LUV (2012) Script

[locusts buzzing]

IN THE REAL WORLD, I FEEL LOST.

THERE'S ONLY ONE PLACE I FEEL OKAY.

IT'S A PLACE INSIDE ME...

WHERE I CAN HIDE FROM EVERYTHING.

[echoing] WOODY.

WHY DID YOU LEAVE?

I DON'T KNOW.

DOES DADDY LOVE US?

YES.

YES.

VERY MUCH.

WOODY.

[Woody laughs]

WOODY!

[grunts]

[muttering]


WHAT YOU GONNA DO? I'M THE MAN.

I'MA KILL YOU!

YOU WANNA DIE, RIGHT?

HA HA.

OH, YOU WERE SCARED. I KNEW IT.

I SAW IT IN YOUR EYES. YOU WERE SCARED.

WOODY. VINCENT.

BREAKFAST IF Y'ALL WANT IT.

[TV in background]

DANG, UNC. YOU LOOK LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS.

OH, YEAH?

THAT'S WHAT'S UP, LITTLE HOPPER.

SO, UH, YOU GONNA GIVE ME A RIDE TO SCHOOL TODAY?

YOU DO ALL YOUR HOMEWORK? YUP.

ALL RIGHT, I GOT YOU.

[whispering] THANK YOU. [whispering] YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANKS, MOM. YOU'RE WELCOME.

LET'S SAY OUR GRACE.

DEAR GOD...

THANK YOU FOR THE FOOD WE ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE.

AND LORD, I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING MY SON HOME TO HIS FAMILY.

AMEN.

AND ONE MORE THING, GOD.

PLEASE BRING MY MOTHER HOME TOO.

AMEN.

GRANDMA, YOU THINK WE COULD GO DOWN SOUTH THIS SUMMER?

WELL, BABY, YOU KNOW GRANDMA'S EYES GOT REAL BAD.

AND...I AIN'T SUPPOSED TO BE DRIVING AT NIGHT.

PLEASE?

EVERY SUMMER, YOU SAY WE CAN DO IT.

BUT THEN WE NEVER GO.

PLEASE. UNCLE V COULD DRIVE.

BABY...

YOUR MOTHER LOVES YOU.

YOU HEAR ME?

SHE'S JUST DOWN IN NORTH CAROLINA TRYING TO...

TRYING TO WORK SOME STUFF OUT.

BET IF SHE SAW ME, SHE'D WANNA COME BACK.

UNCLE V, CAN YOU PASS THE HONEY?

MA, I NEED YOU TO SIGN THESE.

I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

AND...WHO IS MICHAEL WOODS?

THIS GIVES ME PERMISSION SO I CAN GET A LOAN ON A HOUSE SO I CAN GET MY BUSINESS STARTED.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

WHAT YOU ALWAYS TELL ME?

WELL, IF YOU DON'T WORK YOU DON'T EAT.

I KNOW WHAT I USED TO ALWAYS TELL YOU.

BUT SPEAKING OF WORK, DID YOU CALL MISS TINY ABOUT THAT JOB DOWN AT UMBC?

I AIN'T TRYING TO WORK FOR NOBODY.

I'M GONNA BE MY OWN BOSS.

I GET IT.

[emotional music]

THE BENZ IS STILL HOT, HUH, MAN?

YUP.

♪ SO LET ME LIVE OR LET ME KNOW ♪

♪ YOU CAN'T SEE OUT YOUR WINDOW ♪

♪ NOTHING CAN MESS UP OUR FLOW ♪

♪ IF WE BUILD...

IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE JESUS?

YEAH.

JESUS AIN'T BLACK.

MINE IS.

LOOK LIKE YOU. MAKE YOU FEEL ANY BETTER?

SO WHAT'S UP WITH YOUR REPORT CARD?

I SAW IT. WHAT'S GOING ON?

I GET DISTRACTED EASY.

DISTRACTED? WHAT YOU DISTRACTED BY?

YOU DON'T PLAY NO SPORTS.

YOU DON'T LIKE GIRLS. I LIKE GIRLS!

YOU LIKE GIRLS.

IT'S NOT WHETHER YOU LIKE GIRLS. DO THEY LIKE YOU?

YEAH, THEY LIKE ME.

I BE HOLLERIN' AT SHORTIES ALL THE TIME.

OH, YEAH?

WHAT YOU BE SAYING TO 'EM? HUH?

WHAT YOU SAY--TO GET THE SHORTIES YOU GOTTA DO SOMETHING.

WHAT YOU DO?

I'M GOOD WITH COMPOSITION.

COMPOSITION? WHAT?

I LIKE TO WRITE STORIES. DRAW PICTURES.

LIKE A COMIC BOOK. man outside: YO! WHAT UP, PIMP?

YOU DREW THAT? YEAH.

ONLY THING, YOU DREW MY GUNS TOO SMALL.

LOOK AT THIS.

OH! [laughter]

YOU CAN PUNCH IT HARDER THAN THAT.

UGH, UGH, UGH, UGH.

YOUR UNC GOT SOME GUNS ON HIM.

MAN, YOU TALENTED, BOY. THANKS.

MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK, TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS YOU GOTTA TAKE CARE OF.

YOU FEEL ME? YEAH, I DO MY HOMEWORK.

SO I'LL BE BACK HERE AT 3:30, ALL RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT.

WHO'S THAT?

KENISHA BARTON. FINEST GIRL IN MY SCHOOL.

SHE CHECKING YOU OUT.

GO HOLLER AT HER, WOOD.

LOOK, SHE LOOKING AT YOU. WHAT YOU HIDING FOR?

UNCLE, PLEASE STOP. YOU'RE EMBARRASSING ME.

NO, I AIN'T EMBARRASSING YOU. YOU'RE EMBARRASSING YOURSELF.

I AIN'T LEAVING TILL YOU HOLLER AT HER.

[school bell ringing]

SHE LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU.

[car horn honking]

WHERE YOU GOING? I GOTTA GO TO SCHOOL.

DID YOU OR DID YOU NOT SAY

"I BE HOLLERIN' AT SHORTIES ALL THE TIME"?

SPEAK UP!

YEAH. THEN YOU LIED TO ME.

YOU AIN'T GOTTA LIE TO YOUR UNC.

YOU AIN'T GOTTA BE SCARED OF NOTHING.

ESPECIALLY NOT NO GIRLS. PAY ATTENTION TO ME.

YOU WITH ME TODAY.

FOR REAL?

I'M GONNA TEACH YOU REAL WORLD SHIT.

LIKE WHAT? WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MAN.

HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS ACROSS THE BOARD.

YOU CAN HANDLE THAT?

YEAH. YOU CAN WATCH MY BACK.

LIKE A BODYGUARD?

SORTA.

BUT YOU JUST WATCH YOUR UNC. ALL RIGHT.

FIRST THINGS FIRST, WE GOTTA GET YOU FRESH.

COSMO!

WE OPEN UP AT 9:00. IT'S VINCENT.

VINCENT WHO? VINCENTVINCENT, MAN.

OH, VINCENT! [laughing]

[buzzer]

I'M TALKING ABOUT FRIDAY NIGHT OR MONDAY MORNING.

NAH, I NEED THIS TODAY.

WE ABOUT TO HANDLE SOME BUSINESS.

ALL RIGHT.

SON, WE ABOUT TO PUT YOU IN SOME FINE THREADS.

YOU GONNA BE SUITED AND BOOTED, AND READY TO RIDE.


SO HOW'D THAT FEEL?

GOOD. JUST A LITTLE DIFFERENT, THAT'S ALL.

YOU LOOKING TIGHT RIGHT NOW.

LIKE A LITTLE BUSINESSMAN. HA.

SO, UH...

HOW'D YOU GET OUTTA JAIL SO EARLY?

GRANDMA SAID I'D BE IN COLLEGE WHEN YOU GET BACK.

NAH, MAN. I GAVE MY TIME BACK.

