Stray Bullets (2016) Script

You're panting.

Richie better not show up now, dude.

This little caper of ours is not something he would like.

They're shipping a lot of shit here without him knowing.

He likes to be in the know.

It seems very shady.


Alright, not too much cutting, Ash.

Hurry up.

I'm serious.

She's a beauty.

We need to go.

Let's get this stuff.

Ash, let's go.

All the peanuts.

All of them.

Pick them up.

Ash! Shit.

He's here.

Alright, come on.

Wanna go have breakfast?

Let's go have breakfast.


Alright, okay.

What, you don't wanna go in the shop?

Come on, come on.

We gotta go to work.

Come on.

You happy now?



Hey, put that away.


Calm down.

Ash, that's something I would say.

You don't get to talk like me.

Will you shut up?


No. No, Connor.

I'm putting this away because it's the right thing to do, not because you told me to.

Okay? Let's go.



I don't understand.

Why are there so many?

Ash, what do we get?

I don't know.

You're the mechanic.

You should know.

You know mechanic is not the same thing as being a maid, Ash.

Check this out.

Everything alright back there?

Oh, Connor.

So boys, what have we learned?

Leave Ash at home.

And if you wanna topple a mountain, go for my selection of Spray Breeze in aisle five.

Will do.

Good luck. Whatever you're up to.

I'll give you five minutes, Ash.



So, where you off to?

Going to clean out my dad's trailer.

Whoa, you're going somewhere to clean?

Yeah. Oh yeah.

Ash, uh...

Ash is into that kinda thing.

You know, he's into maids.

Oh my.

He's joking, he's joking.

I get it, I get it, Ash.

Connor, what'd you get on that Bio final?



Oh, didn't know you guys were pals.

A lot of things about me you don't know.

Oh, really?

So where are you guys going?

Uh, we're gonna.. what's in the bag?

A gun.

No shit.

Cleaning supplies, too.

It's not a real gun, also.

Cleaning supplies and a gun?

What are you guys like an amateur...

What are they called, Sam?

Clean-up men.

Like for crime scenes.

Amateur clean-up men for a crime scene.

I wanna see this gun, Connor.

Yeah, we probably shouldn't be bringing that out here, you know?

Lot of cops in this town.

Wouldn't wanna get shot.


It's a paintball gun.

What's a paintball gun?

It shoots balls of paint.


Yeah, Emma.

You should know this.

Dudes, don't gang up on my friend.

Geez, you're difficult.

Excuse me?

He's kinda right.

Whoa, there!

I'm just saying.

So, where are you guys going?

Uh, we're gonna bike along the river trail.

I forget what it's called.

The Sopes River Valley Trail.


Ash, can we leave?

Well, so quickly Connor has lost interest.


Alright, have fun on your bikes.

See ya, Emma.

Later. Bye, boys.

Unless you guys wanna come clean out the trailer with us.

We're good.

Why the fuck was Kaufmann in there?

He wasn't supposed to fucking be here.

We weren't supposed to pull our fucking guns, Charlie.

Since when does Kaufmann carry a fucking piece?

What the fuck is he doing? He's got the keys!

Oh, god damnit, Cody!

Oh man!

Come on.

Look out, look out.


Goddamn you!


I've been doing some thinking, Ash.

Why is it I'm always doing your chores for you?

I don't think that's fair.

Connor, you practically live at my house.

So you're saying I owe you?


I don't know. Talk to my dad.

I think it's my duty.

I can't leave you two alone.

So, how were the championships?

They weren't championships.

Also, that is really stupid.

They weren't championships.

But did you win?


You never seize to amaze me, Ash.

Sometimes I think you're uh...

Mentally challenged.

I think I'm doing quite a noble thing being your friend, you know?

It's a lot of Patience.

I'm Lenny?

I'm Lenny, you're George?

Why is your dad so against guns?

I don't know.

I guess he's seen what a gun can do.

Was he in the army?

I seriously doubt that.

You're saying he's a softie?


He so isn't.

God damnit, why did they pack these like this?

I mean, they're all over the place.

I mean, I don't really consider myself a gun guy, but what's not to like here?

Say hello to my little friend.

