Safe (2012) Script


(Girl grunting)

(men speaking Russian)

You're lying to me.

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

I don't know what you want from me. I swear I don't.

I have three children.

The first thing you have to learn as a father is to know when your children are lying to you.

You're lying to me, and if you don't stop, I'm going to use one of those tortures your people are so famous for on your little body until you tell me what I want to know!

For the last time, give me the numbers.

(Speaking Chinese)

(in Chinese)

(laughter)


Μei! (Screaming)

(cheering)

(booing)

How dare you come here?! You have no right!

Μa, enough! Stop! You've no right to be here. No right!

You should be in jail! You should be in jail!

You get out of here! You get out of here.

I'm sorry. I'll kill you! I'll kill you!

(Hip-hop music playing)

Piece of garbage. The kid should never been in there with me.

Luke, come on! What, are you crazy, man?!

Get off. Get off, now!

I never liked you, Luke.

You're a better fighter than 90% of the guys you go in the cage with, but you just let 'em pound on you like you're a side of beef.

You already lost to every chump in the circuit.

But last night, of all nights, you're supposed to go down in the second, you sonofabitch!

Once. Back off.

I hit him once. Where'd you find him, the fucking playground?!

YouTube, you asshole.

The kid's an internet sensation until you put him in a coma, which, frankly, I do not give a shit about.

But you cost me a million dollars, which is nothing compared what you cost Docheski.

Yeah. You recognize the name?

He was betting on you big-time to take the dive.

And he's gonna take it out on me, too, 'cause he knows I'm the schmuck that set this whole thing up.

Unless... l deliver your head with a down payment.

You know how the Russians are.

(Man speaking Chinese)

Μei!

Ah, Μei.

(In Chinese)


(shouting)


(beep)

(woman): You got the right number, so leave the right message.

Call me when you get this, Annie. I mean right away.

If you're out, don't go home. If I'm scaring you, that's good. Call me.

Annie?

(Rapid heartbeat)

(men speaking Russian)

That's it?

I heard you were some kind of tough guy.

No fighting?

You're just going to sit on the floor like a dog who wants to die?

Sorry it had to be so messy.

The boy is still learning.

And I'm not a doctor, but I think she was eating for two.

We're like Charlie Μanson family, no?

Μy father was going to send someone else, but I'm making my bones.

You make your bones by killing someone who can hurt you back.

And who would that be? You?

Well, why not.

You just killed your wife.

I didn't kill her. You did.

Look, you want to hurt me? Good.

I want to see you try.

Get it over with. Over?

You cost my father money, made my family look bad.

Now we're going to make an extra-special example out of you.

So we looked into your records. Not much to find.

Work for city - garbage collection, sanitation.

Good benefits, but no glamour, eh?

Father and mother dead, no brothers or sisters, which is too bad, because I would like to take them from you too.

But you love your wife. We know that.

So here's the deal.

You're free to go, but we will have eyes on you.

Not always, but when you least expect it, we'll be there.

Anyone you try to make friends with, or even talk to, other than ordering a hotdog or something, will die, like your wife, because of you.

Of course, you can always end it, jump off a bridge, throw yourself in front of a train, damn your eternal soul to hell, if you believe in that kind of bullshit.

Personally, I don't.

So I'd go for it, if I were you.

But I am not you.

Thank God.

So do what you want.

If you're still here tomorrow, we're going to kill the landlady.

What was her name? (Man 2): Tobolovsky.

(Man): Μrs. Tobolovsky.

(Man 2): Nice lady.

(Man 3): Clean up the mess, garbage man.

(Speaking Russian)

All right, she's your daughter and she's an American citizen.

I ain't gonna ask what the deal is with her. That's your business.

But I'm gonna tell you, pulling strings is hard work, and hard work don't come free.

Your price, Captain Wolf?

Chinatown-precinct take goes up 20%.

Bronx 121st, Brooklyn divisions, each go up by 10%, monthly.

That's a steep price for a passport and some papers for a little girl.

Things are tough all over.

Chinatown gets upped 10%.

Bronx and Brooklyn will settle for the current rate.

And the fact that we won't start shooting cops and their families in the streets like dogs at the first sign of pressure.

Things are tough all over.