MOTHERFUCKIN' JUDGE GAVE ME 20 YEARS, GAVE HIS ASS 12 BACK.

SO HOW'D YOU GET UP IN THERE ANYWAY?

MAN MAN SAY YOU SCARED TO COME BACK AROUND

'CAUSE YOU GOT A LOTTA BEEFS FROM BACK IN THE DAY.

HE SAY PEOPLE WANT YOU KILLED.

NIGGAS ALWAYS TALKIN' SHIT.

DO I LOOK SCARED TO YOU?

NO.

ALL RIGHT THEN.

WAS MY FATHER SCARED OF YOU?

HE HAD NO REASON TO BE SCARED OF ME.

WHY YOU GOT TWO PHONES?

MAN, YOU ASKIN' A LOTTA QUESTIONS.

I GOT ONE FOR BUSINESS, ONE FOR BROADS.

YOU CAN HOLD THIS ONE.

THANKS!


ALL RIGHT, SHORTY. LOOK.

WHEN WE COME THROUGH, DON'T BE LOOKING DOWN AT YOUR FEET.

'CAUSE THE WAY YOU WALK LET PEOPLE KNOW EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU.

WHEN YOU UNC COME THROUGH I GET RESPECT.

man: WHAT UP, PIMP?


HEY, HOMIE.

HEY, HEY! HEY, MY MAN!

WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S UP?

HOW YOU BEEN? ARE YOU GOOD?

YEAH, YOU KNOW I'M GOOD, YOU KNOW?

ARE YOU GOOD?

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

AH, SOME OF THOSE SANDTOWN NIGGAS BANKED ME, JACK.

YOU BELIEVE THAT SHIT? YEAH?

YEAH, MAN. JUMPED ON ME.

BUT I'MA GET THEM MOTHERFUCKAS.

I KNOW JUST WHO THE FUCK THEY IS, AND I KNOW JUST WHERE THEY AT.

YO, WOOD, THIS IS COFIELD.

HEY, WHAT'S UP, SHORTY? YOU WANT ONE OF THESE OYSTERS?

GET YOUR LITTLE BALLS READY FOR THEM YOUNG LADIES.

HE DEFINITELY AIN'T READY FOR THAT.

I GOTTA TEACH THIS MAN SOMETHING.

WE GOTTA TEACH HIM.

WOOD.

WHO THAT? THAT'S KINK.

HE'S ONE OF ENOCH BOYKINS' BOYS.

HE RUN WITH THAT CREW.

THEY KNOW ME?

THEY DON'T KNOW YOU.

THEY PEEPING YOU 'CAUSE YOU GOT THAT TIGHT-ASS SUIT ON, LOOKING LIKE YOU A DETECTIVE.

YOU JUST A NEW FACE, THAT'S ALL.

YEAH.

IF ANYBODY COME AROUND ASKING ABOUT ME, YOU DON'T KNOW NOTHING, HEAR?

MAN, THEY AIN'T YOUR PROBLEM.

NOW, FISH BEEN LOOKING FOR YOUR ASS.

HE GOT LIL BABY SHAKING PEOPLE UP.

SPECULATION IS... THEY DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GOT OUT.

AND YOU KNOW HOW FISH GET DOWN WHEN HE UNCOMFORTABLE.

WHAT'D YOU SAY? I TOLD HIM I AIN'T SEE YOU.

I MEAN, BALTIMORE-- BALTIMORE GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW.

LOOK.

THIS SHIT JUST STARTED 'CAUSE LIL BABY BEEFING WITH ENOCH.

A COUPLE OF GUYS OUTTA CHERRY HILL.

MAN, OVER THE WEEKEND, EIGHT MURDERS--ALL ENOCH.

YEAH, I AIN'T LOOKING FOR THAT KINDA TROUBLE.

TROUBLE'LL FIND YOU IN YOUR SLEEP.

SHIT.

THIS AIN'T SO EASY TO COME BY NO MORE.

THE RECORD CLEAN THOUGH. NO PRIORS, GOOD CREDIT.

YOU'RE SET. YOU KNOW.

NOW, WHETHER IT WORKS FOR YOU, THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM.

GOOD SHIT. ALL RIGHT.

GOOD SHIT, MY MAN. I KNOW IT IS.

[chuckles] BUT YOU KNOW.

BUT HIT ME. HIT ME THE RIGHT WAY THOUGH.

MAN, LOOK, I'M A LITTLE LIGHT ON CASH.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I KNEW YOU WAS GONNA SAY THAT SHIT.

"I'M LIGHT ON CASH."

AND I KNOW YOU JUST COME HOME, SO DON'T GIVE ME THAT GODDAMN EXCUSE.

YOU KNOW I'M ABOUT TO BE ON MY FEET REAL SOON.

YOU FEEL ME?

YOU'S ABOUT TO BE ON YOUR FEET REAL SOON, MOTHERFUCKER, JACK.

LOOK, THIS IS WHAT I'MA DO.

I GOT YOU THESE RAVEN TICKETS RIGHT NOW.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. AGAINST THE STEELERS.

THIS YOU. OH, SHIT.

THAT'S YOU. OH, SHIT.

UH-OH, GOOD SEATS TOO, BABY. ALL RIGHT.

I GOT YOU. ALL RIGHT.

WELL, FUCK THEM STEELERS. I KNOW YOU GOT ME.

HEY, WOOD. LET'S GO.

THAT MAN REALLY LIKE THE RAVENS, HUH?

YEAH, HE BLEED PURPLE.

YOU LIKE THE RAVENS? YEAH.

WHY YOU AIN'T TAKE ME TO THE GAME?

NAH, SEE THAT WAS BUSINESS.

SOMETIMES, YOU AIN'T GOT ALL THE CASH.

YOU GOTTA THROW IN SOMETHING THEY LOVE.

FAIR EXCHANGE AIN'T NO ROBBERY.

[camera clicking]

A MAN OVER THERE WATCHING US. LET HIM LOOK.

YOU GOT YOUR SHIRT TUCKED IN? YEP.

[blows raspberry]

QUIT MAKING THAT NOISE AND SIT UP.

HEY, MAN, PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN.

PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN.

AH, MR. WOODS.

HEY, MR. BARNES. HOW YOU DOING, SIR?

GOOD, THANKS FOR DROPPING IN.

WHAT, NO SCHOOL FOR YOU TODAY, YOUNG MAN?

AH, TODAY IS OUR DAY.

I'M JUST TAKING HIM OUT AND SHOW HOW BUSINESS OPERATES.

AND YOU ARE HERE...

TO TRY AND GET A LOAN FOR $150,000.

WHAT'S THE PROPERTY WORTH? $250,000.

DO YOU HAVE THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY THAT I ASKED FOR?

OH, YEAH.

MR. BARNES, I BELIEVE THERE'S TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD.

OWNERS AND RENTERS.

I WANNA OWN SOMETHING.

AND WHY IS IT THAT YOU WANNA OWN THE MARYLAND CUP FACTORY BUILDING?

I MEAN, THAT PLACE IS BARELY STANDING.

IT'S LOCATION. LOCATION, MR. BARNES.

THERE'S NO PLACE ALONG THE HARBOR WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO FOR BIG CRABS AND LIVE MUSIC.

WE'RE GONNA RESTORE THE FEELING OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE BACK IN THE '50s.

LIKE THE WAY OUR PARENTS USED TO DO IT.

I GET THE BEST CRABS FOR THE CHEAPEST PRICE.

HOW SO?

IT'S ALL IN THE PLAN.

"ALL IN THE PLAN."

I DON'T KNOW, YOU REALLY THINK WE NEED ANOTHER CRAB SHACK?

THERE'S GOTTA BE 100 OF 'EM IN BALTIMORE ALONE, HUH?

IT'S NOT ONLY CRABS.

I MEAN, WE'RE CREATING AN EXPERIENCE WHERE YOU GET TO CELEBRATE LIFE'S GREATEST MOMENTS.

