Fixed & Synced by bozxphd. Enjoy The Flick We're all on a journey.
Full of delays, dead ends.
With bright and beautiful views, and storm clouds and darkness, too.
It seems somewhere along the way I took a wrong turn that led me somewhere I didn't wanna go.
And now, I'm just trying to find my way back.
So, I'll keep on driving.
Keep on searching.
This is my journey.
In case you get thirsty in the bathroom, huh?
It's so don't nobody steal the key.
Yeah, I mean...
I got that.
You know what, let me take one of these.
Put the rest towards the tank.
What you hauling there, son?
Yeah? Guess I gotta get me some of that nothing to start hauling, huh?
It wasn't always this way.
I was a good man once.
But I lost the woman I loved, and I have myself to blame.
And ever since, it's been hard to keep going.
Keep a job.
So they came and they took my little girl away.
And now I'm a man in despair.
Desperation makes you do funny things.
I told him I wouldn't transport drugs.
He said, "Don't ask, don't tell."
It was a simple job.
Just drive that truck.
Rain and hail or shine.
Those are their orders.
But what was I carrying?
And who was I meeting?
The questions haunted me.
I started hearing things, seeing things.
I knew something wasn't right.
And then it happened.
And I never even saw it coming.
Hey, this is Chad.
- Leave a message. Crap.
Hey, hey. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, wait, wait.
Okay, okay. Do you speak any English?
Are you... Are you hurt? Are you okay?
It's disgusting back here.
How long's it been?
You can ride in front with me, if you clean yourselves off, okay?
No, no, no.
Calm... No, no, no. Calm down. Calm down.
It will help keep you warm.
It'll help keep you fuego.
Hey, we gotta stop for gas and, no offense, but you still...
You both kind of stink.
You can clean off better in the el baño.
All right, no... No talking to anyone.
Don't want anybody to get in trouble.
Let's keep this quick.
Hey, hey, hey.
That dress is, uh...
Drying it off is not gonna make it any better.
Go ahead. Take it. It's on me.
Looks like it'll fit and it's clean.
All right. Now, sure.
You get one, too.
Hurry up and change while I pay. Okay?
It's time to go. Hey, I'm not done talking to the pretty girls, okay?
We gotta go.
I said no talking.
Emerson. Hey, sweetie.
Taking a nap. I called you.
You did. I see that.
When are you gonna come see me?
Well, I've been thinking.
How about in two days?
Shh. I'm coming close to Grandma's town.
I was thinking I'd drop by. How's that sound?
You're my favorite out of everyone.
I wanna live with you again.
You're my favorite, too, kiddo.
I want to live with you as well.
I love you, Daddy.
I love you, too, and I miss you so much.
I miss you.
They think it would be better if you went with Grandma for a little while.
But I want to stay with you, Daddy.
I know, sweetie.
It's time, James.
Em, you ready to come inside with Grandma, honey?
Come on, sweetie.
So, come on. Come on.
I need you to be a big girl for Daddy, all right?
Can you do that for me?
I love you.
I love you so much, sweetie.
It's all right.
You should feel lucky.
She's going to be with your mother and not some stranger.
Good evening. The three of you need a table?
A cheeseburger, please.
And French fries.
Um... The same for me, please.
Make that three.
The counter okay?
You both speak English?
This entire time?
We have heard stories of bad men in America.
We thought Spanish would be safer.
We hope you understand.
I am so hungry.
And I'm James.
And you don't need to be afraid of me, all right?
We want to thank you for helping us and for these beautiful dresses.
You're here on purpose, right?
I mean, you want to be here?
We are from Tenancingo. In Mexico.
Our father owed some local men some money.
We are sisters.
We must work to pay the debt.
Big dreams, huh?
I want to be a singer. Like Taylor Swift.
Do you like Taylor Swift?
But I think my daughter does.
You have a family?
Just a daughter.
My wife died.
I am sorry.
Eat up. We need to... We need to keep going.
"Let all you do be done in love."
It's a reminder.
I have a reminder too.
A similar message.
I don't know about that.
No? You do not believe?
Went knocking a few times.
Turned out no one was home, so I leave him alone and he leaves me alone.
It makes me sad.
What makes you sad?
That you think we are alone.
