False Colors (2020) Script

Samir.

Samir!


Hey Price.

What the hell are you still doing here?

Yeah, I missed the last flight.

After you.

Background level's normal.

Chris, look at this.

These are ours.

There's Italian...

French...

And more American.

Yeah, they're from before Desert Storm.

We must have missed 'em.

Hey.

There's no dates.

No dust either.

These are newer too.

Germs.

I'm gonna call this in.

They're sending some top brass out here right now.

They want the cache burned.

We're not movin 'em?

They want them destroyed, like yesterday.

Chris, those chemicals may have expired, but they're not safe to breathe, okay?

Half your guys don't even have adequate suits.

No gear.

We need to get out right now.

That's insane.

Are you really surprised?

Fuckin' desk jockeys.


I'm Special Assistant to the White House.

It seems you have found what we've been looking for.

Actually, this stuff isn't...

Good work, soldier.

I'll make sure your hard work is noted.

Is this it?

Yes, sir.

Show it to me!

You are to leave the area immediately, heading south.

As a matter of national security, you and your men are prohibited from speaking with anyone about what you found here.

Any questions?

Procedure calls for us to render all weapons useless before leaving them.

Well, I'm rewriting procedure.

Says he's with the White House.

They really wanna blow this place off the map.

This could be a political nightmare.

We invaded under the pretext of controlling Saddam's WMD.

I gotta file this.

You weren't even supposed to be here.


You Keller?

That's me.

The C.O. would like to see you in his office.

You know, I was just coming to see him.

Have fun.

Come in.

You should have left when the others did.

I want your summary of what happened today.

We found outdated WMD that the U.S. and our allies sold to Saddam in the late '80s in violation in the Biological Weapons Convention.

We found several rockets with ranges exceeding what we thought Saddam capable of, and several crates of warheads with what looked like Iranian markings.

Some suit from the White House came in and lit the place up before we could complete our inspections.

Today's find was outdated ammunition and Iraqi small arms.

I represent the IC, okay?

Accountability is all we have.

You're an American first.

Was it you that gave the order that Price's men not wear their suits?

It was a controlled blast!

And it was over 100 degrees out there.

You got any further questions?

No, sir.

Then you're dismissed.

Sounds like you had an interesting day.

Oh, yeah?

How's that?

C.O. was on the phone, sounded like he gave himself an aneurysm.

Brought up your name more than once.

Appreciate it.

Keller?

Yeah?

Command received some intel we gotta check out.

Just the ah, just the two of us?

Base is overextended.

And since you're here, the C.O. wants to put you to work.

This is it?

Looks like some bad intel.

All right, let's check it out.

I'll be right behind you.

I got to ah... take a leak.


Ahhhh


Where's the C-130 headed?

Germany.

I bet you miss 'em huh?

Miss what?

Oh.

Yeah, I do.

Signed up for weekends stateside man, not this shit.

I need to be on that plane.

You got your clearance?

No... but, I'm aware of your weight restrictions and I'd have to... leave this behind.

It's pressurized but you'll need this.

If anybody ask ya, we never met.

Here ya go.


I haven't seen you since Desert Fox.

Listen, I...

I need to lay low for a while, and I also need a passport.

What's goin' on?

I gotta get back to the States.

Since 9/11, there's far more scrutiny on civilian travel into the U.S.

I'll see what I can do.

The fact that the U.S. sold weapons to Saddam in the 80s, it's minimized in the media but it's not exactly a secret.

It's not worth getting you killed over.

We found crates with these markings we didn't recognize containing rockets and warheads which could possibly reach Israel.

Hmm.

A week ago, we were involved in a firefight in Iraq, close to the Iranian border.

We think they were Shiites.

They were moving crates across the border.

One guy got killed and they left a crate behind with the exact same markings and, the guy that got killed was a Westerner Did you get an I.D.?

Nothing.

In all my years in intelligence...

I've never seen anything like it.

Your government, you have a virtual stranglehold on all the intel for that area.

To get information out of that region, it's virtually impossible.

Excuse me.


Ahhh.

Well, passport is out of the question,

but I think I know something even better.


Teddy?

Teddy.

