Out of Reach (2004) Script





Good boy.

Take you home. Get your leg better.

GIRL: Dear William, thank you so much for the birthday present.

I'm so happy you remembered, as few here at the orphanage did.

It's interesting how life works out, isn't it?

Years ago, when you first joined my orphanage's outreach program, I never imagined we would become such good friends.

You have enriched my life, and for doing this, I'm eternally grateful.

Hope all is going well on the wildlife refuge.

Please write again soon.

How are you feeling?

I do so look forward to your letters.

Always, your friend, Irena Morawska.

WILLIAM: Dear Irena Morawska, I am glad you like the American Indian bracelet, a true symbol of our friendship.

At the same time, it pains me to know that others at the orphanage failed to recognize your special day.

You are an intelligent, special girl, so trust me when I tell you this.

Pave your own path.

Do not wait for others to lead you.

You'll benefit more in the end.

By the way, you've done well with the tracker puzzles I've sent you.

Over the next couple of letters, I'll send ones that are a little bit more challenging.

This one's called a cipher.

Like I said, it's a bit more advanced, but I'm sure you'll catch on quick.


"Friends forever."

Here is another cipher for you to try and solve.

Remember, Napoleon, the great general, once wrote, "He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."

I suppose I'm just trying to say that we can rise above our problems.

The answers are all there if we look close enough.

"Be strong."

IRENA: In six months, I will be 14, and will have to leave the orphanage.

I'm not sure where to go after that.

Still, as you have taught me, I can see opportunity in all things.

Mrs. Donata told me she has big plans for me and not to worry.

Whatever happens, I know that you and I will remain connected.


Anything else?

Thank you, Rosa.

Do you know any good jokes?

Guess that means no.


Cup of coffee?

MAN: Just give me some of whatever he's having.

Look what the cat drug in.

I'll bet you thought you'd never see me here.

Well, I was hoping I wouldn't, you know?

But shit happens.

Oh, Shepherd always talked about a high mighty shit you once did for the government, but that's in the past.

We're living in the here and now.

You saved my ass a few times, as I recall.

I owe you one, Billy.

Well, let's just call it even.

No way.


I'll count to 10.

Let's see how far you can run before I catch you.

One... two... three!

The thrill of the chase, Mrs. Donata.

It's always a constant source of amusement to me.

WILLIAM: Dear Irena, I may have to go away for a while, but don't worry.

You can contact me in Montreal at the address below.

It's hidden in the cipher called Zodiac.

Remember Napoleon and be strong.

Anya Brodska.

Marta Majeska.

Irena Morawska.

Anyeshka Lavinska.

We've all dreamed of homes, families, and a better life.

Dreams can come true.

It's my job to expedite such dreams.


If you could be anything, what would you like to be?

A model, in a magazine.

A model?

Well, you're not exactly model material.


And you.

What would you like to be?

A good student, sir.

Lord have mercy. What a mess.

How do you want to play this?

Doesn't have to be difficult, William.

Just need to talk.

Well, I'll tell you what.

You play this by the books for me, and, uh, I'll come peacefully.

Sure, by the book.

It's nothing personal.

It's just, uh, too many loose ends.

The cabin's a nice touch.

You know, I built this cabin with my own money.


Glad to see you saved.

That was smart.

Bring William to the bed.

Take him.

Put the gun down, Shepherd.

Set it down very gently.

Now get over here.

Very good.

Now I want you to turn around.

It doesn't matter how far a man runs!

He can't run away from himself!

You're still a company man, William, and we will find you!

MRS. DONATA: It's time to leave, Irena.

My American friend.

Will you make sure that he receives this?

Ah, that's funny.

Okay, I gotta go.


Monsieur Delacroix.

Henri, comment ca va?

Bien, et vous?

Ca va bien, ca va bien.

Tres bien.

Anything in the box for Lancing?

Let's take a look.

Ah, I'm afraid only one this time.

MRS. DONATA: Dear Mr. Lancing, we regret to inform you that Irena Morawska will no longer be able to correspond with you.