We are never alone.
Alone's fine with me.
And what about your daughter?
What about her?
She is not alone because she has you, even when she cannot see you.
I hope so.
It is the same.
I will pray for you.
Thanks, I guess.
What is wrong?
I wanna show you something.
Hey, would you take a picture of me in front of all this, so I can send it to my daughter?
What is her name?
I am a daughter who misses her father.
And I see a father who misses his daughter.
So, um... We gotta go.
I hate to ask this, but I need you both to get in the back.
I just don't want anyone to get in trouble.
You are a good man, James.
Can I help you? Um...
Yeah, I'm here with a truck.
You need a room or what?
Qué pasa? Hello.
How are you? Good.
How was your trip? It was fine.
Good. No bad weather? No problems? No accidents?
No, I... I mean, I got run off the road at one point, but other than that it was fine.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm good.
You didn't get hurt or nothing?
The front of the truck got a little beat up.
Ah, don't worry about the front.
I don't worry about the front of the truck.
It's just the cargo. Very important.
Oh, that's good too.
With no lock, huh?
I'm kidding with you. It's okay.
If it's okay, it's okay.
Right? It's okay.
Come on. Come on. Please, please.
Welcome to America!
Come with me.
Careful. Now, watch it.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Good.
Careful, careful, careful.
My friend, thank you very much.
Job well done, very good working with you.
Thank you, my friend. Okay.
Good. Good, good, good.
CJ, watch the smoke on the girls, por favor.
Go ahead, ladies, hop in.
Is this more comfortable than the big truck?
You know who that goes to?
Hey, the girls, where are you taking them?
Not your problem.
Let's go get some food or something.
Do you know what's going on out there?
But by the looks of it, looks like you were having a little transaction.
You wanna talk about it?
Been driving for a while.
Um, you got a room for the night?
I only rent by the hour.
But if you're looking for some fun while you're in town, and what I mean by fun is, uh, some company to lift your spirits.
Cell phone number's on the back.
Let them know Rodney sent you.
How can I help you, friend?
I need a room for the night.
Fill that out.
Where you coming from?
Business or pleasure?
What are you hauling?
Just cargo. Nothing...
You look beat.
Did you drive straight through?
Now why would you have to go through all that if you're hauling a bunch of nothing?
I just need a room.
What do you think I'd find if I opened up the back of that truck?
I don't know what you're getting at.
I think you do.
Let's say we go have a look.
Let's say we don't, and you mind your own business.
Why don't you get that truck off my property, right now.
What is it with you people?
Come on. Come on, let's go, let's go, let's go.
Walk. Walk. CJ.
Gentle, por favor.
Amiga, what is your name?
Antonia. It is no surprise, huh?
It means beautiful, um, praiseworthy and priceless, sí?
You two girls have boyfriends? You have a boyfriend?
But have you ever had boyfriend, or no?
This is why we are very gentle with them, and not moving around like they are dogs or animals because, uh...
They have something very valuable, okay?
Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking.
I beg your pardon, my bad.
Okay, let's go. I'll show you your room.
We go this way.
Shouldn't you be headed back out?
Just trying to have a drink, man.
Yeah, that always helps.
How did you know?
Box truck on an overnight delivery?
I would've called the cops if they'd do a darn thing.
I just needed the cash.
I didn't know.
And... And it seemed like an easy gig.
You looking for sympathy?
I need help.
What's that? I need help.
Her and her sister.
I want to undo it, somehow.
Look, you obviously know something about this.
Then help me.
You still looking for a place to stay?
Don't be shy. You look good.
And these will help you feel good.
Go on, take one.
No, thank you.
How's your sister holding up?
I don't know.
This is too much for her.
It's too much for... Anyone?
Yeah, I remember being there.
Did your family owe somebody moneys too?
No, I'm just a regular idiot.
I got boyfriended.
I met a boy online, blah, blah, blah.
So one day, um, he sends me a plane ticket to meet him in Vegas.
That first day was amazing.
But that night...
I guess he drugged me.
Um, I woke up in the back of a van with a bunch of men.
I am so sorry.
It is what it is, you know.
And Garo treats me way better than my old man ever did, so...
I will pray for you.
Honey, you got a rough couple of days coming up, you should pray for yourself.
