Gringo (2018) Script

Mr. Rusk?

Mr. Rusk.

Mr. Rusk?

Boss, are you there?

Mia, out of curiosity, what part of "hold my calls" couldn't you wrap your head around?

I'm in a meeting.

I'm sorry. It's Harold, and think that there's something wrong.

Harold? Uh...

Put him through.

Richard.

Harold. What happened, buddy?

Why didn't you come back with me and Elaine?

Richard, I've been taken!

Taken?

Elaine, Elaine, I've been kidnapped.

Turn it down. Turn it down. They have a gun to my head!

Stop! Stop! Stop! What are you doing?

Calm down and explain, as clearly as you can, what's going on.

I am somewhere in Mexico with a gun to my head!

I don't know how much clearer I can be! Holy fuck!

Harold, it's okay. We're here.

Um... Ask what they want.

What do they want?

They want five million wired to an account.

Or they're going to hang me from the bridge!

Five million what, pesos?

Peso... Dollars!

We're so fucked.

Harold?

Walk Riley.

...and snow continues to linger.

Everyone in Chicago is complaining, and I say let's turn it around.

Here.

I love you. Mmm.

Say hi to Stu. I will.

♪ Na na na na nana ♪

♪ Na na na na nana ♪ ♪ Gettin' jiggy wit it ♪

♪ Na na na na nana ♪

♪ Na na na na nana ♪ ♪ Gettin' jiggy wit it ♪

♪ Na na na na nana ♪

♪ Na na na na nana ♪

♪ You wanna ball with the kid? ♪

♪ Watch your step You might fall Tryin' to do what I did ♪

♪ Mama, uhn, Mama, uhn Mama, come closer ♪

♪ In the middle of the club With the rub-a-dub, uhn ♪

♪ No love for the haters The haters ♪

♪ Mad 'cause I got Four seats at the Lakers ♪

♪ See my on the 50-yard line With the Raiders ♪

♪ Met Ali He told me I'm the greatest ♪

Maybe the beach holiday will have to wait.

But I must get a second car.

Bonnie keeps bringing it up. Shit.

Bonnie is the one that's killing you.

I mean, look, don't get me wrong. I know you love her and all.

But your wife's the reason that that's all fucked up, okay?

The loans. The insane office space.

She's got one client. She should be working out of your garage, not leasing space at the damn Franklin Center.

Listen, as your accountant, I have to tell you, she's dragging you in some deep water, Harold, like bankruptcy-deep.

So, you're saying that I am cash poor?

No, I'm saying you're poor-poor, nigga.

Plus, word on the street is that Promethium is about to be gobbled up by Powell or AFT.

If there's a merger, you could be looking for another job.

What?

I... I haven't heard anything about that.

Look, man, I do taxes for half the Powell brass, and this shit is real.

Stewart, Richard wouldn't do that to me.

He's my friend, okay?

Richard has a vanity license plate, Harold.

He does push-ups in his goddamn office.

Richard would do that to you.

Good morning. Promethium Pharmaceuticals. How can I help you?

Harold!

Man, it's 9:20! You're late again!

What do you call this?

I think that's all, Mr. Rusk. All right.

I'll see you at the game. Sure.

Come.

Get in here.

I had to do that.

Everybody knows we're friends. I can't give you special treatment.

Sorry, Richard. Lake Shore was crazy this morning.

Sit down.

Hey, Mia, I'm thirsty.

All right.

You ready for this game tonight?

Those Benson-Smith cocksuckers are begging for an ass kicking.

I am gonna give it to 'em.

Here. Thank you.

Oh, my God. Yeah, and then tomorrow, you and me are gonna have a little fun in Mexico.

What?

Elaine and I are gonna join you on this trip.

You're not the only one who could go for a little sunshine.

This is because of the missing inventory.

Look, I plan to speak to Sanchez to get to the bottom of that.

No, Elaine and I will speak to Sanchez.

We just wanna check on a few things down there.

Uh, I need you to put all the Mexico files in this and give it to Elaine.

Yo, thanks, buddy.

Richard.

Is everything okay here?

It's just I heard a rumor, something about a possible merger.

Harold, listen.

When-When you needed a job and you came to me, I said if you stuck with me, your life is gonna look like a rap video.

Right?

And haven't I always looked after you?

I give you an incredible position as operations supervisor.

Yes.

I handed you the Mexico assignment.

Yes.

I give Bonnie a job designing my loft, and she has fuck-all for experience.

That was generous.

Trust me. Fucking be patient, man.

And everything's gonna get revealed.

Why don't you reveal it to me... now?

Have I told you about the two gorillas?

All right. I read it in this book.

Two gorillas, right?

And every day they get fed carrots.

And every day they eat the carrots.

No problem. Chomp, chomp, chomp. So delicious.

Except, one day, the handler, he gives one of the gorillas a banana, and the other guy still gets his carrots, and he doesn't wanna eat the carrots.

You know why? 'Cause he's seen the other guy eat the banana.

You know what I'm saying?

Harold.

Eat your fucking carrots.

'Cause I have your back, right?

And then you're gonna be dick-deep in bananas before you know it.

Right?

Rap video.

Mia.

Hungry.

Receipt's in the bag.

Thanks. Thanks.

Stop.

Wow. All of that without professional training.

Whoo. That's good, man.

You don't have to be a dick about it.

All right.

Spunky. I like it.