Do you even know what that's from?

Die hard?

Where the fuck did that come from?

I don't know. It was a personal shot.

Goddamn, he's crazy, man.

He was out of his mind.

Breathe, breathe, breathe.

You gotta pull over.

No, just keep going.

Keep going.

Come... come on, Mikey. That's it.

Come on, Cody. Come on.

You are gonna be alright, Cody.

Jesus, none of us knew it'd have to be our getaway.

We were supposed to be in and out of there.

Nobody expected we'd have to shoot our way out.

Since when does Kaufmann carry a fucking piece?

He's always the guy without the gun.

Let's everybody else do his dirty work.

Finally came to his senses.


Yeah, oh!

Guess what?


Oh shit.

This old man's watch.

You know he's too afraid to wear it anymore, but I know where he keeps it.

I took more than a fucking bullet from that asshole.

You sure did.

How we doing on gas, Cody?


K, good, good, good.

That's enough to get us where we're going.

I hope so.

When you gonna tell us where that is exactly, Charlie?

I'll tell us when we get closer, Cody.

Is that a problem?

Don't you think you gotta tell us sooner rather than later?



I'm gonna tell you when I start to fucking die.

What do you think of that, Cody?

Unless you're still acting like a fucking dick.

I can't believe I killed that kid.


He was a seventeen-year-old kid, alright? And I shot him.

What, you shot someone?

Yeah, who's blood do you think is all over me, Charlie?

Fucking news to me, man, and I don't like it.

He's overreacting.

He wasn't a kid.

He was there to pick up the case.

Some guy that Kaufmann hired.

It was either you or him.

Whatever it was, it's been a long time, alright?

Still feels like shit.

Whatever happened back there, it's what had to happen.

End of story.

And the whole job went to shit.

I've never seen Kaufmann so pissed.

I mean, he-he-he.. he was mad.

No shit.

No, I mean, he was gonna shoot all of us.

Kaufmann, Kaufmann was gonna kill us.

Dutch, please.

Fuck you.

I should've killed that fuck when I had the chance.

I'd like nothing better than to shut that little prick up.

Passions are high.

Charlie. Yeah. it might have gone differently in there.


Fuck you say?

You heard me.

No, no.

What the fuck did you say?

That's not fair.

Listen, man, if you hadn't started shooting, we might be in a very different situation.

What the fuck were you doing back there, huh?

And now you're gonna try to blame all the rest of us.

I should fucking shoot you for saying that, man.

But you know what? I can't fucking move back here.


I'm just saying, we could have done better.

Ugh, you know what, man.. we could've been more effective as a team.

Please, please. Cody, please.

Please shut up.

You're making my heart race.

Well, if we're taking requests here, Charlie, I'd appreciate if you'd stop bleeding out in my backseat.

You're ruining my upholstery.

Can I get one of those little handiwipes you used to carry under your dashboard there, buddy?

Dutch, give him one of your tampons.

Along with the watch!

Oh, Ash!

We have to go.

Your dad's gonna be pissed.

Get your shit.

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning.

It smells like victory.

That was pretty good.

Ash, that was pretty good, right?


You guys ready?


Hey, Paul.

Hey, JT. How you doing?

I'm doing well.

How's Ash?

Oh, as good as ever.


Yeah, great.

Ginger, Ben, you guys remember JT?

Hi. Hi.

Hey, how's Susan?

Oh, she's great.

She's uh, she's good.

I thought we'd give her some space today.

She's all stressed out about this and that.

Makes the house feel real small.

Today is my day to be with the kids so I got some burgers, some lettuce.

We're going over to the park.

You tell Susan I said hello, okay?

I will.

You take care of her.


Oh yeah, before I forget.

The Denton House.

I need you to get over there and take care of that boiler.

I mean, you said you would last week.

I know she's a pain in the ass, but please.

Yeah, yeah, sure.

Kids, come on, let's go.

Hey, JT.

Don't forget what we came from.

We got it good here.

Real good.

In you go, buddy, in you go.

Put your party hats on.

Slow down, Cody.

Shut the fuck up.

Slow down, Cody.

This road is throwing with cops.

What are you doing?

