'Sheba, Baby' (1975) Script

That man called again this afternoon.

Can't keep ignoring him, Andy.

At least talk to him.

I'm not gonna bow down to them, brick.

I got a responsibility to the people of this community.

I'm not saying to give in, Andy, but we've got to deal with them.

All right. Let me talk to them.

I know we can work something out.

No.

As long as I'm president of this company, I'll make the deals.

I've been bullied by people like this all my life.

And so have you.

They've already run 2 other loan companies out of business.

I don't give a damn!

It's not gonna happen to us.

Only one way to fight them back, and that's by giving our people fair deals.

As long as we give them fair deals, they'll support us.

Andy...

I know you think you're doing what's best.

I respect that.

But these people are ruthless men.

They'll kill you.

Listen...

You've been a good partner...

And we've trusted each other.

There's no reason for that to change now.

I have a feeling...

That we'll work this problem out the same way we have the rest of 'em.

I hope so.

Brick...

Will you get the lights on your way out?

I'll go out the back way.

Good night.

Good night.


Ok, we're just gonna mess the place up a little bit, let him know we mean business.

Killer: You mean we can't steal nothin'?

Hammerhead: No. Come on.

Stop! Somebody's here!

God damn right there's somebody!

Somebody's right here!

Hammerhead: Come on, let's get out of here!

Come on, whale.


Barbara Mason: ♪♪ don't let her pretty smile fool ya ♪♪

♪♪ She puts it on her face every morning ♪♪

♪♪ Fast-talkin' men, let me school ya ♪♪

♪♪ You better heed my warning ♪♪ Women: ♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ and she's well put together ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ who can change like the weather ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ You don't wanna know her better ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ She's cold ♪♪

♪♪ Yet she's full of emotion ♪♪

♪♪ Doot doot oot doot oot doot ♪♪

♪♪ A sensuous woman playin' a man's game ♪♪

♪♪ From Chicago fights ♪♪

♪♪ to Louisville nights ♪♪

♪♪ She's kickin' ass ♪♪

♪♪ and takin' names ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ and she's well put together ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ who can change like the weather ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ You don't wanna know her better ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ She got revenge for sorrow ♪♪

♪♪ that the love of money brings the world ♪♪

♪♪ Well, there can be no pride tomorrow ♪♪

♪♪ for a loving father and his baby girl ♪♪

♪♪ Ohh ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ and she's well put together ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ who can change like the weather ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ You don't wanna know her better ♪♪

♪♪ She's a dangerous lady ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba ♪♪

♪♪ Sheba, baby ♪♪


Racker: Just make sure we get our money, because the next time that we have to talk to your jive ass about this, my partner's gonna stomp the hell out of you.

Well, well...

My long lost partner returns.

Just be thankful I did, racker.

Look at this place!

I go away for 3 days, and I come back and the whole place has gone to pot!

Ohh.

This came for you a couple of days ago.

Why didn't you try to reach me about this?

Why didn't I try to reach you?

Why haven't I tried to find a needle in a haystack?

How in the hell do I know where you hang out at?

Why don't you try looking once in a while?

Getting up off of that fat Fanny of yours and going out into the world?

Maybe try a little working.

Ohh.

Well...

Is it important?

What do you think?

Well, take care of the place, partner.

I'll be in Louisville if you need me.

Louisville?


Hi, Sheba.

How you doing?

Fine.

I'm so glad you came.

I'm glad I came, too. How's dad?

Oh, he's all right.

He's a little bruised up, but, you know, he's tough.

That I know.

Yeah. Come on.

Brick: You look terrific.


Oh, brick...

You said in the telegram dad's life was in danger.

I'm afraid it is.

You see, he's been getting phone calls for 2 weeks now demanding we sell out.

Really? From who, loan Sharks?

Maybe.

We don't know yet.

And dad?

He wants to fight 'em...

Single-handed...

Which is what happened the other night.

And the police didn't do anything, right?

Right.

What... what are their demands?

Very simple.

Sell out or be killed.

Ohh...

Do they have a fight on their hands.


Ooh.

Doesn't the neighborhood look good?

Want me to take these in for you?

Uh...

No, I think I better go in alone.

Ok.

How much do I owe you for this?

I'll collect on it later.