You'll get far.

Hey, stranger.

Nelly. What you doing here?

You disappeared on us.

Thought about Monty's offer yet?

Yeah, you can't come in here talking about that, all right?

I'm, uh... I'm working.

Yeah.

You seem... super busy.

Yeah, well these babies don't polish themselves, all right?

So, are you in or out?

I can't. It's too dangerous.

Oh, come on, Miles. Don't be a pussy.

You can do this. Really not that hard.

Right. I really appreciate the pep talk, but it ain't happening.

Look, it's just a couple of pills from Monty's friend at some lab so he can figure out what's in it and make his own.

All you gotta do is bring 'em back. It'll be easy.

Plus, it's a free trip to Mexico. What more do you want?

Right, so I'll be like a little drug mule.

Perfect. I'll write you a "thank you" note from prison.

Okay. Fine.

You don't want 20 grand, that's your business.

Twenty grand? You said it was ten.

Yeah, it was.

It's 20 now.

For real?

For real. Hmm.

Oh, and you can bring Guitar Shop Barbie with you.

Sh, sh, sh.

What was all that about? What?

That.

Oh, nothing.

Ever been to Mexico, babe?


Richard.

Hey, listen. My lunch meeting ran a little long.

I'm not gonna make it back to the office before the game.

So do you mind grabbing my bag for me before you leave?

It's under my desk.

Uh, okay.

All right. I'll see you at the gym.

Hey. Sorry.

Just had to deal with something.

Uh, Mia, Richard asked me to grab something for the game.

Yeah.


I know, but not everything needs to make sense, Tony.

Scotland Yard is in England.

Who the fuck can explain that?

Now you're just fucking boring me.

Hey. Ask you about something?

Listen. I'm gonna give you some advice. You listening, Tony Tones?

Good.

Stop crying. Go down to unemployment.

Start acting like a fucking man.

Kenny!

It's a foul.

Foul!

Oh.

You're kidding me!


All these underclassmen have really paid their dues coming off the bench.

How's it going at Richard's?

Fine.

Do you have any leads on other clients?

Stu's a little worried.

He was saying that your office space might be costing a little too much.

What?

Nothing.

It's... It's fine.

I still don't understand why she gave us her tickets.

I told you, she's going on tour.

She needs me to pick up something for her mum. This way.

What band is she in?

Please. Just be happy we got a free trip out of it.

I'm happy. Of course I am. I need to piss. Hold this a sec.

Look, relax.

It'll be fine, all right?

Fucking hell, mate. Sorry.

Easy, tiger.

Harold!

Passports and boarding passes...

There it is again. What... What is that smell?

Fat Willy's barbecue. I always bring it for Angel.

Angel.

There you go.

Allow me to introduce our co-presidents, Mr. Rusk and Ms. Markinson.

A new app. Amazing.

You know what else is amazing? Is actually learning a foreign language.

Yo quiero Taco Bell, huh?

That's sensational. Can we get the fuck outta here?


Harold. Welcome back.

This is Celerino Sanchez, our plant manager, and Roberto Vega, his right-hand man.

All right, so you, we need to talk to.

Okay. Uh, you, we don't.

My office is this way.

Right.

Sorry. No problem, Harold.

Please have a seat.

Oh, uh... Thank you.

Harold, just sit this one out, and I'll come get you after, okay?

Holy fuck.

Do they not sell condoms down here?

Okay, Sanchez.

Do you wanna tell me what that is?

It's an inventory report.

That's right. What do you think it's telling me?

Sir, you have to understand...

Oh, just answer the question, Suarez.

Sanchez. Okay.

The report is telling you that the inventory is light, as I am still selling your product to Señor Villegas, as you requested.

We told you to cut him off.

With all due respect, that's not the way it works.

Uh, that's exactly how it works.

I make a product. I decide who to sell it to. Right?

You get to decide if you want a future with the company...

Again, con todo respeto, if I don't continue to deliver, I will have no future at all.

When you needed money, you asked me...

When we needed money, we asked you to sell some product off the books... and not say anything to Harold.

Now, we don't need money. We're telling you to stop.

I really don't see what is so difficult to understand-o.

It's a sensitive time for the company now. Yes.

We're gonna have people coming down here, and they're gonna look things over, and we wanna make sure that everything is in order.

I understand, but Señor Villegas is expecting his usual shipment.

The Black Panther is not someone to mess with.

You can't scare me with tales of the big, bad cartels, right?

I know how things work.

Not in Mexico.

Well, as far as I'm concerned, we are not in Mexico.

This is an American company making an American product, and I'm telling you, in American, to make sure that the inventory's right.

Yes. I mean, if you can take care of 35 kids, I think you can handle one drug dealer.

No? ¿Comprende?

Okay. Let's go.

Gracias.

Adiós.

Have a nice day.

Harold, let's go.

Harold, just so you know, the inventory thing worried us.

That's why we came down here to speak to Sanchez, just to make sure everything was on the up-and-up.

It's no reflection on you.

No, certainly not. You know we value your work.

I was starting to think it might be something else. Well, you're hearing things.

He's hearing things.

Harold, when I was in junior high, a rumor went around that I let the lacrosse team pull a train on me in the Dairy Queen parking lot.

I hated the lacrosse team.

They were the biggest bunch of Waspy, turtle-dicked ass pirates I ever met in my entire life.

Here you are, señor. Thank you.