They told me you were killed by an IED in Nasiriyah.

Has anyone contacted you?

How could they make such a mistake?

It was no mistake.

Has anyone contacted you?

Some guy from Veterans Family Assistance... came by a couple days after your funeral.

I told him you were with the IC, but he said that didn't matter.

I'm surprised they had the resources.

Wait, what did he want?

He wanted to see if I was okay.

He did ask if you mailed me anything recently.

Mom, if anyone comes around, okay, if anyone comes looking for me, they need to believe that I'm dead.

Promise me.

I need to know that you understand me.

Okay.

Nicholas?

He is, he is gone, ma.

Oh, God.

Poor Cathy.

And now Chris in the V.A. Hospital.

What?

Where?

Downtown.

Are you sure?

Yes.

I spoke with Marsha online a couple weeks ago.

I need to see him.

Maybe he'll be able to help me.

There's something, there's something I have to tell you.

Your father.


Shh.


Caprice, what are you doing over there?

Come back over here, what have I told you?

Oh my God, somebody help me!

Somebody help me!

Oh, my baby!

Oh, thank you so much!

Where did you come from?

I'm live at that train station and right now one lucky mother is very thankful that her daughter was saved after falling on the subway tracks.

It happened at 10:29 this morning.

Stephanie Lazar was on the platform with her three year old and an infant.

The three year old fell onto the tracks as a train was approaching.

What happened next is truly remarkable.

A bystander jumped onto the tracks and saved the three year old from that oncoming train.

Now, we have a surveillance photo that shows the bystander, but we don't know who he is.

Mrs. Lazar and city officials want him to come forward so they can recognize him and give him thanks for his heroism.

What's this?

The system just flagged this, but it also has this node leading back to NSA.

Do you know him?

I got some bad news.


Can I get ya anything else, hon?

Oh yeah, another cup would be great, thank you.

Coffee comin' up.

Thank you.

Hi, I would like a coffee, please.

Sure.

Two.

I'll meet you outside?

Okay, cool.

You guys are gonna come next week, right?

Definitely. Of course.

We'll definitely be there.

I will e-mail you, I will call you, I will text.

Bye.

Come here often?

Every war.

This is my first.

We're always thrilled to see new faces.

The guy I saw you with in the coffee shop, is he a new face?

Have you been watching me?

He gave a memory card from his camera to the cops.

Are you kidding?

Watch your back.

Hey, why are you telling me this?

Let's just say we got a lot in common.

Come on.

Amanda's World, Thursday at eight.

Hey guys.

This is my new friend.

Ted.

Ted just told me that that new guy, John, is gathering our info for the cops.

I don't even know what country we're livin' in anymore.

Hey man.

Have, have a seat.

It's a live feed of the protest route.

Iya... I... I... contribute to a website that, that, maps out all the camera locations around the city.

Interesting hobby.

Yeah, you can barely scratch your ass in this town without, there being some sort of permanent record of it.

What I'm really into, these days, is long-range, Earth-bound telephotography.

Hmm?

There's, there's like, only a few of us that do it.

We hook up cameras to high powered telescopes and then direct them on areas that would otherwise be off limits.

Hi tech peeping toms.

No, we focus on government activities.

Those some may say that that itself is pornographic.

Let me show you something.

These are some of my favorites.

Oh, yeah, yeah.

Check it out.

That night, they were experimenting with some sort of plasma energy weapon.

What's this?

I took that in the hills above an installation in Nevada.

Political transport?

No, check it out man, that's, that's Air Force Two.

How do you know?

Whichever plane the Vice-President happens to be traveling on is designated as Air Force Two.

This is a private transport that's reserved to take high-level political types on short trips.

It arrived accompanied by two F-14s.

I, I, I checked public records of his whereabouts that day.

He was listed at a political fundraiser in Nevada.

After that, his location was, was undisclosed.

This plane in the background here, this symbol, do you know what that is?

I been tryin' to figure that out, man.

That jet, it arrived about a half hour earlier.


All right.

I shouldn't be too long.

Be right here.

I ain't goin' nowhere.

Dr. Isaacs dial zero.

Oh.

Excuse me.

Excuse me.