Uh, let me have it back.

It'll be better for the photo.

All right.

Ah, you can smile a bit.


All right.

What kind of foster program is this?

A special program for very talented kids.

Good students, like you.

What do we have here?

A letter from America, huh?

Those are mine!

Burn these.

What do we have here?

I haven't seen a cipher like this in a long time.

I think we'll call her Lola.



I like Lola.

Whenever you're ready, and just remember to look right into the lens, okay?

My name is Anyeshka.

When I grow up, I want to be a model.

Go on. You're fine.

Go on.

A model.


All professional models suffer from stage fright.

Welcome to Poland, Mr. Davenport.

Are you here for business or pleasure?

I little sight-seeing.

This doesn't look like a modeling agency to me.

Come on, girls.

Anyeshka, what are you thinking?

Be careful.

Anyeshka! Anyeshka!

You can try to run, but there's nowhere to hide.

And now I'm forced into making an example of you.

You're fast.

Not quite fast enough.


Come in.


Can I help you?

Yeah, I'm William Lancing.

I'm staying at the Royal Hotel.

I believe I received a letter from you about Irena Morawska.

I'm sorry, Mr. Lancing. I...

I wasn't expecting you.

I mean, Irena said you worked outside with the animals.

Did she say that?


Would you go with me for a moment?


This is where she would sleep.

It was all such terrible business.

Irena running away, I mean.

Of course, I called the police, but, uh...

Irena ran away huh?

Perhaps there was a boy.

She was at that age, and Irena was... special.

She was special, but I don't think there's a boy.


Listen, uh, you don't mind if I call the police, do you?

Of course, but would your colleagues expect you to return home shortly?

Thank you, ma'am.

Hello. Yes.

We have a problem.

A man asking questions.

Says he's calling the police.

I told you, any more trouble, I want out.


Going somewhere?

Sit down.

I told him nothing.

So, Mr. Lancing... did he say anything out of the ordinary?



A soldier, an emperor, and still, to some, just a little corporal. Hmm?

Pretty, isn't it?

But like any rose, the company must cut its thorns.


IRENA: I have no pen to write with. no paper, and something is very wrong with the man who has taken me.

I'll try to leave you a message.

Don't give up on me.

I'll never give up on you.


Pane Pamenyaski, please.


I have an emergency missing persons situation.

Would you be able to see me immediately?

My name is Williams.

40 minutes? I can do that.

Thank you. Dziekuje.

Thank you.


Who sent you?


Who sent you?

Wrong answer.


Yes, Mrs. Donata, the head of the orphanage, has been murdered.

That's all the information we've got so far.

How you doing, young man?

Try these on.

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about.

See, where I come from, we would say, "You look cool."

I like that.

That's right.

Listen, I'm writing down my phone number and where I am.

If you need me, call me.

That's where I am.

You hear?

Can I help you, sir?

I was, uh... looking for the director.

I'm Detective Lato.

Was she expecting you?

Not really.

Let's talk outside.

Mrs. Donata was brutally murdered.

Hours later, I find a mysterious stranger on her doorstep, asking questions.

Who are you?

I'm Bill Hale.

I'm with the, uh, Global Relief Fund.

How well did you know Mrs. Donata?

I didn't really know her very well at all.

I just kind of met her in passing.

You don't look like a typical outreach volunteer.

How long have you been in Warsaw, Mr. Hale?

You know what?

I gotta send my boss an e-mail.

I gotta go.


You can send your e-mail from our office, as we have a few more minor questions for you.

You're late, Faisal.

I'm here, Mr. Elgin.

What is the problem?

A multi-million dollar business, an empire, now more profitable than narcotics traffic.

It's like a giant hand with fingers that stretch out across the globe.

"Human trafficking" always seemed like... such an uninspired phrase.

But still, it's extraordinary what you hear on the BBC World Service these days.

You know, I heard about a woman who was murdered in an orphanage.

I was only attending to matters personally.

Well, your "personal touch" is turning into cause for concern.

I've always proven reliable in the past, haven't I?