I feel like I'm losing you here, pal.

What's going on?

I'm reacting to the situation.

Something you seem to be incapable of, pal.


Okay well, I don't know what situation it is you think you're reacting to because you're sure as hell not reacting to this problem.

Yeah, you know, you know what, Cody?

Maybe it's time we start thinking about Charlie, huh?


Let me ask you a question, Dutch.

You're aware that they're after us right now.

That they sent somebody up here to chase us down.

You're aware of that, right?

Yes, Cody, I do realize that.

Cody, what are we gonna do about Charlie?

Tell you what we're not gonna do.

We're not gonna do what you're about to try and convince me in doing.

But this is Charlie we're talking about, alright?

I mean, if he croaks, what happens to us?

I mean, what are we gonna do just twist in the wind?

Hey, shut up.

You guys sound like a couple of pansies up there.

No hospitals. Nothing.

We go straight where we're going and we'll get help there.

Fucking hell, man.

Ugh, god.

Where the hell are we?

You didn't tell me where we are going.

Well, what the fuck?

Oh, we over shot.

We over shot, man.

You gotta keep me alert.

I can't fucking...

My body is shutting down.

Charlie, where are we going, Charlie?

This road is taking us farther upstate.

How are we gonna know when we get where we're going?

I gotta get my phone.

Oh, shit.

Gimme-gimme-gimme your phone.

My phone is dead.

What, did you forget to charge it?

It drowned.



He milks that much like every time.

How have you not seen these, dude?

Like where is your childhood?

Will you shut up, please?

So, the trailer.

Does your dad wanna sell it?

I mean, that's what he says, but he's never gonna sell it.

Why are we cleaning it out then?

Because he wants to sell it.

Well, speak of the devil.

Guys, come on.

The day is half over.

There's no point in avoiding the work.

The sooner you stop avoiding it, the sooner it'll get done.

You're making me do that annoying dad thing.


I'll crack the whip, JT, don't worry.

You do that.

I'll be checking in on you guys on my way back from town.


The car needs fixing.

I'm open to suggestions.

We passed atleast one mechanics as we got off the main road, Cody.

We give them a little something extra.

It's not a problem.

It's never that simple.

Alright, so then what do we do?

It's my car.

So why are you opposed to what I'm suggesting?

Not a mechanic.

If I can fix it, I would.

But I'm not, so I can't.

I don't know about that.

What happens when the car breaks down?

You're overreacting.

I'm overreacting.

I'll tell you what needs fixing.


Shit, Charlie!

I don't know. I don't know, I can't tell if he's breathing.

Check his pulse. I am, I am.



I think I feel something. I think I feel a pulse.

I think he's in a coma.

You can't get in a coma from blood loss.


He's just unconscious.

He's got a pulse, right?


Okay, uh... unconscious.

Unconscious is good, right?

That's normal.

We'll let him be unconscious.

It's not normal.

He's entering the last stages.

God damnit.

Charlie, god damnit.

Come on.


Daddy, I got hurt.

What happened, what happened?

Ginger pushed me.


That doesn't look bad.

I got a band aid. Hold on.

Look at this one, matches your shirt.


Alright, ready?





That's beautiful!

Go play, okay?

Alright, see you.

Ginger, no.

What are you doing?

Rearming myself.


I don't know. Why not?


Damn this.

We're here to clean, Ash.

If you shoot up the place, I'll kill you.

Yeah, with what?

Your broom?


Alright, that's it, that's it.

I'm done.


Mine is so much better.

Too artsy.

Too artsy?


Atleast your dad turned the power on for us.

Is that one of yours?

Don't move.



It's stuff for cleaning.

Who knows you're here?

You don't have to consult.

Just answer the question.

Just his dad.

Is this your father's trailer?


You live here?


What are you doing here?

He sent us here to clean it out.

He might sell it.

Where's the nearest hospital?

Not for twenty or thirty miles.

We're pretty far out.

How about a doctor, a clinic?

What the fuck?

How about somebody we can call to come to us?

A doctor?


Yeah, yeah, there is somebody.

Shut up!

Not now.

We gotta deal with this.

We gotta deal with more than one thing at once.

