National Security (2003) Script

National Security

?ow long does it take to make a taco?

Two minutes. B?t it takes 20 to convince them l'm not lmmigration. . .

. get the cook ?p from the basement. ?ere.

Call it.

-Ex-con. -?o way.

-What? -Wannabe cop.

-?e's got "academy reject" all over him. -?ey' pal.

?ey, b?ddy.

-Try "d?de." -?ey' dude!

-You did time in Chino, right? -?o, Lompoc. l told you. only job the poor bastards can get. Thanks.

Thirteen-A-six-seven, a 4-59 . . .

. . .silent alarm. Centurion Storage, Alvarado and Marathon.

A-six-seven' roger.

Thirteen-A-six-seven, cancel that alarm.

-Must've been a power glitch. -Want to take a peek?

Why is it that on these q?iet nights you get restless?

This is a great opport?nity for ?s to connect, yo? knoW?

We can open up with one another and really talk. You need a hug?

Sh?t up.

Yo? called it.

A-six-seven' door open, Cent?rion Storage. . .

-. . .Alameda and 22nd. Req?est back?p. -Roger.

-Let's go. -Three-one en route .

?ey, Charlie' you ever hear of that word "stealth"?

Sh?t up.

At least they don't knoW we're here. The element of s?rprise.

-Ready? -Yeah, l'm ready.

-Go on. -You're unbelievable.

-Let's split ?p. -Okay.


A-six-seven' shots fired! Shots fired! Officer needs help!

?ank, taking fire , four to fi?e suspects on my side .


Come in! Where you at?

I'm in the big room, off the office.

-?ank! -l got yo?!

-?ank! -lt's bulletproof! l'm coming in!

Charlie! Your six!


Yo?r six!

A-six-seven' my partner's doWn!

Req?est paramedics. l have four suspects' armed.

My partner has been hit!

All units, all units, all L.A. units. officer down. officer down.

lmpressive, Montgomery.

Yo? realise' though, yo? missed the target in the middle.

Who, the brother? l wasn't shooting at him.

-Mind telling me why not? -?e don't look s?spicio?s.

Look at him. one brother, surro?nded by four white g?ys with guns.

The man is terrified.

Yo? want him to tap-dance? lt's all right, brother. Okay? l got you.

Don't be afraid to call 91 1 . l keeps it clean' When Montgomery's on the scene.

What the problem is?

On behalf of the citizens of Los Angeles. ..

. ..l present to you our nation's flag.


Sorry. ?e was a good man. l want in on the investigation. l think it's best if we let McDuff handle this. lt's complicated.

What's complicated?

My partner's dead. l want the son of a bitch who did it.

There was $800'000 of stolen computer chips there. ..

. ..and a warrant to seize it.

Last night' somebody cleared it o?t. l don't care about computer chips. l want the guy Who killed Charlie.

Yo?'re not a detective. Stick to your job.

-Fine. -lnterfere With an investigation. . .

-. . .yo? won't have a job. -Fine.

-They're gonna find him. -Yeah.

When chasing a suspect' maintain visual contact...

. ..?ntil a back?p force can arrive to assist in the arrest.


?ice job' Taylor.

Say something' Montgomery?

Yo? said, "Nice job, Taylor"' and l just said:

-Think yo? can do it better? -Let me think.

Check me out.

?ey, Taylor, yo? think he ready?

-l'll take this. -All yours.

Show this boy how it's done.

So yo? the suspect, man? What yo? do?

Doesn't matter.

Yo? could've robbed a bank, mugged an old lady. . .

. ..said something about my mama?

Just chase me' smartmouth.

Okay, Mr. White Bank Robber.

Yo?'re insane!

And you're resisting arrest.

Don't you r?n from me. Don't you r?n from me. l'm insane? l'm insane when it comes to old-lady muggers, huh?

Yo? like robbing banks, huh? Yo? said something abo?t my mama?

And l heard you call me "boy."

That's coWboy to yo?.


l see how this works.

The system can't tolerate a black man with s?perior skills. l'm the f?ture' and it scares you. . .

. ..beca?se yo?'ll be o?t of Work. l remember when the ?BA was all White.

That's all right. That's all right. l'm cool.

Beca?se y'all losing somebody good. l'm a one-man' k?ng-f? SWAT team.

That's all right. l got skills.

Yo? bitches!

?ank. Yo? don't have to get o?t there so soon.

?o, l'm better off.

-Want somebody to ride with you? -?ope. lt's okay.

?eed some help?

Yo? asking me if l need help, or if l'm stealing this car?

Okay, fine.

Are yo? stealing this car?

Does it look like l'm stealing this car?

-Little bit. -Why? Because l'm black?

White man has his hand in the car. . .

. ..yo? give him a Good Samaritan award.

Figure he's going aro?nd turning off people's lights.

All right, licence and registration' please. l ain't showing you a damn thing, yo? ?azi.

-Exc?se me? -?ey' man!

This here? This is my car. l ain't done nothing Wrong.

The way l see it. . .

-. . .yo? owe me an apology. -What did you call me?

Yo? ain't listening' baby. We ain't got nothing to talk about.

Unless it starts with you saying' "l'm sorry."

Yo?'re on dangero?s gro?nds.

Be careful what comes o?t of your mo?th next.

Wanna hear what comes o?t of my mo?th next?


. . .a. . .

. ..f?cking. . .

. ..pig.

-You're under arrest. -Oh' no. l ain't under arrest. Yo? are. l'm arresting yo?r ass.

Citizen's arrest. You're under arrest for false arrest.

?ands up on the car. Give me those c?ffs.

Back off! l'm warning you.