There can be no further exposure, and I don't want to discuss this ever again.

Just think of it like chess.

If you don't protect your king, you are on the road to ruin.

I apologize.

There's a call for you on the other line.

Uh, please take a seat, Mr. Hale.

I'll be right back.

Irena Morawska.

United Alliance of Nations.

We called the Global Relief Fund.

Your story seems to check out.

Just write down your contact information and you're free to go, Mr. Hale.

You're losing your touch, Ibo. getting fat and sloppy.

I'm not sure I like this new work, Colonel.

Pain is your friend, Ibo.

Learn to love pain and it will set you free.

I understand.


Azimi, over here, and tell me something good.

The American?

I checked governmental sources, non-governmental sources.

He doesn't exist.

Then why are all your friends dead?

They were good men, colonel.

And the codes in the letters?

I want this entire operation moved swiftly, Azimi!

You are a very clever girl.

I can see why William is so fond of you and even more why I can't let you go.

It's time to devise a killer plan for your Mr. Lancing.


Digital video tape.

Let's get it to the lab.

You said it was urgent.

I found this.

It's your handwriting.

That it is.

LATO: We found your letter on the girl.

There's also this.

I read your letter, Mr. Lancing.

You knew you had to pass as a volunteer of the Global Relief Fund, and you wrote the message on the mirror walls?

I'm an amateur.

Just a little bit of guesswork.

I don't believe you came all this way on guesswork.

You obviously have a past.

Sounds to me like you're the one doing the guesswork now.

Look, every year, thousands of children go missing.

We have a serious problem of human trafficking here.

With the evidence I have, I could hold you in suspicion of murder and you are not leaving this town until I find out what's going on.

Who are you?

Like a said, just an amateur shooting in the dark.

Thanks for the drink.

United Alliance of Nations.


Irena taught you that, didn't she?


See, I taught Irena that.

It's a code.

Come on in.

Men came for Irena, didn't they?

What did they look like?

Gangsters? Military?

What did they look like?

You pick-pocketed them, didn't you?

Do you know what this is?

This is the Turkish flag.

Yeah, we're getting somewhere.

This is the Irena Morawska case, right?

Yeah, Detective Lato said you were having trouble with the tape?

See, now, this is a simple case of signal versus digital throughput.

Oh, you think this is funny?

Do you want to get drunk?

It's like a big ring.

And what's this here? Embassies.


Embassies and diplomats?


That's right.

You saw who took the girls.

Help me, Nicky, and I'll make sure that this doesn't happen again.

Why the long face, huh?

This is the best shipment we've had in a long time.

Don't tell me you're getting soft on me now, are you?

Don't let her sit.



Tell me, what move would you make, huh?

You have the wrong pieces protecting your king.


Smart move.

Very smart.

Good afternoon, Madam.

I'm Mr. Desmarais.

I am here with the International Education Fund, and I wanted to know who I should see about donations.


You'll have to talk to Mr. Weiss in Finance and Operations, but he's still out to lunch.

Okay, well, I'll just wait over here.

Thank you.

Any messages for me?

Just a man from American Education Fund asking about donations.

I told him to wait.

Mr. Weiss, uh, I've been waiting here for half an hour.

You know, they say time is money, and, uh, I've been known to make some very large donations. but there's a little thing called respect.

You know what I mean?

You should bring that American in.

I don't think he did it.

Do you have anything new?

The girl.

She came from a UAN school, like all the other missing girls.

My friend, Agnieshka.

I heard her screaming.

As long as you do as you are told, you're all right, Lola.

My name's Irena.

Sure it is.

Eat your food.


Missing People Department, please.



This is Weiss.

All tapes delivered.

International online bidding will commence now.

Max-Com Internet.





MAN'S VOICE: Washington bids 75,000.

San Diego bids 100,000.

Chicago bids 200,000.

Beijing bids 250,000.



I trust my men won't have any problem at the embassy ball.

It's not a problem.

Mr. Lancing seems to have ignored our message.

But if he thinks the girl is dead, then she is not a problem.