To be honest, I'm surprised you're still here.
I figured you would've sobered up and run home by now.
A little surprised myself.
Let's take a walk.
First things first, I need you to get rid of that truck.
What do you want me to do with it?
I don't care.
Just get it off my lot.
If you need to go somewhere, I got some bikes out back.
You can borrow one.
Do you ride?
It's been a while, but, yeah.
Good. So what's your plan?
Go to the motel, see what I can see.
You all right?
I have one person in this world that I actually mean something to.
She's already lost her mom.
And right now, she's at home wondering if her dad is gonna show up like he promised.
And I'm not.
I'm not gonna make it.
Look, I should just forget about all of this, right?
Get in the truck and go and wrap my arms around my little girl.
You need to do what you gotta do.
Being a father's the most important job in the world.
Your daughter needs you.
All these girls have a father that loved them, too.
So if you're hearing a little voice that's telling you to stay, that there's a larger hand at play here, then you might wanna listen to that voice.
I'm not hearing any magic voice, Dale.
You're just not listening.
Get that truck off my lot!
Good morning, Officer. Julie.
Coffee? Yes, ma'am.
Can I help you?
There's, um, something going on around here.
What's the problem?
There's a motel. Motel 12.
There's prostitution happening.
Well, that's, uh, serious, son.
How do you know this?
I saw it.
Just saw it?
Motel 12, you say? Mmm-hmm.
Uh, and what's your name?
How do I, uh, get a hold of you if I have any questions?
I'm over at the Hiway House Motel.
Thanks, Julie. Here you go.
Well, thank you for the information.
Mind if I eat?
Huh? No, gracias.
I went to the trouble of making you a drink, and the least you could do is try it for me.
Maybe it's acquired taste.
Where is Maria? Maria.
Maria is with the other girls making friends because it's time.
It's time for you, too.
And I can be your friend, but, um...
But my friendship comes at a cost.
This is not right. I cannot do this.
I am not supposed to be here.
You play a game with me? A juego?
No, no juego. No.
I will work to earn back every penny that I owe.
But not like this.
You have my word, but not like this, please.
Every girl in this house wants to be on this bed.
But I don't want the other girls in this house.
I want you. Why?
Because I try to love you.
This is not love! No?
This is not what love looks like.
Then you choose what love looks like, okay?
You decide. I will have you and Maria.
CJ! Bring Maria, por favor! She's just a girl!
No! No! Sí.
No, no, no. Por favor! Por favor!
Don't touch her!
Garo, you said it is my choice.
Sí. Take me.
I want to.
Are you saying...
I want to. It is my choice.
Let her go.
Let her go.
Maria. Let her go.
It is okay.
You looking for someone to party with or what?
Um, her name's Antonia.
Yeah, man, just tell me what you're looking for, I'll hook you up.
Real pretty. Dark hair.
Yeah, yeah. Dime a dozen.
Uh, come on down to Motel 12, knock on the door for Room 126 and bring some cash.
The guy on the phone told me to come to Room 126.
I remember you.
What do you want?
I'm here to see that girl I dropped off.
Can't stop thinking about her, you know?
Yeah, well, she's not on the menu yet, Romeo.
If you're serious, I got other girls just like her and more eager to please.
I'm willing to pay. I got money.
Oh, I know you got money and plenty of it.
That's my man Garo's cash.
Not getting money back to the proper hands is frowned upon.
I'm leaving tonight.
I just wanted to get one in before I left.
Well, it's not gonna happen with her, bro.
I'll give you a thousand.
Qué pasa, CJ?
Hey, man, I got some guy here.
He's wanting something kind of new and fresh that he hasn't seen before.
So, I thought, you know, what about that new girl?
'Cause this dude says he's willing to pay.
Sí. How much?
He says a thousand for the hour.
I know you want to keep her, but that's some solid money, so I thought I'd ask.
She'll be there.
That's a pretty good price for someone who was "priceless," sí?
What did they do to you?
I swear I didn't know any of this was gonna happen.
How are you here?
I gave the man some money.
You paid to have sex with me? No, no, no.
I paid to get you here.
How much am I worth?
Antonia. Don't touch me.
I'm trying to help.
Don't you think you've helped enough?
How could you just leave us?