Yo?'re warning me? You have the right to sh?t up.

That's it, get up against the car.

Don't make me add "resisting arrest."

?ow! Up against the car!

-Watch my car' l j?st had it detailed. -Settle down! Understand?

This is police brutality!

Yo? ain't doing nothing but compounding problems.

-l've had enough crap. -l'm telling yo?' man. Get off me.

-What? -A big-ass b?mblebee behind you!

Yo? don't think l'll fall for that, do yo?? l'm allergic. lf l get st?ng. . .

. ..l'm gonna seize up and die.

What? J?st ignore him and he won't to?ch yo?.

-Yeah. All right. -Look. Right there. l'm gonna--

?elp! ?e's trying to kill me!

-?elp! ?elp! ?e's trying to kill me! -Get down! l got him!

Don't kill me! l got him!

?e's trying to kill me!

-?ou are seeing video. . . -Check this out.

. . .taken earlier today, showing Los Angeles officer, ?ank Rafferty. . .

. . .brutally beating an unidentified black male .

Police are withholding his name.. .

. . .but we ha?e obtained this photograph. . .

. . .taken after the beating, his face grotesquely bruised and swollen.

lt was a bumblebee. officer Rafferty's vicious beating of a black suspect. . .

. . .has sparked a swift and angry response from the black community.

Detective McDuff had this reaction:

The police and the district attorney's office are treating this very seriously.

I urge the people of this city. . .

. . .to please be patient and trust us to do our jobs.

Clearly, this is an isolated incident.

-lt was a bee. -Get the hell out of here .

Mr. Montgomery, this is Detective McDuff.. .

. ..Lieutenant Washington and District Attorney Robert Barton.

-Morning. -Good morning. Call me. l'm serio?s. Giggling. All right.

Weren't you on TV last night? Oh' snap, that is you.

-What's up, man? -What happened to your face? l was attacked by one of your officers. What do yo? think? l mean, What happened to the swelling and bruises?

Oh' that. That ain't nothing b?t allergies. Bee stings.

-Come again? -Y'all mind if l have a seat? Cool.

Y'all gonna ask a brother questions, don't even offer me a seat.

What's happening?

All right.

While l was being slammed into the car. . .

. ..having billy cl?bs jammed in my neck. . .

. ..that psychotic storm trooper y'all call a cop. ..

. ..also allowed this big-ass b?mblebee to nearly sting me to death.

Yo? know what? l'm not even sure that bee Wasn't one of his own.

Like some anti-Africanised attack bee, trained to hate black people.

That's the sort of thing y'all gonna uncover in yo?r investigation. . .

. l ain't tripping.

-Wo?ld you exc?se ?s for a moment? -Do your thing, man.

Thank yo?.

We can't p?t this guy on the stand.

?e's unstable. ?ot to mention that he--

Who's the Planet-of-the Apes-looking lady in the dress?

That's my father.

?andsome man. l don't believe this. l'm calling this off. This is crazy--

Like it or not, Rafferty violated his rights.

People won't look the other way.

We can't go thro?gh this again.

Drop the prosecution and l guarantee yo? got a riot on yo?r hands.

Earl' do you work?

Do yo? have a steady job?

Yes, l Work. l work in security' man.

Until l get back in the academy.

-l see. -You know what?

-Y'all need to investigate them-- -Mr. Montgomery. . .

. ..all allergies aside, did officer Rafferty assault yo? or not?

?ow many times l gotta say it?

All right. Let's get down to b?siness.

Superior Co?rt is now in session. Please be seated.

The state of California versus ?enry Rafferty.

Case CV-34259 . ?onourable Marsha Healy presiding.

At this time the bee appeared. Right here. There it is. lt's coming in.

Yo? can't--

Yo? can't really see it on the tape, b?t it's there.

Okay. l'm swatting it with my stick.

There l am' stomping on it, with the heel of my boot.

Kept missing it. lt's not a good angle.

Are yo? claiming there Was no b?mblebee at the time of the incident?

?o, l'm not.

-There was a bumblebee present, man. -Oh' good.

And there were birds chirping.

There were dogs barking.

For all l know there Was a chipmunk in the b?shes, humping a t?rtle.

Yo? gotta be careful with them chipmunks. They'll hump anything.

This is no laughing matter' Mr. Montgomery.

Look, man, l came here for justice. Okay, that man right there?

That man harassed and choked me.

?e used excessive violence...

. ..way before there was or was not a bumblebee' sir. l know the score. lt's not the first time l been p?lled over for DWB .

-DWB? -Driving While Black.

-Move to strike. -Kiss my ass.

Will the defendant please rise?

The j?ry has found yo? g?ilty as charged.

Yo? are hereby sentenced to serve six months in a state penitentiary.

Murphy. Okay, move along.

Keep it moving.

Yo? m?st be that white cop' huh? Beat up the black guy.

-What makes yo? say that? -Them.

Oh' man.

?ey, Úse.

Save your strength. Yo?'re gonna need it.

-You look c?te' baby. -Get going.

Look, don't mess with me or l'll throw yo?r ass in solitary.

All right, let's go. Yo?'re out of the hole.

-?ey' hoW long have l been in here? -Three months.


Yo? are the grad?ating class of this third week of A?g?st.

Many people don't make it through both days of intense training.

Yo? are the elite.

Wherever yo? go, yo?'ll be part of this special fraternity.

Yo?'re equipped with everything yo?'ll need to do yo?r job:


Pepper spray.

And if things get really nasty...

. ..a coin holster full of quarters, so yo? can call the police.


What do yo? mean, yo? got nothing?

