Live Wire (1992) Script

No, I got it.

[Distorted voice]

All right, gentlemen, bring me up to speed on your meeting with holzwell's people this morning.

Senator, we must move fast to gather support.

Senator holzwell is determined to rearm all those regions in the mideast.

If we've learned anything in the past 50 years, it's that every gun, rocket, and tank we sell will eventually be used against us.

Screw holzwell. We have enough support to get by him.

And the vice president's been making calls.

That's what I'm afraid of.

Son, you forgot my glass.

Excuse me.

Listen, Richard, you can think whatever you want of this guy, but, remember, he's got a lot of friends in this town.

Yeah, most of them democrats.

That's funny.


I hear they're making a movie about Dan quayle's military career.

It's called full dinner jacket.



Just a hot flash.

Are you o.K.?



Jesus! He's having a seizure! Call the paramedics!

Let me through.

I know cpr.

[Beep beep]



It is exactly what we need.

And you shall have it, al-red.

You shall have it.

[Radio] Well, for the dog days, it's another beautiful day in the capital city.

It's hot, and we've just been informed police have completely shut down all lanes on the whitehurst freeway between Pennsylvania and the 3rd street exit.

We're told it's some sort of bomb scare.

Emergency vehicles are on the scene.

And as you may imagine, traffic is already backed up all the way to Virginia.

This is wnlc, and I'm Terry in the morning.

We'll keep you posted for any further developments.

Am I going to...



I mean today.

You've got one eccentric husband.

Do you believe this?

I have one little affair...

And this is what he does.

How does it look?

Your husband certainly knows what he's doing.

This bomb's really cute.

Which color do you prefer-- red or green?


Red or green?

Red or green.


No. No, no, no. Wait. Wait.

Red. Red.

Too late. It's green.

Oh, shit.

Give me your gum. Quick.

Your gum!

I got an idea.

Quit cheating on your husband.

Put on some underwear.


She's all yours.

Nice job, Danny.

Way to go, Dan.

Jesus Christ, Dan.

You scare the shit out of me every time.

Thought my becoming a fed would change anything?

I was hoping.

What's that?

Never seen this?

What's this, your lucky charm?


I just like taping pictures to my chest.

Are you Danny O'Neill?

That's right. Why?

Is this something to do with the ed McMahon sweepstakes?

It's a restraining order to keep you away from your wife.

Have a nice day.

Hey! Grab that son of a bitch!

What the fuck is going on here?

This is a secured area. No one's allowed in.

Don't get fucking cute with me.

Get this son of a bitch out of here.

Sorry about this, Dan, there was a detonation at a restaurant on Delaware.

They're sending a copter for you.

Oh, man. I love mondays.

[Radio] Mobile captain 61, this is chopper 14.

We're bringing your man in.

You got a place we can land over there?

Roger. This is 61.

We're at 5th and Delaware.

Land in front of the tracks.

I copy that. Over.

What's the shrapnel-- ceramic?


Have fun in there, Danny.

Fidelity insurance strikes again, huh?

Well, Danny O'Neill.

You guys are going to be paying out big-time on this.

Yeah, tell me about it.

4 deaths and 15 injuries.

Maybe it was a gas leak.

Well, if it was a gas leak, somebody had serious gas problems.

Did you really try and throw traveres off your balcony?

I couldn't get his fat ass over the rail.

Uh, I just want you to know how sorry I am about you and your wife.

How come everybody knows about this?

Was this on CNN?

I know everything that goes on in this town.

Do you really?

Well, what about senator Wilkins?

The pink panties in the desk.

See ya.

You're bad.

Oh, shit.


Get this horny can of tuna away from me.

What can I say, Dan? Madonna wants you.


I'm not doing it.

I don't know why she reacts to you that way.

You must not be treating her right.

Pick yourself up a can of wd-40 and go to town.

James is looking for you.

James, James.

Terrorist attack, it looks like.

Where's the device?

We can't find it.

Excuse me?

They say senator Victor had a seizure, and then boom.


You mean he spontaneously combusted?

You tell me.

O.K., what do you got, guys?


No metal, plastic, or chemical residue.

Is this your first day on the job?

Keep digging! People don't just explode.

If they did, I would have heard about it long ago.

What have you got here?


Shane, look at this.