ANYTHING FROM WEDDINGS, PROMS, CONCERTS.

WE COULD EVEN HAVE BAR MITZVAHS THERE.

WELL...

YOUR...CREDIT REPORT SEEMS TO BE...

GOOD.

YOUR BUSINESS PLAN IS...

INTRIGUING. [chuckling]

SO, MR. WOODS-- CALL ME MIKE.

MIKE...

IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME, I'M JUST GONNA--

JUST GONNA TALK TO THE BANK MANAGER.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE MANAGER.

WE HAVE A LOT OF MANAGERS AROUND HERE, EXCUSE ME.

PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN, BUDDY.

WHEN DID YOU BECOME SO HARD-HEADED?

PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN, MAN.

SIT UP STRAIGHT.

WHY YOU IN HERE LYING?

I'M DOING WHAT I NEED TO DO TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

ALL RIGHT.

MR. WOODS. WE GOT A PROBLEM HERE.

THERE'S SECOND MORTGAGE ON THAT PROPERTY.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

MR. WOODS, YOUR LOAN IS DELINQUENT AND IN SERIOUS DEFAULT.

WELL, HOW MUCH DO I OWE?

IT'LL TAKE $22,000 TO BRING YOUR LOAN UP TO DATE.

OR WE BEGIN FORECLOSURE PROCEDURES ON MONDAY.

AM I TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'RE HEARING ABOUT THIS?

YEAH, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME. I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

SORRY.

MR. BARNES.

HEY, MR. BARNES, HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

WOODY, COME ON.

WHAT IF I CAN GET THIS MONEY BY MONDAY?

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN APPROVE THE LOAN?

IF YOU CAN COME UP WITH $22,000 BY MONDAY MORNING.

YEAH, 22,000. 22,000 IN CASH.

WELL, WE'D HAVE TO RESUBMIT THE APPLICATION AND DO ANOTHER APPRAISAL.

BUT...I DON'T SEE-- I DON'T SEE WHY WE COULDN'T.

ALL RIGHT, MAN. I'LL BE HERE FIRST THING MONDAY.

[chuckling]

I LIKE YOUR STYLE. THANK YOU.

YOURS TOO, YOUNG MAN. THANK YOU.

HAVE A NICE DAY.

LET'S GO, UNCLE V.

COME ON, MOVE IT. CHOP, CHOP!

LET'S GO!


HOW COME YOU DIDN'T PAY FOR THOSE FLOWERS?

FLOWERS FROM THE EARTH, MAN. GOD OWN THESE.

[elevator chimes]

COME ON, WOOD.

HOW YOU DOING? HOW YOU DOING?

CAN I HELP YOU?

YEAH, I WAS LOOKING FOR BEVERLY FREEMAN.

OH, BEV.

SHE'S AT LUNCH RIGHT NOW. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SEAT?

YOU KNOW WHAT, I HAVE TO HANDLE SOME BUSINESS, SO MAYBE--

WHAT TIME DOES SHE GET OFF TONIGHT?

SHE USUALLY GETS OFF AROUND 7:00.

7:00.

CAN I LEAVE THESE FOR HER?

SURE YOU CAN.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

CAN YOU MAKE SURE SHE GETS THESE?

I WILL MAKE SURE. THANKS FOR LOOKING OUT.

HAVE A GOOD DAY. YOU TOO.

I LIKE YOUR SMILE.


HA HA!

LOOK AT THIS UGLY MOTHERFUCKER. [chuckling]

HEY, MAN, LOOK AT YOU.

ALL IN SHAPE AND SHIT. YEAH, MAN.

AH, YOU KNOW, I BEEN GETTING IT IN--THAT YARD WORK.

IS THAT YOUR NEPHEW THERE, MAN?

YEAH, I'M TEACHING HIM THE WALK.

YEAH, BABY.

SO YOU HIT SOME TODAY OR WHAT? WHAT YOU DO?

SHIT, MAN, I'M BORED AS HELL OUT HERE MOST OF THE TIME.

HEY, YOUNGBLOOD!

THEY CLAWS IS SHARP!

GO AND TAKE THOSE AND RUN 'EM BY THE PORCH FOR ME, YOU HEAR?

FOR THE OLD MAN, OKAY?

YEAH, WE GOT A LITTLE MONEY IN THIS LITTLE TRUCKIN' BUSINESS DOWN ON THE EASTERN SHORE, MAN-- REAL NICE.

MY BOY, HANK, MAN, BRINGS BY CRABS ALL THE TIME, MAN.

IN FACT, ME AND FISH GONNA PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER TONIGHT, MAN.

IT'S GONNA BE SLAMMIN'. YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA BE NICE.

WHERE HE AT? HE IN THE HOUSE?

NAH. NO, MAN.

YOU KNOW, LITTLE BROTHER'S BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU, MAN.

HMM. MAY HAVE BEEN BEEN BEST IF YOU WOULDA CALLED BEFORE YOU COME BY.

BUT HEY, THERE'S A WHOLE LOTTA SENSELESS MURDERS GOING ON AROUND HERE, MAN.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHO TO TRUST NOW.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO...

IS GET ON DOWN TO THE GYM AND TALK WITH HIM, OKAY?

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT.

[both laughing]

YEAH, V.

HEY, WITH THIS BIG OL' TRUCK, YOU NEED TO KILL A DEER WITH THAT, BECAUSE YOU AIN'T GONNA DO SHIT WITH THAT RIFLE.

HEY, GET ON OUTTA HERE!

[both laughing]

HEY, MAN, COME ON BACK AROUND 8:00, MAN.

OKAY.

AND BRING LITTLE BARACK WITH YOU TOO.

LOOK AT HIM-- CLEAN AS TACK, BOY.

[chuckling] LOOK AT YOU, BABY.

YEAH.

HEY.

[overlapping chatter]

YOU GOTTA MOVE FASTER THAN THAT.

FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST.

KEEP IT GOING, KEEP IT GOING, KEEP IT GOING!

GOT A GOOD TEAM HERE, COACH. GOT A GOOD TEAM.

I LIKE IT. I LIKE IT.

COME ON, COME ON, COME ON, COME ON, COME ON, COME ON!

THAT'S IT, THAT'S IT, THAT'S IT.

STEP IT UP.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT'S UP, MAN? ALL RIGHT!

CHECK OUT NUMBER THREE.

GOT THAT NBA BODY.

QUICK FIRST STEP. EXPLOSIVE TO THE RACK.

YEAH, HE DEFINITELY NICE WITH THE ROCK.

BUT HE'S GOT THAT JUMPER YOU HAD.

HE AIN'T GO THAT. DON'T NOBODY GOT THAT.

HOW MUCH YOU INTO HIM FOR?

100 SO FAR.

YOU GONNA BE THERE DRAFT DAY, FRONT AND CENTER, HUH?

JUST WANNA SEE THESE BOYS MAKE IT.

I HAD MY SHOT.

THAT LESLIE'S BOY?

YEAH, THAT'S WOOD.

LOOK JUST LIKE HIS MOTHER.

'SUP, YOUNG FELLA?

FISH.

HEY, LOOK A MAN IN THE EYE WHEN YOU SHAKE HIS HAND.

FIRMER GRIP ON THAT.

YOUR MOTHER WAS A SPECIAL LADY.

YOU KNOW MY MOTHER?

HEY, I NEED YOU TO CHECK THIS.

ALL RIGHT, GET BACK ON DEFENSE.

COME ON!

COME ON, NOW.

IT'S A GOOD PLAN.

BRANDON, YOU GOTTA MOVE YOUR FEET, SON!

COME ON, VJ. PICK IT UP, MAN.

YOU GOTTA PLAY A BETTER DEFENSE IF YOU WANNA WIN.

MAN, BALL, YOU. LET'S GO!

LOTTA MONEY WENT OUT ON YOUR BEHALF.

YOU AIN'T EVEN CALL MY LAWYER BACK.