Hmmph. Promises, promises.

You're looking better all the time.

Little Andy!

What are you doing home?

Ohh.

Oh, girl.

I came to see you.

Hey, you look good.

Come on, sit down.

No, you sit down. Come on.

Look at you.

Now what happened?

Just ran into some of the wrong people, I guess.

I can't let you out of my sight for 5 minutes before you get into some trouble.

Oh, girl, come on.

Dad...

Brick told me what's going on.

I told him not to call you.

There's no need for you to get involved in this.

We just don't wanna see you get hurt.

Well, there's nothin' anybody can do.

I have to work it out myself.

Not anymore.

I want you to stay out of this, little Andy.

I don't want my daughter messing around with these kind of people.

Dad...

I know you think I'm doing a man's job...

Ohh...

But I'm not going to sit on the sidelines just because I'm a woman.

Ah, no, you sit right there.

I'll get it.

Shayne residence.

Pilot: Let me talk to Andy.

Who's calling?

Well, who's asking?

This is Sheba, his daughter.

Well, good for you, sweet sister.

Let me talk to your old man.

This is Andy Shayne.

Pilot: Hello, Andy.

Feeling better today?

I thought I told you to stop calling me.

I just wanted to know if you've given my proposition some more thought.

My company is not for sale. Not now, not ever!

What was that all about?

Ah, it's nothin', baby. Forget about it.

Forget about it?

I come home and find my father beaten half to death and hear some sweet-talkin' nigger threaten his life, and you say forget about it?

Dad, what is going on?

I'll be ready for those bastards.

Thank you, Mr. Williams.

I don't expect any problems on this, but if anything comes up, I'll give you a call.

I can reach you at this number here, right?

Man: Right, sir.

Brick: Ok.

Brick: That ought to do fine.

Hi. Is my father in?

He's in his office.

Mmm.

Hi. You busy?

Oh, just filling out some insurance forms.

Can I have the car?

Sure.

Thank you.

I'll pick you up this afternoon.

Thank you.

Yes.

Pilot: Hey, Andy.

How's your sweet daughter today?

Hey, I tell you what...

I'm gonna give you one more chance.

Mmm.

All right, we'll talk.

You mean you wanna talk?

You set the time and the place.

Hey, that's great.

I've gotta tell you something.

I had a surprise package connected to your ignition switch in your car, triggered to go off

10 seconds after you turned it on.

Sheba! It's a bomb!

Sheba!

Sheba!

Sheba! Sheba!

Get out of that car!

Quick, quick! Get out!

Come on! Get out of there!

Come on! Move, move! Get out of here! Move!

Damn it, move!

Oh, my God.

Shit!

So you wanna handle it all by yourself, huh?

Now, Sheba, we had an agreement.

That agreement just blew up in that car!

Sheba. Sheba.

Sheba!

Oh, my God.


Homicide. Lieutenant Jackson.

All right, lady.

I'll see what we can do, but there's no need for you to call back again.

Because if this thing can be solved, we'll solve it.

Yeah. Yeah.

Good-bye.

Heard you were back in town, Sheba.

Chicago must be treating you good.

I have a feeling this isn't a social call.

I want police protection for my father.

Well, I can't make anybody on that.

Should I take this as a refusal of police protection?

Oh, come on, Sheba.

We're doing everything we can.

I can't give him 24-hour protection because I don't have enough men available.

I know.

You don't wanna break up their poker game!

We're doing everything humanly possible for him.

Oh, the great humanitarian now.

Phil, I've seen business after business go under.

First, it was the pawn shops.

Then, the bars.

When I left town, it was employment agencies, and now the used car lots.

Stay out of this, Sheba.

Stay out of this?

That's your job.

After all the times I went to bat for you around here, thanks a lot.

Huh.

I can count the times you went to bat for me on one finger.


Sheba Shayne.

What are you doing back in town?

Don't give me that

"what you doing back in town" shit.

Was it you that wired my father's car?

Wired? What wired?

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

Maybe you do, and maybe you don't.

But if you didn't, I know you know who did.

Now wait a minute.

Wait. What do you want from me?

Why me?

Because I know everything you do.

Remember, I was a cop in this town.

Oh, please.

I don't know anything.

The hell you don't!

Now wait a minute.