Looks like the fingers have been blown right off.

Either that, or he should fire his manicurist.

Terry, what I'm saying is that I support you.

I just want you to be happy.

And with Dan, until recently, you were so unhappy.

This isn't about me.

I know.

I think senator traveres is good for you.

You just seem happier with him.

Mom, frank and i are friends.

[Door opens]

[Danny] Hi, honey! I'm home!

Terry, I'll call the police if you want.

Hi, mom.

Good to see you.

Listen, you're still my wife, and this is still my house.

Court orders?


And this is still my garbage bin.

Danny, I've been through this too many times before.

And I'm sick of getting hurt.

I'm always the one who gets hurt.

I'm not the one who's seeing other people.

Frank traveres is not the problem.

I think most people in Washington, D.C.

Would disagree with that.

Mom, could you do something?

Thanks, mom.

Frank and i work together.

We got to be friends.

I can't live with you anymore, not since-- come on, say it, for god's sake!

It was an accident.

Oh, god.

[Woof woof woof]

[Woof woof]


Daddy, hear what I made up.

In a minute, sweet pea. Please. O.K?

Come on, daddy. Hear me play.

Mandy, please, just go to your room, darling.

Go to your room and I'll be there.


Oh, Jesus Christ, no.

Oh, please, breathe! Please, breathe!


How's the temperature?

76 degrees.


Dr. Bernard.

Ah, mikhail.

Buon giorno, salvio. Come va?

Va bene.

How do you like your new job?

Ah, it's fine.

Mikhail, i just heard it on the news.

Now that you have the formula.

When do I get paid?

I've given you the formula. What about my money?

What money?

What do you mean?

Just kidding.

Patience, Dr. Bernard.


Yes, but you were not patient when you wanted the formula.

You know, you're absolutely right.

I tell you what. I'll give you a check right now.

Do you have a pen?

Yes, of course. Thank you.

I'll be out of your way soon.


You will.

[Speaking foreign language]

That fool was right.

It is completely undetectable.

With the power this formula can give us, nothing will stand in our way.


Sometimes I wonder...

What's it all for?




And we'll set the press conference for first thing tomorrow morning.

Yeah, I want something prepared, something, um...

Something emotional.

Senator Victor was a friend.

I can't believe this happened.

Now, remember-- emotion, feeling.

[Telephone rings]


I think we both know just how serious I am now.

Senator Victor's wife.

Let me take this in private.

You got balls calling me here.

And you displayed yours when you cut me out of $10 million.

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

Well, let me refresh your memory.

The arms sale.

Look, I don't have your money.

Do you know that's what Victor said, and look what happened to him.

Victor was responsible for cutting you out of the deal.

You got your retribution.

Yes, but you can't buy Italian villas with retribution.

I don't have your money.

Do you know what's stopping me going public?

Or making you victim number two?


Fuck you.

I could make sure that you never get to me.

Nobody will believe anything you say anyway.

I could see that you hang for killing Victor.

God damn it, I'm warning you.

No matter who you put around you or how many precautions you take, you're a dead man.

I can get to you wherever and whenever I want, and I shall enjoy doing it.


Now, what does r2d2 think?



Great. O.K., so how did they do it?

I've been doing this for 10 years, Dan.

I've always found something.

But we cannot find anything, man.

Victor was here, had a seizure, fell this way.

Whatever it was exploded under or around him.

It doesn't make any sense.

It does if he had a pacemaker made of plastique.

Gentlemen, what have you got?

Madonna and i have analyzed 3/4 of this material, and there's no trace of any kind of explosive or fragments from a detonating device.


We're making headway.

Danny, I want to talk with you outside for a minute.

You're not supposed to be defusing explosives for Metro anymore.

You know that, don't you?

It keeps me in practice.

Some people play golf. Some people play tennis.

I defuse high explosives.

You're working for me now, Danny.

We don't do the dirty work.

We leave that for Metro.

I'm not an after-the-fact kind of guy.

You've paid your dues. FBI's a promotion.

May not feel like it, but it is one, so I don't think you ought to take any more unnecessary chances.

I can handle myself.

I know that, but I'm a little worried about you, Dan-- what with Mandy and now with Terry--

Jesus. It's really too bad more people don't know about my marital problems.

This is me talking to you.

It's coming from me.

I'm fine.