Yo? had a crime scene, physical evidence.

-l gave yo? a goddamn tattoo. -Which was a ghost.

-We couldn't find it in the database. -Look, these things take time' ?ank.

-Oh' please-- -?oly cow, check it o?t. ?ank Rafferty. . .

. ..a security guard.

?obody throw gum on the gro?nd, okay? We'd get, like' a warning.

District 21 units, additional on the ADW in progress.

Suspect, male white, blue jacket, brown pants.

Male black, green shirt, brown pants. Fled eastbound on foot.

Exc?se me. You ever see that?

Four-59 . Silent alarm, A and L Beverages, 1 8th and Main.

Cancel that. Must have been a power glitch .


Where's sec?rity?


What are you doing?

The lights went out, and l couldn't find a switch.

So l Was filing in the dark.

That's why l called yo? here.

Lola. . .

. ..filing in the dark is a serious offence . Yo?'re in a lot of trouble.

Get up against that wall.

What are you gonna do to me?

Search you. Make sure you ain't carrying any concealed weapons.

Yo? finding anything?

-ls this a thong? -What? ls this a thong?!

Are yo? gonna strip-search me?

?o. l'm gonna put on some music.

Yo? gonna strip-search yourself.

Whoa' whoa' slow it ?p for me . ?ice and easy. Yeah.

Can't get enough of your love , babe!

Yo, pass those two.

-Get the motherboard. -Check those boxes, man.

Got it. Load them up. Get them out of here .

We have to check the load.

-Yeah, Earl. -?o. Don't call me Earl. Call me "officer."

-Oh' okay. -Yeah, yeah.

Are yo? gonna give it to me now' officer?

?ell, yeah. l'm gonna incarcerate yo?.

Yo? know my style. l like it wild.

-All right, pass that over. -?o, l got it.


?ands up!

What was that?

l said' freeze!

Yo?' behind there!

Wait here. Might get a little dangerous.

Yo? really playing this thing o?t, aren't you, baby?

Talk to me about a hit six months ago, Centurion Storage.

-Go to hell. -We Wondered where security was.

Drop the weapon.

Yo? sho?ld have run When yo? had the chance.

?ow you got no chance.

Over there. There he is. Get him!

Somebody shoot them.

-Thanks. -?o sweat.

-What are you doing here? -l work here. What are you doing here? l spent six months in prison because of yo?!

Six months? That's all they gave yo?, six months?

Damn it, Earl! This ain't turning me on.

-What the hell is that? -Earl J?nior.

Likes to hang out with Daddy. Precious, ain't it?

Get the goods! Load them up!

-Cover me! -?ey' man' you ain't my boss.

We work for the same company.

Since l got seniority, yo? cover me.

-Okay, l cover you. -Go!

?o! My car!

?o, not my car!

Somebody shoot that monkey!

What did you call me?

Let's go, now!

Get them in here!

Go' go' go!

-Get out of my car! -Beca?se l'm a black man?

This has nothing to do with you. lt's personal.

Damn right it's personal. White boy back there called me "monkey." Drive.

-Get out' noW! -Look, man. l been waiting my Whole life for shit like this to go down. lf yo?'re gonna shoot me , shoot me. That's the only Way l'm getting o?t.

They getting away' man! Come on. Go.


Man' this sloW-ass, damn Flintstone car, man.

We might as well be peddling With o?r damn feet.

-What's wrong with this piece of junk? -l don't know. l was gonna take it for a regular maintenance. . .

. ..but for the past six months l've been in prison!

Yo? sho?ld've got more time.

Pushing me into cars and p?tting me in satanic chokeholds.

Yo? were resisting arrest. l Was a?thorised to ?se any force--

We could go back and forth on this all night long, man.

Fort?nately' there are courts to handle this matter.

According to the co?rts. . .

. ..yo? were assaulting and battering me like a hillbilly on his Wife .

Oh' shit. This is how l'm gonna conceal the weapon.

Pull over! Pull over!

Get the van!

-You pull over, b?ddy! -?o, get the van!

-Drop the g?n! -Get the van!

-Drop it! -Get the v--

Damn. lf l Wo?ld've gotten out with a Wallet in my hand. . .

. ..l'd have bullets all in my ass.

That's some bullshit' man.

Security guard, huh' ?ank?

That's a shame.

-?ey' Washington, how yo? doing? -Better than you.

-You okay, man? -You know hoW it is, my brother.

Just a little shaken ?p, that's all.

Let me see if l got this figured o?t.

Yo? get out of prison' pissed With yo?r life . ..

. ..yo? decide to pay yo?r b?ddy Earl a visit. Things got o?t of hand. . .

. ..shots are fired, police respond j?st in time to catch ?ank trying to get. . .

. ..away With yo? in his car' probably holding yo? at gunpoint. Am l correct?

Amazing. Yo? are very' very good.

Wait a second. This is crazy. l wasn't o?t for revenge.

Sh?t the hell up! J?st shut the hell up. l'm tired of yo?r goddamn lies. l got a restraining order saying you can't get within 1 00 feet of this guy.

So l don't really give a damn What yo? have to say. All l need from you.. .

. your testimony and his ass goes back to prison. TomorroW.

?othing would make me happier than to see this man go back to prison.


For the heartache. . .

. ..and the trauma.

One time he took the club and he switched it aro?nd. . .

. ..with the handle sticking o?t and bop' right there.

Can you see that little cut' right there? Anyway. . . .

What happens is it makes me start saying incoherent. . . .

Yo? know, l'm liable to spurt that out. Just incoherent shit. Bitch! l apologise.

My doctor said l'm not getting proper oxygen up thro?gh here.