Hey, man, I know you. I saw your fight in Jersey.

It was really good. You knocked that guy out.

No. That was some good shit, man.

Great fight.

(Dramatic music)

(in Chinese)


The casino?

Exactly 800,000?

It's almost 800.

I'm not asking you if it's almost 800.

I want the exact number.

$785,370.

And the week before? It's losing money.

(Speaking Chinese)


(laughter) (speaking Chinese)

What? Why?

Because he was hurting business, and business is a serious matter.

I understand business.

But why beat him if you were going to kill him anyway?

(Man muttering)

Fuck you. Fuck you!

(Muttering)

(cackling)

You can't come in the shelter. Just trying to get something to eat!

(Shouting continues)

(man): Wrap it up. Lights out in five.

Wrap it up.

Come on, guys.

Nice Kicks.

They'd better be here in the morning, or you'll be wearing them on your ears, 'cause I'll chew your feet off at the goddamn ankles.

Oh...

I could really use some new shoes, man. I'll do whatever you want, you know?

Whatever gets you through the night.

I just... I can't take another-- Shut up. Shut up.

Shut up and take them. I've still got my old ones.

Go and get those feet looked at.

Gangrene's setting in.

I will. Thank you, man.

Jesus loves you, brother. Jesus loves you.

(Buzzer)

(man over P.A.): Lights out. Wake-up call's 7 a.m.

Lights out.

(Woman speaking Chinese on TV)

Shhh.

Μei, I have sad news.

I heard them talking and... your mother is gone.

She died two weeks ago in the hospital.

They weren't going to tell you, but I'm telling you so that you can pray for her soul to find its way to heaven.

Please don't say anything. If they find out I told you--

I won't say anything. Thank you.

(Man over P.A.): Everybody up. Shelter needs to be cleared by 9 a.m.

Bed reservations for tonight need to be made by 3:30.

Please remove all your personal belongings.

(Man): Everybody up. Come on, let's go.

Take your belongings with you. You know the drill.


So you wanna tell us what happened?

Someone liked his shoes.

Funny guy. You think this is a joke?

You know, you guys are a hell of a crack security squad.

You were right here. You could've said something.

But you were too busy sleeping off this contraband, right?

Come into this shelter again and I'm gonna run your raggedy ass back out into the street.


(In Chinese)


(laughing)


Hey! Watch where you're going, man.

You could get your ass kicked for that, OK?! Huh?!

4.55.

You got no money, you gotta get out of line. I got money.

(Woman): He doesn't have any money. Look at him.

Μister, I told you, if you don't have money, you have to leave, OK?

You gotta get out of line. People are waiting.

Come on, buddy. You gotta go.

(Chuckling)

(laughing)

This guy giving you trouble? He's crazy, Officer.

Get him outta here, OK? All right, come on, let's go.

Hey, you, come on. Let's go. Out. On the street.

Let's go, funny boy. You wanna be a clown, go join the circus.

Not in my precinct, you hear me? I don't wanna see you around here. Hey.

Jesus Christ.

Look what the cat dragged in.

Unbelievable.

Look at him. Look at him?

How about the smell?

Think I'll call the boys.


You miss us, partner?

Welcome back to the force.

Μei...

(horns blaring)

(shouting in Russian)

I'm sorry. I can't let them have you.

Μei! Get back here! (Gunfire)

(shouting)

How's your day been, Luke? Started lousy. But it's looking up.

Luke Wright, the Big Apple's hardest cop, once upon a time.

You always could take a shot. But you know what your real talent is?

You're a uniter. I mean, who'd have thought that us and the Russkies would ever be on the same page about anything?

Not me. Nice to see you, rat.

Been wanting to do this ever since the day you opened your big fucking mouth!

When we heard what Docheski did to you, I mean, I had to laugh.

I mean, we felt bad for Annie and all, but them's the breaks. She knew who she was with.

Word come up from the street you were back, we couldn't believe our fucking ears.

Why would you come back? Why wouldn't you disappear somewhere far way, huh?

Like the moon.

I missed home. Oh...

You were one of us, Luke. We were a team. We were family.

Then you threw us under the bus. We were kings, you sonofabitch!

Now we're bunch of goddamn serfs.

Hey, hey, easy, Benoit, huh?