In every way, I'm fine.

I'm not losing it.

Just let Metro do their work.

Hold it right here, sir, please.


Sign in, sir.

You have a lot of security here today.

We've been on blue alert since senator Victor's death.

My appointment's in his office.

Fourth floor, to your right. 407.

O.K., thank you.

That's the guy that found senator traveres fucking his wife.

No shit.

Excuse me. Ma'am.

They weren't fucking. They were kissing, o.K.?


So the next time you go spreading rumors about my wife, check the facts with me first.

Yes, sir.

Miller, right?

Way to go, stu.

Man's not dead a day, and they're already moving someone into his office.

That's not true. He was dead a day.

They should use the vulture.

Hi, James.


What are you doing here?

I, uh-- we have business.

Um, listen...

I'm sorry.

Um, I'm sorry about the other day.

I, uh-- i didn't think.

I'm sorry.

You look great.

I've got to-- do you-- you want to have some lunch?

Uh...I can't. I've got meetings and...

All right.

I--I've got a meeting, too.

I got to go.


Sorry. I'm late. Sorry.

I hope it's because Madonna's come up with something new.

No. She's recharging.

We're still picking up pieces of the senator.

No one has ever seen anything like this.

We're talking pieces this small.

We're talking about his you-know-what.

Gentlemen, we're ready for you.

He had not had time to file that.

We'll just readjust the schedule.


Yes, sir.

Mr. O'Neill.

You knew about this?

I only found out this morning.

I knew you wouldn't come.

I would have come... With a blowtorch.

Senator traveres is heading up this investigation.

That's right.

I don't have to tell you there's concern on the hill.

There's lots of rumors.

Yeah. There are a lot of rumors.

Have you read the report, senator?

Yes, except I don't know what the hell it means.

There's no trace of a detonating device?

Well-- let me field this one.

It means we don't know what the fuck is going on.

Mr. O'Neill, i know you have a personal problem with me.

You and my wife?

That's not a personal problem.

Everybody in the god damn city knows about it.

It's a public problem.

Look, I'm responsible for delivering answers to congress.

Until I have them, I'll be watching every step of this investigation.

Well, watch very carefully as I step out the door, o.K.?


This is business.

You'd better learn to separate it from the other problems in your life.

You touch my wife again, I'll separate you from the rest of your life.

You understand?


If Mr. O'Neill is the best explosive expert we have, the FBI's in sad shape.

Dan is the best, and Shane's a top material analyst.

And I'm not married, so I'm not worried, sir.

We'll go over that site again and keep on until we figure this out.

I'll have something for you very soon.

Uh, just a minute there.

O.K., he's all right.

Is everything all right?

A vacation's exactly what you need.

You're right.

Getting away will be good.

Who's driving?

Salvatori, sir.


Who the hell is salvatori?

He's been driving for us for three weeks.

It's o.K., really.

He's losing it.

Good afternoon, sir.

File these by the time I leave for vacation.

I'm calling to confirm senator thyme's reservation.

Great. Thank you.

You're all set, sir.

Oh, uh, Eddie, once the funeral is over, I want you to arrange a quick meeting with traveres.

But your plane boards at 4:00.

Just make the time.

Yes, sir.

Why the hell's it so hot?

The air conditioner seems to be broken.

I'll take care of it tomorrow.

Damn thing!

Salvatori, what the hell's wrong with the refrigerator?

I don't know, sir.

The limo's scheduled for maintenance, but they're backed up.

Isn't anything working in here?

Water, sir?

No, I don't want any water.

Give me some power on these windows.

Yes, sir.

Oh, and don't mention my trip to traveres.


Tell Susan--

Eddie, what's the matter?

My eyes! Aah!

Oh, my god!


[Tires screech]

Salvatori, call the paramedics.

Call the-- call an ambulance.

Eddie! Hey!

Get me out of here!

What are you doing?

Let me out!


The senator-- he's having a seizure!



Please! Eddie!


Help me!

Officer, break the window!

Mobile six, this is dispatch.

Do you read?

Do you read? Mobile six, come in.

What's going on there, mobile six?

He works for you, and he was caught!

You don't know my men.

They have a code of silence.

They're absolutely loyal.

Oh, that's touching.


I know salvio. I can assure you-- enough!

Kill him.

Let me guess.