Did you not see what they were when they brought out those girls?
I'm gonna make this right.
Although we don't have much time.
I have a motorcycle out the back.
We have to leave now.
Come with me.
No, I, uh... No.
My sister. My sister. No, no...
We'll get your sister, I promise, but you have to come with me now, while there's still a chance. No.
Antonia, please. You don't understand!
If I leave, Garo, he will hurt her.
With everything in me, you have to trust me.
That word is broken for you.
I will not leave Maria in the hands of those men.
Here, I will stay.
Then I'll stay with you for as long as I can.
Ah, what's this?
How are you?
I'm all right. Whatever. I think we need to get her out.
Yeah, we will. But let's be smart about it.
I don't wanna do it because right now with her face like this.
She's so young. I don't want the police in here, so...
How old are you, sweetie?
Wow! So, like, high school.
Do you like school?
Yeah, me neither. I hated it.
Good news is, if you stick around, I'll make sure you never have to go back there again.
We take care of each other here.
We're like family.
And you and your sister, you get to be part of that family now.
Hey, I have an idea. Why don't you come with me?
Come on. Come on. Come on.
Come on. Okay.
How about you go in and pick out a really pretty dress.
Okay, we've got a whole closet full in the back, and then I'll help you do your makeup and everything, and then you and me can take some beautiful pictures of you.
It'll be fun.
Like a photo shoot? Exactly.
Okay. Just sit down on the bed.
Good. Good. Okay.
I'm sorry. Hey, it's just...
It's just me. I'm sorry.
I just let you have...
I let you sleep, that's all.
Time's up, man. You're done.
She's got a full dance card tonight.
I'm just getting dressed!
Come with me. Please.
Worth every penny.
This is the one we were talking about, right?
Yeah, yeah. High dollar, worth every penny.
Clean as they come.
Give Garo my best.
What the heck are you doing?
Hey! He's coming!
Not without my sister.
Then I'm coming back for you both.
Stop right there!
Yeah. Shut it down for the night!
I'd say it's the best room in the place, but they're all the same.
Hey, Dale! Hey... I saw her!
I saw her.
Where'd you get the gun?
I borrowed it from a cop.
Where's the cop?
Probably... Probably just coming to.
All right. Let's go outside and talk. Leave the gun.
Things got a little out of control.
I thought you were just going to go see what you could see?
Yeah, and I saw an opening to get Antonia back, but she wouldn't go.
You need to lay low for a bit.
You got a handful of people on both sides of the law coming after you right now.
Why do you know so much about this?
the flames of tragedy can refine you, burn off everything till you can finally see what's important.
You know what I'm saying?
I think so.
Anyway, that's my story.
You got your own story to worry about.
I wanna shut this thing down.
Sounds like that little voice telling you to do the right thing just got a bit louder.
Welcome to the other side.
But you listen.
If you do this, it's all-in, James.
You go down this road, the things you'll see, the things you'll do...
You can't go back to normal life again.
It'll change you.
I didn't start at normal to begin with.
Me either, brother.
You have a lot of nerve telling your daughter you're coming, and then not showing up.
You're not even supposed to be talking to her without my knowing.
Do you even realize that you broke her heart? Slow down, slow down.
I know. I'm sorry.
I just need to talk to her, Mom. I made a mistake.
Can I help you, gentlemen?
We're looking for, um, this guy named James.
Tall, very good-looking white guy with tattoos.
Kind of described half the guys in the town.
It's a pretty good-looking town, huh?
Yeah, we like it.
But I don't, uh, recall any guy named James.
Thank you, sir.
Honey, I get it, okay?
I had you at a really young age.
I know it's tough. But you cannot do what I did.
I can't apologize to her if you won't let me talk to her.
But this is for her. Not you.
Emmy, honey, it's your dad!
Good morning, sir.
We're looking for my friend James. Is anyone in here?
Are you guys with the motel?
It's a pretty simple question, sir.
No. Nobody's in here.
Okay. You have a beautiful day.
Come on, kid. Pick up.
Hey. They're here.
You don't have time to get out, so just don't make a sound.
Wait, wait. Who's here?
I'm guessing the pimp and his guys.
One of them was banged up pretty bad.
I told the cop where I was staying.