They said p?mp it and breathe.

And it's sort of like that sneaker. lt's a weird exercise.

Anyway, nothing wo?ld make me happier than to see him go to prison.

-Wait a second here! -Get back, bitch!

-Shut the hell ?p' ?ank' and l mean it! -You-- The violence.

Let me calm myself.

Unfort?nately' certain details of your story are slightly skewed.

What do yo? mean, skewed?


. ..did not come back for revenge.

-Thank yo?. -?e came back to apologise.

-What? -You Went there to apologise?

The man's talking to you.


-And you were saying? -l was. . .

. ..saying l was sorry.

-For what? -Beating you.

Yeah, my dog. That's what l'm talking abo?t, man.

?ank was right in the middle of this very touching apology.. .

. ..when l discovered that my warehouse Was being robbed.

So ?ank and l , we banded together to apprehend these o?tlaws.

And we would've had them' had not yo?r boys come along.

Exc?se me?

Dep?ty Droop-a-long. Man' they stopped the wrong car.

-You better watch yo?r mouth. -What yo? gonna do?

Beat the hell out of me? Probably blame it on a damn spider.

-What yo? got? -The updated report.

We got a 4-59 at the warehouse' b?t nothing on a van.

Coroner has two bodies.

DA says self-defence. So we kick them loose.

-The C and L warehouse on 1 8th? -Yeah.

?ot a cop anymore' ?ank' so stop acting like one. l'm all too happy to find any reason to lock yo?r ass up. You ?nderstand?

Go find McD?ff, tell him l want to see him right aWay.

Yeah, we also enco?ntered a naked girl upstairs, handcuffed to a light fixture.


Do yo? think yo? could hook a brother up with another restraining order?

Right there, beca?se l recognise them. Great.

All my st?ff should be in here too.

What's ?p?


l don't believe this. Where's my b?llets?

We don't return live ammunition.

Well' if you're gonna keep the b?llets, j?st keep the g?n.

-All right. -Give me my gun, man.

Where's my car? lmpound lot. Twenty blocks ?p, seven blocks over.

Yo? expect that man to walk. . . .

Y'all got a sh?ttle b?s? Yo? know what?

Yo? upset my partner. l should set it off up in this. . . .

But you got yo?r boys.

?ank, yo? believe his attit?de, man?

Man' they probably gonna give yo? yo?r car back with no tyres. l like the Way yo? played it back there.

Yeah, not letting them in on our case. That was smooth.

-This is o?r b?st' right? -Get the hell away from me!

?ey, ?ank. Yo? knoW what?

Sooner or later, yo?r hostility is officially gonna start affecting our work.

?ow' look, man. All you got to do is kind of--

What is you running for? l'm trying to talk to you.

Look! l am trying to remain calm. . .

. ..beca?se if l hit yo?' l will never see the light of day.

Which right noW seems almost worth it. So don't push it!

-You threatening me? -Yeah! Yeah, l'm threatening you!

Well' bring it on.

Bring it on' ?ank. l co?ld have went pro. l drop bombs on them, drop bombs on them.

-What? Here' slip, move' slide' duck. -Can't redial without a signal.

Oh' bang them out of there.

?ey, where you going' man?

-Shut up. -Big Red Truck and Trailer.

Truck and trailer. Yeah, look' yo? guys got a call. . .

. ..yesterday, l think, regarding a White van that yo? rented out.

We only rent big rigs.

Yeah, well, maybe yo? can help out. l'm trying to find a couple of my b?ddies. l think they rented a tr?ck from yo? yesterday.

-What name is it under? -?o, l don't knoW their names.

-Listen, pal, we get a lot of people here . -?o--

-You listen. -Give me the phone .

-Where are you located? -Downtown, on Normandie.

So?th Central? These were white folks.

They just left. They bought extra insurance for Baja.

-?eading to Mexico? -I guess.

Thank yo?.

Yo?'re welcome.

The way l see it' they got a 20-minute head start.

They're probably heading down the 405.

What are you doing?

Stop the car! ?ational Sec?rity!

Stop the damn car!

?ational Sec?rity, l'm commandeering this vehicle.

-What did l do? -Oh' st?dent driver, h?h?

Well' lesson 1 2: Man with gun, get yo?r ass up out the car.

-Go! -Okay, okay' don't shoot.

And do your homework.

What the problem is?

?ey, man' do l got to solve this crime by myself?


Big, red tr?ck. lt's gonna be easy to find. lt's probably gonna say "Big Red" all along the side of the tr?ck. . .

. big' red letters.

?ey, ?ank, yo? knoW that file back at Washington's office?

Well' l used my acute peripheral vision to get a upside-down read.

-Wanna know what l saw? -What?

On one of them papers it said, "ClA heist."


-That's all l saw' "ClA." -That's it?

?ey, look, man, l said l got peripheral vision' not X-ray vision, man. All right?

?ow' apparently, We are ca?ght up in some real live. . .

. ..complex-ass, espionage shit.

This is great' man, isn't it?

Me and you, man, we're security g?ards out here acting like real cops.

-l was a real cop, Earl. -Well' you must've loved it, huh? l can't believe you gave that up.

Yeah. There's Ro?te 1 .

Stay on the freeway' it's a lot faster.

They wanna keep a loW profile. They're gonna go Ro?te 1 .

Stay on the freeway. ?o, on the freeway' come on.

-Don't. -Oh' shit!

-?ey' come on! -FreeWay traffic, man.

-Stay on the freeway. -We're in the middle of the street.

What are you doing?!

-Let go of the wheel! -FreeWay!

What are you doing, ?ank?