You couldn't find a device.

This is getting pretty hairy.

[Reporter] You're here for the arraignment of the alleged bomber who killed your friend.

What are you feeling?

Relief. Justice will be served.

Are you still planning on opening the D.C. kids' center?

Absolutely. That's important to me.

Hundreds of kids have raised thousands of dollars.

I wouldn't disappoint them.

Aren't you scared?

No. I don't have time to be scared.

[Traveres] Excuse me.

All right, folks. That's it. I'm sorry.

No more questions, ladies and gentlemen.

Good morning, guys.

O'Neill, what do you have for me?

You? I don't have shit.

Get away from me.

I don't want terrorists mistaking us for friends.

The driver's still not talking.

That still doesn't tell us what he used or who's behind it.

You guys like conspiracy theories, but it's possible he acted alone.

Unlikely, especially if he's not talking.

That means he's scared.

What are you thinking?

I'm thinking i got to take a piss.

You want to help?


That's good. Excuse me.


O.K. Thank you very much.

Go right ahead.

Senator traveres. We have two FBI agents.

Good morning, senator.

How are you doing?

Good morning, senator.

Good morning, senator.

If you don't mind, I'd like to talk to you.

All rise!

Superior court, district of Columbia, is now in session, the honorable Vera Blair presiding.

Please be seated and come to order.

Good morning.

Any outbursts or talking in this courtroom, and I'll stop the proceedings.

Having said that, this is case 7487-4, the people of the district of Columbia against salvio capelli.

[Water being poured]

Since the defendant does not have a lawyer, the court's appointed Mr. Lewis.

Mr. Lewis, are you ready to enter a plea on the charges of--

Mr.--Mr. Lewis...


Enter a plea...


No! Plea...On the...

No! No! No! No!

Get the senator out of here now!

Right now! Move!

[Salvio] Get me out of here!

Get me out of this fucking chair!

Get me out! Get me out!

Move out!

Officer, move!

Get those people out of here!

Get down! Get down!

No! God damn it! Get me out!

Don't go near her!

She's going to blow up!

[O'neill] I've never seen anything like it.

There was nothing, no device.

She was the device.

She took a drink of water, started to speak, stood up, and then started convulsing.

That's it?

No. I left out the part where she swallowed a grenade.

Shane, she drank the water, sweat, shook, then--boom!

Here come the judge.

There was nothing, nothing but...


Do you think...

Do you think it could be the water?


Or it wasn't the water at all.

You o.K.?


Mike, get your guys out of here.

This may be an explosive.

Let's back off, Dan.

Whatever this is, it isn't water.

[Reporter] You're here for the arraignment of the alleged bomber who killed your friend.

What are you feeling?

[Traveres] Relief. Justice will be served.

Are you still planning on opening the D.C. kids' center?

Absolutely. That's important to me.

Hundreds of kids have raised thousands of dollars.

I wouldn't disappoint them.

Aren't you scared?

No. I don't have time. Will you excuse me?

Well, after the bombing this afternoon, senator traveres may be scared.

These terrorist attacks against senate members come a week before the revote on the anti-arms bill.

The secret service will keep extra security around the president until they find the bombers.

Suzie Bryant, channel 7 news.

And it's a beauty.

Put the wings and go...

[Music plays]

We're here at the federal courthouse, where a mysterious explosion has killed 3 and wounded 10.

[Knock at door]

Who is it?

[Terry] It's me.

You realize, of course, you're defying your own court order.

I heard what happened. Are you o.K.?


Just wanted to make sure.

You want to come in?

I promise i won't turn you in.

Some of the senators have hired their own bodyguards.


The national guard's on alert.


Opinion polls are running

3-to-1 in favor of the terrorists.


It's true. It's true.

There's a chart in usa today.

Want a drink?

No, thanks.


Nice place, huh?

I think there's a chair somewhere under here.

No. No, that's o.K.

I'm sorry I'm a mess.

It's, uh...

It's the maid's year off.

I should have called first.

Oh, god.

She looked like you.

It is... It's good to see you.

Danny, no.

Terry, you're my wife.

I need you.

I need to hold you. I ache for you.

Please, no!

Why did you come?

Hmm? What is it?


You only fuck senators now?

I know what you're feeling.


We both have to deal with the same pain.