The congressman will have to leave directly after this.

Oh, of course, thanks.

Reality TV?

At least then we'd get some coverage.

Soldiers deteriorating from the inside out just can't compete.

So, your congressman's a good guy?

He's trying to expose the true cost of the war.

I was just over there.

I'd like to speak to him in private.

It involves soldiers' lives.

He's got a pretty full schedule.

Okay, thank you.

Are you ready for your bath?

Where's the... my God.

Damn, it's good to see you.

What happened?

Whatever we found was enough for somebody to try to send me home in a box.

What happened to you?

We started pulling out, then the rockets came.

We were only about a quarter of a mile down the road when some of the guys started having problems breathing.

We got our gear on, but, it was bad, you know?

Chemical?

Symptoms aren't like anything they have data on.

Some of the guys are spittin' up blood.

And the military's tryin' to say it's stress related.

What do they got you on?

It's experimental.

Had to sign some waiver.

Those pictures that you took, do you still have 'em?

Yeah, I still have 'em.

They're in my house in Joshua Tree.

And how are we, today?

I've been better, doc.

Listen man, I gotta go.

I'll come back soon.

Take care of yourself.

You, too.

And I think we're gonna bump you up to 750 milligrams today.

Come here, I wanna show you something.

It's just right here.

That's my friend.

I got out in time.

He, he wasn't so lucky.

Five minutes earlier, I'd be just like him.

I'll see what I can do.

That's it for today.

Thank you so much.

Welcome.

Sir, I would like to introduce you to Mr....

Ted Keller.

Mr. Keller was recently in Iraq and has information that would be of interest to you.

Well, it's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. Keller.

So, what was your detail?

I was with the IC inspecting leads on weapon sites.

Well, I'm sorry it turned out the way that it did.

So what can I do to help you?

Actually, sir, I'd like to, I'd like to speak in private.

Your meeting with the committee in Washington has been pushed down to nine a.m. tomorrow.

Oh, Christ.

Should I tell them...

No, I need to be at this one... ummmm.

You know what?

Have the plane ready early, I'll fly back tonight.

I'm sorry, Mr. Keller but my noose just got a whole lot tighter.

You're scheduled to have dinner at nine p.m.

With the Governor at that restaurant you hate, the one with the...

The whipped meat cappuccinos?

Yeah.

Yeah, let's raincheck that.

But send him a nice bottle of cabernet to him and his wife and would you make sure it's a Californian?

Are you free for dinner?

I'm there.

Great.

Ileana, why don't you call that French place that Joe had suggested, say seven o'clock?

Mr. Keller can tell me his story over a bottle of red.

Actually, I'm more of a beer guy.

I like you already.

All right, Ileana will give you the details.

Great.

I'll see you there.

All right.


Cardiac arrest.

I need a crash cart in two three one, now!

Shanae, Shanae, Shanae!

Shanae!

Shanae, right here, right here, Shanae.

Right here, right here.

Over here, Shanae.

Right here, Shanae.

Okay, guys, that's it.

That's it for tonight.

I think you got it.

That's it, goodnight.

Here ya go.

Hey.

The congressman sends his apologies.

They pushed up his flight.

He hoped you'd reconsider and confide in me.

What, you don't mind meeting strange men in bars?

Are there strange men here?

Are we staying for dinner?

My evening's suddenly open.

So, how does a nice Russian girl come to work for a U.S. Congressman?

A nice, American girl, you mean.

I was born here, and my family moved back to Romania, not Russia, when I was five.

What brought you back?

There's uh...

There's a lot of trouble back home.

I have a little sister.

But she got...

Mixed up with some bad people.

I feel like all we're doing is talking about me.

Okay, what do you, what do you want to know?

You can tell me how you're sitting in front of me when supposedly you died in Iraq two months ago.

That could be an interesting story.

Wow, you really did your homework, huh?

Mmm.

Well, we were told to leave as the U.S. prepared to invade, but there was a lot of unsubstantiated statements being released as fact and I just, I wanted to see the inspections through to the end.

So, you stayed even with bombs raining down?

Yeah well, I don't always think things through.

Find anything?

That's what I wanted to talk to the congressman about.