Oh' shit!

-God. Are yo? okay? -Yeah.

-Shit. -?ey!


-Somebody was right about the freeway. -What?

Look at that. You can't tell me that ain't a big, red tr?ck.

Yeah, yeah.

Gun under the seat.

?ank! ?ank!


Get off me.

-?ey! -Shoot her' ?ank.

Shoot this big bitch. ?ank's abo?t to shoot you.

?o, l ain't gonna shoot anybody. Put him down. . .

. a min?te or two. ?o h?rry. l don't like nobody messing with my rig.

Don't be a pussy' ?ank. Shoot her!

Yo? oversized, big-boot' thick-ass' Jerry Springer-reject ass--

-Earl' come on. Let's go. -?o, man.

Shaq here owes me an apology.

But then again. . .

. ..what your name is?



Got a ring on every finger except that lock doWn one, h?h?

Yo? like to wrestle? Because that's my thing. l like to wrestle.

Earl. Earl, come on, let's go.

Why don't yo? give me your n?mber?

And if you're nice, l'll show you what a real big rig looks like.

Earl' come on!

-l'll call you. -Let's go! The truck's leaving.

-l'm with you. ?old on, hold on. -Come on!

-Think these are o?r guys? -?ow the hell am l s?pposed to know?

?o, wait. Wait. No.



Earl' come on!

Come on, come on!

Swing aro?nd!

Oh' my knee.

Oh' shit.

?ey, come on! Come on, come on.

-You did that on p?rpose. -Look.

So that's Why the cops co?ldn't find the van.

?ey, do you know hoW to hot-wire a car?

Oh' because l'm black' l a?tomatically know how to hot-wire a car?

-Do you know hoW or don't yo?? -Yeah.

-But not beca?se l'm black. -Do it then.

-Move yo?r leg, man. Close your legs. -Get in there.

-See that? -All right, go, go, go.


See that spark when one of them b?mped into each other?

That's beca?se that red wire is What gives off all that energy.

-l don't care. -See how that's sparking there?

Got it?

-?ow's that? What's that doing? -Earl' the Windshield Wipers are on.

Must be a '94. l touched the wrong one.

?ow's that?

-What's that? -What the hell?

-Turn it off. T?rn it off! -Oh' come on.

Somebody's back in that trailer. Let's take a look.

Eddie' look o?t!

-Do it. Come on' come on, come on. -Yeah.


Oh' shit!

Thanks, ?ank.

That's the second time in 20 minutes yo? landed ?s in some shit.

?ey, you messing with Earl and ?ank!

What the problem is?

Let's find out what the hell is in these boxes.

Oh' ?ank!

Oh' it stinks.

-Oh' damn. -Sorry.

Damn, it looks like Christmas.

Except for these fish g?ts and orange peels.

Please be guns. Please be g?ns.

What the hell is that?

This is a beer keg. lt doesn't make any sense. lt makes sense when you put together the pieces.

What pieces? lt's obvious.

The ClA' they're sm?ggling alcohol. ..

. ..into the inner city in an effort to further s?bjugate the black man.

?ey, do you actually believe the crap that comes out of yo?r mouth?

Oh' l'm never really s?re until l'm finished talking.

Think they all kegs?

Yeah. Nash. We got a problem.

Well' what we have here appears to be...

. ..yo?r average' garden-variety, $22-deposit beer keg. . .

. ..but it's way too light.

-lt must be light beer. -Yeah, way too light.

Couldn't be a po?nd and a half. Let's take a peek inside' huh?

Yeah, she's empty all right.

Yo? think there's a double Wall? Something stashed in between?

?appy to take a look.

Put on the glasses' boys, or yo? will go blind.

This torch burns at 4000 degrees Fahrenheit. . .

. let's slice open this can of peaches. lncredible.

She's cold as ice .


Why don't yo? and the keg get a room?

Gentlemen' what we have here. . .

. an Area 51 , high-tech' aerospace alloy. lt weighs next to nothing' disperses heat instantaneously. . .

. ..and is resistant to almost any force in man or nat?re.

Well' is it worth anything?

Yeah, millions!

Which is exactly why. . .

. ..l Want yo? two to take this thing and get the hell out of my shop.

Personally, l don't feel like dying right now. . .

. ..and this is exactly the kind of shit people get killed over.


We'll stash the van here until we find out What's what.

-Whose garage is this? -This guy l know. lt doesn't matter.

?o, no. This ain't no guy garage. There ain't a power tool in here.

Let's go.

?ank, this box up here got yo?r name on it.

This wouldn't be yo?r girlfriend's ho?se?

Could yo? do me a favo?r? Could yo? stay out of my business?

Oh' well' lookie, lookie , lookie. Looks like somebody got dissed, huh?

All right, let me guess' ?ank.

Yo?r girl left because you beat the shit out of her.

?o. lronically' she left me. . .

. ..beca?se l was convicted of beating the shit out of somebody else.

Oh' me?

Man' go ahead with that' man. Look, ?ank' l'm j?st saying, man. . .

. ..l s?ppose that's What your attitude is all about? ?uh?

?anky ain't getting no loving. l'll be happy to go back in there. ..

. ..and straighten this whole mess out.

-?o, thanks, yo?'ve done enough. -?o, serious, ?ank. l wanna do it' man.

Earl Montgomery is a love-maker, not a love-taker.

Wait a second. Let me get this straight.

Yo?'re telling me you'd go in there and tell Denise. . .

. ..l never harassed you' and l Went to jail for no reason?


But you and l both know yo? got exactly what yo? deserve.

Denise. l hope they don't think we're breaking in.

She's not home.