Let go of my arm. Baby, don't!

Don't, please. Please! Please!

Get over there.

No, please.

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

I don't know anybody... you never know anything I'm talking about!

Please take it easy, Sheba.

Aah.

Come on, please. Aah.

One move, and I'll blow your head clean off.

All right, I won't move. I won't move.

But please don't shoot me. Please!

Please!

Please. Aah. I don't know anything.

I swear it!

You better tell me all you know, or you're gonna be the whitest nigger that ever left Louisville!

I don't know nothing.

Get in there!

Aah!

Oh! Ok.

Ok.

There's a guy...

Name of Jenkins...

Works the used car lot.

Where?

I don't know! I swear it!

Aah!

Oh. All right.

All right.

Tonight at midnight, he's gonna be at the railroad museum.

Some kind of payoff.

That's all I know! I swear it!

Swear?

Yes.

Aah!

Aah! Oh!

If I have to wait... if I have to wait until midnight, you better be tellin' me the truth, or your ass is mine, you hear me?

Brick: I'll tell ya...

Sheba: What?

I got something planned for later.

What do you have planned for later?

I'm not gonna tell you now.

Stop pinching me.

Come here.

That hurt.

Wow. Isn't it beautiful?

Oh, it's fantastic.

So, listen, uh...

What'd you find out today?

Well, dad was right.

The police are not going to help.

So now what?

Well, now I do what the police won't.

What are you talking about?

I'm talking about the hoods that wired dad's car.

They're meeting at midnight tonight for some big business meeting.

I plan to catch them in the act.

Listen...

I wanna tell you something.

You know that private detective badge you carry?

Now, that is not a warrant to arrest anybody with.

And second of all, we're not equipped to fight a bunch like that... not on their terms.

That's the only way to fight 'em, is on their terms.

Not outside the law!

We'll just have to bend the law.

This is dad's life we're talking about.

I know that! Don't you think I know that?

I understand that, but you can't handle it by street fighting, for Christ's sake.

Well, who said anything about street fighting?

Do I look like I'm a street fighter?

I'm gonna handle it the best way I can, brick.

You know, you still think everything can be solved by logic.

These people don't even know what logic means.

They can't even spell it.

They'll shoot first and talk later.

That's exactly what I'm trying to tell you!

I don't want you to go out there and get your God damn brains blown out!

We've got to find a better way!

Well, then you find it.

Brick: You mad?

No.

You sure?

I'm sure, I'm sure.

Prove it.

Ha ha! Hey, don't.

Don't do that. Come on.

Hey, look...

I'm sorry I hollered at you.

Ok?

I accept your apology.

All right.

I wanna ask you something.

Hmm.

Uh...

You like living in Chicago?

It's as good a place as any to get hassled.

It's no big thing.

Uh, ahem.

Do you have someone there?

Well, if you're asking if... do I sleep alone every night of the week, I'd have to say no.

And then again, if you're asking if I'm going with someone steady, I'd have to say no.

So what are you asking?

♪ radio: ♪♪ I don't want to complicate your life... ♪ See? I told you you'd been missing a lot.

Ooh. I know.

Unh!

Ow!

That's it.

That was a love bite.

Hey, it's 11:30.

No, it isn't.

Clock's fast.

Uh-uh-uh.

Don't give me that "clock's fast."

I'm going with you.

I thought you didn't want to get involved in any violence.

Do I have a choice...

Now?

Yep.

Mm-mmm.

Not if I want a repeat of tonight.

Ohh.

Mmm.

What am I going to do with you?

Whatever you want.

You know...

It's times like this when...

I wish I hadn't left.

Times like this when I wish you hadn't.


Get down.

I think we've got company.

Hey, pilot.

Here are all the deeds and tax forms you wanted from the loan company on 23rd street.

Man, I wish all the deals were that easy to take over.

Walk in, show a little pistol power, they give it up like a birthday present.

This makes your share...

Amount to about $30,000.

Don't ever say that pilot ever welched on a deal.

You keep this up, pilot, you'll own all the loan shops in the west end.

Never mind what I own.

We'll have all the loan shops we can get soon as Shayne quits.

Who the hell is that?

Who are you?

Let's get the hell out of here! Aah!


Let's split!

Sheba!