Some homicide detective phoned Weiss' office, asking about school records.

Weiss just sent out the current shipment of tapes.

Time to ship him out.

Missing children.

You've not heard anything, have you?

You don't want this case, Kasia, and if your father was alive, he'd tell you the same thing.

I thought I'd find you guys here.

Kasia, be smart, stay out of trouble.

You know, uh... maybe you shouldn't be drinking with folks like that.

Maybe I shouldn't be drinking with you.

Besides, um... he's my uncle.

Oh. Did I offend you?

Na zdrovie.

So, to what do I owe this visit?

If there was an illegal internet service in Warsaw, who would I talk to about it?

Maybe you should ask my uncle.

Look, you want real information, then you tell me something good.


The girl from the warehouse, her name is Anyeshka Lavinska.

I already know that.


There's a man called Weiss.

From the UAN. I know that too.

He has information for me, back at his house.

Aside from all of the joking, these people are very serious, and they don't care who they kill.

I can take care of myself.

Can I ask you a question?

How much have you had to drink?

Why don't I be your designated driver.

Give me the keys.

I'll take you where you want to go.



Oh, man.

You're gonna be all right. Just lie down.


You'll have to drink.

You're gonna have to get rid of some of this pain.

A little bit more. A little bid more.

It'll take away the pain.

Lie down. Lie down.

You're gonna be all right.

Just stay with me.


I've got to cauterize this to stop the bleeding.

Come on.

Wake up. Stay with me.


We're done. We're done.

It's over. It's over.

You did good. You did good.

So did you get all the mail?

Where is the letter from Max-Com?

It was delivered today.

It should be on the shelf.

Then somebody's been in here.

Is it done?

Weiss and his mistress, yes.

And what about the female homicide detective?

Was she there?

Yes, but we have a slight problem.

The American was there.

Let's see if you can do something right.

Shoot me.

Do it!

You know what the problem with my father was?

He wasn't hard enough on me.

Don't worry.

I closed my eyes during the procedure.

Where did you learn this?

I've been around a couple of places, you know.

You were in the military, weren't you?

Please don't move.

The people who killed Weiss are going to be coming to look for us, so we're gonna have to be very careful.

Who's behind all of this?

I think they're people with diplomatic connections, possibly Turkish.

Whatever you do, don't call your colleagues.

It will only endanger their lives.

I made a mistake once.

I'm not gonna make the same mistake again.

Good morning, colonel.

Your message seemed rather vague.

Like I said, I'm a stranger going to the West.

Where are you from?

What if I said I was from the East?

What do you want, friend?

I think we both know where this comes from, Colonel.

I don't understand.

I hear you're looking for a man who, uh, writes letters.

And why is this of any interest to you?

Let's just say I could help you put a face to the name.

I'll, uh...

I'll have somebody contact you.

Your business isn't my concern.

We need to put an old dog out of his misery.

Find something interesting?

Is this your home?

One of many.

Where is your real home?

It's everywhere.

Tell me about your new friend William.

He's nice.



Is that all?

You're onto where the children might be.

Well, I tell you what.

I think this company, Itara, has got an online internet scam selling people all over the world.

It fits.

What do you think?

Good to go.

Would you like to go to a party?

An embassy ball.

Well, what are you going to do at an embassy ball?

Oh, business, pleasure, just like this game, chess.

Simply about the moves you make.





I want to go home now.

You are home, dear.

My friend.


He'll come. You'll see.

I look forward to meeting him.

The sooner the better.

Is that him?

Is that the man?

Son, is that the man?


What I need to do is get an invitation to this embassy ball.

I'm hungry.

The caviar looks nice.

I'll bring you food after I put you downstairs.

Keep walking.

I think you're gonna drug my food, and I won't eat it.

Your food won't be drugged.

If you don't let me eat some of that caviar, I'll scream.

No, you won't.

Let her eat.

IRENA: This...

is... a trap.

You've had enough.

Make sure no one touches this.

It's been a while, my friend.

Yes, it has. How are you?

What can I do for you?