Damn. Denise got one fine-looking maid.

-Exc?se me? -Earl. . .

. ..that is Denise. ?ey.

-What do you want, ?ank? -l only wanna talk.

-Oh' you wanna talk? -Yeah.

Or yo? wanna lie? Beca?se there's a difference, yo? know.

-l've alWays been honest with you. -Of co?rse.

Yo? j?st forgot to tell me you were beating up black men on yo?r l?nch.

Oh' snap. She's witty.

Yeah. She most definitely got the upper hand.

?ey, could you be q?iet for a minute? Thanks.

-Look, l told you how-- -Yeah, l know' the bumblebee did it.

-Yeah. -You lied to me, Henry.

Lies, lies. Lies j?st compound lies.

Yo? know? But you saying the same thing. Do your thing. l didn't beat anybody' okay? And l can prove it.

This is the man that l was accused of assaulting. okay' Earl.

-?i. -You got something you Wanna say?

Oh' yeah.

She's black. Yo? never told me she was black.

Did l or did l not assault yo??

Oh' he beat the hell o?t of me, ma'am.

-What? -l'm not gonna lie to the sister.

?o, yo?'re-- You son of a bitch! l'm not gonna take this!

?ey! Get your hands off him. Stop it. Get out.

-Get out! -Get out! J?st get o?t!

-?enry, get o?t! -You too. Get out! Get!

-But-- -Get! l think the violence might kick off o?t there .

Get out.

Listen' man. Wait. Why you all salty at me, man?

Look, ?ank' kill that noise' man. Listen' it's not my fault. Okay?

-You told me she was white. -l did not.

Well' you didn't tell me she was black.

-What difference does it make? -A big difference.

Look, if l had lied and told her that yo? didn't beat me up. . .

. ..l'd be condoning interracial relationships.

Which is something l do not condone.

Okay, that's it. lf you're not o?t of my face in three seconds--

?ow' you don't wanna be threatening your partner. l am not your partner! l had a partner. l would have taken a bullet for him.

Yo?' l'm having a hard time not shooting.

All right, hold on. ?ow' that's it. ?ow l'm upset. lf yo? leave' l'm gonna p?t yo?r ass under citizen's arrest.

Okay? And yo? and l both know yo? are in direct violation. . .

. ..of a legal' binding restraining order.

-You have something in your teeth. -Where? ?ere' or here?

?ow you can tell people l hit you.

-?i. -?i, '78 Plymo?th Volare, tan.

-Can l have your driver's licence? -Yep.

Are yo? kidding me? l got something in my teeth? l'll tell yo? what it was, ?ank. Trust. And now it's gone.

Earl' what do l have to do? l just came to get Earl Junior. l don't go nowhere without my baby.

So why don't you get your jalopy, and we go our separate ways.

That's my car right over there. Could l have the keys?

We're just trying to locate yo?r paperWork' sir.

Lookie, lookie, lookie. What do we have here?

?ow you doing' Miss Dolly?

-Fine. -Oh' yes' you are .

Yo? got a pair of handc?ffs l can borrow?

-You hitting on her? -Yeah.

What was all that crap abo?t interracial couples?

l am firmly and belligerently against any interracial coupling. . .

. ..when the man is white.

Darling. . .

. ..can l interest you in a stick of gum?

Yo? know, they say five o?t of five dentists recommend this shit.


Get your stuff o?t of my car and get the hell out of here!

Miss Darling' what do l have to do to get my car out of here?!

Would yo? please j?st be patient?


-Freeze! -On the ground, now!

Goddamn it. God.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. l gave up!

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

?o, don't give up. Get in.

-?ank, freeze! -Get in the back.

-KnoW what l'm doing? -Stealing a police car. l'm saving your ass yet again despite the fact that you struck me. . .

-. . .yet again. -Okay. Sorry. Thank yo?.


-Apology accepted. -Okay, we're even. Go' go' go!

-Don't hit me no damn more. -Go' go' go!


Forklift. Forklift, my side.

Forklift! l got it!

Yep. . .

-. . .yo? got it. -Watch o?t!

Watch o?t!

Dead end. Dead end, dead end!

-?ey! -l see it.

Come to think of it' yo? hit me and l didn't kill yo?? l'm letting you live, saving yo?r ass.

-Oh' l'm going straight to heaven. -Fence!

Chill' ?ank. l'm blessed.

What'd you do this time, Hank? l don't knoW. l'll find out.

For a cop' you s?re get in a hell of a lot of tro?ble.

Yeah, yeah.

Turn here. Turn, turn' turn!

?ey, chopper. Turn here' turn here!


Always loved the car wash, man.

White' foamy Water over yo?. Brushes Waving in the breeze.

When you a kid in the ghetto' that's like going to ?awaii.

-They got an APB o?t on both of us. -Both of ?s? What the hell did l do?

We're wanted for the shooto?t on the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

-Yeah, well, that's fair. -?o, it doesn't make any sense.

?ow'd the cops know we were on the bridge?

Only the g?ys in the tr?ck could lD us, and they wouldn't call it in.

Maybe someone on the inside p?t o?t a APB to locate ?s.

?ow We're talking abo?t dirty cops.

-What yo? doing? -R?nning the n?mbers on the van.

?o, plates are phoney. Damn it!

-Check the Vl?. -What?

-l thought they were all scratched off. -?ot underneath. l pulled it when l was Wiring the van.

-All units, 5-0-3, stolen police vehicle. -Bingo. Address. Okay.

-Car wash at Venice and Crenshaw. -They tracked ?s.

Let's ditch the car.

-We need a car. -Yeah, yeah.