The car, too, Cody.

Let's try to use this thing to our advantage.

Charlie's a fucking ticking time bomb.

You're a ticking time bomb.

Use this to our advantage, what are you talking about?

Cody. People know they are here.

What are we gonna do when they come looking for them?

See... you are not helping.

This is not helping us sort this situation out.

This job has gone to shit, but it's not over yet.

Yeah, well atleast I did my part of the job.

What-what's your plan then?

What, are you gonna sit around?

Wait it out?

I wouldn't do that.

Leave him alone, Cody.

They're just scared.

They're in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It's start-starting to seem like maybe we were, too.

I'm saying I think we made a bad move, Cody, and all this is us answering for it.

Well, why do you think I've been calling the shots around here?

Who decides you get to be.. shut up! Stop talking!

What is your fucking problem?

Charlie is bleeding out in that room.

Charlie, our friend and boss of twenty years.


More than twenty years, yes.


Can you imagine if he dies?

I mean, shit, man.

With Charlie gone, everything changes.

No, everything's already changed.

I'm taking it to Charlie.

I have an idea.


Yeah, boss.

Cody, Cody, Cody.

Listen, man.

We gotta work together, okay?

Sure, boss.

Now, Dutch...

My understanding is we got a bit of a situation out there, right?

Yeah. Yeah, well okay.

Now listen to priority.

It's gotta be...

To get the car going, okay?

So okay, fix the car.

Where the hell are we?

Charlie, don't-don't strain yourself.

Alright, you know what?

You guys gotta get out of here.

You gotta just get out of here.

I'll hang out here with the kids.

Hey, Dutch.

You got anything to sweeten this like um...

A kind of music or something?

I-I-I don't know.

I got the... yeah.

I got the thing.

It can put the tunes on, right?

What are you doing? You got a new phone?

Look at you. Ha!

Let me find something.

I don't think that's gonna work.

That's nice, but you know what?

Let's get...

Cody, open the curtain.


Oh yeah.

That's better.

Charlie, you ready?

Alright, let's do it.

Get that fucking thing out of me.



Alright, Charlie.

What the fuck!

Go ahead, go ahead.

Alright, Charlie.

Come on.

Will you hurry the fuck up?

Woo! We're gonna beat this.

Get it out! What the.. stay still. Stay still now.

Alright, alright.

Look out!


I got it, I got it.

I got the bullet.

I got the bullet, Charlie.

I just...

Just rest now.

You're alright.

I'm gonna have to do...

I gotta burn them, Cody.

I'm gonna burn it shut.

Sorry, Charlie.

Alright, man.



Can I make a suggestion?

What is it?


I work at a body shop not far from here.

I can maybe take a look at your car and see what's wrong.

What are you getting at?

Well, Ash and I can go get the part you need from my shop and install it for you and get some medical supplies, too.

Whatever you need.

It could work, Cody.

No medical supplies. I don't want you gone that long.

We fix the car.

And only one of you goes.


Your buddy stays.

What are you waiting for?

'72 Dodge Dart.


Can I take a look?

Go ahead.

Can I go inside?

There's a gun in there.

You should probably take it.

You punctured a heating hose.

You would've been able to drive for about two hours before your radiator over heated.

Uh huh.

So I'll get you a new hose and two clamps.

It's an easy fix.

You got a half hour.

I'm gonna need more time. Time starts now.

Can I let Ash know I'm going?


You're wasting time, go on.

What you mean like first grade, kindergarten?

Yeah, I had a buddy like that one time.

How's it going?

Having a nice chat?

Getting to know each other.

Look what I found.

In the front seat.

Can you fucking imagine?

You're becoming a liability.

One too many fuck ups.

Hey, Connor.

What's wrong? Are you okay?

Teen angst.

Don't worry, that never goes away, kid.

Yo, is that Connor?

I think, yeah.

What's he doing?

I don't know.

Wait, Connor.

Connor. Hey.



Um, is he okay?

I don't know.

He doesn't really run. I mean...

He'll probably be fine.

Yeah, totally.

Connor, what are you doing?

Richie, you're probably wondering why I'm here.

Yeah, I mean, it is your day off.

