Redeemer (2014) Script

(SOFT MUSIC)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(INTENSE MUSIC)

One, two...

Three, four...

Five, six...

Seven, eight...

Nine...

(WIND GUSTING)

Look around.

There's nothing but sand for 80 kilometers.

Either you die of thirst or you take this shortcut.

Understand?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)

One bullet will be enough, bastard.

(GASPS)

(SIGHS)

Lord, I know what I'm asking isn't right, but who else can I turn to except you?

Life can't be this unfair, God.

My wife keeps telling me that you punish, but not with the rod.

So what kind of punishment will those neo-Nazis receive?

They beat him like an animal.

Those bastards even used a baseball bat.

When I saw him at the hospital, I barely recognized him.

And the judge set them free.

Free!

They laughed in my face.

They walked away like nothing had happened.

I know your justice is divine and you don't make mistakes.

I only want justice for my son so he can have eternal peace with you in heaven.

I ask you for justice, Lord.

I leave it in your hands.

Amen.


(SOMBER MUSIC)


(TRIGGER CLICKS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

MAN: Here's the little bitch. There she is.

Come on! Come on!

Oh, she's scared!

Stop it, damn it!

Where are you going, eh?

Do it! Go!

Stop moving, damn it!

(BAT CLATTERING)

How'd you get in here, asshole?

Who's this monkey?

You come here to get your head bashed in, you piece of shit?

I want all of you to get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness.

What's this idiot saying?

Easy, bro...

This fucking chimp is mine, bro!

(MAN GRUNTING)

(INTENSE MUSIC)


(GRUNTING)

(WHIMPERING)

(CRACKLING)

Judge not, and you will not be judged.

Condemn not, and you will not be condemned.

(WHIMPERING)

(SOLEMN MUSIC)

(FUNKY ELECTRONIC MUSIC)

WOMAN: (SINGING IN ENGLISH) ♪ You can run on ♪


(OMINOUS MUSIC)


(ENGINE WHIRRING)

(DOGS BARKING)


(DOOR CLICKS, CREAKS)

(KEYS CLATTER)


(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC)


BOY: One... Two...

Three... Four... Five...

Six... Seven... Eight...

Nine... Here I come!

(SOMBER MUSIC)

♪♪

(METAL SCRAPES)

(CLICKS)

Do you know what the most painful kind of torture is?

What do you want from me, Mister?

Torture of the mind.

For the love of God, let me go.

And do you know what the cruelest weapon is?

Fear, you bastard.

Why are you doing this?

Are you in fear for your life?

There are plenty of things worse than death.

Who do you think suffered more?

Your son?

Or you when you saw how he ended up?

The neo-Nazis...

The neo-Nazis sent you.

I don't have anything to do with them.

I don't know you, Mister.

You're not afraid of death, are you?

You're a man of faith.

If you die, you'll be reunited with your son in heaven.

That's what you want, right?

Now, listen to me very carefully.

I want you to choose.

Either you burn until you die...

Or you can avoid the pain and pull the trigger.

Easy, bastard.

Easy.

I know what you're thinking.

Suicide is a sin in your religion.

But your God will understand.

You were forced to do it.

I am freeing you.

Because I'm tracking his blood.

If he helped you, then you must die.

(FLICKS LIGHTER)

No. No.

No! No! No!

(GUNSHOT)

(SEAGULLS SCREECHING)

(MELANCHOLY MUSIC)


(FOREBODING MUSIC)

"See You Next Summer"


(DOOR CREAKS)

(BIRD CHIRPING)

(CHUCKLES) 1.

It's great. It really is.

The coast is easy in. It's easy out.

It's-

(IN SPANISH) One moment.

Yeah. Listen. I got to go.

Good morning, sir.

So where's my money?

Where's the money, you dumb shit?

I'm working on it, sir.

He's working on it, sir.

(STAMMERING)

Can he work harder?

He says that Americans are practical.

If you cannot do the job, then he is going to kill you.

Mr. Bradock.

I just wanted you to know we may not have the money in time for the deal.

Oh.

I had some money,

He says that the only thing you are good at is jerking off, and he does not know how he ended up hiring you.

Tell him I think I know who has it, and that we are pressing him.

He says that he has been "squeezing."

He's been squeezing?

It's beautiful.

He is asking if you are a poet now, you stupid fuck?

If you didn't bring what he asked for, then what the hell are you doing here?

(IN ENGLISH) I'll tell you what.

I'll do the squeezing.

Hey, you.

What did you do with the bag?

Yeah, what'd you do with it?

I didn't find any bag.