Look at yourself.


I'm not as good at this as you are.

Well, you can sit here, get drunk, and feel sorry for yourself.

That's fine.

No one but you is blaming you.

Yes! Game!

Rematch next week?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Good game, frank.

How the hell did you get in here?

I walked.

Now, there's the matter of my $10 million.

What are you talking about? What money?

Must this boring game go on?

First Victor, then thyme, and now you.

Well, they say death always comes in threes.

Are you familiar, frank, with the road to hell?

Please don't think about going public, because you'll have a slight difficulty explaining a $50-million profit stemming from an anti-arms deal that you and the others pushed through congress.

I don't think you'd give up your senate seat for 40 years in prison.

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

I signed on because it was a high-profile bill.

I didn't intend to get involved with any of this stuff.

Someone's got my money, frank.

And you'd better find it.

Otherwise, I'm going to blow you wide open...

Quite literally.

Any messages for me?

Yes. There you go.

Excuse me.

Good afternoon, gentlemen.

What's the good word?

Well, I should have test results by the end of the day.

If it's some kind of facsimile of water, then they can put it anywhere.

What did you get from your--

Shane, please, would you turn off your robot?

I feel like I'm in lost in space.

What did you get from your briefing?

Well, it's really very interesting.

Both senator thyme and senator Victor sponsored the mideast anti-arms bill, which is coming up for a revote.

They're trying to scare the senate into a veto?

Maybe. But here, I think, is the interesting part.

There is one senator left who sponsored that bill with them.

Who's that?


Why didn't they kill that son of a bitch first?

God damn it!

Danny. Dan!

Don't do anything stupid.

They're pissed because we haven't come up with any answers!

Here's your answer.

Tell traveres to stay away from my wife.

[Turns on car alarm]

[Car alarm stops]


[Parrot squawks]

So what about Saturday? You going to come?

You said you would. I'd like you to.

I don't know if I should.

Why? What are you thinking?

I don't know what I'm thinking.

Nice security, pal.


It's all right. It's o.K.

No, it's not all right. You're a target.

Now, stay the fuck away from my wife, o.K.?

Listen, you prick-- anyone with a gun could have walked right in here and blown you the fuck away!

Stop it!

I don't need you telling me who I'm safe with!

Please, come home with me.

Shit. Terry!

O'Neill, you're in this deep enough.

Gentlemen, why don't you escort Mr. O'Neill out?

If I hadn't been so busy, I would have gotten this to you sooner.

You're the best, you know that?

I know.

Frank traveres is a boy scout.

His tax returns are in order.

He owes favors to a few people, but that's not unusual.

Are you saying there's nothing in here?

Nothing I could find.


Where's a corrupt politician when you need one?

Feel free to peruse the goods.

It says he's only claiming 122,000 a year.

That's all he makes on salary, plus a few speaking fees.

He's got a campaign he's still paying off.

How's he paying for that house?

He didn't pay that much.

It's in bad shape. He got a good deal.

What about inside? There's lots of froufrou.

There was some repair work.

No. I'm talking about marble columns, hardwood floors.

He's still paying a few things off.

Mariel, any guy who makes 130,000 a year doesn't live like this.

You think this guy's stupid enough to flaunt his money?

He is from Miami.

You're right.

Look, I got to go.

Big date?

Big? I don't know.

I couldn't wait around for you forever.

You're crushing me. You're crushing me.

You're the best.

I know.

O.K. Mariel, thank you.

Good luck, Sherlock.


[Telephone rings]





Shane. Shane, where are you?

At the lab?

O.K. All right.

All right. All right. Calm down.

I'll come down. Just, uh...

Clear me with the security, o.K., so I don't get hassled.

Thanks. Bye.

Watch this.

Come on. Come on. It only takes 30 seconds.


Holy shit!

So what the hell is it?

It's a weird, hybrid combo of liquid explosives that have been put through a process I have never seen before.

Activated, it's like a combination of nitro, napalm, uh...


It's, uh, it's complicated.

Wait a minute. Wait a minute.

What do you mean, "activated"? How?

When you drink it, it's live, but in the stomach, it becomes a device.

Then it hit me. It's acid.

Stomach acid?

I thought maybe it was stomach acid, but I didn't have any.

What you got in there?

Ha ha ha!

Orange juice. Can you believe that?