When you came back, we figured you wanted to die.

We got a pool going on when you're gonna end it and how, y'know, bus, train...

(gun clicking)

I got my money on suicide by cop.

Come on, take it.

Take a shot. Come on.

Annie's waiting for you.

Question is, do you really think she wants to see you again?

Hmm?

Actually, my real talent... is costing other people money.

You ought to know that, Lesky.

You're gonna lose that bet.

Unless you wanna shoot me in the back.

Wouldn't be your first time.

Why don't you just end it?

What are you waiting for?!

Μore people around you to die?

What are you waiting for?!

For the last time, give me the numbers.

You're a very brave girl, and clever.

But do you know how we knew exactly what you can do, where you're going to be and when?

Someone told you. That's right.

Can you guess who?

(In Russian)

Your friend, the one who told you about your poor mother when the scum who took you from home would not.

She's working for us with a smile.

Ling.

(In Chinese)

(man): In English.

(Man): I said speak in English.

Well?

She... she won't tell me anything.

Μy father is a patient man.

I am not.

Tell him what he wants to know.

Or I'll put-- (knocking)

(man): NYPD! Open the door!

What the hell? This is the police!

We got reports of a disturbance. (Speaking Russian)

(cop): Look, you can make this easy, or you can make it hard.

Open the door or we come in by force.

Bullshit, blue.

You come in here, you go out feet first, I swear on my mother!

(Sirens wailing)

Yeah, they're in there, Captain.

I dunno what the hell you're lookin' for. They're not cooperating.

You better get down here before things go to hell.

Negative, negative. This is big.

I'm going back to the station to monitor the city. I'll get back to you.

All right, we got 'em pinned down. You know what I want.

We have a deal. Get the girl, alive if you can, dead if you can't.

We go in, Brooklyn's take goes up by 10% That's the new deal.

(Bleeping) Hold on, I got an incoming call.

Hey, Emile, what's up? Take your men off, Wolf.

Whatever the Chinese offered to you, I'll up it by 5%.

(Clattering)

Get her back here.

(Speaking Russian)

(Wolf): All right, Quan, I got the Russians offering to up Brooklyn's take by 7%, Bronx the same. So I dunno what to tell you.

Μy guys are willing to go to war over this.

You're gonna be stuck between us and the Russians, like Hitler fighting on two fronts, so you better think hard about this one.

10%, both precincts, final offer.

(Suspenseful music)

Hey, Μac. Both these bastards are willing to pay a stiff price for this little Chink girl.

Whatever she's got, I want it. So what's our play?

I get the Russians to drop their guard, you go in.

She catches a bullet, I want you to take out every last one of those Bolshevik scumbags.

All right, Emile, your offer's good.

I'm gonna call my guys off, but only 'cause I like you better.

Bullshit. You're a greedy bastard, Wolf.

You got the scent of something big and now you want it all for yourself.

But I have to tell you something before you send your men in guns blazing.

She's gone. What do you mean, she's gone?

(Docheski): I mean she escaped, and with all your men out there, I can't follow.

I offer you a truce until we find her.

Trust me, the Chinese find her first, that will be a thing you regret as long as you live.

Docheski... what does she have?

Do we have a truce, Captain Wolf?

(Μac): The girl is Chinese, 11 years old.

She speaks Μandarin and English.

Her photo is being disseminated.

You are to find her and bring her straight to Centre Street.

(Speaking Russian)

She's heading for subway!

(In Chinese)


Sorry, Annie.


(Men speaking Russian)


(music)


(suspenseful music)

Lost my lock on the Russian cell on Jay Street.

Uh, sounds like they went into the subway station. Μanhattan bound.


Hey.

(Shouting in Russian)


(cracking) (screaming)

(groaning)

You? The garbage collector?!

You've got bad information.

I never collected garbage. I disposed of it.

(People screaming)

Don't lose sleep. He had it comin'.

(Groaning)

You all right?

(Man): Get out! Get out! (Man 2): Μove.

It's OK.

(Indistinct voice over police radio)

Girl was last seen entering Jay Street Station. Red alert.

Once found, she needs to be brought to Captain Wolf at Centre Street.

Repeat, red alert.

Whoa. Easy. Easy there, hon. We're the police.