Grandma, he's not there!
Emerson? Hey. Hey, sweetie, I'm here.
I promise I'm here. Hi, Daddy.
Hey, look, I'm so sorry I didn't come to see you yet.
What are you doing?
I love you. You know that, right?
Tell me. Tell me that you know that.
Why are you whispering?
I love you more than anything.
I know. You already said that, Daddy.
Guys, you can't be banging on guest room doors, disturbing folks.
I'm trying to run a business here.
Daddy, what's happening?
Are you still there?
We're looking for our friend. The one you haven't seen.
Like I said, he's not here.
Probably headed back out of town.
But I don't remember anybody saying anything about him being from out of town.
Look, you need to leave, or I'll call the police.
There's no need for this to get messy.
If it gets messy, you're not gonna like it.
We'll see you soon.
Em? Hey. Are you there?
Open the door. It's Dale.
Get your stuff.
Where are we going?
Here you go.
Some eggs with a side of eggs.
Why are you helping me like this?
I never get in the way of a man trying to do something good.
I didn't set out to do anything good.
I know you didn't.
But you can't help it.
That's what makes it good.
Sometimes with a little push an ordinary man can do extraordinary things.
Look, I gotta get back into town. I gotta find those girls.
They'll be looking for you on that bike though.
Can you drive?
Come on, man.
Hopefully better than you can ride.
What do you think you're doing, man?
Bro, you set me up. No one set you up, James.
You said you didn't care as long as it wasn't drugs, and it wasn't.
These girls don't belong to you.
Chad, those girls don't belong to anyone.
Look, there are some bad dudes who are gonna kill you.
Kill both of us, if you don't give them their money!
We're talking about a couple of whores.
They're worth more, man.
I found the house. Where?
Just a regular neighborhood.
All right, let's go.
You think they're already out for the night?
I don't know.
I guess we're gonna have to go in and find out.
Are you serious?
Do you have a better idea?
You ever shoot a gun before?
It's been a while, but...
It's kind of like riding a bike, right?
It's like shooting a gun.
I can't believe we missed them by hours.
My guess is they're headed to a new city.
Maybe even out of state.
So they're gone?
She wouldn't come with me.
But she wouldn't come.
James, come here!
Let's get out of here.
I want to show you something.
I come up here to get some clarity.
Remind me of the beauty of it all.
I call it a God Shot.
Never heard of that.
It's when it feels like everything is over.
When the last bit of hope and light starts slipping away faster than you can chase it.
Gives you strength to carry on.
A God Shot.
Or it's just a necklace.
It's that little voice that you've been hearing made physical.
I don't know what to do.
You know what to do.
It's too late.
It's never too late.
We were put here to learn on this journey.
The pages of our story are still being written.
But here's the good news.
We're not the author.
He has bigger plans.
You sound like Antonia.
With everything that she's been through, do you think she still believes?
I know she does.
Hey, can you pull over?
I need to get some air.
I'll meet you back at the house.
It's a long walk.
I could use it.
All right, I gotta swing by the hotel.
I'll see you at the house later.
I see you dressed in white Every wrong made right I see a rose in bloom At the sight of you
You're irreplaceable Unmistakable, incomparable It's all-in It's beautiful I see it all in you
Sisters, we can start again Give honor till the end Love, we can start again Oh, brothers We can start again Give honor till the end Yes, we can start again We can start again We can start again
At the end of your message, press one.
Dale, hey, call me.
I think I found something.
Is she here?
Is she available?
You want her? One hour?
Where is she?
She very expensive.
You must pay first. What room?
You tell what kind of massage, and...
James! You cannot go back there!
You don't go! You cause trouble!
Stop that guy!
Are you okay? I don't feel good.
All right. Come on.
We have to go back for Maria.
I won't stop till we get her back.
You are bleeding, James.
But you are still handsome.
Do you know you are very handsome?
I'll remind you that you said that later.
She, uh, had a little bit too much to drink.
You have my girl.
She's not your girl.
Amigo, I do not agree with you.
Irregardless, I have the old man.
And I have her sister.
Now I won't hurt the sister, not yet.
And the old man, I really haven't decided yet, but that's up to you.
You follow directions and maybe everyone walks home.
What do you want?