And it works with boric acid as well.

How do we defuse this? Rolaids?

That's not that far from right.

A crate of antacids-- alka-seltzer-- anything alkaline will neutralize the acid.

No one's safe.

Traveres-- he's opening the kids' center today.

I saw Terry get in his limo.

Hi. Welcome to the opening of the D.C. kids' center.

The D.C. kids' center in a nonprofit organization.

It was founded to assist in the health...

Hi. Nice to meet you.


And we're very glad to welcome you here today.

Our foundation was established in 1983 to help ease the plight of underprivileged children.

We are funded solely through the generous support of individuals...

Enjoying yourself?

Yes, but you shouldn't introduce me to people like we're a couple.

Wishful thinking.

In this time of cutbacks...

Look, frank, i-- what? What's the matter?

We need to talk.

I love to talk.

That's why i got into politics.

Senator, we're ready for you.

O.K. Be back in a moment.

The man who made this possible-- senator frank traveres.


Well, Molly, thank you.

Quite an introduction.

And thank you all for being here today.

Get on your radio.

We have a bomb threat. Clear the area.

Give me your I.D.

We've got a 996 here.

[Traveres] Who've been working hard with me...

Stay away from the coolers.

Do not let anybody drink from these coolers.

All right?

There's a bomb!

Oh, my god!

We got to get you out of here.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no reason to panic.

We're having a slight security problem, but you're in absolutely no danger.

Please remain calm and evacuate the premises in an orderly fashion.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no reason to panic.


Remain calm.

We'll have the situation resolved momentarily.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no reason to panic.

Terry, don't drink the water!


Don't drink that!

Did you drink that?

No. Why?

The explosives are in the water.

What the hell are you doing?

Danny, no!

This is not the stuff we're looking for.

It's just water.

You mean you caused this whole god damn thing, and there's nothing wrong here?

Hey, mikhail!

It's too late!

No. We cannot wait any longer.

He'll get the message.

I'll kill them all.

Get away!

Hey! Oh!

Hey, you! Stop!







Get the fuck off me!

Get the fuck off!

Argh! You bastard!

I'll show you, you bastard!

You'll see!

You are dead!


Shane! It's in the fountain!

This guy's going to blow!

I got you, Dan! I'm coming!

Shane, Jesus! Get up here!


God! God!

Get your fucking hands off!

We've got 10 seconds!

10 seconds!

Jesus Christ! Get out of here!




Everybody, get out of here!




Let me ask you this before I cut your balls off.

Why did this happen?

Hey, it wasn't my fault.

I didn't say it was your fault!

Though it's interesting you should even bring that up.

Look, I did everything i was supposed to do.

I got you the v.I.P. Pass. I got al-red that job.

I can't help it that O'Neill showed up.

You should have been less worried about your own life.

I know I'm less worried about your life.


I'm only here because of what you offered me.

I'm not here to die.

This is not a good day.

Oh, jeez.


I was there to tell frank I wouldn't see him anymore.



Because I'm your wife.

Why do you think?

Jerry, why don't you wait outside?

I'll be down in about 10 minutes.

Just let us know if you need anything.

[Telephone rings]



Guess who.

Oh, shit.

Look, I've alerted my security, and there's a man here.

Your sexual preferences don't interest me.

You could have killed hundreds of innocent people today.

Only because they matter to you.

I'm not in the mood to wait longer.

I have a life.

You kill me, you get nothing.

Not true--

I get to kill you.

O.K. You'll get your 10 million.

I'm sorry. The senator can't talk right now.

He's, um... Got a gun to his head.

Well, you should know, whoever you are, that the senator means nothing to me.

Hmm. I'm not surprised.

I saw what happened at the children's center.

Danny O'Neill.

Isn't senator traveres fucking your wife?

Speaking of your wife, she should be there any minute now.

She wouldn't take frank's calls.

I did him a favor.

Isn't it ironic?

I only did it because I like him.

I'm that kind of guy.


Any more guns in the house?

Look, i-- do you have another gun?


Hello, Terry?

Gwen, put Terry on, would you?

Go on, captain.

Go play.

Gwen, put Terry on, god damn it.

Who was that?

Just someone taking a poll.

[Tapping receiver]

They work fast. Your line's dead.

Do you know anything about Terry?