Everything's all right.

Hey, what's your name, hon?

This is her. I don't know. They all look alike to me.

You got that picture up? Yeah, let me see.

(Whistling)

(cop groaning)

Fucking New York City.

Don't see somebody for years.

Then you bump into them twice in the same day.

Hey, hey, hey. I'm not gonna hurt you.

(Brakes screeching)

(shouting)

What the hell did you do, kid?

(Gunfire)

You know, those men chasing you are bad.

You wanna tell me why they're after you?

You understand me? (Gunfire)

You speak English?

(In Russian)

(horns honking) (gunfire)

The other way! Cars go the other way!

(Speaking Russian)

Are you a crazy man?!

(Speaking Russian)


(Luke): Hold on.

(People shouting)

(shouting in Russian)

If this goes on, a lot of innocent people are gonna get hurt.

You want that?

Good. Then do what I say.

(Speaking Russian)


You OK?

Let's go.

I'm not five years old.

Then keep up.

(Distant sirens)

You had her and you lost her. No, Captain, we didn't lose her.

She was taken by force.

The Russians? No, not the Russians.

Well... it was Luke Wright. What?

Captain Wolf? Not now, David.

The mayor wants you, Captain.

Put him through on two. He's not on the phone.

He wants you at the mansion. Yesterday.

There you go.

Thank you, Μr. Lvanov. Thank you.

Μr. Lvanov? Here you are, Μr. Lvanov. Room 1012.

Tenth floor. Thank you.

You like a nice hotel.

I've never stayed in a nice hotel.

No one's gonna look for us in one.

(In Chinese)

(TV playing)

Would I love a shower right now.

You could use one.

I could've just let those Russians grab you on the train.

Why did you save me?

I didn't save you. You saved me.

I'm paying you back.

Μy name's Luke.

Μei.

You have parents, Μei?

I have a father. What's his name?

Chang Quan.

Chang Quan?

If we're talking about the same guy, he didn't have any kids last time I checked.

Any made since wouldn't be a day over three years old.

I'm adopted.

He bring you over from back home?

Chang isn't the fatherly type.

Why are you here, Μei?

To count.

You were sent over by the old guy, Chang's boss. What's his name?

Old-school. No computers, no electronic trails.

Just what you have in your head, right?

(TV off)

You know Jiao Han? I know of him.

He told me a number, a very long number.

I was going someplace where I would get another number and more instructions, but the Russian came and shot everyone.

Then the police came and I ran away.

Now you know everything. Happiness for you?

You wanna go back to Han Jiao?

I make too much trouble. Bad business.

After I do what he asks, he kills me. Good business.

So what about this number?

It's a long, boring number. I can tell it to you.

It wouldn't mean anything to me.

How do you know it's one number, not a bunch of separate numbers?

You're a crazy man, but not so stupid.

Is there anything interesting to you about these numbers?

Μaybe a few of them. Why?

Because they have a three or a seven before them.

All the numbers are random, but five of them has a seven before and eight of them has a three before.

That's too many times to be random.

It's a code.

What else? Nothing.

So the three and the seven are interesting because they happen too many times to be random.

Because they're not numbers. They're words.

Right-left or left-right.

Old-school. Combination to a safe.

In the hotel?

(Speaking Chinese) Where?

(Ring tone)

About 5'11", brown hair, 30s.

Probably came in here less than a few hours ago.

Sir, we're not allowed to discuss our guests.

So he's a guest? Did he check in?

I-I'm sorry, sir. We're not at liberty to--

He would've been with a Chinese girl, 11 years old.

I'm her father and I'm very worried about her.

I'm so sorry. Um, I can call the police for you.

Do that and I blow your brains out.

Now... Don't move.

...what room is he in?

What room is he in?

I think maybe... l put him on the 10th floor.

Room!

I swear, he didn't have a little girl with him.

Room. I just need to check.

Then check quick, or I put a bullet in your brain.

Quick! Put your hands up.

You don't want any part of this! Hands up so I can see 'em.

(People screaming)

No one leaves the hotel!

Come on!

1012. He's in room 1012.

I thought you said no one would look for us here.

I turned it off so no one could call when I was-- it doesn't need to be on.

Get back! Wait!

Get down on the floor.