Well, I was thinking, I, uh, wanted to get into the Turkish embassy ball.

Thought maybe you could sort of arrange a special pass.

I'm not certain that I can help you this time.

All right.

Well, I'm sorry for asking.

I'll just go to our old friends in Moscow and do it like that.

FAISAL: Great.

I want both of these stairwells covered in case he tries to exit.

Hey, gentlemen, will you excuse me for a second?

There's somebody who wants to see you, sir.

He says that your friend who was traveling West sent him.

Traveling West.

Yes. Take over for me, Ibo.

Where are you going so dressed up?

Got a rental car down in the parking lot.

Here's the keys.

Cash in the glove box.

If you leave now, you can hit the checkpoint by nightfall.

How about you?

I'd like for you to keep going.

Don't stop for anyone. Don't even stop to eat.

When you get to the Capital Hotel, call me.

You're leaving us, aren't you?

Not exactly.

I just think this could get a little bit dangerous, and I don't want you guys around for that.

You said we were friends.

We are friends.

Nothing to do with that.

Come here. Give me a hug.

All right.

Take care of her.

You're not gonna give her a hug?

Be safe.

Why didn't they invite you to the party upstairs?

Stop trying to get inside my head.

I should be upstairs on point.

Not down here playing babysitter.

Besides, I'm the only one who can identify this guy.

That's why you're here.

Now, if anyone comes through that door, you know what to do, right?


How are you? Nice to see you.

Very nice to see you.


Either put that thing out or open the door.

Ah, hello, Mr. Worach.

Uh, my friend from Russia, Nikolai Racenko.

Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

[LAUGHS] I would love to, very much.

My old friend, Nikolai Racenko, friend from Russia.


Always a pleasure, Vasily.

How are you?

Who's this?

Um, Nikolai Racenko.

Nice to meet you.

That's a firm grip there, Nikolai, and your name is indeed familiar.

No, no, no.

Bring special caviar for our Russian guest.

So, uh, maybe we'll speak again in a more intimate setting.

Perhaps. Yeah. Some food?

Compliments of Mr. Faisal.

Ah, an elegant arrangement.

My compliments to the chef.

WILLIAM: "This is a trap."

She's here.


Your friend, uh, Nikolai... where is he?


Where'd he go, Vasily?


Now we've got him.


Excuse me.

You're not going anywhere...

Don't worry.

Hang in there, kid.

Is it warm?

As usual.

Good evening.

May I help you?

Well, I've been told that you have a rather spectacular establishment and that seems to be the case, so I was wondering if you could show me around.

The structure itself dates back to the time of King Stanislaw.


He was the lover of Catherine the Great.

They used to meet here in secret.

The walls have hidden passages for those who need a discreet exit.

We pride ourselves on discretion.

It's a beautiful room.

Listen, uh, you know the young lady that I saw earlier with the hair combed straight back?

Do you think I could spend some time with her?

Smart choice.

I'll send her in.

Thank you so much.

You speak English?


Where are you from?

I'm from Turkey.


Listen, I know that you're used to one thing or another, but we're going to do something a little different.

He's probably checked out of the hotel already.

I wouldn't even know where to look for him.


Coffee, sir.

Who's that lady?

She's a lady of the night.

Do you know her?


Be my guest.


I'm sorry about your head. I didn't need to do that.

I just need about five minutes of your time.

If I'm not back soon, they'll come looking for me.

Well, that's why I'm going to get straight to the point.

This is a simple exchange of information.

I just need you to tell me what I need to know and then I need you to tell Faisal what I want him to think.

What do you want?

I'm going to give you $10,000 cash.

Why should I trust you?

You don't really have much of a choice.

Then, after you've done what I asked, I'm going to give you another $10,000 cash, just because I like you so much.

You said five minutes of your time?

I think that's about all it'll take.

Okay. What do you need?

Is this the Oasis Hotel?

This is Dr. Graham.

Have my wife and son checked out yet?

A message?

Inside. Quickly.


What are you doing here?

I told you not to stop.