Is there security outside?


Get up.

What makes you think things will be any different?

Mom, it wasn't just him.

Now you blame yourself.

Don't let him do that to you.

[Doorbell rings]

You never give up, do you?

Good evening.

Ben, what are you doing here?

Mr. traveres asked me to come get you.

He needs to see you.

I don't think so.

You should go.



The lights?


Jesus Christ.

They've had you staked.

We'll never make it.

You're a pessimist.

It's my upbringing.

I'm sorry you drove here, but tell him--

I'm not asking, Terry.

Let go of my daughter!

Aah! Mom!

Don't scream, or I use it.

What the hell are you doing?

Just looking through your stuff.



Who paid you to push the arms deal through?

The money came from arms sales.

It's not uncommon. It's an American tradition.

Victor and thyme set it up.

I just cosponsored it to raise my visibility.

That's all.

Yeah, sure, and you paid cash for this house.

I suppose that's an American tradition, too, huh?

[Gas leaking]

What are you doing?

You're insured, right?

No, I'm not.

Come on.

The city's only all-night talk show.

It's 4:45 A.M., night people.

The sun will be up in 20 minutes.

If you're not asleep yet, just stay awake.

Let's go to the phones. Caller, you're on.

Hello, David? This is Chuck from Arlington.

I wanted to comment...

After you, lover boy.

Is it safe out there?

Damn safer than here.

Caller number two, you're on the air.

This is yvette from falls church.

If you just stay off coffee--







You're dead!

This is where it all happens, huh, frank?

Any congressional page boys under the bed?


O.K. Move.

Move, move, move. Come on.


Over there.

Down here?

Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Where are you going? Get back in here.

Come on. Go on.

I was going to go have a cigarette.

Don't fuck with me, o.K.?

You know this house. I don't.

I can't be too helpful handcuffed here.

Planning a party?

What the hell is going on here?


Look-- the object of everyone's affections.


Go upstairs, Ben.

Help al-red's men.

No way.

You paid me to keep an eye on traveres.

This is your fight.

Yes, you're right.

I'm sorry.

Thank you.






I'll kill you!

Let's go find the two men in your life, hmm?

Too bad you're not insured, huh?

Let's get out of here. Come on, come on!

I'm going!

Get up!



Wait! Where does this lead to?

The attic.


Aw, shit!


Slow down!


You want to jump?

Come here. Come here! Come here!

All right.

Come on.

Shit! Ha ha ha!

You certainly did put all your money into this house.

You've got over 10 million in insulation right here.

Come on! Come over here.

All right.

What are you, a boy scout?


Yeah. About to earn another merit badge.


Shit, yeah.


Come on.



Hey, hey!

Up here!

Seal off the West Side!

Look around the front and back!

O.K. I'll take it.

Mr. O'Neill.



Stay. Stay right here.

Now, just let her go...


There's nothing you can do right now.

The police are downstairs.

There's no way out.


This one, Mr. O'Neill.

Ha ha ha!



Get over here!

You son of a bitch!


Get out! Move out!

O.K. Come here. Let's go.



Aah! Aah!


I got her.


Get that ladder over here quick!

All right.

Set it up there.

Watch it. Careful.


Ma'am, don't pull him.

Oh! Danny!

Oh, Terry.


I'm here.

I love you.

I know.

We'll take care of everything, Danny.

You just get better.

Anything you want?

I want a raise.

Ha ha! Forget it!

Wow! You look like shit, Dan.


Where were you when I needed you?


Programming Madonna to ask James for a raise.

Oh, great.

Guys, let my wife in.

I'm here.

Come in, unit 6, please.

Unit 6, come in.

Unit 6 here. Over.

Unit 6, we have an ambulance rolling to...

Why did you guys call me, huh?

You know I don't do this anymore.

She asked for you personally, Dan.


I told you to go back to your husband.

I did.

My boyfriend did this.

What are you betting on today, red or green?


Not this again.



No more guessing.

I only bet on sure things.


I'm cutting the wire.

Have your guys ready with the barrel.

Cut quick, Dan. Your wife's water broke.

Hey, pal, you're going to have a baby.

Your luck has changed.

I'm out of here.

Thank you.

I like the underwear.

Don't ever change. It looks good.

Take care, guys. See ya!

Good luck, Danny!

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