WHERE YOU COMING FROM?

I DID EIGHT YEARS FOR US.

I AIN'T SAID NOTHING TO NOBODY.

I'M OPENING MY OWN SPOT.

I GOT A LEAD ON THIS-- ON THIS WAREHOUSE.

40,000 SQUARE FEET. EAST SIDE OF CANTON HARBOR.

YOU KNOW, I CAN GET IT DIRT CHEAP.

HOW MUCH IS THIS GONNA COST ME?

40 GRAND TO GET IT STARTED.

SO YOU NEED 25.

[laughs]

YEAH, 25'LL DO. UH-HUH.

WELL, 25 GRAND IS A LOTTA MONEY.

YOU RUN THE STREETS, V. NOT RESTAURANTS.

HEY, MAN, WHEN I WAS LOCKED DOWN, I USED MY TIME WISELY.

THESE NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

I JUST NEED THIS MONEY BY MONDAY OR THE DEAL GONNA FALL APART.

MY MONEY'S LEAN NOW.

HOUSES AIN'T FLIPPIN' LIKE THEY USED TO.

COME ON, FISH.

YOU GOT 200 STACKS IN THE SAFE RIGHT NOW.

MAYBE EIGHT YEARS AGO.

AMERICA AIN'T A COUNTRY, IT'S A COMPANY.

WE MOVE KNOCK-OFF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS NOW.

LOWER PROFIT, BUT IT BRINGS LESS ATTENTION.

PEOPLE AIN'T GOT NO HEALTH CARE.

AIN'T GOT NO MEDICINE. THEY'RE SUFFERING!

MAN, YOU SOUND LIKE YOU RUNNING FOR MAYOR.

MAKE A PLAY FOR ME, VINCENT.

HOLLA AT LIL BABY.

MAKING A DROP IN CHERRY HILL TODAY.

YOU REMEMBER JAMISON?

THAT CRAZY NIGERIAN DUDE-- I AIN'T MESSIN' WITH THE CAT.

I'LL TEXT LIL BABY. I'LL ARRANGE IT.

LIL BABY, MAN, HE BRINGIN' A LOTTA TROUBLE RIGHT NOW.

YEAH, I KNOW.

HE DO CAUSE A LOT OF UNWANTED PROBLEMS.

BUT HE'S FAMILY... JUST LIKE YOU HANDLE THIS FOR ME.

WE'LL TALK ABOUT YOU RESTAURANT TONIGHT AT DINNER.

YOUNG WOOD.

COME AROUND THE HOUSE TONIGHT AROUND 8:00 FOR SOME CRABS?

IS THAT COOL WITH YOU? ALL RIGHT.

COME ON, WOOD.

WOOD, COME ON.

AH, COME ON!

YO...

DUDE HERE, HE WAS MY LITTLE MAN.

HE USED TO SIT RIGHT IN THAT SEAT.

HE A COWBOY.

HE'S STILL MY MAN.

WHAT UP, PIMP?

GO GET THAT SHIT.

GO GET THAT SHIT? WHERE THEY DO THAT AT?

YOU DON'T RUN SHIT 'ROUND HERE.

THIS AIN'T LIKE BACK IN THE DAY.

I'M AROUND HERE FOR FISH.

NO, THAT'S DEAD, NIGGA.

YOU AROUND HERE FOR ME.

MAN, GO AHEAD ON WITH THAT, LIL BABY.

[scoffs] NIGGA CALL ME LIL BABY.

THEY DON'T CALL ME LIL BABY NO MORE.

THEY CALL ME REG.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS?

HEY, LIL MAN.

YOU RIDIN' AROUND WITH A CRUDDY MOTHERFUCKA.

HOW SHERIE DOING?

HOW SHERIE DOING?

HOW SHERIE DOING?

FUNNY THING ABOUT YOU, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW THE FUCK YOU GOT OUTTA JAIL.

OH, YOU GONNA POINT THAT GUN AT ME?

OH, THIS? HMM.

NAH, NIGGA, THAT AIN'T POINTIN' A GUN AT YOU.

THIS POINTIN' A GUN AT YOU.

GO GET THAT SHIT, REG.

TOOK CARE OF THAT, YO.

YOU'S A WILD MOTHERFUCKA.

4:00. PRESTON APARTMENTS. CHERRY HILL.

MOTHERFUCKA ASK ME ABOUT SHERIE.

LUCKY I DON'T BLOW HIS MOTHERFUCKIN' HEAD OFF, LOOKIN' LIKE THE FEDS COMING UP IN HERE.

WHAT DID I TELL YOU?

IF YOU SHOW WEAKNESS, THEY GONNA GET AT YOU.

YOU CAN'T LET 'EM SEE FEAR.

EVER!

ALL RIGHT.

HAND ME THAT BOOK BAG.

YOU HUNGRY?

[radio chatter]

WHAT ABOUT WAYNE? YOU LIKE WAYNE?

YEAH, HE GOOD TOO.

YOU EVER LISTEN TO SOME 'PAC? TUPAC?

YEAH.

MY MAN RIGHT THERE.

TUPAC. HE'S THE GREATEST.

THROW THAT AWAY FOR ME.

THAT WAS PRETTY GOOD, RIGHT? YEAH.

[radio chatter]

SHIT, OPEN THAT. HURRY UP.

PUT IT UNDER THE SEAT.

DON'T FUCKIN' MOVE.

YO, V, LET ME TALK TO YOU FOR A MINUTE.

HOW LONG Y'ALL BEEN FOLLOWING ME?

COME ON, NOW, HOLLA AT ME REAL QUICK.

COME ON.

SIT YOUR ASS RIGHT FUCKIN' THERE.

BOY, YOU SAT DOWN FOR A MINUTE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU HOME. I'MA STAY HOME.

HA, YEAH, THAT'S GOOD.

'CAUSE THERE'S BEEN A WHOLE LOTTA BODIES PILING UP SINCE YOU BEEN BACK.

MAN, THAT AIN'T MY PROBLEM.

NAH, V, IT'S EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM.

I JUST GOT A CALL YESTERDAY.

DOWN ON PENROSE AND PAYSON.

FIVE BODIES-- BULLETS IN THE HEAD, NO SHOES ON THEIR FEET.

YOU DON'T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO LITTLE MAN, DO YOU?

WHAT YOU WANT?

YOU DON'T ASK THE QUESTIONS.

WE ASK THE MOTHERFUCKIN' QUESTIONS.

LOOK, THERE'S A DRUG WAR GOING ON IN BALTIMORE, AND YOUR BOY LIL BABY'S AT THE CENTER OF IT.

AND WE KNOW THAT.

WE JUST NEED SOME HELP CONNECTING THE DOTS.

I AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH NONE OF THAT, MAN.

I'M ABOUT TO GET THIS RESTAURANT BUSINESS JUMPING OFF.

WHO IN BALTIMORE GONNA GIVE YOU A PERMIT?

HOW THE FUCK YOU GONNA GET A LIQUOR LICENSE?

THEY GAVE YOUR ASS A BADGE.

WE KNOW YOU KILLED PEOPLE, VINCENT.

LOOK, LOOK, LOOK. HELP ME.

HELP ME OUT.

AND I'M GONNA HELP YOU GET THEM DOORS OPEN.

I WANT YOU TO GIVE ME A CALL...

IF YOU THINK OF ANYTHING.

ALL RIGHT.

BE SAFE, KID.

HEY.

THAT DON'T CONCERN YOU.

HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN IF YOU DON'T TELL ME NOTHING?

ALL RIGHT.

YOU SO CURIOUS, GO AHEAD AND OPEN IT.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE TRYING TO BE ALL BUSINESSMAN AND STUFF.

IT'S ALL IN THE PLAN.

I'MA TAKE CARE OF US. ESPECIALLY YOUR MOTHER.

HOW YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR MY MOTHER?

I JUST TALKED TO HER LAST WEEK.