And I'd rather give that waiter a rim job than eat at a fucking Dairy Queen.

What's a rim job? It's when...

Don't believe everything you hear is probably the point here, right?

Exactly. You're gonna be fine.

We're not selling the company.

All right?

I'll be right back.

I don't think he knows anything.

I almost feel bad for the guy. Right.

Someone should put him out of his misery.

Seriously.

No, I mean literally.

Someone should literally put him out of his fucking misery.

Angel.

You can go.

I will see you mañana.

Okay.

But when they married each other, she was a fatty.

She was 50 pounds heavier than she is today.

I was like, "Don't do it."

Fat people are so funny.

Gracias.

You wanna come to my room tonight?

Yeah, I'm really tired.

Hey, buddy. What did I miss?

Uh, I'm gonna check some e-mails and maybe hit the sauna after I punch out a little CrossFit.

Then I'll see you guys in the morning. You sure...

Do you...

You know, I'm gonna crash too.

It's gonna be an early flight, so...

That's it then. Good night.

What is your problem? You just fucking left me.

Right.

Someone should put him out of his misery.

No, I mean literally.

Someone should literally put him out of his fucking misery.

Well, when the sale goes through, that's the last you're gonna see of Harold Soyinka.

He is on the 86 list.

Maybe they're gonna give him severance, but I just think they're gonna fucking clean house.

His wife must be a real winner.

Actually, she is.

But when they married each other, she was a fatty.

She was 50 pounds heavier than she is today.


Okay.

Richard is supposed to be my friend.

It's unbelievable! Just unbelievable!

You have every right to be upset.

I swear...

I know I'm not supposed to touch the minibar, but I'm going to do it.

I don't even care anymore. I'm doing it. I'm having the merlot.

I feel horrible.

I should've told you to your face.

What should you have told me to my face?

The e-mail. What e-mail?

Just go ahead with what you were saying. No, no, no, no, no.

Wha-What should you have told me?

You know...

You know the invisible gorilla experiment, Harold?

Why is everyone talking about gorillas all of a sudden?

There's this video, right?

Some people in black shirts. Some people in white shirts.

And you have to count how many times the people in white shirts pass this ball back and forth.

This person in a gorilla suit walks into the middle of the group.

The experiment is whether or not you're so focused on the ball that you miss the gorilla.

You would've been part of the group that missed it.

Missed what?

I'm having an affair.

I'm leaving you.

That's what the e-mail says.

You didn't notice the gorilla.

So, the affair is a gorilla?

Yes.

Wh-What is the ball?

The ball?

Is that our marriage, the ball?

I don't know what the ball is.

I'm-I'm not supposed to be... looking for gorillas, Bonnie.

I'm supposed to be watching the ball.

That's my job.

I'm sorry.

Why am I always getting screwed for doing my job?

Tell me who it is. I want to know!

Who is the gorilla, Bonnie? I'm sorry.

Bonnie.

Bonnie!

You have reached the voice mailbox of...

Bonnie. At the tone, please record your voice message...

Ahh!

Oh!

No.


No?


No, no! No, no! No, no! No! No!


Still not answering. What?

Not like him at all.

I'm not waiting for this dipshit.

Can you just get in the car!

No wait-o for dipshit-o.

Yeah, we... We're gonna... We need...

¡Ándale!

I... I go to look?

Yeah. Can you? Okay.

Okay, señor. Perfect.

Butler!


Room?

You want a room. Yes. Yes.

With TV?

Uh... Uh, fine. Yes.

Uh, 300.

Gracias.

Come, come.

My name is Ronaldo, and this is my brother, Ernesto.

Just... Just tell us if you need something.

Okay. Uh, actually, uh, do you know where I can buy a cheap phone?

Uh, yeah, just across the street.

I just don't get it. There's nothing to get, babe.

Seriously. I told you, Nelly's just a friend.

You gotta let it go, all right?


No.

Live life to the fullest and leave setbacks behind.

Together, we can lead pharmaceuticals into the future.

Alleviate.

Initiate.

Innovate.

With Cannabax.

Medical marijuana is already a multi-billion dollar industry.

It's already up and running in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

If you've got a card, you can legally rip a bong in the Lincoln bedroom.

Wow.

All right, look, guys, now, legally speaking, isn't this right on the line?

Well, it's on it.

It's not over it.

There's a reason why we set up the lab in Mexico.

You could be operational the moment the laws open up.

Marty, you-you-you really wanna let AFT take this from you?

You're gonna be staring at their taillights for the rest of all time.

The future of marijuana is this pill.

You know this product is revolutionary.

You know that by the time everybody else catches up, we will have established a brand that can never be usurped.

Think Pfizer and Viagra. Yeah.

They got there first. There ain't no second.

Look... most people will tell you Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.

But even a complete retard will tell you Neil Armstrong did it first.

And do you know why he went first?

He was mission commander? 'Cause the hatch opened on his side?

He went first because he pushed Buzz Aldrin the fuck out of the way and seized history by the ball sack.

That's the story schools are afraid to teach, but that's what happened.

I'm satisfied.

Jer?

I'm still not sure about this.

Oh, Jerry!

The club is closing.

We've been dancing all night.

It's time to go home and fuck.

Easy, Elaine.

What, Richard?

Nobody dances all night unless they wanna fuck.

And Jerry here wants to.

He's just being shy.

I have a gun to my head.