Come on.

We have to go.

Now!

What's going on?


Come on.

Leave me alone.

Was killed today on a flight returning to San Francisco.

The congressman plane went down.

There are no apparent causes yet.

Once again...

show that the flight log lists Democratic Congressman Carl Mathers of California and three crew members on board.

There are no survivors.

Everyone's gone.

Everybody's gone.

There's no...


Right here, just pull in right here.

♪ It's four in the morning and I don't know what to do ♪

♪ Although the bottle's empty ♪

♪ My mind well, Lord, it's still full of you ♪

♪ And as I reach down for the phone ♪

♪ I realize ♪

♪ Yes I know that ♪

♪ I've got to leave it alone ♪

♪ Oh ♪

♪ Because I found out ♪ Hey guys, what can I get ya?

Two vodka tonics, please.

Yeah.

♪ Well I found out ♪ I thought you were more of a beer guy.

The tonic will help with the nerves.

Not to mention the vodka.

♪ I found out what you were all about ♪

♪ And if this train slows down ♪

♪ Maybe I'll see you around ♪

I just him a few hours ago.

♪ If you can't get your own self together ♪

♪ How're you going be together with me? ♪ Hey guys, here you go.

♪ Always talking about your love♪ I'll have to break it.

♪ Well when it ain't there, girl 'cause you don't care, ♪ I could have been on that plane.

♪ About how I feel ♪

♪ No you don't and I found out ♪ Who are those men? Why are you running from them?

I think it's about what I found in the desert.

What did you find?

Here you go.

♪ I found out what you were all about ♪

♪ And if this train slows down ♪

♪ Maybe I'll ♪ Hey!

You kidding me with this shit?

♪ Maybe I'll see you around ♪ Mike, this guy out, now!

Come on, let's go.

Get off me!

Come on, come on.

Get off me!


Oh, I'm so sorry, sir.

We can't let you drive like this.

All right, we'll call you a cab.

What do they want?

I'm a loose end.

How did they find you?

I don't know.

Hey!

Look, if the congressman's plane crash wasn't an accident, okay, and you were supposed to be with him, they might not even know about me.

What?

Me?

What would anyone want with me?

Do you have any other phones?

That's funny.

It's trying to connect.


No room service, but at least it's on the water.


Don't move!

Empty your pockets.

Where's the car?

We should get rid of that.

Don't you feel a little safer?

You know how to use that thing?

Just point and shoot, right?

What, were you raised by mercenaries?


We pursued Miss Popescu to a restaurant in West Hollywood.

She slipped out the back with this man.

Name's Ted Keller.

He's an IC weapons inspector, one of ours.

He reportedly died in Iraq three months ago.

What's she doing with a weapons inspector?

NSA is calling up a search for Mr. Keller in Los Angeles.

We don't know what their interest in him is.

I want this thing cleaned up immediately.

Yes, sir.

Damn.

Hey, Jim?

Yeah.

How's the wife?

Mmm, yeah, well, same here.

Hey listen, Jim, I need to call in a favor.

The question is, what do you know, or what do they think that you know?

Here.

This covers the last few months.

P. Faisal?

Saudi prince, one of thousands.

He met with the congressman in a closed door meeting.

I have no details.

And V.P., Vice President?

Yeah.

They had a brief meeting a few days later.

Carl wanted more time but, was only given five minutes.

That really made him angry.

I've never seen him like that.

What about this, what's this?

That's funny.

He never went into my book before.

I mean, do you have any idea what it's about?

Something to do with ah... energy committee.

He usually likes... liked... to have me along to take notes.

But he began going to these alone.

What about this one?

Next Wednesday.

That's energy, too.

A big one.

Some important international guest are expected.

That's all I know.

If only I could see his notes.

Do you know where he kept 'em?

There is nothing in D.C..

He returned home to San Fran most weekends.

They'd probably be there.

The system just picked up some calls to reporters that we've been monitoring that seam to have been made by Mr. Keller.

I'm having the transcripts sent over now.

Did you get a location?

It's coming.

Send a man in.

I tried to call a few reporters, but no one would bite.

It seems their jobs depend on remaining friendly to the administration.