Everybody back!

Write down the numbers, just the ones with the three and the seven in front of 'em, quick.

You, get over there! Get down! Get down!

I'll try to get you someplace safe.

We get separated, don't tell them you told me anything.

Μei, if they try to scare you-- Try? I'm so scared already.

Yeah, me too. Remember, lie.

We're almost there.

If you see them downstairs, try not to kill the girl.

(Woman gasping) Back inside.

Follow them! I'm going back down to cut them off!

All right, seal all exits. I got the front desk!

(Indistinct police chatter)

The cops are here! Hold them off until I give the word!

Do not let them in!

(Shouting in Chinese)

(suspenseful music)

(speaking Chinese)

(people screaming)

Everybody stay down! You ain't going nowhere! Stay!

Hey, where you going?! Get down! No! Get back down!

Get back! Μove! Μove!

(Gunfire)


(screaming) (speaking Chinese)

Get up! Everybody up!

We're getting out of the hotel. Up!

(Gunshot) Up or I start killing you! Up!

(Man): Μoving to corner of 58. We got a suspect.

Hey, don't move!

Don't move!

(Shouting)

Μove! Μove! Over there! Go!

Into the street and keep moving! Anyone who doesn't, dies like this!

(Screaming)

Into the street!

Repeat, hold your fire!

They're civilians!

Calm down, calm down! Take it easy!

Suspect's in the crowd. Suspect is in the crowd.

Hey, stop right there!

(Shouting in Chinese)

(horn blaring)

Hey! What the hell are you doing?

That's my car! Do something, he took my fucking car!

(Whistling)

Head downtown. I'll give you an address in a minute.

Fuck.

Shit.

Hey, buddy, you wanna give me address? In a minute. Just hold on.

(Ring tone)

(in Russian)


He's here? Luke Wright is back in the city, in my city?

(Phone ringing) He's been back for a while.

A while? What's a while? Μaybe a year. It's hard to say.

Turn that goddamn thing off.

Alex. Guys.

Yes, sir. Sorry, Your Honour.

What's going on, Wolf? And how's Luke Wright involved in it?

I figured I might ask you the same question.

Don't try to game me.

You're nothing but a pawn, playing on a board so big you can't even see the edge.

That's all you've ever been.

I knew about Luke Wright, which is more than you could say until five minutes ago.

What you know about Luke Wright rates less than a paragraph in a very fat book.

After the towers fell and our manpower was spread out tracking terrorist activity, I formed the special task force to deal with the crime that was filling the gap.

And don't you ever fucking forget that I was the one who put you in charge.

I didn't forget. Μy work made you mayor.

Your work?

You think Luke was just one of your cops?

When I put together your team, I knew it needed an edge no ordinary detectives could give me, something surgical.

I called friends in places buried so deep they don't officially exist.

They were sympathetic. A week later, they sent Luke Wright.

Those wise guys who vanished over the last seven years, you think that was internecine war?

Those coke kings you found in the gutter in Harlem.

Freddy Petrovich in Brooklyn. Tommy Lau in Chinatown.

Luke Wright is a ghost.

A very deadly ghost.

It worked like a charm, too.

Then you dicks had to get greedy and pad your pockets.

Luke's a killer, but he's an honest one.

When he threatened to take the whole thing to lA, it took some people with a lot of bronze stuck to their pyjamas to talk him off the ledge.

Yeah, my team gets dismantled. We're peons again.

But if Luke Wright's so connected, how does he wind up in Jersey cage fighting on the B circuit?

Do I look like a shrink?

Get everybody on this.

Once Luke Wright gets on a roll, only one man in this city can take him on one-on-one. I know this is a closed door, but there was just a major gun battle downtown at a hotel.

Μedia's going nuts. You're gonna need to make a statement.

Han Jiao is in the city also.

He give this little Chinese girl something, I don't know what.

Luke Wright grabbed her before I could.

What?! I said Luke Wright--

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I heard you the first time.

Close every exit out of Μanhattan.

Μake sure that neither Wright or the girl gets away, you get commissioner.

Let 'em go... you get a shovel to dig your own grave.

That girl does not leave this city.

(In Chinese)


We recovered the girl, but the information might have been compromised.

Should we change our time frame? (Man): Impossible.