I have a loaded gun to my head.

Richard.

Richard! I've been kidnapped!

I have a loaded gun to my head!

So... you guys understand what to do?

Yes? ¿Comprende? Yes, yes.

Does he comprende?

Okay. Good.

Richard Rusk's office.

Mia! I need to speak to Richard!

Harold?

I need to speak to Richard!

Mr. Rusk?

I said hold my calls.

Mr. Rusk.

Yeah. Yes.

Yep. Fuck yeah.

Mr. Rusk.

Oh, my God. Right, right.

Mr. Rusk?

Boss, are you there? Oh, shit.

Mia, out of curiosity, exactly what part of "hold my calls" couldn't you wrap your head around?

I'm... I'm in a meeting.

I'm sorry. It's Harold, and I think that there's something wrong.

Harold?

Uh...

Yeah, put him through.

Harold?

Richard!

Where are you? Why didn't you come back with me and Elaine?

Richard! I've been taken!

Taken? Elaine? I've been kidnapped!

They have a gun to my head! I have a loaded gun to my head!

Wait, wait, wait, wait! No, no, no, no! No! No!

Try and breathe and calm down and explain, as clearly as you can, what's going on.

I'm somewhere in Mexico with a gun to my head! How much clearer can I be?

Harold, it's okay. We're here.

Um... Ask them what they want.

What do they want?

They want five million wired to an account.

Or they're going to hang me from the bridge!

Five million what, pesos?

Peso... Dollars!

Harold, how exactly did they arrive at a number like five million dollars for a person in your position?

You didn't tell them about the K&R policy, did you?

They came to the hotel and kidnapped me.

I had no choice!

God-fucking-damn it!

We're so fucked.

Jesus Christ! Shh.

The number-one rule about having the fucking insurance policy is never tell anyone we have the fucking insurance policy!

Did you not attend the seminar?

He set up the seminar.

Aah! No!

Aah! Aah!

No! No more!

Aah! Aah! Yes! Yes!

No!

Really fucking hamstrings our bargaining position. You know that, right?

Bargaining? I just told you they're going to kill me!

Yes. Bargaining. I'm in business. That's what I do.

You walk through warehouses, put little check marks on boxes.

That's what you do. Don't be mean.

What about the policy?

You're gonna have to tell him.

Harold, I'm just gonna spit this out. There is no policy.

What?

We had to make cutbacks.

Uh... Fuck.

There was a lot going out. We didn't have a lot coming in. I had to let the policy lapse.

You kept sending me down here with no insurance?

Yeah, but just for a little while.

Why didn't you tell me? What a fucking crybaby.

There's not enough time in every day for us to tell you all the things we do not need to tell you, Harold.

No! No! No!

Nada! No!

Oh!

Aah!

Aah! Fucking Mexicans.

Harold? Richard!

All right. Hey, listen.

Harold, I am gonna get you outta there, I swear to God.

Harold, listen to me right now.

You tell whoever's got you that there is no deal unless they come way down on the price.

What? Yeah, la cuenta...

Just... Harold, can we call you back?

What? You got a number?

Richard. Richard. No, I need to speak to legal.

Richard. Richard, don't leave me...

I'm gonna get somebody in here who speaks Mexican.

No, Richard, don't leave me here! Richard!

Can you call us back? Richard!

Richard!

Gracias, guys.

Vamos.

Shit.

Five million dollars for someone in middle management.

Do me a favor. Just shut the fuck up.

You with your whole fucking, "Hey, Elaine, I got the perfect guy for us.

My good buddy, Harold Sinka."

Soyinka. "He's gonna fucking be perfect for the job.

He won't ask any questions, not gonna cause any fucking trouble."

This is a fucking clusterfuck!

Just stay focused.

I am focused.

What do we do now? Do we call the cops?

Would it be such a bad thing if he didn't come back?

What are you talking about?

We are not leaving Harold in fucking Mexico. That's crazy.

You're the one who said put him out of his misery.

I say crazy shit all the time.

I don't mean it literally.

But you said, literally, put him out of his misery.

Oh, my fucking... I meant not literally literally.

"Literally" is something people say now.

It doesn't mean a fucking thing. Okay.

They're going to be inspecting the plant tomorrow, and if they find anything off, this whole deal is shot.

I don't need to tell you what's gonna happen if the feds catch fucking wind of any of this on any level.

We are completely fucked.

I know a guy.

Here we go again. You know a fucking guy.

No, I know a guy who might be really good for this kind of thing.

Extraction.

Jesus Christ. Special ops type things.

Boy.

This is really bad timing.

Fuck this. We've got this.

Richard, we fucking got this.

We're a team.

Look, why don't I come over to your loft tonight.

We'll just...

I'm not in there yet.

I'm still at that... boutique hotel.

You told me last week you moved in.

Did I tell you that?

Did I tell... I'm gonna make this call.

I... I'm gonna just get this thing sorted out.

Um, except that if I change my mind, I'm gonna give you a call, which I probably will.

But I'm, you know, maybe just, uh...

Whew!

Yeah, so... Yeah, I'll read that.

Good meeting.

Mia. Hmm?

Get my brother on the phone, now.

Allô?

Oui.

Oh, yeah. Mitch?

Yeah, one moment.

Mitch.

Okay.

Hey, Rich!

Mitch! How you doing, bro?

How's, uh... How's Nepal?