I didn't find a bag!

(MAN GRUNTS)

MAN: Make him talk.

MAN: Everybody saw you.

Just tell us!

MAN: Make him talk.

Where is the bag, huh?

AGUSTIN: I don't know!

Just tell us where it is.

No!

Put his head under again.

Tell us, you dumb-ass.

You have to talk!

(AGUSTIN GASPING)

You've been warned.

You have one day.

One day!

No!

(BIRDS CHIRPING)

Antonia!

Hello?

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Agustin, what...

Come in. Come in.

I don't want to know what happened.

Hey, he's bleeding!

Yes, darling.

He fell, but we are helping him.

Stop looking and get ready.

The bus will leave without you.

I see blood all the time, Mom. Let me watch.

Please, dear. Go and get ready.

Am I staying at the hospital or with Aunt Mary?

With Aunt Mary.

Go and get your snacks from the kitchen.

Go on!

Poor kid.

Is he still waiting for a donor?

The rich are first in line.

We can leave if you want.

That's not necessary.

But let me make something clear.

I don't want to see you here when I get back.

You're leaving us alone in your house?

I trust you.

(SIGHS)

Besides, why would I be afraid of someone who carries an altar everywhere?

ANTONIA: All right.

Use all the bandages you need.

Let's go, darling.

Did you bring your pajamas?

Yes, Mom.

Okay, sweetheart.

And your games so you can play with Matias?

Keep your sweater on, okay?

AGUSTIN: God forgive me, but why can't they fight me one-on-one?

I'll bash their heads in with my oar.

I'll grind off their faces with my engine propeller.

Then they'll see.

What were you doing in the church?

Please don't tell anyone.

What did you ask from God?

That those damn guys would leave town and let me work in peace.

(INTENSE MUSIC)

(WHIRRING)

(SAFETY CLICKS)

(TRIGGER CLICK ECHOES)

MAN: Who the hell is this guy?

Get on your knees and ask God for forgiveness.

This guy's nuts.

MAN: Go get him. Kill him!

We'll show the son of a bitch.

Wah!

Ahh!

(BOOMING)

(CRACKS)

MAN: Let's kill this guy!

Come on, get up!

Kill him!

We'll massacre him!

(MAN GROANS)

MAN: Come on. Let's get him.

(BLOOD SLOSHING)

(MAN MOANING)

(ENGINE REVVING)

No, please don't!

(BLOOD SLOSHING)

(DRAMATIC MUSICAL FLOURISH)

Ask for forgiveness, and you will be forgiven.

(SOMBER MUSIC)


(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)


(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(HANDLE CLICKS)

(KNOCKING)

Come in.

Did I not make myself clear?

I don't want you in my house.

I don't want you here anymore.

It's too dangerous.

I have enough problems as it is.

Please.

If I walk out that door, they'll kill me.

I can't leave.

Do it for me.

I can help around the house.

I can clean, I can cook, but please let me stay.

No one knows we're here.

Otherwise, they would've come already.

I'm begging you, please let me stay.

Where's the broom?

Why are they looking for you?

Well, I...

I know I messed up, but...

I didn't know this was going to happen, I swear!

What did you do?

I was working, and a bag full of money got trapped in my net.

I got scared.

I wanted to give it back, but there was no one around.

So I took it to the church...

To give to the priest, to donate it, but he wasn't there, so I hid it.

Later, the gringo's men beat the crap out of me.

I thought no one had seen me, but I guess they did.

I need a safe place to leave Agustin.

I'm returning the money.

Are you crazy?

Those men will kill you on sight!

We need a different plan.

There is no other plan.

I know a safe place.

(DOOR CREAKING)

So...

What I was thinking we could do...

I was thinking I could dive underwater, you know?

I can swim for about 100 meters.

I'm really agile underwater.

That's my job, my specialty, so...

Where can I find them?

About 300 meters from the church, there's a wooden house.

That's where they hang out.

For certain, you'll find them there, and for certain, they'll send you to hell.

What do I do if they kill you?

(TAPPING ON WINDOW)

MAN: Boss!

Who is this fuckhead?

He says he knows where the money is.

PIEDRA: Search him.

Turn around.

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC)

Where's the money?

In the church, next to the altar.

And what is it that you want?

For you to take the money and let it all end there.

No violence and no killing.

That's not how we do things here, you dumb fuck.

But if the money is where you say it is, then maybe we can negotiate.

Crab!

If he moves a single hair, fill his head with lead.

I'll call you from the church.

Let's go.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

It's not where he said it would be.

Search every fucking corner!

Well?