Damn you!

Oh!

Brick!

Look at my face, 'cause I am pissed!

I mean, I'm really pissed!

And I'm not gonna let you forget it.

That's right.

Damn right.

That damn Sheba.

You want her hit?

Hell, no!

I don't wanna hurt anybody.

The business was going so smooth until that bitch came into town.

That's right.

Now it ain't nothin' like it used to be.

We had a terrific operation going... the best pawn shops and used car lots in the city!

People were lined up for blocks just waitin' to put their money in our shops.

That's right.

And we'd take 'em for a ride.

That's right.

We got tough people in the black community.

They expect us to take their money.

Why, even a tornado didn't stop them from giving it to us.

Pilot: Right?

That's right.

If that bitch Sheba...

Wants to make trouble for us...

Then we gonna give her some back.

I think I found something that ties our company with the others who went under.

Hmm.

Something or someone?

Wait a minute. Let me tell you.

I've gone over every possible angle, and the one thing we have in common... insurance.

I don't get it.

We're all insured by the same outfit.

So you think the insurance company is behind it?

Well, it's a possibility.

Don't you think so?

Ok, now everybody do exactly as they're told, and nobody'll get hurt.

Everybody over against the wall with your hands behind your heads.

Hey, what's going on out here?

Everybody move over against the wall.

Hey, you can't come in here and tell me what to do!

Be quiet, dad.

Get away from me!

You just keep your mouth shut, nigger, or I'll blow a hole in your head.

Now, wait a minute, buddy.

Uh, wait a minute.

Look, we don't have any money in here.

There's nothing for you to rob.

We don't want your money.

All right, let's redecorate the place.


No.

Please, don't kill me.

I don't wanna die.

Sheba!

No. No, please! Please!

Sheba!

Thug: No, please. No.

Hold it, lady.

Be cool and put that gun down.

Get him out of here. Hurry!

I want an ambulance over here. Right now!


You know what we're gonna do, dad, when you get out of here?

We're gonna go to Chicago.

And I'm gonna...

I'm gonna take you for a ride out on the lake.

It's really beautiful there at night.

Y-you can sit on top of one of those cruising boats...

And watch the lights twinkle on the water like nothing you've ever seen.

And then we're gonna hit the finest restaurants.

Yes, sirree.

Little Andy's gonna see that her father gets the very best... very, very best.

Barbara Mason: ♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ Gone, gone ♪♪

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ Gone, gone ♪♪

♪♪ If he had left here in a natural way ♪♪

♪♪ I would feel better when I hear me say ♪♪

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ He tried to be ♪♪

♪♪ fair as he can ♪♪

♪♪ Being a man ♪♪

♪♪ Yea-eah-heh-ah ♪♪

♪♪ Taking a stand ♪♪

♪ ♪♪ Mmm hmm mmm mmm mmm mmm ♪

♪♪ Holding his own ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, he did ♪♪

♪♪ He didn't run ♪♪

♪♪ What ended his life? ♪♪

♪♪ A man with a gun ♪♪

Lieutenant.

You... you can send your guard home.

I'm sorry.

Sheba...

I want you to know that I've got every spare man on this case.

We'll get whoever's behind this.

It's personal now.

We've learned from a guard that the boys that hit your father's place were an out-of-town contract.

Real pros.

It was clean.

If there's anything I can do to help...

I'm gonna take you home.

♪♪ A good man is gone ♪♪

♪♪ Gone, gone ♪♪

♪♪ Oh, he's gone ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, he is ♪♪

♪♪ He's gone ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, he is ♪♪

♪♪ He's gone, hey hey ♪♪

♪♪ Oh ♪♪

♪♪ A good man, good man ♪♪

♪♪ Yeah ♪♪

♪♪ A good man ♪♪

♪♪ Sure enough is gone ♪♪

♪♪ Yes, he is, ohhhh! ♪♪

♪♪ ♪♪ I'll miss that man, baby.

What the hell are you two piss-asses trying to do, put me out of business?!

Go on, get down there!

You! Talk!

I gave the order for no one to be killed.

No rough stuff. Just shoot the place up.

Well, somebody didn't follow orders.

And not only did somebody get killed, but the men who were supposed to do a clean job are on a slab in the general hospital or squealing to the cops.