I have lots of press contacts.

Why don't I make some calls?

It's not safe.

You need to stay off everyone's radar right now.

Why were you so against keeping the gun?

When I was 14,

a friend and I found my dad's handgun.

I ah... picked it up and I was checkin' the chamber, trying to remember everything he taught me.

Someone suddenly appeared in the doorway.

I jumped.

The slide slipped and the gun went off.

My dad had come home early from work.

The, uh,

the bullet grazed his heart.

He spent the last 13 years in assisted living.

I was in hiding when he died.


Yeah.

Yeah.

Thank you for what you did back there.

My pleasure.

Listen, I'm gonna go out for a little while.

I want you to stay here.

I'm not staying here alone!

It's okay, I'll be right back, okay?

Just keep looking through the book.

See if you can find anything else.


Thank you.


Mr. Keller.


Oh, here we go.


Cuanto cuesta?

Diez.

Diez.

Hola.

Hola.

Necesitamos ID's

Hello?

How long ago?

Look, I'd rather talk in person.

Come in.

Look, I'm late for a very important meeting.

This is your most important meeting right now.

Okay, well, if it's so...

A man's body was found at a hotel in Los Angeles.

Did you hear about that?

No, I...

He was in pursuit of an Ileana Popescu.

Look, I...

Just save it, see...

We already know everything about you.

I know when you eat, sleep and piss.

You're feeling a little bit compromised by Miss Popsescu's existence, but listen, that doesn't concern me.

Your pursuit of her is getting in my way, and it will stop now.

You're crazy.

You better start talking some sense.

We also know about your trips to the Philippines.

Oh, the video of your, how shall we say, liaisons.

God, if that were to come out, that would be embarrassing.

Why did you come here?

Just lay off Popescu, okay?

Oh, and Keller, all right, just drop it.

Bye.

Oh hey, man.

How's it goin'?

Hi.

Is Eva here?

Ah, no, she went to the store.

You guys wanna come in?

Thanks.

Hey Warren, we got company!

Oh, hey man.

I'm glad you're back.

There's something I wanna show you.

I been doing some research into the identity of that tail fin in the photo.

I traced the call letters.

It's registered under a name that doesn't match the logo, Global Investments, but then I noticed that the tail section had been repainted.

I had a buddy of mine at Cal Research enhance this and he came with an I.D. from the shadow of the raised paint, the Dupree Drug Corporation.

Now, I cross-checked their Board of Directors and major investors which led me to the Nord Corporation.

Now, their logo, it's a variation on this, and they have virtually the same Board of Directors and are, are, are, are in essence the same entity as Dupree.

Dupree transferred that jet to Nord two years ago.

This is their website.

How many cameras are between us here and say, Joshua Tree?

You mean all cameras?

Just the ones that could track a car.

Yeah, well, we're not quite at London numbers, yet, but we're getting there fast.

What route?

Oh, shit.

Morning.

License and registration, please.

What's going on?

Random sobriety check point.

At this hour?

It's ah... it's her car.

I.D., miss.

Have you been drinking?

Not a drop.

We're just trying to get a jump on traffic.

Thank you, drive safely.

Thank you.

Happy Birthday.


Chris Price.


He, uh...

He's gone.

I'm so sorry.


Got 'em.

These were found with the weapons we uncovered in Iraq.

This memo's dated April, 2001.

It seems Nord was supplying biological agent to Iraq.

To use on Iran?

They're next on our list.

I thought there was an embargo on trade with Iraq.

These didn't come through normal channels.

What doesn't add up is that Saddam knew we really had it in for him, and that if he accepted these, that he'd no longer have deniability, we would have had the proof to get the public behind the invasion that 9/11 eventually made possible.

No, he would have thought it was a setup.

More likely, we quietly supplied it to some dissidents, and if Saddam captured the weapons, he would have hidden them from inspectors.

Maybe he didn't even know what he had.

Either way, we would have been tryin' to get 'em back from the moment we went in.

This one also has the Nord symbol.

It seems to be a delivery memo for a medical shipment manufactured by...

The Dupree Drug Corporation.

This logo was on a bottle of drugs they gave Chris at the V.A.