I TOLD HER I WAS GONNA TAKE CARE OF YOU.

SAID I WAS GONNA TAKE YOU DOWN THERE ONCE I GET THIS MONEY.

FOR REAL?

GOTTA TRUST ME, WOOD.

HOW MANY BAGS IN THERE?

FOUR. GOOD.

GET IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT.

WHAT?

EVERY MAN NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.

ALL RIGHT. PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON.

MOVE UP. MOVE UP CLOSER TO THE WHEEL.

COME ON, MAN. MOVE BACK, MAN.

YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR GRANDMA.

THERE, PUT TWO HANDS RIGHT THERE.

NAH, PUT ONE HAND UP TOP. HERE?

MOVE IT UP. YEAH, RIGHT THERE.

ALL RIGHT, YOU SEEN YOUR UNC DRIVING LIKE THAT?

YOU KNOW TO PUT THE HAND UP THERE.

YEAH. [chuckling]

CHECK THIS OUT. THIS IS PARK, THIS IS REVERSE.

THE "N" IS NEUTRAL. THAT'S DRIVE--LET'S GO.

[brakes screech]

WOOD, WHAT YOU DOING, MAN?

[brakes screech]

WOOD, MAN... WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

I'LL WHUP YOUR LITTLE BUTT YOU CRASH MY RIDE.

I HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN, I'M SORRY.

SMOOTH, SMOOTH.

HOLD ON, HOLD ON, HOLD ON, HOLD ON.

GO STRAIGHT, GO STRAIGHT. TURN HERE.

GOOD.

BOY, YOU'RE KINDA NATURAL WITH IT.

MAN. YOU PRETTY GOOD.

YOU'RE PRETTY GOOD, YO.

YOU WANNA BE A GOOD DRIVER, YOU GOTTA PAY ATTENTION TO THE ROAD.

YOU GOTTA STAY FOCUSED AND BE AWARE.

YEAH, EVERYTHING'LL BE-- EVERYTHING'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

UM...I DEFINITELY WILL HAVE IT-- [horn honking]

I'M ON THE PHONE, MAN!

YO. YEAH, YEAH.

SORRY ABOUT THAT. BUT THIS IS WHAT--

[horn honking] THIS IS WHAT I'M GONNA DO.

[laying on horn]

I'M ON THE PHONE, MAN!

YEAH. NO, I DEFINITELY SHOULD HAVE THINGS IN ORDER--

HEY, WOOD! WHAT YOU DOING, MAN?

WOOD!


WHAT'S UP WITH Y'ALL SHORTIES IN THESE SKINNY JEANS, MAN?

THAT'S THE STYLE NOWADAYS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU INTO?

YEAH, BUT I'M NOT INTO THAT TIGHT-TIGHT STUFF.

I JUST WEAR LIKE SEMI-TIGHT, WHERE YOU CAN GET THE WRINKLES.

YEAH, DON'T BE WEARING THEM TOO TIGHT, MAN.

THEY MIGHT HURT YOUR BALLS.

[laughs] YOU CRAZY, UNC.

KENISHA BARTON.

[both laugh]

YOU EVER SHOT A GUN BEFORE?

NO.

BUT I USE MAN MAN'S BB GUN.

WE PRACTICE ON DEAD RATS.

THIS AIN'T MAN MAN'S BB GUN. SLIDE DOWN.

LOOK. THAT'S YOUR TRIGGER FINGER RIGHT HERE.

ALL RIGHT, DON'T PUT IT ON THE TRIGGER YET.

'CAUSE YOU LEARNING.

EXTEND THAT ARM.

YOU ALL RIGHT? YEAH. JUST A LITTLE HEAVY.

BUT I COULD-- I CAN HANDLE IT.

EXTEND IT. YEAH.

LIKE THAT? YEAH.

NOW, EYE DOWN THE MIDDLE.

PULL THE TRIGGER.

[echoing voices]


HEY, SOME LITTLE KID OUT HERE.

SOME MAN WITH A SUIT.

OPEN THE DOOR, SHORTY.

OPEN THE DOOR UP!

[electronic music]

WHAT'S UP, SHORTY? NAME'S WOODY.

AREN'T YOU A CUTIE?

WHERE'S JAMISON?

WHAT UP, Y'ALL?

YOUR ASS IS LATE.

WE HAD TO HANDLE SOME BUSINESS, MAN.

NEWT...

COME HERE.

WHAT ABOUT HIM?

YOU KIDS GO IN THERE AND PLAY WITH THAT XBOX.

YOU KEEP YOUR EYES ON HIM.

I DON'T WANT NONE OF MY SHIT MISSING.

YOU KNOW HOW TO PLAY? YEAH, I'M REAL GOOD.

IT DON'T MATTER, I'LL STILL WHIP YOUR ASS.

MY NAME'S WOODY.

MAN, AIN'T NOBODY ASK YOU YOUR DAMN NAME.

PICK UP THE CONTROLLER.

THIS GONNA BE EASY.

HEY, TURN THAT SHIT DOWN!

ANGEL.

ALMOND MILK.

AL-MOND MILK! WHATEVER.

DON'T MAKE ME KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR.

PLEASE SIT DOWN, VINCENT.

[chuckling]

YOU'RE WELL-DRESSED ON THE OUTSIDE, VINCENT.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE INSIDE?

HEY, CAN YOU MAKE THIS SHIT QUICK, YO?

[cackling]

I BET YOU STILL PUT DEAD THINGS IN YOUR BODY.

ME?

[patting himself]

ONLY LIVING THINGS.

[chuckling]

AND MY SHIT--IT FLOATS.

YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH LIL BABY?

HOW MANY TIMES I TOLD HIM, "YOU CAN'T COUNT MONEY WITH GUNS IN YOUR HANDS."

I AIN'T THINKING ABOUT LIL BABY.

CAN YOU HURRY UP, YO?

RELAX.

IT'S GOOD.

NOW WE WAIT TILL THIS SHIT HITS MY BODY.

[phone chimes]

VINCENT. HA!

[chuckling]

VINCENT, MY BROTHER.

[sighs]

[phone chimes]

YOU USED TO BE A GENERAL IN FISH'S ARMY.

A GUY LIKE YOU IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SOME FOOT SOLDIER.

I GOT MY OWN PLANS, MAN. I'M HERE DOING A FAVOR FOR FISH.

[chuckling]

SHIT, NIGGA. YOU GOT NO PLANS.

YOU ARE A WANDERING RAT IN A MAZE LOOKING FOR CHEESE.

[clicking teeth]

BUT THERE'S NO CHEESE.

I MEAN, WHEN HAVE YOU KNOWN FISHSTICKS TO DO A FAVOR FOR ANYBODY ELSE, HUH?

[chuckles] HEY, YO.

YOU SUCK, MAN.

HEY, YO, YOU WANT SOME LEMONADE?

HEY!

YO! I'M TALKING TO YOU! HEY!

MAKE THE KID SOME OF YOUR SUGAR WATER AND SIT YOUR ASS DOWN.

YOU ARE STARTING TO IRRITATE ME.

THAT SHIT AIN'T HIT YOU YET, YO?

RELAX, MY BROTHER, VINCENT.

AH. OH!

OH.

AHH, VINCENT.

THIS IS SOME GOOD SHIT, MAN.

AH.

THIS...

THAT IS SOME GOOD SHIT. HEH.

THAT IS SOME GOOD SHIT, VINCENT.

HA! THAT IS SOME GOOD SHIT.

LET ME GET THAT PAPER. OKAY, OKAY, OKAY.

DID YOU THINK MAYBE YOU ARE NOT SENT HERE TO GET THE MONEY?

GET THE GUN!

[gunshots]

[grunting]

WOODY, GET THE GUN, MAN!

SHOOT HIM, WOOD!

SHOOT HIM!

[gun fires]

[muffled] WOODY!

WOODY, SNAP THE FUCK OUT OF IT!

SNAP THE FUCK OUT OF IT, WOODY.