I told you to keep going.

He wouldn't let me leave you.

It's not safe for you here.

It's not safe out there either.

Besides, you're going to need some real firepower and I know where to get it.

What about the boy?

Who's going to look after the boy?

I can look after him.

We won't be gone long.

You going to be all right?

As soon as the car leaves--

I know what to do. Good luck.

Thank you.

Be safe.

What happened to you?

The American.

He sent a hooker to lure me away.

You see him?

I know where he is, or, should I say, where he's going to be.


I beat it out of the filthy bitch.

She fought back, but...

The restaurant owner verifies your man's story.

We should at least check the place out.

Well, if this is all true, Ibo, tell me, why do you look so guilty?

I didn't mean to hit her so hard, but...

You killed her?

I'm impressed, Ibo.

Now she can't tell the American that we're on to him.

How many men can you give me?

Five should be enough.

Take care of it this evening.

I'd like to bring a clean up crew.

Be quick.

You got what I asked for?


Exactly what the doctor ordered.

You going to be all right?


So, what's the plan?

Ibo says that Irena will probably be in Faisal's room all the time.

His room?

I know how that sounds.

We're just going to have to hope for the best.

Any reason you chose a place like this?

It's a nice place, and there is a method to my madness, and this is a part of my method.

This... is a secret passageway, courtesy of King Stanislaw.

Were you ever married, William?

You're forever the detective, aren't you?

You still haven't told me why.

Why all of this for a girl you haven't even met?

You know, some of us have done bad things in the past, and once in a while, we find something that makes us feel better about ourselves.

This little girl means a lot to me.

Take them out.

Good evening. May I help you?

The American. Where's he at?

The door at the end.

The Japanese Room.

Anybody else down there?







You okay?

Yes, I'm fine.


Sounds like your friend's down, Billy Ray.

It's down to the wire, Billy.

Like the old saying goes, good guys finish last.

You gone soft.

Look where that got you tonight. Huh?

Billy Ray.


You're playing a whore's game.

You ain't nothing but a whore, and you know what happens to whores, don't you, now? What?

Whores always get fucked, don't they?

You're gonna fuck me, huh?


Hey, Billy.

I'm out.

Ain't that a coincidence. I'm out too.


So, uh, how do you want to play this?

Hey, Billy, it's your call, man.

Just like old times.

Just me and you.


I was just kidding.

I was just kidding too.

You okay?

Go get the girl.

You sure?


Stand up.

Get up!

We're going to take a little journey together.

It's my favorite moment in life.

What's that?

That's when the predator becomes the prey.

Also my favorite moment, but it remains to be seen who's the predator and who's the prey.

It's okay. Don't be afraid.

Who are you?

You knew I'd come for you.

You know, with these guns, I can't really kill you slowly, and I'd like to.

What, in front of the child?

Exactly so.

Why don't we settle this like men, outside without the guns?


This won't take long.

You're right about that.

I despise taking human life.

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit to the fact that I'm going to enjoy killing you slowly.

My sentiments exactly.




IRENA: Dear Kasia, Niki and I are finally safe and well in America.

William sends his regards and thanks.

William doesn't say very much.

As you know, he's not one for words.

He spends most of his time by himself, wandering the forest, looking for injured animals.

He seems to like it that way.

At least now, though, he'll never be alone.

All our love, Irena and Niki.

Where do you think he going to?

Maybe he has a family too.



* Ooh *

* Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh *

* Sometimes it feels *

* Like the world Is closing in on me *

* Yeah *

* Where everyone Doesn't see what I see *

* Looking through broken glass *

* And searching For hidden truths *

* I don't want poetry *

* Give me the truth *

* I need the truth *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* I'm not sure which way to go *

* Let me dream again *

* Close my eyes And let my thoughts run free *

* With sweet possibilities *

* And no more mysteries *

* My vision is clearer now *

* That's all that matters now *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* I'm not sure *

* I used to be so confused *

* About the way Things used to be *

* When I finally realized *

* That I've only got one life *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* Seasons change *

* I'm not sure... **