?ey, hey' hey!

?ey, could you pull over here?

-God! -Use the badge.

-What? -Use the badge.

Stop! ?ational Sec?rity!

-l'm commandeering this car! -Let's see the badge.

-Just step o?t of the car' ma'am. -Don't you raise yo?r voice at me.

Get out of the damn car!

Didn't yo?r mama teach yo? any manners?

At least yo? co?ld ask me nicely.

Yo? call this commandeering a car?

Yo? wanna shut the hell up?

Don't be using that language in my car.


?ow' l got no problem giving yo? boys a ride.

But l don't take kindly to being told to get out of my car.

?o, sir. l s?rely do not.


A warrant.

They must've had a warrant to raid the warehouse.

The dirty cop had to have access to it to send his boys in first.

Same thing m?st've happened at the storage place.

-So who's the leak? -l don't know.

APB's go thro?gh Watch commander.

Washington? Ain't that how it always is?

-What? -You have nothing to go on. . .

. ..and already yo? blaming the black man.

-l'm just throwing names out. -l'll tell you hoW to find a dirty cop.

Pick up the phone and call the police station.

Don't really matter who answers.

What yo? gonna say?

-Thanks. -Thank yo?.

-Okay, yo? boys behave now. -?o q?estion.

-Take care. -Sho?ld l have gotten her number?

-Definitely. She's very nice . -l thought so too.

ls this the place?

Stay cool.

Can you pick this?

What? "Just beca?se l'm a black man... . What?"

Yo? were doing good. But Why yo? said like this:

All black people don't do that. Look, man. Just let it flow--

Can you pick the lock or not?

-?ot without my tools. -?ey' hey. Come on.

This is great. A real stakeout.

My whole life' man' l wanted to be a cop.

Ever since l was a kid, watching Quincy on TV.

Quincy was a medical examiner.

Oh. l g?ess in the projects we didn't get real good reception.

?ey, man. This is boring. ?ow long we been here?

-Coming up on 1 2 min?tes. -Where the hell are these people?

Earl' this is a stakeo?t. We could be sitting here for ho?rs.

?o wonder cops are so fat.


?ey, whatever happened to Charlie?

lf yo? don't mind, l'd j?st-- l'd rather not talk about it.

Yo? s?re?


Yo? know, they shot him right in front of me , man.

l co?ldn't do a damn thing abo?t it.

l'm sorry to hear that, man. Who did it?

The g?ys We're looking for.

So that's Why this is personal.

Let me get this straight. Yo?r partner got killed. ..

. ..yo? lost your job, you got thrown in jail, yo?r girlfriend Walked. . .

. ..and noW yo?'re a security guard making 1 82 dollars a week?

Know what you are , ?ank?

Yo?'re a black man.

?ow' tho?gh, you gotta think abo?t it though, right?

Glad to see you la?gh' man.

-?ow how long have we been here? -Oh' come on.

-Coming up on 1 3 min?tes. -l got to get something to eat' man.


?ey, Earl.

What are you doing?

?o! Earl.

Earl' hey. Earl.

We're always early. ?e's always late.

Damn it.

Call me back. They were spotted at the police impound yard.

Get down and get the goods.

Pain in the ass.

Are yo? okay?

?ell, no, l ain't okay' man. l been shot!


-lt's him! -?ow do yo? knoW?


Son of a bitch!


Go get him.

-?ank. -Yeah?

Yo? get him?


-Come on. -l ain't gonna make it, ?ank. l'm cold' man. l'm cold all over. l'm starting to see white light.

Damn. Even the light is white.

Come on. Yo? got hit in the leg' Sally. Let's go.

-Don't bo?nce. Don't bo?nce! -You gotta help me a little.

-You're bouncing. -Your other leg.

Denise. Denise! lt's ?ank. ?ank.

-l thought l told yo?. lt's over. -l been shot!

Yo? shot him now?

-?o. -What happened?

Yo? gotta trust ?s. We didn't do anything Wrong or illegal.

Then take him to a hospital.

?o, no. We can't, 'ca?se the cops are looking for us.

-What? -lt's complicated.

Look, Denise, l understand yo?'re a nurse. l'm bleeding o?t here. Y'all can bicker later. Come on.

-Please, please. -Let me come in?

-All right. -Yeah, go.

-?ey. -Sorry.

-Take off yo?r pants. -??h?

Take off your pants.

Earl? Yo?'re not wearing any underWear. l don't like to wear drawers, okay? Makes me feel constricted.

So does dying. ?ow' hurry up, ?ank. Come on.

-l'll get yo? a towel. -Better make it a beach towel.

-lt's not that big. -lt ain't small.

Thank yo?, Denise. That was very sweet of you.

All right, l'm gonna need you to keep pressure on the Wo?nd.

Right. Okay, bend over the chair and hike ?p the towel.

-What? l'm not like that, man. -Do it.

Oh' oh. Well' just say that' ?ank. l thought you was trying to get a free ass shot.

Come on, Denise. ?ow' tell me the tr?th.

Earl' there's no b?llet in yo?. lt went thro?gh the bone' o?t the other side? lt barely to?ched you. lt's a scratch.

-Denise, am l gonna need stitches? -Yes. l knew it.

Well' j?st--

Yo? know what?

-What? -l'll let it heal naturally.

-Oh-- -Yeah, yeah, that's right.

Oh' no!

-lt's a bee-- -Calm down.

-A bumblebee! ?o! -Don't move. Don't move!

Death from above! ?o! Swish it out.

Death from above' man.

-ls it safe? -?ot for yo? it ain't.

l can't believe your girl can go off like that.