HELP ME FIND THE MONEY! HELP ME FIND IT, WOODY!

[grunting]

[brakes screech]

FUCK THESE NIGGAS! FUCK THESE NIGGAS!

THIS NIGGA'S TRYING TO KILL ME. FUCK.

MAN, NOW, STOP ALL THAT CRYING.

WHAT HAPPENED? WHY DIDN'T THEY GIVE US THE MONEY?

WASN'T NO MONEY. IT WAS A FUCKING SETUP.

SHIT. FUCK.

THEN WHAT SHOULD WE DO? WE?

IT AIN'T NO WE!

YOU LEFT ME OUT THERE! YOU FROZE UP ON ME!

LIKE A LITTLE BITCH, MAN!

YOU ALMOST LEFT ME TO GET KILLED!

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO?

I TOLD YOU WHAT TO DO!

I TOLD YOU WHAT TO DO! WHY DIDN'T YOU DO WHAT I SAID?

I SHOULD BE WITH MOM, NOT YOU.

MAN, YOUR MAMA DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU!

SHE DON'T CARE! SHE AIN'T THINKIN' ABOUT YOU.

I HATE YOU!

MAN... HEY, WHAT-WHAT--

YOU BETTER CALM DOWN.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU'RE FUCKING WITH RIGHT NOW?

WOODY!

WOODY!

WOODY!

WOODY!

WOODY!

WHERE YOU GOING, BOY? COME HERE!

WOODY!

WOODY!

WOODY, COME HERE! WOODY!

WOODY.

COME HERE. COME HERE. COME HERE.

LET GO! COME HERE, COME HERE.

COME HERE. COME HERE, MAN.

GET OFF! I'M TELLING THE COPS EVERYTHING!

CALM DOWN. OW!

HEY, HEY. CALM DOWN, CALM DOWN.

GET OFF ME!

HEY, YOU WANNA SEE YOUR MOTHER AGAIN, HMM?

CALM DOWN.

LIL MAN. YOU ALL RIGHT?

YEAH. WE GOOD.

WE WAS JUST PLAYING A GAME.

YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HURT IN ANY KINDA WAY, HAVE YOU?

NAW, NOT AT ALL.

TAKE THIS OUT OF MY STATION.

YES, SIR.

I'M REALLY TIRED, I'M GOING HOME.

WE AIN'T GOT NO HOME, MAN.

YOUR GRANDMOTHER-- SHE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF YOU.

I'M ALL YOU GOT.

IF YOU'RE ALL I GOT, WHY YOU HIT ME AND PUT ME THROUGH ALL THIS TODAY?

I AIN'T GOT NOBODY EITHER.

PEOPLE I THOUGHT I TRUSTED, MAN, I CAN'T TRUST--

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT-- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY--

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING.

I DON'T KNOW. TELLING YOU, I DON'T KNOW.

THEN WHY'D YOU SAY THAT ABOUT MY MOTHER?

I LOVE YOUR MOTHER.

I LOVE YOU TOO, MAN.

WOOD, I LOVE YOU, BRO.

I'MA TAKE CARE OF YOU.

I JUST NEED THIS MONEY, MAN, I NEED IT.

I NEED THIS MONEY. I NEED IT.

I PROMISE I'LL TAKE YOU TO NORTH CAROLINA.

TONIGHT.

TONIGHT.


THAT ONE'S GONE. YEAH.

BALTIMORE'S A BEAUTIFUL CITY, MAN.

YOU'RE NOT JUST SAYING THAT 'CAUSE YOU'RE FROM HERE, RIGHT?

[chuckling] NAW, I LOVE THIS PLACE, MAN.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

UGH.

SEE THAT BUILDING RIGHT THERE?

WHERE? RIGHT THERE?

YEAH, THE WHITE ONE.

THAT'S MY GAME CHANGER.

THAT'S IT.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

WHEN I SEE MY MOTHER, I'MA TAKE HER OUT TO FAIDLEY'S.

YEAH. I'M GONNA GET HER EVERYTHING.

FATTEST CRABS YOU COULD POSSIBLY THINK OF.

SHRIMP, CRAB CAKES.

BET YOUR MOTHER'LL LOVE THAT.

YOU KNOW, A LONG TIME AGO, A BOAT SAILED THIS HARBOR...

WITH A YOUNG SLAVE.

HE WAS ABOUT YOUR AGE.

HE WAS SPECIAL, THOUGH, 'CAUSE HE TAUGHT HIMSELF HOW TO READ AND WRITE.

HE TAUGHT OTHER SLAVES HOW TO READ AND WRITE TOO.

YOU KNOW WHO I'M TALKING ABOUT? YEAH.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HIM?

WE LEARNED ABOUT HIM IN SCHOOL.

HISTORY CLASS.

OH, THAT'S TIGHT.

IT'S GOOD THEY TEACHING Y'ALL THAT.

YEAH.

SO ANYTIME YOU START FEELING LIKE...

YOU CAN'T MAKE IT...

THINK ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORS.

THAT'S WHAT'S IN YOUR SPIRIT. YOU HEAR?

THINK MA STILL LOOKS THE SAME?

BET SHE LOOK BETTER.

NO WORD ON WHO PUT OUT THE HIT.

COULD BE FISH.

COULD'VE BEEN JAMISON HIMSELF.

UH...AND THEN THERE'S LITTLE BABY.

I KNOW HE GOT PROBLEMS WITH ME.

BUT HE AIN'T GONNA TRY TO GET ME KILLED UNLESS FISH SAY SO.

THIS GODDAMN BAG--IT'S A NOOSE AROUND MY NECK.

I GOTTA GET IT OFF.

SO WE IN BUSINESS?

LOOK, I'MA TELL YOU.

YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD GETTING THESE YOUNG BOYS TO BUY FROM SOMEBODY THEY AIN'T FAMILIAR WITH.

ENOCH IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE OF GETTING ANY MONEY TONIGHT.

MAN, I DON'T FUCK WITH YO LIKE THAT.

HE PROBABLY KNOW WHO I AM.

SO I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY YOU TRYING TO PUT ME IN THAT.

WHAT'S YOU BEEFIN' WITH ENOCH FOR, UNC?

HIS LITTLE BROTHER, MAN, HE WAS ALWAYS TRYING TO DO TOO MUCH.

HE TRIED TO MOVE IN ON SOME OF MY CORNERS.

THEN HE GOT KILLED.

AND ENOCH HEARD THAT I DID IT. OH, COME ON.

HE DON'T KNOW WHO YOU IS.

YOU KNOW, YOU AIN'T NEVER CROSSED PATHS.

MAN, WHAT TYPE OF GAMES YOU TRYING TO PLAY WITH ME?

NOW, HOLD, HOLD RIGHT THERE NOW, HOLD.

NOW, I AIN'T TRYING TO PLAY NO GAME.

NOW, I OWE ENOCH SOME MONEY.

HE TOLD ME IF HE CAN GET THE SHIT ON DISCOUNT, HE'D WIPE THE SLATE.

SEE THAT'S THAT BULLSHIT RIGHT THERE, MAN.

AIN'T NO BULLSHIT. YOU TAKING THIS SHIT ALL WRONG.

I MEAN, LISTEN. ENOCH IS A BUSINESSMAN.

ALL HE CARE ABOUT IS HIS SCRATCH, HIS MONEY.

HE AIN'T THINKING ABOUT YOU.

I'LL SELL IT FOR YOU.

I KNOW WHAT'S UP.

YOU KNOW ENOCH?

NO, BUT WHAT I DO KNOW--

AIN'T NOBODY WALKING UP ON THE CORNERS OF PARK HEIGHTS WITHOUT HIS SAY-SO.

HE DON'T KNOW ME.

SHIT.

BOY'S GOT A POINT.

IF HE CAN KEEP THE FOCUS ON HIM...

THEN THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE Y'ALL CAN WALK OUT OF THERE WITHOUT--

WITHOUT HIM NOTICING YOU.