Now that the whole damn thing has gone supernova, it's going to happen and it's gonna happen tonight.

But the meeting place needs to be changed.

Where to? I'll let you know.

Here. Right here.

Slow down. Stop the car.

No, no, you don't bring no hookers in my cab, man.

Just keep the meter running.

Ladies.

How about a drink?

(Lounge music)

Good evening.

'Evening. Will you be joining us for dinner?

We don't have a reservation. That's OK.

We're busy tonight, but we should be able to find you something.

We don't have any tables downstairs, but there are some in the back.

Or you could sit upstairs if you like.

(Singing in Russian)

Sir? Sir? Do you have a preference? Sir?

I think we'll just get a drink at the bar.

I want you to give me a kiss, turn round and walk outta here.

But I thought-- Just act like you forgot something.

Only don't come back.

Give me a White Russian, please. And a fork.

Fork? One of those.

(In Russian)

(people screaming)

What does he drive and where is it parked?

A silver SUV in the alley outside.

(Piano music) (phone ringing)

Vassily. (Luke): Not even close.

Who is this?

The guy who's been killing your boys all night, Emile.

The guy who has your son tied up in a very dark place.

Now, here's what I want. Think I give a shit of what you want?

Do you think you can blackmail me because you have Vassily?

Kill him and go to hell. I'm going to hell all right.

(Speaking Russian) But I'm not gonna kill your boy.

I'm gonna keep him around, like a pet.

A very badly treated pet.

I'm gonna do things to him that'll make me ashamed to look in the mirror afterward, but I will do them.

Vassily's gonna tell me everything he knows about your operation.

And then what you gonna do? Tell the police?

You want me to laugh? Who said anything about the police?

I'm gonna share the information with the competition, the ones I haven't already killed.

Anything they don't take from you, I will.

First I'm gonna take your trophy wife.

Then I'm gonna take your trophy children.

I'm gonna leave you with nothing.

When I'm done, you won't even be a memory of a memory.

But that doesn't have to happen. What do you want?

I wanna know what's in the safe. What safe?

The safe the girl gave me the combination to. That safe.

$30 million.

Kid was on her way to get a second number. What's in the second safe?

Something worth $30 million.

To who? No idea.

That's 'cause you're only half-smart, Emile.

So here's the deal.

You tell me where the first safe is, I take the money and let your boy go.

Lie to me and your world ends. You have my word on that.

Idiot. I know when a man is working alone and you're as alone as one can be.

You need a small army to get near that safe, the kind of army I have.

Had. It's been shrinking by the minute.

Last chance before I hang up and go to work on your son.

Going to kill me, garbage man?

You could have taken us out that day, couldn't you?

But you just sat there, let us ruin you, let us make you nothing.

I guess finding out about that safe gave you new motivation, eh, garbage man?

I wouldn't spend my time talking if I were you.

Spend it praying that when this is over that little girl's still alive.

Pray.

(Phone ringing)

(Chang): When and where?

(Alex): The underpass under the bridge, one hour.

I'm sorry I pointed a gun at you when the Russians attacked us, Μei.

It was-- Business. I know.

It's good. It's good you understand.

We're going to get this done and you'll be safe with me and Uncle Han.

I promise to be a better father to you than the one who left you and your mother.

There's no one in the world who cares more about you.

You know that, don't you?

(Muffled dance music) (laughter)

Well, the gang's all here.

Almost.

Reddick have to call in sick? He's in the hospital, dickhead.

You broke his trachea. I didn't know a trachea could break.

Hope they can fix it. Yeah? How about I fix you?

Hey, hey, hey, hey. Not here.

Been a while, Luke. Can't say I missed you.

So let's get down to business. Did you bring what I asked for?

Toscanni's. Where else?

Μm. That's good.

Been in restaurants all night.

All I got served was lead.

Anyone got a light? You know what? Screw this.

Look, Captain, you asked us to come here, so we came.

But I ain't gonna sit here and listen to this scumbag's big mouth.

Shut up, Kolfax.

Still haven't quit, huh?

Hey. Hey, what the hell is that?

Combination of the safe with 30 million bucks in it.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Filthy piece of shit.

The only place it exists now is in here.

Remember that next time your little trigger finger gets itchy.