Uh, Haiti. I'm in Haiti.

Haiti. No, I knew that.

How... How... How is it?

It's a fucking mess is what it is.

Uh, we're doing what we can.

Well, you're doing God's work, so...

No, the earthquake was God's work.

This is something else, man.

You're seriously all, uh, religious-y and stuff?

It's not religious. It's spiritual.

And I don't mock your dirty little money-grabbing, back-fucking-stabbing corporate life.

No, it's not... Dude, I'm not, I swear to God.

It's just... I hear through Mom that you've turned over a new leaf, and it's great.

Mom's right. I've been good.

I've been doing good things with my life.

I have a new path now. My mercenary days are over. Look, what...

What do you want, Richard? You only ever call if you want something, so let's get to that part... the greedy part, the selfish part.

All right. You wanna help people, right?

You wanna help people. Help me, and I will make it worth your while.

And then you can build these people a schoolhouse or a fucking GAP, whatever the fuck they need.

You know, might I remind you that you were sent there six months ago to make a diplomat disappear.

You want me to fucking kill somebody?

Have you lost your fucking mind? Hey, man...

Did you not hear anything I just fucking said?

I... I don't want... want you to take anybody out for me.

I'm just... No, I need you to bring somebody back.

What phone is that? Hmm? Work gave it to me.

Hey, look. That's that guy from the room next to ours.

Nice suit.

Why would somebody wearing a posh suit be staying at our shit motel?

Miles, he has that, like, shoulder holster gun thing under his arms.

Maybe he's a cop.

Or he's like a FBI guy.

Or, no, a DEA guy. Yeah, he's a DEA guy, on the trail of some big drug thing, and he's about to bust somebody.

Oh, yeah, somebody's going down.

All right, let's go, shall we?

But I haven't finished my margarita yet. You can get more later.

Babe, we're in Mexico. They brush their teeth with tequila. Let's do it.

Amigo!


Oh, for fuck's sake.

Are you crying?

I'm sorry.

Did you not smoke every girl in every fucking pageant you ever entered?

That's what I thought.

You're a winner, Elaine.

You've always been a winner.

Who is Daddy's blue-ribbon girl?

Hmm?

That's right.

I am.

I'm the blue-ribbon girl.

Now, get your shit together.

Go handle your business.


Richard, it's me.

No. No, no, no, no. Shut up.

Shut up and let me do the talking.

Hola. Hola, amigo.

Hola, shithead.

Better.

Hola, shithead. It's me.

Shut up. Now, I know what you've been doing.

And I know about all these people are going to lose their job, including me.

And I know that you and Elaine are having sex.

Richard, you are a bad person.

You know what happens to bad people?

Bad things.

Bad things happen to bad people.

So you can... you can take your... carrot and shove it up your motherfucking lying buttocks, because I can have bananas.

Harold Soyinka can have all the bananas.

I'll have my bananas.

Oh, God. Phone.

It's that weird number.

Don't. Don't touch it.

You think it's him?

Just don't think about it.

God, I'm such a shit.

Bonnie, stop singing sad Harold songs.

I mean, how many times do I have to tell you? Guilt is for losers.

Now, you want something, you go after it.

You fucking make it happen.

Harold? He just... He never understood that.

Now, I'm sorry. He is a nice guy, but, you know, he never fucking grew a pair.

So it's that simple.

I know.

Thank you.

Mmm! Mmm! Mmm!

Who could that be?

I don't know.

Surprise. Oh. Elaine.

Uh... Okay.

So I see you moved in after all.

Uh, yeah.

Who do we have here, Richard?

Hmm?

Do you have a name?

It's a deaf girl.

She's adorable.

Hello, deaf girl.

Bonnie, Elaine. Elaine, Bonnie.

Bonnie is my...

She... My interior decorator.

That's interesting, because I thought you said Harold's wife was your interior decorator.

Yeah.

Oh. Yeah.

Now I see why you wanted to leave him in Mexico.

What?

Elaine.

Ooh. Would you show me your stomach?

'Cause I am super curious.

Excuse me?

Richard here told me you were a little fatty Patty back in the day.

Isn't that right, Richard?

You know, I've always wondered what do they do with all that... extra skin?

Ugh!

Listen, I don't know what is going on...

That's right. You don't know anything.

And you certainly don't know this guy.

And I bet you don't know what I had on the plane to Mexico yesterday.

I don't care what you had on the plane.

The petite filet.

Four glasses of champagne and Richard's cock in my mouth in the first-class bathroom.

Oh!

It's... Bonnie, she...

Come on, Riley.

Now, what do you say we christen this fucking place?

"Live by the rules."

That is what my father said.

"Work hard, respect the boss, and you become rich in America.

Then you can come back home a great success."

Bullshit.

One hundred percent bullshit. Bullshit.

Just the other day, Richard invited me into his office to play chess.

He wanted to show me how much he had improved since we were at college.

So, he's playing white, and he begins with f3.

Naturally, I respond with e5.

Huh? What does this crazy man do? G4.

Can you believe it? G4.

All I have to do is move my queen to h4.

Checkmate.

But did I do it?

No. Why?

Because I had my father's voice in my head.

"Respect the rules."

As a rule, you do not defeat your boss, especially when you want a promotion.

That is the story of my time in America.

Play by the rules?

Bullshit.

Are they your friends?

Ah.

Friendly.

Where... Where is this other bar?