YO, YOU WANT THE MONEY OR NOT?

40,000.

THEY GONNA TRY TO CUT YOU SHORT. HOLD TIGHT...

FOR 40,000.

HIT YOUR HEADLIGHTS.


WHAT Y'ALL WANT WITH ENOCH?

WE GOT SOMETHING FOR YOU TO COUNT.

YEAH?

WHAT ABOUT MAIN MAN RIGHT HERE? WHY YOU DOING ALL THE TALKING?

NAH, HE'S JUST MY PROTECTION.

HOW Y'ALL KNOW COFIELD ANYWAY?

WHO DON'T KNOW COFIELD?

HE BE LOOKING OUT FOR ME AND MY FAM.

WHY Y'ALL DRESSED FOR YOUR FUNERAL?

MAKES ENOCH UNCOMFORTABLE.

NAH, WE JUST HAD TO HANDLE SOME BUSINESS EARLIER.

WHO ENOCH TALKING TO THEN?

TALKING TO ME.

I'M THE ONE LOOKING TO MAKE THE DEAL.

YOU LOOK FAMILIAR. WHERE ENOCH KNOW YOU FROM?

NAH, MAN, I'M FROM P.G.

I BE IN AND OUT OF BALTIMORE.

THROW THE BAG OVER, LITTLE MAN.

WHERE YOU GET THIS KINDA WEIGHT? SHIT GOTS TO BE HOT.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS IF YOU WANT IT OR NOT.

I NEED TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF WHAT'S IN THE BAG...

AND WHAT TROUBLE IT MIGHT BRING ENOCH.

NOBODY COMING TO CLAIM THAT SHIT, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU MEAN.

YOU CAN GET 20 FOR IT.

COME ON, MAN.

YOU COULD GET MORE FOR IT OUT HERE.

FAIR EXCHANGE AIN'T NO ROBBERY.

YO, I'M SURE I KNOW YOU.

YEAH.

YOU USED TO RUN OFF OF PARK HEIGHTS.

NO. NO, MAN. IT'S YOUR WORLD.

OH, IT'S MY WORLD.

WHAT ABOUT THE NAME BUTTA BOYKINS?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU TALKING ABOUT.

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

PAY ATTENTION. THINK ON IT.

BLACK BENZ.

YOU KNOW IT.

NAH, MAN. BELVEDERE.

YO, WE JUST-- THINK HARD.

LOOK, THINK HARDER, NIGGA.

YOU KNOW WHAT THE FUCK I'M TALKING ABOUT, DON'T YOU?

OH, YO, WE JUST HERE TO GET THIS PAPER, YO.

WHAT ABOUT A BLACK BENZ THAT SPED UP ON BELVEDERE AND SHOT MY BROTHER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MOTHERFUCKING STREET?

[Enoch's boys yelling]

HUH? YOU KILLED MY BROTHER?

[overlapping yelling]

MAN, SHOOT THAT NIGGA, DOG!

THINK I AIN'T SEE YOU PULL UP IN THAT BLACK BENZ?

YOU KILLED MY BROTHER.

NO, MAN.

NOW YOU GONNA COME BACK IN MY FACE...

HUH? NO, MAN.

I'M TELLING YOU THAT AIN'T ME, MAN.

I BEEN TELLING YOU. [groaning]

YOU SHOULD'VE LEFT BALTIMORE, VINCENT.

HIS NAME IS MIKE WOODS! SHUT UP!

HIS NAME IS MIKE--

CHECK MY WALLET! CHECK IT.

DON'T FUCKIN' MOVE!

SHIT.

GET 'EM UP.

SOMEBODY KILLED MY BROTHER.

ON THE STRENGTH OF COFIELD, YOU GET 25,000.

GIVE THE LITTLE MAN HIS MONEY.

YO.

NEXT TIME, A LOT SMOOTHER, ALL RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT.


[door alarm pinging]

WHAT UP, SHORTY?

DON'T.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT YOU MEAN, WHAT I'M DOING?

I'M HERE. HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?

HOW YOU FEELING?

I MISSED YOU. WHY?

DON'T. PLEASE DON'T. DON'T--DON'T DO THAT.

YO, HOLD UP A SECOND.

YOU OKAY?

YEAH, I'M FINE. YEAH.

COME ON, WE GOTTA GO. WE GOT DINNER PLANS.

ALL RIGHT. WATCH YOUR FEET.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT UP, BOY? YOU GOOD?

GOOD TO SEE YOU, MAN.

[fighting]

NO, NO! STOP!

STOP!

STOP! [crying]

STOP IT! YOU AIN'T ME, NIGGA!

STOP IT! [crying]

STOP IT!

COME ON, UNCLE V! COME ON!

STOP! STOP!

[crying]

WAIT. HOLD IT, HOLD IT!

STOP THE CAR, WOOD.

COME ON, WOOD.

YOU REALLY GONNA TAKE ME TO NORTH CAROLINA?

WE CAN GO NOW.

CAN I TRUST YOU?

I PROMISE.

ALL RIGHT.

[doorbell]

[speaking indistinctly]

[bag unzipping]

I SMELL THAT OLD BAY.

[chuckling]

SCHOOL BAG--REAL SMART, BABY. GO AHEAD.

IT LOOKS LIKE Y'ALL HAVE HAD YOURSELVES A DAY.

HA HA!

ARTHUR! YEAH, BABY.

GET VINCENT HERE A BEER. SURE ENOUGH.

PUT ONE IN THIS LITTLE HOPPER'S HANDS TOO.

WELCOME HOME, MAN.

[Fish and Arthur chuckling]

YOU SURE ARE A BALTIMORE MAN NOW, WOODY.

HEY, MAN, GET THE REST OF 'EM AND PUT 'EM IN, ALL RIGHT?

MM-HMM.

YOU ENJOY THAT BEER, YOUNG MAN.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME.

V... LET ME HOLLA AT YOU.


MAN, YOU MY OLDER BROTHER, AND YOU STILL CAN'T CRACK A CRAB WITHOUT MAKING ALL THAT MESS.

HERE.

YOU GOT TO COVER IT.

THEN YOU CAN JUST... GO AFTER, GO AFTER, GO AFTER IT!

YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?

AND THE CRAB STAYS RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU.

I JUST DON'T HIT TO HIT. YOU KNOW, BABY?

YOU KNOW THAT, BABY.

THAT'S OUR LIFE, BABY.

YEAH.

WHERE YOU BEEN, BOY? LET ME CHECK YOUR POCKETS.

YOU BEEN WALKING AROUND MY HOUSE.

I'M JUST TEASING, MAN. SIT DOWN.

YOUNG BARACK. WHAT'S HAPPENING?

DOWN TO BUSINESS.

YOU AIN'T NEVER CRACKED NO CRAB?

GRANDMA ALWAYS DO IT FOR ME.

BOY, YOU FROM BALTIMORE AND YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO CRACK NO CRAB?

TAKE OFF THE LEGS FIRST.

YOU SEE SOME MEAT ON ONE OF 'EM YOU GET IT OFF.

EAT THAT, HUH?

AND YOU CHECK TO SEE IF IT'S MALE OR FEMALE.

THIS A MALE. YOU SEE THAT?

THE FEMALE, STAY AWAY FROM IT IF YOU CAN, 'CAUSE SHE'S FULL OF SHIT.

DON'T TELL THAT BOY THAT.

YOU WANNA GET THE DEAD MEN OUT.

YOU DON'T WANT NONE OF THAT MUSTARD EITHER.

UNLESS YOU WANNA EAT THAT SHIT.

SEE THAT? THAT'S MEAT. NO, NO, NO, SHORTY.

YOU GOTTA CRACK YOUR OWN.


HELL, YEAH.

YOU SEE THE SCARS ON MY HANDS?

I BEEN COOKING LIVE CRABS ALL MY LIFE.