Well, let me explain.

Uh, you know Mr. Cooper, Copper?

Cooper with the '74 Pontiac? Right.

Um he was pulled over on 28 with his hood open and everything.

Are you okay?

Yeah, I'm fine.

Anyway, so you know.

Heater hose punctured somehow.

And I told him to contact you about payment.

And I didn't wanna bother you because I know you weren't expecting me today so.

You alright?

Yeah, I'm fine. I just ran from all the way over there so.

Okay, okay, sure.

You can do that.

No problem. Uh... Okay.

Those are the wrong clamps.

Hold on.

One. These are the right clamps.

Take those and uh, take the cutters.

And uh...

Hey, weren't you supposed to clean JT's trailer today?

Yeah, we finished.

We finished that.

That was pretty quick.

Yeah. Uh...

Gotta go.

See you later, kid.


Oh, this is great.

So this is what uh...

This is what kids are doing these days?

I mean, this is like seriously dangerous.

Well, you wear lots of body armor and a helmet.

A helmet?

Yeah, like a mask.

I don't wear armor, but I just wear a hoodie.

Does that make you cool?

Well no, that's just how I play.

Oh. And how does one play exactly?

Well, there's a bunch of different kinds of games.

Capture the flag, team-on-team, last man standing.

What's that one?

Last man standing?


Well, it's kind of like what it sounds like.

Shoot everybody until nobody's left.


What about the last man?

Well, it's called that, but everybody always gets shot.


In the neck, in the neck.

Everybody get your raffle tickets.

Please get your raffle tickets before we announce the raffle number.

Thank you.

My father liked to fish, you know?

He was uh...

Had like a lodge I guess you'd say.

It was up in Massachusetts.

And uh, it wasn't much, you know.

But he'd go up there and I'd go up on the weekends sometimes.

My mom would go to Jersey with her girlfriends.

I'd go up there and he'd be uh...

You know, he liked to drink, too, don't get me wrong.

But when he wasn't drinking, we'd go out and take the boat and...

Some of my happiest memories, you know?

Just-just-just drifting along with him.

We'd catch sunnies, you know.

Throw them back.

What's your father like?

Time's up.

How well do you know this kid?

Cody, come on.

Give him a chance.

I don't think I will.

Whoa! What are you doing?

I'm gonna knock his fucking.. come on, no!

Come on, come on!

Cody, relax!

Cody, stop. Now stop!

Get off of me! Hey, hey!

He didn't do anything!

I don't fucking care if he did anything.

Where's your fucking friend and his fucking.. relax!

You're late.


What took you so long?

Sit-sit-sit down.

It's okay.

It's okay.

Anybody follow you?

You sure you got everything you need?

I'm positive.



How does he know your name?

Let's discuss this.

Let's talk in there.

No one knows we're here.

I just wanna get those boys out of here.

What is he doing?

No one will intrude unless I want them to.

Jack, that boy is your son?

Yes, Ash is my son.

He's a good kid.

Reminds me of you.

Now listen to me.

You're safe here.

Now here's what I can offer.

Ash will take my car into town and get you whatever supplies you need.

Medical, food, you name it.

Meanwhile, Connor will make the necessary repairs to your car under your supervision and I'll remain here with you.

Look, I'm sorry it had to be this way.

I know you.

I'm no better man than either one of you.

I only took a better path because that is what was offered to me.

I know you didn't have that chance, Dutch.

We understand.


Alright, here's the plan.

We're gonna take the.. Your boy stays here.

I'm sorry?


He stays here.

You go to town.


And that car runs perfectly.

Connor, is that possible?

We'll tie you up after.


Thank you.

Now what you're gonna do..



I'm coming in now, Cody.

Your next, Cody.

Shoot the fucker!

He's just gonna shoot back.

Unless you give me what I want.

I got a tip from an old friend of yours, Cody.

Can't trust them all I guess.



Bad idea, friend.


I got your boss.

Poor Dutch.



He didn't put up much of a fight.

Dad, hey!

What are you doing?

Dad, come on.

What are you still doing here?




Take this.

Are you sure?

Better you should have it than him.

This is too easy.


Ash, get up.