-She hits harder than yo? do. -Yeah, this is it.

Marina Yacht Club. This is where the call came from.

?ow We gonna get in?

-Split ?p. -Exc?se me, l Want the big fat one.

Oh' that looks interesting. What is it? l don't knoW, but it smells like ass.

Yo? recognise anyone?

Man' it's so damn white in here, my pupils haven't adjusted yet.

?ey. ?ey' look.

-That's him. -Son of a bitch.

What do yo? knoW? lt's the White guy.

A sad day in Ca?casian history.

-Where the hell the two of you been? -Jimmy B?ffet's in town. Come on.

Yo? got five min?tes. lt better be good.

-Can l get a chip? -?o.

Yo?'ve got a leak and we know Who it is.

-?ow can l get a chip? -?o. lt's McD?ff.

-l assume you have some proof. -Yeah.

We tracked them kn?ckleheads who hit my warehouse.

-The same guys who killed Charlie. -Led us right to McD?ff.

That's all very interesting' b?t do you have actual evidence?

-?o. -?o. But we got what he wants.

-And What's that? -The goods from the ClA heist.

-You got the ClA goods? -Wait a min?te. lt was really ClA?

Cr?pps lnternational Aerospace.

What ClA did yo? think l was talking abo?t?

Would yo? tell him, please?

A year ago' over $7 million in atomic alloy was stolen out of Crupps.

To sm?ggle it o?t, they had to melt it down and recast it as beer kegs.

Feds tipped us off. Our leak beat us to the p?nch.

That's right. McDuff. offer to sell him back his stuff. Oh' he'll bite .

-lf he's dirty. -Oh' he's dirty.

?ow' give the man a chip.

l appreciate you trying to get me a chip.

But thinking that l was talking abo?t the act?al ClA... .

Yeah. l don't know what l was thinking.

?ey, McDuff. lt's your b?ddies, Hank and Earl.

-What's up, dog? -We got something you Want.

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

We're talking beer kegs, bitch.

-?ou two are wanted felons. -Frank' save it. We know you're dirty.

-Listen to me-- -?o, you listen to me. l don't knoW who yo?'re selling these things to.

All we want is a piece of the pie. Say, $1 million worth.

-We're talking six zeros' chump. -So, what's your plan?

Meet us tomorrow morning, 7 a.m. The old fort, L?na Point.

?ow'd yo? find this place? l did a co?ple nights of sec?rity watching some constr?ction equipment.

-lt's perfect for us, though. -?ow many boys Washington got? l don't knoW. l see five or so.

-l'm starting to feel all tingly. -Yeah.

l thought l shot you once already.

Yo?'re a to?gh little monkey' aren't you?

Yo? into monkey jokes?

Didn't yo?r mama teach you manners when you Were humping her?

-You bring the metal' ?ank? -You bring the money, Frank?

We'll see about that when l see the kegs.

Let's just forget abo?t the money. We already got What we came for.

l don't think yo?'ll find them as helpful as you thought they'd be.

Yo? see' my men aren't actually members of the L.A. SWAT team.

-Where's Washington? -l don't know.

Excellent q?estion.

-Shit. -Oh' man.

The brother's in on it?

?e must've grew up in a White neighbo?rhood.

Gun. Scratch that.

?e's a real brother, getting messed over just like the rest of ?s.

Guns, gentlemen.

Look, l-- ?o. Look.

Sorry. ?o, no. Look, look. ?o, no, no, no! Go!

Washington, get over here!

Get in' get in, get in! l know a way out.

There's a tunnel at the other end.

Down! Down! What the hell happened? l don't knoW. They grabbed me after we talked.

Take a right. Come on.

Get thro?gh the other end!


Come on. The t?nnel.

Go' go.

?ank, come on!


What? Where's ?ank?

-l don't know. -?ank!

?ank! Shit. l gotta go find him.

-Okay, go ahead. My foot's b?sted up. -You gonna be okay?

l'll be fine. Go.

Damn it.




Son of a bitch.


?ey, ?ash! Catch!


Who's a monkey now? Monkey!

-Shit. ?ank! -?old on!


-?ank! -?old on!

Good' good, good, good.

-Yes! -Yeah!

-You the man! -?o, you are the man.

-You the man! -Okay, l am the man.

Yeah, yeah!

Six months ago, these two men were locked...

. . .in a conflict that shook our city.

Today they stand together as heroes.

Gentlemen' thank you for yo?r bravery and yo?r selflessness.

?ank, welcome back to the force.


-Earl' Welcome to the L.A.P .D . -You serio?s?

-Congratulations' Earl. -Yeah. Thank yo?.

Earl! That's enough.

?ey, check it o?t, 1 0:00.

Pull over.

Exc?se me.

Yo? wanna step away from the vehicle?

?ank. Please' man.

Let me show you how this type of situation is properly handled.

Exc?se me' Mr. Civilian' who has rights.

Did you perhaps lock your keys in yo?r vehicle?

Yeah, l do it all the time. They're right there in the visor.

Yeah, yeah. Right there in the visor.

For my partner's peace of mind. . .

. ..wo?ld you tell us the n?mbers on yo?r plate?

-Sure, 2CQ?654 . -ls he right?


Allow me to assist yo?. . .

. ..instead of beat you senseless' like some cops wo?ld.

-Thank yo?' officer. -You're very welcome.

-?ave a good day, all right? -l will. Thanks.

?ot everyone's a criminal. Remember that.

My car! ?o, wait! That's my car!

-Always good to have a backup plan. -?ey!

l give ?p!

Ma'am, you may re-proc?re yo?r vehicle.

Yo? idiot!

What the problem is?