They're outside people. They don't know anybody.

You better be right, or you'll be pushing up black daisies along with me.

That Sheba broad don't know who you are.

You 2 gorillas better pray that that broad's daddy don't die...

Or there ain't gonna be a safe place for you to shit in this town, much less than live.

Yeah.

Hey, Walker.

Hey, man.

Oh, man.

Come on, man. Come on back here.

Shit.

Look, man, I got problems, man.

Let me hear something I ain't heard, man.

Oh, no, no, no. Listen.

My old lady's going to throw my ass out if I don't bring home some money.

I need some cash in a hurry, man.

Well, you know the terms. What you got for collateral?

Here. This ought to be worth something.

Ok, that'll get you 5, man.

$5.00?

Nigger, is you crazy?

That watch is worth more than $5.00.

Hey, look, am I number one?

Does number one yeah. Jive?

No, man.

It'll get you 5, sucker.

Now you got anything else?

Here. What about this?

Aw, man, not all this lightweight shit.

Lightweight, man? That's worth cash money, man.


Get you $25... 10% interest a week.

Thanks, man.

I'll get it back to you as soon as I can.

Mm-hmm.

Take your time, man. It's your money.

Hey, Sheba, I heard you were back in town.

Hi, tank. How you been doing?

Oh, just fine, baby... making hamburgers.

Tank, who do you know that would have a contact for shutting down a loan company?

Well...

There's a dude over there called Walker.

He cruises around town, sort of like a traveling pawn shop.

A loan Shark, you know what I mean?

Mm-hmm.

If there's anybody in town who knows the big loan money, I'm sure it's Walker who can help you.

Mm-hmm.

Thanks a lot.

You're welcome, baby.

Mm-hmm.

Mr. wonderful himself.

I'll bet you're Walker.

Mm-hmm. Number one in the flesh, mama.

Er, uh...

Er, uh, who are you?

The name's Sheba... Sheba Shayne.

Sheba Shayne?

Hmm. Heh.

Well, miss fine Sheba Shayne, you tell number one what he can do for you.

Number one, what you can do is...

I want to buy something.

Yeah. Heh heh heh!

What you need I got, and anything you want I can get.

And if you're ready for that shit, let's just step around to my private warehouse.

Heh heh!

Whoo-ooh!

Don't bruise. Don't bruise.

You know, you sure know how to make a man's day.

I can make quite a few more for you, too.

Ha! Oh, go on, mama.

I don't want any of that junk.

You don't want any of this junk?

Well, what the hell do you want, bitch?

I want some information.

Do I look like the colored bureau of information?

What you mean, information? About what?

Who knocked off the Shayne loan company?

Shayne?

Aw, shit.

What's the matter, nigger?

Who's hitting on you?

Look, I... I don't know nothing.

Look, I don't know nothing. I ain't got nothing to tell.

What's the game, man?

You better tell me something.

Hey, look, I told you, stay away from me, bitch.

I don't know nothing. I ain't got nothing to tell you.

I don't know nothing.

You better talk, big man, before I put my number one foot down your number one mouth.

Shit!

You can't kick no shadow, bitch! Catch me!


Shit!


Oh, shit! What the... shit!

Hi there, Walker.

Wait a minute. W-what you going to do with that gun, mama?

Nothing, if you roll down that window.

Roll what?

I said roll down that window before I blast a hole in your head.

Are you crazy? It'll ruin my interior.

No kidding.

I'm going to give you 5 seconds to tell me something before I shove your face through that window.

You hear me?

I... I... I don't know nothing.

Do you swear?

I swear. I don't know nothing.

I'm not going to ask you again.

Why you trying to be so mean to me?

Do I have to remind you you ordered hot wax?

Oh, shit!

I told you... I... I don't know nothing.

He'll kill me if I told you his name.

Well, at least you have a 50-50 chance.

Now, with me, you're dead for sure.

Now tell me. Talk!

Ok, ok, ok, ok.

Pilot... his name is pi... all I know is his nickname.

His nickname is pilot.

Where does he live?

I told you. I don't know.

Look, I just take orders. I don't know nothing.

Well, if you take orders, you know where he lives.

Oh, ok, ok, ok.

Look, see, I think he's got a pad over at the 400 towers, but, see, he don't live there no more. Uh...