Nothing.

(PHONE RINGING)

Boss?

You bastard! I'll kill you!

(SQUISHING)

(SCREAMING)


(MAN GRUNTS)

(GUNSHOTS)

(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(FLY BUZZING)

BRADOCK: (IN ENGLISH) You dance very good.

Mr. Bradock.

Hello, Piedra.

Hi. How are you?

Have you stopped scratching your balls?

We have a new problem, sir.

Someone killed a bunch of our men.

I think it might be The Redeemer.

What? Are you sure?

He has the tattoo on his back, and he killed 12 armed men.

El Redentor is here.

El Redentor and El Alacran?

I mean, those are really cool names.


You guys got anything?

All right.


(FOREBODING MUSIC)

AGUSTIN: (IN SPANISH) A lot of money.

Yes.

It's all here. All of it.

Calm down.

This is the only chance I have to save my son, Tommy.

That's not my problem.

Give it back to me!

Who do you think you are? The divine avenger?

Clearly, you have no idea what it's like to raise a child.

Antonia...

Do you think because you go around with your little saints that you get to decide what is right and wrong?

Don't, Antonia. He's dangerous.

Please.

In your hands is the only chance I have to save him.


(MOANING)

(SHRIEKING)

(SCREAMING)

(INTENSE MUSIC)


(SOBBING)


(SCREAMS)

(TRIGGER CLICKS)

(TRIGGER CLICKS)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC)


(DOOR CREAKS)

Thank you for your decision.

I'm not the one who decides.

Where are you going now?

I need to be alone.

(SOLEMN MUSIC)

See?

See what I mean?

I told you.

The guy's crazy!

Be quiet.

I wonder...

What happened to make him so crazy?

Let's just leave him alone.

(WHIRRING)

What's he doing?

He's going to kill himself!

Stop!

What are you doing?

Why are you asking God?

Do you believe it's God's will that my son is going to die?

I asked you for help.

No one else but you.

It's simple, really.

You are the only one who decides.

(SAFETY CLICKS)

Please.

(GASPS)

Amen.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)


Sir, I found this hidden in the bedroom.

BRADOCK: (IN ENGLISH) Well, listen.

I think it would-well, I mean,

No, I'm gonna go, and I'll call you later.

I found this.

Oh.

The Redeemer is in town.


(IN SPANISH) Hello?

Tommy!

How are you?

Yes, darling, in a little while.

He's leaving again.

Yes, a little.

No, you don't need to come back here.

I'll pick you up as soon as I can.

Okay?

I'll take you anywhere you want.

Deal?

Listen, sweetheart.

I have to go now.

I will call you in a little bit.

I love you. Bye.

(FOREBODING MUSIC)

What is it that you're thinking of doing, my friend?

To kill them all, perhaps?

Because these guys, even if they get their money back, will follow us to hell just to kill us.

That's what you have to do.

Kill them all.

One by one.

Even the gringo.

That's the only way you can end this thing.

There will be another drug deal.

That will lead me to the gringo.

That's exactly what I was about to say.

(OMINOUS MUSIC)


(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


(INTENSE MUSIC)


♪♪

(GUNSHOTS)

(GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTS)


(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)


(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)


(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


(LOUD SLAM)

(GRUNTING)

(CRUNCHING)

(MELANCHOLY MUSIC)


Has he been back long?

No, not long.

He didn't say anything, just walked straight to his corner.

I don't know what he's doing in there.

I've never met someone so strange.

I'd be shocked if he's said so much as 10 words.

Do you know why he wears that Virgin del Carmen necklace?

No. What's it for?

To save himself from purgatory.

Because he wants to go to heaven.

Only those who have sinned a lot wear them.

What did he do?

I'm grateful for what he did for me, but he scares me.

That ritual he does has nothing to do with true religion.

And which one is the true religion?

The one from God, of course.

He's just like anyone else.

A mere mortal who's scared and wants to be saved.

Just like the rest of us.

By pointing a gun to his head?

No, that's not the way.

I don't know what the right way is, and I'm not one to say, either.

All I know is if we're not capable of forgiving ourselves, then no one else will.

If you aren't capable of accepting your dark side, then that darkness will follow you like a shadow.

The more you deny it, the stronger it gets.

But if you accept it, it goes away.

It's strange.

But it's what I have learned in life.

Do you know what true salvation is?

Realizing that you're good and bad at the same time.

What?

Did you think you were 100% good?

Of course!

Can't you see my halo?

(LIGHTHEARTED PIANO MUSIC)

Want something to eat?

Thank you.

Are you all right?