YOU BEST BELIEVE THEM LITTLE BITCHES KNOW WHEN THE HOT WATER'S COMING.

YOUNG WOODY, HE'S LYING TO YOU.

TELL YOU HOW HE GOT THOSE SCARS, IS HIS EX-WIFE CHASING HIM DOWN SOUTH BALTIMORE WITH A SWITCHBLADE AFTER HIS ASS.

I'M TRYING TO TELL HIM LIKE IT IS.

A BOY DESERVES THAT.

WE ALL DO.

REMEMBER WHEN VINCENT WAS WOODY'S AGE?

HMM.

LITTLE PUNK LISTENED TO ANYTHING I TELL HIM.

YEAH, THAT TIME YOU TOLD HIM HE HAD TO EAT THE WHOLE CRAB SHELL.

HIS CRAZY ASS TRIED TO EAT IT.

YEAH.

THERE WAS A TIME YOUR WORD MEANT EVERYTHING TO ME.

YEAH, WELL...

I BEEN LOOKING OUT FOR YOU SINCE YOU WAS HIS AGE.

THAT REALLY WORKED OUT.

COME ON, VINCENT, LET IT GO.

I TREATED YOU LIKE YOU WERE ONE OF MY SONS.

YOU WERE ALWAYS TALKING THAT FAMILY SHIT.

YOU DON'T REALLY LOOK OUT FOR NOBODY BUT YOU.

HMM.

THIS PARANOIA'S EATING AT YOU LIKE CANCER.

I AIN'T YOUR ENEMY, SON. WHO MY MOTHERFUCKIN' ENEMY?

'CAUSE JAMISON AIN'T HAD NO MOTHERFUCKIN' MONEY.

SO WHO MY ENEMY?

I'D HAVE KILLED YOU A LONG TIME AGO...

IF I REALLY WANTED TO.

HEY, COME ON.

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO GO DOWN LIKE THAT NOW, OKAY?

WOOD, GET OUTTA HERE.

YOU DON'T THINK I REMEMBER ALL THOSE SIDE DEALS YOU TRIED TO DO?

I AIN'T NEVER STOLE FROM YOU, MAN.

I AIN'T NO THIEF.

FOR YEARS, I LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.

YOU THINK I'M STUPID, V?

YOU DON'T THINK I KNOW WHAT'S GOING DOWN...

ON MY STREETS?

NIGGA, THOSE STREETS WOULD'VE ATE YOUR OLD ASS UP IF I WASN'T OUT THERE FOR YOU.

THEM STREETS WOULDA ATE YOUR ASS ALIVE!

I PUT THAT WORK IN.

I DID THAT SHIT, MAN. AND YOU KNOW IT.

I DID IT.

SO YOU'RE GONNA LEAVE ME OUT HERE HANGING--YOUR SON?

YOUR SON. FAMILY.

ALL THAT BULLSHIT YOU BE TALKING TO EVERYBODY.

THAT SHIT AIN'T WORKING, YO.

THAT SHIT AIN'T WORKING, YO.

THEM DAYS IS OVER.

THEM DAYS IS OVER.

YEAH, YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.

YOU GOT THAT RIGHT.

I TAUGHT YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW.

WHAT YOU TEACH ME? WHERE THAT SHIT GET ME?

IF YOU HAD JUST FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS, YOUR ASS WOULDA STAYED OUTTA JAIL.

YOU LEFT ME HANGING!

SELFISH-ASS MOTHERFUCKER.

VINCENT, VINCENT. PUT THE GUN DOWN.

YOU AIN'T GONNA SHOOT NOBODY, NOW.

I'M TIRED OF YOUR SHIT, MAN. VINCENT.

HEY, HERE--

[thud] UHH!

YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PROBLEM IS, VINCENT?

YOU BELIEVE YOUR OWN BULLSHIT.

YOU'RE THE SAME PERSON THAT GOT YOUR OWN SISTER ON DRUGS.

SHUT UP, MAN!

YOUR OWN SISTER.

I TRIED TO HELP HER KICK THAT SHIT.

STOP LYING TO THAT BOY. WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY MOM?

WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY MOM?

WOOD, PUT THE GUN DOWN. TELL ME WHAT YOU DID TO MOM.

PUT DOWN THE GUN, WOOD! TELL ME!

WOOD, PUT THE GUN DOWN! WHAT'D YOU DO?

PUT DOWN THE GUN, WOOD! TELL ME!

WOODY! MAKE HIM TELL YOU, WOOD!

WHAT YOU DOING? GUN DOWN!

TELL ME WHAT YOU DID TO MY MOM?

YO, WOOD! PUT IT--

[gunshot]

[panting]

[dog barking in distance]

[coughing]

[panting]

WOODY.

WOO--

[coughing]


[coughing]


UNCLE V, COME ON. DON'T DIE ON ME.

[crying] COME ON.

NO.

UNCLE V!

[hyperventilating]

WOODY, WOODY. GO IN MY POCKET.

GO IN MY POCKET.

I TRIED. I TRIED.

I TRIED.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

I TRIED. I TRIED. WHAT, UNCLE V?

UNCLE V!

WHAT?

[crying]

UNCLE V!

HELP!

HELP ME! HELP...

HELP ME! HELP ME!


[chuckling]

THAT SHIT'S NOT FUNNY.

CAN I GO HOME NOW?

YOU WERE INVOLVED IN A TRIPLE HOMICIDE TONIGHT, KID.

THIS AIN'T DETENTION.

THIS A POLICE STATION.

LOOK, WE CAN'T CHARGE YOU WITH ANYTHING.

NOT YET.

NOW, TOMORROW, I WANT YOU TO COME DOWN HERE AND ANSWER SOME MORE QUESTIONS.

UNDERSTOOD?

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW, GET YOUR BOOK BAG AND WE'LL TAKE YOU HOME TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER'S.

WHAT ABOUT THAT?

DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT THIS.

HEY, KID, FORGOT SOMETHING.


[yawns]

I LIKE THAT PICTURE YOU DREW.

THOSE YOUR DAUGHTERS?

YEAH, MY ANGELS.

ABOUT A FEW YEARS YOUNGER THAN YOU.

TELL YOU, EVERY NIGHT I GO HOME...

WATCH 'EM IN THEIR BED, SLEEP.

ONLY GOD KEEP 'EM SAFE.

CAN'T PROTECT 'EM FROM BAD PEOPLE.

[sighs] YEAH, I KNOW.

I CAN'T HELP TRYING THOUGH. YOU FEEL ME?

GOT YOUR WHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF YOU.

YOU'RE YOUNG.

YOU CAN STILL DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE.

COME ON, I GOTTA TALK TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

I THINK IT'S BEST THAT I TELL HER.

PLEASE?

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL BE BACK IN THE MORNING, 10:00 A.M., TO PICK BOTH Y'ALL UP.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.


MY UNCLE USED TO SAY THERE'S TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD--

OWNERS AND RENTERS.

BUT THE QUESTION IS...

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA OWN?

DO YOU THINK I'LL EVER FIND YOU?

[crying]


♪ SO LET ME LIVE OF LET ME KNOW ♪

♪ YOU CAN'T SEE OUT YOUR WINDOW ♪

♪ NOTHING CAN MESS UP OUR FLOW ♪

♪ IF WE BUILD THEM, AYE, FROM LOVE ♪

♪ WHERE YOU GOING

♪ YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE ALREADY HERE ♪

♪ WHERE YOU GOING

♪ YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE ALREADY HERE ♪

♪ I WOKE UP IN THAT CHILDHOOD DREAM ♪

♪ BUT I VAGUELY REMEMBER SCENES ♪

♪ NOTHING ELSE MATTERED TO ME ♪

♪ NO, NOTHING REALLY MATTERS AT ALL ♪

♪ WHERE YOU GOING

♪ YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE ALREADY HERE ♪

♪ WHERE YOU GOING

♪ YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE ALREADY HERE ♪