of déjà vu about this.

She ain't crying wolf this time, sir.

I understand you've formed some sort of relationship with my daughter.

Well, with all due respect, I didn't do what she said I did on the phone, if that's what you mean.

Emily is trying to stop me leaving the country.

Sir, you're not listening.

These kidnappers want a million dollars plus the $200,000 your sidekick stole from me.

Right, bodyguard?

They're dangerous. They're stupid and dangerous.

And that's a bad combination.

Perhaps she really is in trouble this time, but you know something?

I've already paid a million dollars for her once this week, and I have no intention of going to the well again.

It ain't about your money. It ain't about my money.

It's about your daughter. Do you understand me?

What is it? She ain't worth a million dollars to you?

Mr. Perkins will return the money he took from you, not a cent more.

Sir, you can turn your back on me all you want, but you can't turn your back on your daughter.

Not now. Please.

You have your money. Now get out of here.

I've known this girl for two days.

Are you telling me care more about her than you?

You son of a bitch.

You should've sold her when she was born, Mr. businessman. Get your hands off me.

Hey, this is not the place for...

Come on, come on.


Come on.

Get outta here, man.

I have a plane to catch.

We ought to make sure she's okay first. Don't you think?

You make sure she's okay.

Put that thing in a paper cup, and let's get outta here.

Let's do it.

Where is she? Show me it.

Show me the money.

Hey, hey!

You're gonna get hurt yourself, man.

How do I know you got a million bucks in there?

Well, you're gonna have to trust me, Stick. Trust you?

Yeah. I don't trust anybody.

I gotta see for myself that girl is all right. Walk on.

Vincent, let me explain something. There's a protocol with this kind of thing.

I get the money, you stay here. Hi. How you doing?

Good. How's it going?

Good. Who are you?

I'm with Vincent. He's my friend.

That's right. He's my bodyguard. Really.

And that's a Colt python with a silencer up your ass. Yeah?

How does it feel, Stick?

Walk. You better tag along.

Did I surprise you? I like that a lot.

Mind if I ask you something?

I don't know. Ask me.

How could you work for a jerk-off like that?

You don't know what you're talking about.

We go back a long way.

Well, with a father like that, you should've looked out for her. You know?

I did that too.

It was my job to make sure she could take care of herself.

She's got some ass, huh?

Your mother's got some ass. What's your name?

I'm Stick.

Stick? Dickhead.


All right.

I'm her uncle. Watch your mouth.

Yo! Gus!

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Heads up.

Hey. Has he got a gun? Oh. Look at that.

Here's the money. Where's the girl?

Give me the bag. Drop the animosity. Where's the girl?

I was trying to explain to you before this guy tried to give me a lead enema.

There's a procedure, a protocol, to this kind of thing. I check the money.

Understand? Look at that. That's a nice car.

You know what? Stand still and shut up. A million bucks.

I waited a long time for this.

What is this, man? What, are you kidding here? There's no million dollars here.

That's what I owe, Stick. That look like a million dollars to you?

Step up with the girl. Does anybody know the difference between a million dollars and two hundred thousand?

Anybody? That's what I owe.

Vincent, I want to ask you something. The 500 S.L., that's a beauty, but do I need that kind of horsepower?

Who is this guy? That's her uncle.

What, are you kidding? I trusted you, man.

He took 800,000. He ripped us off, man.

He freaking ripped us off. Step up with the girl.

Did you rip us off, man?

Don't do it, man. Don't do it. Did you rip us off?

Don't be stupid. Huh? Rip me off?

What I say? What?


Could we get back to doing what we came here for?

Oh, gee. Did we, uh, disturb your shopping spree? You think this is the home shopping club?

You like that car, Dracula? Huh? You like it?

Whoa! Now, that's not right.

What? What? I want to make sure the girl is okay.

You don't get the picture. You wanna dance, you pay the band.

Unless you want half the girl. Want half the girl?

You think we're fooling? Why don't you shoot him, man?

Don't do it. Come on, come on.

Go ahead. Put one in the uncle.

Come on, come on.

Looks to me like we're about done here.

Give me the gun. Hi.

I know what I'm gonna do with you. The question is, what am I gonna do with you?

What are you doing?

Your father's instructions were explicit. He's not gonna let you embarrass him.

Are you gonna kill me?

No. He's not.

What are you saying?

This is for him?

No, it's for me.

Hope residence.

It's Emily. Is my father there?

What happened? Emily called home. We got a trace. 2-60 terminal.

I want containment on the building, pairs on every corner.

Stand down.

Are you all right? Yeah. I'm okay.

She's had a hard time.

The kidnappers are tied up inside.

Come on.

I was gonna stick around, but I don't think I have to now.

Well, I can always use my friend.

I'm only a phone call away.

Look, we have to think damage control.

My lawyers will be there when you make your statement.

That's really not necessary. I'm gonna be telling them how I started this whole thing.

Why would you want to do that? It's my mess.

It's my responsibility to sort things out.

Well, it's good to have you home.

I won't be here when you get back. I'm gonna be moving out.

Emily. Yes.

As distasteful as it may be to you, you're still my daughter, and I'm still your father.

I know.

Not bad.

How you doing?

I've seen better days.

I'm hot. Sit down.

I need to decompress.

Red wine.

Is that for me? Present.

1991. My favorite.

You want some?

How old are you?

Old enough.

Oh, yeah. What a view.

I mean, that's a view.

What makes this a view?


Come on, come on, come on.