(MICE SQUEAKING)

ALACRAN: Nicky Pardo.

I don't understand how the cartel's best hit man could have made a mistake like that.

I imagine it never crossed your mind to let me live, did it?

Look, Pardo.

The conclusion is people like you and I cannot have a family.

(SCREAMS)

You should have seen your wife's face when I told her about your double life.

(MAN LAUGHING)

ALACRAN: You have two options.

You can watch your wife suffer until she dies...

Or you put an end to her suffering.

WOMAN: Kill the both of us.

(MOURNFUL MUSIC)

♪♪


(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)


Oh? Huh? Huh?

Six twos.

Six twos?

No, no, no!

Piedra, what's going on, buddy?

Two more of our men have been killed, but I don't think it was The Redeemer.

I found this.

No, no, no, no!

He is here!

Now we're all fucked!

We have to leave.

Grab your things, and let's go!

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Sit down, my friends. Sit down.

Why don't you tell me what's going on, man?

He's asking if you guys have thought about the name thing.

Senior Bradock-Steve-


Asshole.

Sorry, Mr. Steve.

I had to do that.

It's all right. Don't be sorry.

(IN SPANISH) Brothers!

I have a dream.

So I say that we stay and we fight.

Wait. I've got it.

You go to warehouse.

Yes, sir.

We're gonna post up here.

Cowboy up, boys.

ANTONIA: Hey!

You forgot something.

Thanks.

Maybe you don't need it anymore?

Your son is going to be fine.

(ENGINE TURNS OVER)

(FOREBODING MUSIC)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

I'll get the boat.

We'll meet here in two hours.

Stay here with the money.

Two hours.

You go, but I'll wait for him.

Then all three of us will meet.

What's wrong with you?

Don't you realize he's going to get himself killed?

As long as he's alive, I'll wait for him.

Okay.

Two hours.

Two hours.


(INTENSE MUSIC)

Look out!

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

Come on, let's kill this motherfucker!

(GRUNTING)

(MAN SCREAMS)

(RAPID GUNSHOTS)

No, no, no, no!

(SLAMS, DOOR CRACKS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)

(SCREAMING)


(PANTING)


(ENGINE RUMBLING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)

(ENGINE SPUTTERS THEN STOPS)

(ENGINE SPUTTERING)


(GUNSHOTS)

(GRUNTING)


(BOOMING)

♪♪


(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


♪♪

(GRUNTING)

(BLOOD SLOSHING)

(PANTING)

Bradock.

Blue Bay.

Last house.


(OMINOUS MUSIC)

(TENSE MUSIC)


(LAUGHING)

(LOUD SMACK)

Dumb bastard.

I love you, son.

Me, too, Dad.

Want to play again?

Okay.

I'll count.

You count.

One, two...

Three, four...

Five, six...

Seven, eight...

Nine...

Here I come!

(GRUNTING)

(GUNSHOT)

(SCREAMS)


I want you to get on your knees and ask for forgiveness for what you have done.

On your knees, asshole!

You killed the only thing I loved in life, you piece of shit.

(GRUNTS)

On your knees!

(GRUNTS)

When I heard you were alive, I realized you were worse than me.

But neither God nor the Virgin of Guadalupe are going to save you.

All you have done won't get you to heaven.

Did you know that I found everyone you helped?

Of course you didn't.

One by one, I made them suffer until they died, just so I can spit it back in your face!

And now...

I only have two left to go.

Ah!

Did you enjoy playing with the gun I left you?

Now we will all play together.

Get up!

Take the gun.

Take it!

Don't move.

Come on, bastard!

No.

Come on!

I can't.

(CRYING)

Play or I will kill her, asshole.

Do it!

(GUNSHOT)

You grab the gun.

Come on!

It's your turn now!

(GASPING)

Play or he dies!


Kill the both of us.

(ALACRAN LAUGHING)

Do it.

(SCREAMING)

He's not going to kill me without watching me suffer first.

(GUNSHOT)

(GRUNTING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC)


(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GRUNTING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC)


(GRUNTING)

(GASPING)

♪♪


(CRIES OUT)


(SCREAMS)

(INTENSE MUSIC)


(CRACKING)


(BLOOD SLOSHING)

♪♪

Accept the fact that you're a killer, Pardo!

That is what I am.

I will see you in hell, bastard.

(SAFETY CLICKS)

♪♪


This is all I can do so you can see your son again in heaven.


(GUNSHOT)

(FUNKY ELECTRONIC MUSIC)

WOMAN: (SINGING IN ENGLISH) ♪ You can run on ♪