I know... I know he doesn't. Look, I don't know.

All right, now listen.

Yeah?

Now you tell your boss that he is not dealing with my father anymore.

He is dealing with Sheba Shayne.

You hear me? Yeah!

And when I find him, I'm going to bust his ass wide open.

Yeah.

Ohh!

What do you mean, you told her where I live?

I'm sorry, pilot.

You see... you see, that bitch would've killed me, man, if I hadn't told her who you was, man.

No, you... you don't understand.

Look, man, pilot.

Pilot! Look, man, this... look, this is me, your number one dude.

Now, you know I wouldn't have...

I wouldn't have turned you in, man.

She put a...

Yeah, one of them to my head, man... a Magnum!

You better hide your face, nigger, because when I get that bitch I'm coming after you.

Wait a minute, pilot. Let me ex... what? What?

Pilot. Wait a minute, pilot. Pilot!

Pilot!

I'm going to get that bitch if it's the last thing that I do.

And that Walker dude, I want him eliminated off the face of the world.

We'll take care of it, boss.

So the bitch knows how to find me, huh?

Well, we'll just have to prepare a welcoming party for her.


Hello? Brick?

Did you find those papers I asked about?

These are all I could find in the safety deposit box.

I'm sure the necessary papers are here.

Now, listen, the hood that hit dad is a guy called pilot.

I'm going after him.

Where the hell are you? I'm going with you.

No. Good-bye.


Damn, boss, we'll never find her in all this mess.

Nigger, you'd better hope the hell we do.


Where are your other friends?


God damn it! Shit!

Hey!

Lay the gun down.

Right there.

Over to the wall.

Spread your legs apart.

Move your head, I'm going to blow it off.

Oh, shit!

There's that bitch!

Unh!

You better not be pilot, or you're a dead man.

I'm not pilot. I'm not the guy you want.

Unh! Uhh!


Ohh!

Now, before I turn you in, you tell me about your operation, and you better tell me fast, before you lose your head.

Come on. Please!

Tell me who your head man is!

Shark.

That's all I know.

You liar!

What is his number?

W, v, 7, 3...

9, 4, 1.

Now you tell your boss, if you see him before I do, that the lady is after his ass, and you are proof I always get my man, you got that?

If you don't get her out of this town, I'm going to put you out of business permanently, and I mean that.

Now where is she?

How the hell do I know? That's the reason I'm here.

If people would only stop meddling and let the police do their work!

Look, we tried that. Don't you remember?

It didn't work!

I know that!

Then what are you trying to tell me, huh?

We've got to stop her!

Now...

Do you have any idea who she's after?

Some... some guy named pilot.


"Shark."


This is the operator. May I help you?

Yes. I'm trying to reach wv 739 41.

Sorry, that's a marine number.

I'll connect you to the mobile operator.

One moment.

Woman: Mobile operator.

Yes. I would like wv 739 41.

One moment, please. I'll connect you.

Man: Nu-tronic... wv 739 41.

Uh, is this where the party's at?

I'm supposed to be there, but I got lost.

How'd you get this number?

I got it.

Now how do I get there?

Hi. I'm supposed to be at the party.

Yeah, you're late.

I got lost.

All right.


Wait a second. He's busy.

A new guest.

Welcome aboard.

Why, thank you. So, you're the host.

You have a reputation of being the best.

It depends on how well you know me.

Well, that can be arranged.

You seem to move very fast.

I guess that's why they call you Shark.

Could be.

Can I, uh...

Get you a drink, beautiful lady?

Champagne and orange juice.

Well, hello, sweetie.

Will I see you later?

Of course.

We'll all get to be good friends.


All right.

Unh! Unh! Unh!

Unh!

Woman: Oh!

Aah!

Man: Hit her again! Hit her again!

Come on!

That's it! That's it!

Woman: Ohh! Ohh!

I told you never to come here!

I got to talk to him.

Sorry to bother you, Shark, but, uh...

Get that trash off my boat.

You got to listen to me, Shark.

Now, she's coming. She knows.

Who the hell you talking about?

The Shayne chick.

It's her... the Shayne chick!

Crowd: Aw!


Come on, get your ass up.

Tomorrow morning, you're going to regret this mistake of yours.