Señor, donde... donde the, uh... the other bar?

I need the bathroom. Amigo.

Amigo, I need the bath...


Mm-hmm.

Yeah.


Monarch butterflies go through four generations each year.

The first three generations hatch from their cocoon state and live for up to six weeks, but the fourth generation continues to live on for up to six or eight months... so that they can migrate to a warmer climate and birth a new generation in the spring.

They are one of the great miracles of nature.

I've gotta go, baby. Sorry. What?

Babe.

If you want to take pictures, you can do it. What the fuck?

Babe, how many butterflies do you need to see? Really.

What are we doing? What?

Why are you with me? Here we go.

I'm serious, Miles. Why are you with me?

I don't know, Sunny. Why are you with me?

Fucking hell.

That guy looks like he needs help.

Well, hopefully someone will pick him up. That's the guy from the plaza.

The one with the shoulder holster? Stop the car.

I'm not stopping the car for a fucking DEA agent. Stop the fucking car, Miles!

Please.

Sunny.

You okay?

Sunny! Oh, my God!

Are you all right? Sir? Sir, can you hear me? Please?

Sunny, don't touch him! Oh, God, he's... Help me, Miles.

This is good. This is good.

Right, we're here.

Mr. Rusk? What?

I was just wondering about Harold.

What about him?

Well, he didn't sound so good yesterday, and he didn't call in today. Is he okay?

Mia, a simple quiz. The job of a receptionist is to A: Make calls or B: Answer them?

B?

B, yeah. Is this everything?

All company policies contracts, leases, travel and insurance riders.

Okay, great. Hey, great game the other night.

Uh, I'll be in the conference room.

No more interruptions.

Yes, sir, Mr. Rusk, sir.

Keep that up, you'll passive-aggressive yourself straight to the unemployment line, then you'll have plenty of time to worry about Harold.

Asshole.

Hello. Rich, it's Mitch.

Oh. Mitch.

Hey. Oh, thank God.

Yeah, t-t-tell me you found him.

I've tracked down dictators in caves, Richard.

I can find a guy in middle management.

Miles will be back soon with your painkillers.

Those are gonna make you feel a lot better.

Listen, you are very kind, but, really, I will be okay on my own.

I think you ought to have someone just keep an eye on you.

You're really beat up.

I'm Sunny, by the way.

I've never met anyone named Sunny before.

Well, I never met a Harold. So we're even stephen.

You know, if you google the name Harold, it's the most common name with the least amount of famous people associated with it.

Well, why don't you go by Harry?

There are a lot of famous Harrys, like that magician with the water tank.

Houdini. Yeah.

And Harry S. Truman, the president.

And lots of singers. Harry Potter, obviously.

I love Harry Potter. I've read every single book.

Harry.

Harry Soyinka. Yeah, I like that.

Okay, it's official. I'm gonna call you Harry from now on.

I've got Jerry on line one.

Hey, Jerry.

Elaine.

I heard AFT was crying when they got the news.

Guess they felt like they danced with you all night too.

Someone's gotta go home alone, right? Unless you're into threesomes.

Uh, Elaine, so, uh, anyway, been going over our departments.

A lot of redundancies.

Fire whoever you want.

Well, the problem might be right at the top.

With me and Marty, we're not gonna need both you and Richard.

Have you guys talked about this?

Hey, Jer, how about you and I get together for a drink tonight?

Bat a few ideas around. I don't know.

Well... Well, yeah. Okay.

I'll let my secretary get you all the information.

That's great. Great.

Hey, Elaine...

Hello?

Fuck!

Relax, Richard. It's under control. This is a midnight run.

Well, let's just talk about the money later, okay?

Richie, we'll talk about the money now, all right?

You tend to have a faulty memory where money's concerned.

None of your business bullshit.

One million for the ransom, 200 grand for me and the Haiti kids.

A million dollars.

A million dollars for Harold Soyinka.

That's like paying a thousand bucks for a Whopper Jr.

Yeah, well, think of it as karma for banging his wife.

Great, just... just a million! Just go do whatever you do.

All right. He'll be on the next plane to Chicago.

Thank you.

I... I know that whatever happened to you is none of my business, but is there anybody that you need to call?

Uh... no.

My wife just left me.

But what about friends?

There's no one to call.

Well...

I like the way you talk, Harry. You have a really cool accent. Are you Jamaican?

No. Oh.

I'm Nigerian.

I don't know much about Nigeria, except once I got an e-mail from a Nigerian prince saying that he would give me a ton of money if I helped him out.

You didn't send him the money, did you?

'Cause you might have been sending it to my uncle.

Your uncle does that?

Like, try and steal from people like that?

Yes, he's one of those people.

He tried to get my father to join him, but he would not.

Now my uncle has lots of houses, land, sports cars, and a yacht, and my father is a poor man.

The world is upside down, Sunny.

I don't think it pays to be a good person.

I mean, look at you. You seem to be a good person.

Do you have a sports car? Do you have a yacht?

I don't need a sports car or a yacht.

Well, I'm glad you didn't help my uncle pay for his.

I think you're wrong, Harry. I think the world is just fine.

I think it's some of the people in it who are wrong.

Trust me. I have good instincts.

I make bad decisions, but I have good instincts.

You'll see, things are gonna start to get better for you.

Harry!

What's going...

Wait!

Okay, okay, okay.

Put it on! What-What? I don't understand!