What are you doin'?

Who, hey, hey, hey, we're friends of Chris's, okay?

He just, he asked us to stop by and pick up a few things.

I hope you're Cliff.

That's right.

There's a new car at the Joshua Tree location.

Its plates were recently reported stolen.

Hey, it's Jim.

We got a hit at that desert house.

He's gotta be there, I know it.

I'm tired of swatting flies.

Just make sure you're accurate.

So, Chris said you were in Vietnam.

I was a gunner on a Huey.

The whole reason for going to war was a lie.

I mean, this... the current war.

It was a masterful use of propaganda.

To what end?

Did you ever hear of the Project for the New American Century?

Are you expecting visitors?

Hell, no.

Listen, Cliff, do you have a basement?

No!

What the hell's goin' on?

Chris is dead! Okay?

I should have told you earlier, all right.

We found something in Iraq and they killed him for it, okay?

And we're next.

What do you mean, Chris is dead?

He's dead!

Okay, do you have any weapons?

His gun.

The gun's useless.

I'm out of ammo.


Hey, that's irreplaceable.

So am I.


Oh, shit!


Run for that hill.

Take cover.

Run?

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.


We gotta get outta here.

Oh, man.


Hang on.


Hey honey.

Hey.

What kept you this time?

It's a constant shit storm.

Now that we've finally taken the reins, there's policy to undo.

The news is starting to say we may never find the WMD's.

We'll find 'em.

Just give it time.

Next summer, I want you to take me on a cruise.

I'm gonna go to bed.

Try not to stay up too late, okay?

I'll try.

Yeah?

I'm sure I don't have to tell you to initiate damage control.

We have got to pick up their trail.

Is Black Widow operational yet?

Consider this a real world test.

I want you to go broad.

I was just at NSA.

Keller's become attached to an Ileana Popescu, a former aide to Congressman Carl Mathers.

Cross-reference the archive, run every pattern you got.

I want you to place special emphasis on their web usage, compare typing patterns, durations, every detail and get me their location.

Call me on this line the second you get something.

Don't worry about the hour.

Okay.

We should change your dressing.


I have a friend who's a doctor in Palm Springs.

Hey, this is a pleasant surprise.

Oh my God.

What happened?

When did this happen?

What happened?

Bring him in, bring him in, bring him in.

Let's get you on the chair and take a look at this.

Honey, can you grab that blanket?


This is a bullet wound.

We need to get you to a hospital.

No hospitals.

Jim, we need to take care of this here, quietly.

All finished?

Yeah, thank you.

Done?

Thank you.

Honey, could I see you in the kitchen, please, for a second?

Sure.

Excuse me.

She has a gun in her bag.

What are you talking about?

There's a gun in her bag, I just saw a gun.

Here?

Yes.

I didn't want them staying last night.

Why did they stay the night?

Why are they here?

I'll tell 'em we have company coming this afternoon.

All right?

All right, here's the deal.

Cliff can stay and recuperate, but we're expecting guests this afternoon, so we're gonna need that second bedroom back.

Oh, of course, yeah.

Say, is there such a thing as a directory of biologists?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure.

Here.

This should be a good start.

Hey, this isn't gonna get anybody killed, is it?

Excuse me?

Well, it's just that there's been so many microbiologists showing up dead recently.

Really?

There's only about five scientists in the country that could have engineered this weapon.

And one of them happens to work at Nord.

There's a laptop in the kitchen.

Oh yeah?

Would you mind if we used this real quick before we leave?

It's fine.


How do they keep finding us?

This is really startin' to piss me off.


Well, there goes our tree cover.

What are you doin'?

Come on.

Hey.

Hey.

Come on.

Just a little farther, all right?

Come on, let's head for this canyon right here.

Come on.


Keep going.


Things didn't go as planned.


It seems our Dr. Sandenow is a woman.

Bingo.

She uses an ATM at Beacon and Broxton almost exclusively.

She makes deposits every Wednesday at four p.m.

Today.

But not for three hours.

What should we do until then?


Where is she?

She'll be here.

There she is now.


What are you doing here today?

It's not Friday.

Afternoon, Dr. Sandenow.