If I was trying to take over, would I come back here to warn you?

The reasons make no difference now.

You've put me in a bad situation.

A lot of things have to be cleared up, and you're one of them.

No, Shark. Please!

Get him out of here.

Let's go.

Slimy nigger.


Give me that, bitch. Unh!

I'm surprised you're not smarter than this.

Wait outside.

She won't give us any trouble now.

I'm going to have to kill you, you know that?

But all your friends saw me.

You did leave the party in a hurry.

Have I bruised your masculinity?

Not really.

It would take more than one chick to do that.

Would it?


I ought to take you.

You'd like that, wouldn't you?

Try me.

Ohh!

Ohh.

Now, what's that done to your masculinity?

You little slut.

You've done your last trick... your last trick, sweetheart.

Now you listen, and you listen good.

I hereby sentence you to death.

Before we're finished with you, you're going to be Shark bait.

Put her below.

Man: Let's go.


Homicide. Sergeant Michaels.

No, Williams, he's not in right now.

I don't have any idea.

Hold it.

Homicide. Lieutenant Jackson.

Brick: Lieutenant? Brick Williams.

Yeah, Williams.

Find your girlfriend?

What do you know about a boat called the nu-tronic?

Oh. That yacht out on the river?

Yeah, I guess.

Belongs to a man named Merrill... a rich guy with all the right answers.

Why?

I think Sheba's gotten herself in too deep.


But, Shark, I've done everything you've told me to do.

Now, you know that, boss.

I've run a good shop for you.

You said so yourself last month.

You did, but you're too much of an insurance risk for me.

You've screwed up too much.

Please, Shark!

I've always done right by you.

Ask anybody. Come on.

Ask any one of the boys.

Please.

Now, don't be loud about this, pilot.

Come on! Please!

Wait until I get back to the boat.

Shark!

Please, Shark!

Come on, Shark!

I'll give you anything.

Anything.

What do you want, huh?

Huh? What do you want, huh?

You want... you want some money? Huh?

I'll give you money. I got lots of money.

Huh? You want some broads? Huh?

I got all kinds of broads, huh?

What's your hang-up, huh?

Please.

I can't swim.

Please!

Pilot: Give me a break.

Come on, man, please.

I've been working with you guys. You know me.

Come on, you can let me go.

He'll never know.

Aw, come on, man.

Don't do that.

Hey, listen, it's me.

You can't do this to me.

Come on!

Look, I don't want to die!

Please!

The show's about to start.

You're going to see just a taste of what we've got in store for you, sweet lady.

I'll tell you what that means, sucker! Let me go!

Front row seats.


Wait until you see what we've got planned for you.

So what are your big plans?

Nothing complicated.

I always like to keep things simple.

After I dispose of you, I... I'll have to take a short vacation for a while.

I knew no one legitimate could own a boat like this.

Yacht, my dear.

I'm afraid we're going to have to tie you up.

I hope that doesn't interfere with your plans.

Your humor stinks.

Do you have trouble sleeping at night?

From taking money from stupid, ignorant people?

No.

You have to admire a man for the goals that he sets.

I think I'm going to be sick.

I like it out here.

It's quiet.

It gets me away from all the shit in the city.

I don't see how.

You seem to bring it all along with you.

Shark: This was really all so unnecessary.

I'm going to get the Shayne loan company anyway.

Since Andy is dead, my insurance company takes over his operation.

Andy owed us a fortune in premium payments.

You get them coming and going, don't you?

It's the name of the game.

With a marked deck.

Of course.

Anything worth having...

Is worth stealing.

The lady is ready for her swim.

No way!

Go ahead!

Pull her!


Let's get the hell out of here.

The police are coming.


Aah!


Unh!


Brick.

Oh.

Are you all right?

Yes, yes. Just take me away from here.

Come on.

And you can have your town back again, lieutenant.

Yeah.

If you should change your mind, this... this is your home.

No, brick. I got to go.

I could go to Chicago.

And leave the business?

No way.

You've got a good thing going.

Visit?

I'll come and visit you.

I have to check all my interest with you.


Take care of yourself.

Don't, brick.

What?

Let's just let it go right here.

Ok.


Driver: Where to, lady?

Lady?

To the airport.

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