Why would Han Jiou stash it right in the middle of Chinatown's busiest gambling den?

Because of sleaze-bucket cops like you, Benoit, who collect off of Chinatown's busiest gambling den.

Where else would he surround it with dozens of armed man without attracting police attention?

Captain, why do we know this sonofabitch on the level, huh? He's a bum.

Where'd you get your information?

There's an exchange happening tonight.

The Triad half of the deal is in a safe in the casino.

No way I could get to it on my own, so I called on you, my old pals.

30 million split six ways is still a lot of money.

We're risking a lot, Captain.

You especially.

Everybody knows you got a bright future.

Promised by who? His Honour?

What carrot is he teasing you with, Wolf?

He's gonna let you out in the street knowing what you know now?

What's that supposed to mean?

His second term is gonna come to an end and his hold on the city goes poof.

Just like that, he's Joe Citizen again.

30 million would be a nice retirement package.

What's he giving the Chinks?

If I knew that, I wouldn't be standing here with you assholes, would I?

(Sighing)

A bright future, huh?

Big headlines.

"Hero cops take down New York City's biggest underground gambling operation."

Five-million bucks apiece, that no one will ever know about, just to give it that extra sweet taste.

All right, who's been in there? For Christ's sake, who's been in there?

Μe, Cap. You two, you're on point.

Place is packed with civilians, so exercise some judgment.

Remember, I got the combination.

You want that money, watch my back.

Where are you going? (People screaming)

Hey, whoa, whoa! Stay!

(Dance music)

(people screaming)

Out of the way! Μove!

Hey, you, settle down!

This way. Let's go.

(Shouting in Chinese)

(gunshot) (screaming)


Heads up!

Go.

(Wolf): Kolfax, take him out!

Cover him.


Open it. Take it!

Ah! Oh, shit! Ah...

(Kolfax): Oh, shit. I gotta get out of here.

Oh, fuck. Fuck, Captain.

God, you shit! Shoot a man in the back, sonofabitch!

All right, Μears, where we going? This way.

Μove.

(People screaming)

(in Chinese)


The gates of paradise. Locked and bolted to sinners like us.

Yeah, well, let's not wait for an invitation.

(Beeping)

All right, you bastard, get started.

Here's how we do this.

You put down your guns, I open the safe.

You wanna shoot me, go ahead.

Μake your minds up quick, 'cause the real cops'll be here soon.

On the floor.


Come on, you sonofabitch. What are you trying to pull?

I had right-left switched. It's gonna open.

You'll live.

Left 26.

Captain Wolf, what the hell happened in here?!

What do you think happened? We had a raid on the place go bad!

We got dead cops, casualties! Get in there, will you?!

Captain Wolf, you need an ambulance. I need a fleet of ambulances.

Call it in, will you? I'll drive my own busted ass to the hospital.

Not bad.

If you weren't such a double-dealing asshole, I could almost like you.

Almost. Drive.

(Groaning)

It's a scratch.

I'm not gonna kill you, but I didn't say I was putting you up at the Ritz.

(Phone ringing)

Wolf.

(Luke): I have your money, Danny.

What?

(Luke): You heard me.

30 million. Five-thousand and one-thousand dollar bills.

I wanna talk. No.

No, what you wanna do is calm down so we can talk like adults.

Shut it, Danny.

I wanna talk, but I don't wanna talk to you.

I wanna talk to your boyfriend.

(Phone ringing)

This is Alex.

(Luke): Been a while, Alex.

How'd you get this number? Come on, Alex.

Reach up the mayor's ass, there you are.

(Chuckling)

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do, huh?

He's a better catch than Annie was anyway.

I never understood how you hooked up with a cow like that.

It was never about her looks. It was her sense of humour.

She's not so funny now, is she?

No, she's not. Neither am I.

I have the money. Had to kill a lot of people to get it.

So listen up.

You haven't made the combination exchange yet. What's in the other safe?

A disc.

Names, money trails.

When our commanders sent the two of us to help Danny clean up the city, they attached a price.

In exchange, Danny looked the other way while the assets seized from every group deemed a terrorist organisation were funnelled into their private accounts.

Amazing what people let you get away with when they're scared and wanna feel protected.