In your face! In your head!

Your head! In your head!

Okay, okay, okay. Put it on!

Put it on!

Harry!

Harry.

Sunny?

So I couldn't get Paracetamol, but I did...

Uh, oh! Ooh! Shh. Richard sent me.

Let's go. Okay.

What about the ransom? Why didn't they pay the ransom?

Who gives a fuck about the ransom?

I'm gonna have you back in the States in time for dinner.

Mm.

Sunny. Miles?

Miles! Sunny?

Miles?

Miles.

Sunny! Miles, I'm in here!

Oh. Are you...

You okay? Yeah, I'm fine!

Are you okay? Yeah.

What time is it?

What? I don't know.

Oh, no. What?

Uh...

Oh, fuck.

I've gotta go. Um... What?

I'm really sorry, babe.

Go to my room. Lock the door.

Where are you going?

I'll be back soon.


Ah. Beginner.

Ah.

Ah, sí.

No.

Hmm?

Harold.

Harold!

Uhh!

Ohh!

Harold, come back here! Harold!

Stop! Shit. S-Stop.

Stop!

Stop! Shit!

Sorry.

Excuse me. Hey!

Hey!


Okay.

Ah, the genius wakes.

So... riddle me something, shithead.

Why does a man run away from someone who's saved his life?

Hmm? You don't know?

All right.

Harold, who are these two?

They are tourists from the motel.

Really? You sure?

What about those two assholes?

They-They run the motel.

They run the motel?

Mm.

You weren't kidnapped, were you?

You set this up yourself.

On the one hand, I am surprised you had the balls.

On the other... this shit show can only be the work of a fucking amateur.

Why'd you do it? Money?

Revenge 'cause he was banging your wife?

You-You didn't know?

Ah, shit.

Try not to take it too personally.

I thought he was my friend.

Remember the, uh, story about five years ago, a woman in Pennsylvania kept a black bear as a pet.

She looked after it, fed it. And then one day, it mauled her, you know?

She's shocked.

I mean, she-she thought they were friends.

But it's a fucking bear, Harold.

Yeah.

We're gonna need a couple of new passports after, uh, that incident at the airport.

Who'd you wanna be? I'm gonna let you choose your own name.

You're forging passports?

This is a magic box, my friend.

I've been 25 different people in my life, and the 200 grand I'm getting for your ass is going right into my little account in the Grand Caymans.

Two hundred thousand? Yep.

Is that all I'm worth?

No, no. I was authorized to go as high as a million.

Richard's gonna be so happy that he doesn't have to pay it.

He's such a greedy fucker.

So they do know you have me?

No, not yet.

Why would you settle for 200 thousand when you can make more than double that?

Oh, Harold.

You wanna go for the ransom?

Why not? You've already done the hard part.

You have me, you have the offshore account.

Look at me.

I have no job to go back to, no wife.

Why do you think I ran? I cannot go back to Chicago.

My life there has been a complete lie.

You're waking up, Harold.

I like that.

That's a lot of food packs.

Medical supplies.

All right. Done.

You have a deal, my friend.

But you can forget about a 50-50 split.

I could kill you right now, tell them that you're still alive and blow off with the whole million.

But I'm not gonna do that, Harold. I've changed.

Freedom, huh?

Eighty-twenty... 'cause I like you.

You got an underdog thing going on, Harold.

Reminds me of the Haitians.

What is that? It's an injectable microchip.

I need to keep track of you. I won't run again.

I promise I won't run again. Harold. Harold, I can't take the chance.

No, no! Aah! I don't like needles!

Just give me... Look away. Look away. No, no, no! No, please!

It's over. It's over.

Motherfucker! It's over, man. Shit.

Elaine, this is really fun.

So glad you made that call.

You called me, Jerry.

You're right.

Hey, here's a toast.

To Neil Armstrong.

Yeah, it's been a great night, Jerry, but we should probably start talking some business, don't you think?

Oh, let's relax, Elaine. Business isn't going anywhere.

I was thinking maybe we keep it personal tonight.

Dance till the club closes, if you catch my meaning.

You dirty dog.

Okay.

All right, well, let's have a look at it.

What?

Let's see what you're working with.

I am catching your meaning, right?

I'm not gonna... I'm not... I'm not. I'm not... I'm not...

Go on, Jerry. Just toss it against your thigh.

No one's looking.

Look, you take that baby out, and if I like what I see...

I'll let you take me home tonight.

But if I don't think that's up to snuff, then, well, we start talking business right now.

What do you say?

Let me tell you why you don't need Richard.

This is fantastic, Mitch.

Really impressive.

Well, it's not my first rodeo.

Oh. It's Richard.

Get out of the frame.

Don't say a word.

Hey. Hey, Rich.

Uh, listen, man, extraction's looking iffy.

I don't want an extraction anymore.

Good. Good, 'cause the deal's the way to go.

There's not gonna be a deal either. What?

What do you mean?

It seems that while we dropped the kidnap and ransom policy there was another policy that we overlooked: corporate life insurance.

Overlooked?

If Harold were to... end up dead while conducting business in a foreign country...

this would pay out five million dollars to the corporation.

Hmm. Yeah.

Yeah, well, that... that's not a deal I'm willing to do.

Don't start with any of this, "I'm not gonna take anyone out for you!"

Okay, just relax. Just relax.

And I will give you one million reasons to kill this guy.

Really? One million?