Look, you're not good at this, so let me make this easy for you.
You give me the girl, I give you the old man.
The sister stays with me, but she remains untouched as long as Antonia is returned to me.
Because they're a pair. You see this?
They're a family. You can't separate family.
Where do you want to meet?
But don't try to be a hero, or I kill them both and I make you watch, okay?
There's a little park on Central and Main.
8:30. Be there.
It's the charade, this thing that you two are doing.
You know this?
You are a murderer.
I've not murdered anybody yet.
There is no difference between a murderer and a person that steals a girl's innocence and kills her soul.
I never thought of that before.
It's very deep.
Does this help you?
You go through all this?
All of this for some girl you don't even know?
It's for my daughter.
I don't know what you're talking about, man.
What do you mean by this?
Ten years ago.
You took my daughter.
My friend, I hate to disappoint you, but 10 years ago, I was still in high school.
You're all the same man.
Different names, different faces, but you're all the same.
ran away for a man like you.
She swallowed your drugs.
She believed your lies.
And you turned her into property.
Where is your little girl now?
She never made her 18th birthday.
Man, this thing is old.
It's very old, old... Old Testament old.
I'm sure it was, uh, nothing personal.
Just his business.
Do you know what you are?
You are the hollowed-out shell
that's left after a snake sheds its skin.
You know there's hope?
That's New Testament.
Maybe for some people, man.
This is yours.
You are a changed man, James.
Thank you for trying to help us.
Okay, I don't know how this is gonna turn out.
But you have to know that I...
This is how it must be.
There won't be another chance for me to say this...
Can you tell me your location?
Whatever happens, trust me.
A playground? Really? - Sí.
It's a beautiful day for this one, no?
Ah. I'm embarrassed for us, Garo.
I mean, look at us.
Look at us! Yeah.
Look at us!
Hey! Amigo, amigo, amigo! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Maybe, you know, maybe we go crazy.
Maybe we shoot everybody. Eh?
It's this you want, huh? No, no, no. Here we go.
Here we go. Yeah, here we go, man.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Sí. Okay. Yeah.
You kill mine. I'll kill yours.
Round and round we go 'cause it...
It doesn't end here.
So, amigo, put down the gun, or I prove your point, we start with this one, sí?
Watch this one replaced, yeah?
One, two... Okay, hey. No, no, no.
I'm not kidding you, man. Hey.
This is no game for me. All right, all right.
Put your gun down, man.
Come on, man, do it.
Do it, man!
Did Antonia tell you about our special night together, man?
Did she tell you about how we made love, man?
Yeah? Yeah, do it!
Do it, do it, do it!
You're weak, boy.
- Daddy. Huh?
Drop the weapon, or I'll shoot!
Cry now, boy. It's okay.
Come on. Do it, man. Huh?
Hundred bucks will get you everything.
I was thinking more like 20.
Twenty bucks ain't gonna get you a handshake.
You gotta be kidding.
I'm doing you a favor. Stupid...
You said a hundred bucks?
Cash on the nightstand.
What's your name?
They call me Tennessee.
What's your real name?
I'm sorry. I didn't...
I didn't mean to surprise you. You're okay.
Kelli, this is Antonia.
Antonia, this is Kelli.
It is nice to meet you.
Can we tell you a story?
It's your money.
A year ago, just about, I met a woman a lot like you.
She'd been lied to and forced into the same situation.
Men decided she was worth a certain price.
I fell in love with that woman.
And to me, she is worth more than all the money in the world.
You have that same worth inside of you.
Kelli, you've been taught to talk and dress and act like you're cheap.
We think... No.
We believe that there's a God that knows exactly what you're worth.
Look, this is my choice.
And that means that you have the freedom to make another choice.
This doesn't have to define you.
It's in these moments I think of my old friend and what he did.
And I know he sees us.
I know he's looking down from up there.
His death gave life.
It gave us each other.
It gave us a new world, a new understanding of love.
Led a father back to his daughter.
Led a woman to a new life.
A new chance.
And it led us to this place.
A place where a woman can rediscover her immeasurable worth, passed down to us by God himself.
And so the story continues on, and so does this deep knowledge that every life, man, woman, boy, and girl,
is incredibly, undoubtedly, completely priceless.