Who are you?

Listen, you developed a germ at Nord, which...

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

You're trespassing.

It's been deployed in the Middle East.

You need to leave.

I'm calling the police.

I was with the IC recently, in Iraq and we came across crates of biological weapons bearing this symbol.

That means nothing to me.

You're one of five scientists in the country with the means and the knowledge to engineer this.

And you're the only one working for the company that developed it.

My work improves the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe each year.

Wonder how many hundreds of thousands will die when this thing's used?

You need to leave now!

There's nothing I can do for you.

I need a drink.


Can we continue, Doctor?

You say you saw those symbols on a weapon.

On a medium-range rocket in Iraq.

We found crates bearing these markings.

My God.

What?

What is it?

I was told that the Iraqis were developing this agent.

I was trying to replicate it so that an antidote could be perfected, to protect our troops if it were ever used on them.

It was never supposed to be weaponized, not by us.

Surprise.

What exactly is it?

What does it do?

You don't want to know.

Try me!

It's a mutated version of the Ebola virus that is respiratorally spread and engineered for airborne transmission.

It rapidly induces fever followed by severe bleeding under the skin that progresses throughout the entire body.

Within two weeks, 99% of those infected will die.

How do you test it?

My assignment was the germ itself, then the project was taken away from me.

Others were brought in to work on the vaccine.

Is it still being engineered?

Is it still local?

There was an accident, a very close call, and all research was taken down to an underground lab in the Santa Monica mountains.

The first round of testing was just completed.

These were found in the bunker.

This can't be.

What?

According to this, the agent was delivered in April, 2001.

That's just five months after I began work on it.

It hadn't even gone through initial clinical trials yet.

How would you test something like this?

Model organisms.

Rats.

Monkeys.

It's too dangerous to test on humans.

The guard assigned to protect these said they were captured from Iraqi dissidents.

Someone in our government must have placed them there planning to test them on a human sample, while at the same time eliminating a regime they wanted replaced.

That would be barbaric.

And you're the one who developed it.

What do you make of this?

What is it?

It means that the agent was...

Engineered to be ethnically prejudicial.

What are you doing?

You're gonna tell your story to a few reporters, or I am.

You're crazy.

I'm already constantly looking over my shoulder.

I have a family, listen.

I don't wanna see this agent deployed any more than you do.

I can try to jeopardize the tests, introduce some bad data, but speaking out would be a death warrant for me.

There may be a way you can help.

I was getting worried.

We're meetin' her the day after tomorrow.

Now we should pay a visit to Congressman Mathers's widow.


Sit down, please.

Mrs. Mathers, do you mind if I use your bathroom?

No, of course.

Thank you.

I'm so sorry.

It's okay. If there's anything...

Can I get you something to drink?

No, no, no, don't worry, it's okay.

I have a lot of food.

No, don't worry.

You must be exhausted.

No, I'm not.

I miss... You have to want something.

I'll get you some water.

Did you find anything?

They cleaned out his office, but they missed the fax ribbon.

These are from an energy meeting.

It took place two weeks before the congressman's plane went down.

I don't have that meeting on his schedule.

These are meant for Congressman Balin.

Carl replaced him mid-term after Balin suddenly left office.

Look at this.


Yeah, hello?

I'm calling about your service disruption.

Do you have access to today's German papers?

Yeah.

Good, get that one and I'll call you back in 30 minutes.

Yeah.

There is someone there I want to put you in touch with.

Do you have a pen?

Yeah, go ahead.

Five, 11, 17.

89, 94.

You get that?

Yep.

In one hour.

Take care of yourself, huh?

You, too.

Look, I'm not comfortable being here, so let's make it quick.

He said you might know what these are.

This shows the assignment of Iraqi oil fields to various corporate interests.

It seems to be a recent draft of an early version I saw in 2000.

And uh, how about these?

It's about the petrodollar trade.

These were confiscated by the F.B.I. and came through my department.

I'm sure you recognize the man on the right, since his name is on the documents you handed me.

He's funneled dozens of highly sensitive U.S. military secrets out of the country in return for large payments by the man on the left, a Turkish general.

Who's she?