It's not enough.

What about two million? You fucking pig, Mitch!

Oh, come on, it's for a good cause.

Think of someone other than yourself for once.

Just wire the money, shithead, and you have a deal.

Did they double it to two million? They did!

Great! Yeah.

Great. Yeah!

You are very good at that. Yeah.

What do you say we, uh, hit the town to celebrate?

Yes! Yes, we need to celebrate. Fiesta! Huh? Yeah?

Fiesta!

Come on, dance. No, I'm good. I don't dance.

Come on! No, Harold, I won't. No, Harold.

No. Harold.

I don't... I don't... I don't... I don't dance.

Come on! Okay.

Okay. All right.

Whoo! Whoo!


Look.


I'm here to see Mr. Vega.

Hey, gringo, you're late.

Oh, fuck, that was too good.

Oh. Oh, man.

You know, I really feel like things are turning around for me.

Yeah?

Thank you, Mitch.

Thank you.

Sure.

All right. Harold, there's something I have to tell you.

Uh...

Richard's my brother.

Yeah.

Richard Rusk?

Yep, unfortunately.

Fuck! Ah.

Can't fucking do it.

Why... Why have you got that out? What are you doing?

It seems Richard's company wants to claim the insurance policy money.

No, no. No, no, no. Richard said they have canceled it.

They have canceled the policy. No, your life insurance policy, Harold.

So...

But I thought you liked me. I do like you.

No, no, no. But you-you-you said you liked my whole underdog thing.

I love your underdog thing. So, Mitch, please.

Look, I made a deal with Richard that if I sacrificed you, I can help...

Sacrifice... You want to sacrifice...

...thousands... hundreds of thousands of underdogs. You want to sacrifice me. Hey!

You understand? Harold.

Oh, Lord Almighty!

Shh.

Harold. Shit.

Please, God, save me from this man.

Please, I beg you. Help me in my moment of need. Please, Jesus. Please.

Harold, nobody's coming in your moment of need.

You really believe in God?

Of course I believe in God. What kind of person does not believe in God?

Me. I... I don't.

Well, I mean, I... I guess I kind of do, but not... not in a life-or-death situation, Harold.

You know, I... I'm looking for something, but something more... more reliable, you know?

Yeah, I mean, sure, I tried reading the Bible a couple of times, but...

I mean, the Old Testament, Harold. You can't take that shit seriously.

And the New Testament, I mean...

You take the Bible seriously? Of course.

Really? Like the whole thing with Peter and Judas.

Remember? So-So Peter denies Jesus three times.

Three fucking times, man.

Now, Judas, on the other hand, yeah, I mean, he fucked up.

He sold Jesus out, all right? But he felt bad about it.

He hung himself, man! He felt guilty!

He had a lot more fucking character than fucking Peter.

I mean, Peter.

How do you get behind a religion that demonizes a guy like Judas and makes a saint out of a guy like Peter?

Well... one was a man who had a crisis of faith.

The other one sold his soul for his own gain.

So you have to ask yourself, which one are you?

Well...

Put it on!


Ah.


Okay.

Here.

Nelly said it'd be easy.

It is. Getting out of here isn't.

There's one exit and security checks everything.

Mate. Mate! How the fuck am I supposed to get out of here?

It's okay. I have a little plan. Come on.

Nelly, you fucking bitch.

Alto.

Ah.


Come on.

Let's take the sad song and make it better.

Hey.

Oh.

Hello, Harold.


Put this on.

When you get outside, you go to your car and don't look back.

Follow me.

Let's go.

Okay, this way.

Sunny said you were fucking DEA.


The-The-The gates! The gates!

Where are you?

What the fuck?

Angel! What the motherfuck?

Harold, I need you to be very calm right now. You understand me?

My name is not Angel. I'm Victor Cruz. I'm with the DEA.

I infiltrated Villegas, and then your buddy Sanchez showed up, so I infiltrated Promethium.

You know, you work for bad people, Harold.

You speak English?

Yes, I speak English! Fuck!

Go, go, go, go!

Aah!

What is wrong with these people?

On the side! On the side! He's coming up on the side!

I don't think he can survive that.


Ohh!


Hey!

Harold!

You okay, buddy?


Are you okay?

You saved my life, Harold.

I need your help.

I can't go back home.

There's nothing for me there. Nothing.

Please.

Please.

You know, people disappear all the time, Harold.

You died here tonight.

You understand me?

I understand.

This has everything you'll need to bring down Richard Rusk.

Aah.

Have a great life, Harold.


Babe.

What the fuck?


It's a tough situation, but these were very dangerous people you were dealing with.

And I was so scared.

You did the right thing here today.

Go!

Richard Rusk?

Yeah. I have a warrant for your arrest.

Give him the ball.


After an intense six-month trial which saw longtime business partner Elaine Markinson turn state's evidence against him, president of Promethium Pharmaceuticals, Richard Rusk, was given a 15-year sentence to be served in Genesee Federal Prison.

The verdict, which took the jury less than four hours of deliberation, brings an end and perhaps a small measure of justice to the shocking and tragic tale of Harold Soyinka.

You know, my dear friend, Harold, would still be alive.

I mean, Nigeria, Chicago, Mexico.

I'm... I'm surprised the guy lasted as long as he did.

Richard Rusk!

Adam Riley!

Michael Clone!

John Axelrad!

Anthony Lynch!