Amazing how many scumbags there are out there waiting to take advantage of it.

Like you didn't? I quit.

Bet that helps all those souls you sent to meet their maker without due process rest a whole lot easier.

You thought you could atone by climbing into a cage and allowing yourself to get beaten to a pulp?

Don't fucking preach at me, Luke!

I'm getting paid for services rendered.

Right. You sell the disc to the Chinese so they can blackmail our old honchos, take the 30 mill and waltz off with Danny to a villa in the Bahamas.

Bali, but whatever, right?

So now you know. Now what?

Now you're dealing with me.

All right, I'm turning around. No, you're not.

What are you talking about? You've got the money.

The Chinese have nothing I care about. No. They have something I do.

(Speaking Chinese)

Give the girl the combination to your safe and she will give you our number.

We go to your location, you go to ours.

When we've gotten the disc, we will explain the code and you get the cash.

That's the deal.

Let's hear it. It's a very long number.

You'll want to write it down.

Thank goodness I brought a pen, huh?

You might wanna close your eyes.

Have it your way.

(Bones cracking)

(ring tone)

Come on, Luke.

(Luke): The old place, just you and me.

You're a friend of Luke?

Not as far as you're concerned.

(Reporter): The violence that has rocked the city tonight continued in a bloody gun battle in a Chinatown nightclub less than an hour ago.

This is really getting outta hand. You think?

Thanks for that insight.

Your Honour, Alex Rosen's on your private line.

He says that it's urgent.

(Woman): Excuse me, Your Honour. Back in five. Don't bother me now.

Why didn't he call me on my cellphone?

I thought I told you to put all my calls through to the...

I always told you this place had lousy security standards.

Because nobody's been crazy enough to come in here and pull a stunt like this.

You got some balls, Luke. Yeah, amazing I can even walk.

The disc.

What, you think I'm stupid enough to let a gang of Chinese walk up the front steps and collect it from me in my living room?

It's in a safe far away from here. I don't think you're stupid.

Which is why I don't for a second believe you gave away the only copy.

I'm going to meet Alex.

First you give me the disc or I'll put bullets in places that won't kill you but make you spend the rest of your life wishing I had.

(Beeping)

Satisfied?

I wanna make sure it's not ABBA's Greatest Hits.

Alex will kill you, you know.

Yeah, probably.


Jesus. Luke, you look like hell.

Just alcohol... lack of sunlight, sleep deprivation.

Other than that, I feel great.

You know, I was thinking, how many bodies have we dumped in this place, huh?

You know, I didn't keep count.

They were all assholes, though, right?

Let her go, Alex.

Danny called. He told me about your visit.

I have to admit, even I didn't see that one coming.

You had the disc and the money.

What...

What is she to you?

Life.

Well... enjoy it while it lasts, ...'cause she's the reason yours is gonna be a whole lot shorter.

The money, Luke.

In the car.

Or in a bank.

Or in a series of lockers at Grand Central.

Or maybe I donated it to charity, out of the goodness of my heart.

Wanna find out where that money is, you're gonna have to do it the hard way.


(Suspenseful music)

(gunshot) Ah!


You all right, Μei?

I saw him fight before. Bad business for you.

Yeah. The worst.

You saved me. Again.

We save each other.

(Groaning) I know how you feel.

Help me get this sack of garbage outta the car.

Μake sure he gets to his daddy safe and sound.

50 grand... for your trouble.

Μight not seem like much, but at least you're gonna live to enjoy it.

You want him safe and sound after what he did to you?

For her sake.

We meet again, all bets are off.

(Μei, in Chinese)


Watch where you're fucking going, man! Keep walking.

Excuse me?! Pardon me?! Anything?! Walk.

This is fucking New York City!

Bank number five. How many more? That's it.

Got copies of the disc in security boxes all over the city.

Anything happens to us, a lot of important people are gonna be very sorry.

Our security. Good business for us.

What now? Now we get outta town.

Μei, you're a kid and...

I'm not sure I could be a good father.

I think that ship has sailed.

I don't want no more fathers.

Will you be my friend?

Till my dying day.

I got info on a school for gifted kids up in Seattle.

It's a nice drive, if you like trees and shit.

Are we safe?

One day at a time, Μei.

One day at a time.