You must be the only American who doesn't recognize her.

Amanda Airdale, the reality star.

So, what is she doing with these two?

She was at the same hotel, probably sweet-talked her way into the reception.

She's an opportunist, attracted to any situation that might improve her visibility.

There she is.

Good to see you again.

Let's go.


Welcome back, Doctor.

Thank you.


The main lab is hundreds of feet directly below us.

When I get in, I'll do what I can.

If I'm not back in two hours,

then you're on your own.


I wasn't expecting to see you again so soon.

We're pressed for time.

I can move faster if I go alone.

I need you to stay in.


How's the antidote coming?

It's nearly completed.

I'd like to see the samples.

(clanking


I just want to impress upon you how dangerous it is for you to be carrying that around.

Thanks for your concern.


We know the way.

You can't do this.

What's in that box could end life as we know it.

Do I have to do everything myself?


Hey!

Lock it down, lock it down!

Sir!


All right.

I've done what I can.

We should know if you're in the clear within the next 24 hours, but until then, I need you to stay in isolation.

Well, thanks for gettin' down here so quickly, Bill.

All right, well call me if anything changes.

All right.

Jim, are we secure?

Yeah.

Keller was at the lab.

He what?

It was released.

I need that sample.


Sandenow gave me a vial of the antidote before she uh...

She died.

Found a way out, and ah... stayed in the mountains util I wasn't contagious.

We should go.

What's your position on yesterday's U.S. drone strike?

These terrorists have to be taught who's boss.

Heh, Send 'em back to hell where they belong, eh?

Ask him about his ties to Turkish General Savas Demir.

Do you want to comment on that?

I don't know what he's talking about.

Nah, get him to open up about his plans for the Middle East.

One comment.

No, no comment.

What is this?

Nobody'll believe this.

I suggest you enjoy your final few days in office.


I've decided I'm going to try to fill the congressman's seat and continue his work.

Are you sure?

You'll have to constantly be on guard.

At least I won't be in hiding.

You know I can't stay, right?

When?

I gotta keep moving.

Where will you go?

I thought I'd look up some distant relatives.

Will I see you again?

Come here, there's something I want to show you.

I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.


Run, run, run!

Let go of me!

Get in!

Leave me alone!


Mr. Keller.

I am happier to see you than you might think.

Because you, sir, are living proof that the antidote works.

What do you want from me?

Well, Ted, the other vial.

There were two, now there's clearly only one.

Listen, I'm not authorized to tell you this, but, a highly respected member of our government was exposed to the agent that was released in there.

He needs that antidote.

He'd be dead in days.

And if you're planning to deploy that germ into Israel with an Iranian rocket without the antidote, that'd be suicide.

Interesting.

Why would anyone do that?

To get public support for an invasion of Iran.

The U.S. economy would collapse if the world stopped trading oil against the U.S. dollar as Iraq has recently.

My job

is making sure there is a world there when we wake up in the morning, that we do not go from the greatest nation on Earth to some Third World cesspool.

If the U.S. currency is ever replaced by the Euro as the basis of the world energy trade, we are talking World War Three, my friend.

How many lives would be lost then?

You would never let that happen.

You want the oil.

Listen, I want you, just, I want you to think about one thing.

Right now, you might, be permitted to live out some semblance of a decent life.

I don't have it.

Sandenow gave me the only vial she took from the lab.

You know, I am tempted to believe you...

But I know some other people who won't.

Well, Ted, hey, we all gotta make our own choices, don't we?

Don't we?

Let's go.


Keep eyes on him, but don't let him see you.

We're watchin' him.

If he has it, he'll lead us to it.

I need results.

Now!

Pull over.


I'll cut him off.

Leave me alone!


Hi.

Hey.

So, did you sleep well?

Yeah.

Have a good one.

Thanks, you too.


Excuse me.

Do you know the way to the Havapai Reservation?

Havapai Reservation?

Well.

Hmm.

Ain't gettin' too many people asking me about that.

You must really want to get away from it all, huh?

You could say that.

Just go down this way.

All the way to end, right, and take a left.

Keep on goin', 'til you don't see no more civilization.

You'll find 'em there.

Thanks.