Swimfan (2002) Script

♪ All in all it was A good day ♪

♪ I mean it could've been worse ♪

♪ But I couldn't help but curse my fate ♪ Hey, Micky.

♪ Once again my timing's all off ♪

♪ Once again I'm a little bit too late... ♪

(Micky howls)

Don't tell mom.

Tell me what?

Nothing. I forgot to go to the store.

No milk.

There's a fresh gallon in the fridge.

What's that you got behind your back?

Mom, you should've seen his face.

You're a pushover, young man.

♪ This is all too much, too soon for you ♪

♪ In the middle of paradise ♪

♪ I would still cry for the moon ♪

♪ Too much, too soon for you ♪

♪ But if i'd just let this one wait ♪

♪ It'd be too little, too late ♪

♪ Too much, too soon for you ♪

♪ In the middle of paradise ♪

♪ I would still cry for the moon ♪

♪ too much, too soon for you ♪

♪ But if i'd just let this one wait ♪

♪ It'd be too little, too late ♪

How you doing?

♪ Too much ♪

♪ Too soon ♪

(Coach) Pick it up, Frank!

Morning, sir.

Hey, Ben. Sit down.

Sure.

How you feel?

Good.

Good. Did you swim this morning?

Oh, yeah.

What were you holding for the 100's?

Uh, 50 plus in a minute 30.

Not bad.

I can get it under 45, I think.

Question is, can you do it in time for the Fillmore meet?

Why?

Stanford scouts are flying down here a week from tomorrow.

For the next 8 days, I want you living in that pool.

And when you're not swimming, I want you thinking about swimming.

I want you dreaming about it.

You hear me?

Yeah, yeah.

I don't mean to put any undue pressure on you, Benjamin.

What are we talking about here, your entire future?

Right. Right.

Go get changed.

Okay. Thank you.

Oh, there's the one! Oh, California boy!

Oh, can I have your autograph?

Hey, congratulations, man.

Thanks, dude. Nervous?

Yeah, a little bit.

You're gonna kick ass.

I hope so.

Well, yeah, that is until I out-swim your little punk ass, and those scouts forget they ever knew your name, and hand me the scholarship.

I just remember why We broke up, Josh.

Because you couldn't Handle me in bed or...

No, because you're an asshole.

Ouch.

Ben just got good news.

The correct response is "Congratulations."

You know what? You're right.

Mm-hmm.

Congratulations, dickhead.

Let's not try to be mature today.

Let's just not. Yeah.

Whatever we do, let's make it opposite day And everybody just be really immature.

(All laughing)

What's weird is-- No, I'm sitting there And she keeps talking about the gerbils, And I'm like--

Hey, watch it! Hey!

Forget about it.

Hey, Dante.

Yo, he's crazy. He's a freak, man.

All right, dude.

Hey, congrats.

Thanks, man.

So. So.

It might actually happen, huh?

Yeah. Can you picture it...

Me in California?

And me in Rhode Island.

That's 3,000 miles, Ben.

I know how many miles it is. Come here.

I love you.

I love you, too.

Okay?

Nothing's gonna change that.

And I've bought you something.

What?

(Teasingly) what?

Ohh!

Open it first.

Oh, wow. That is so beautiful.

You're beautiful.

You're so beautiful.

Oh, thank you.

You know that... I wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for you Believing in me.

This is a ploy to get laid.

Is it working?

(Both laugh)

(Bell rings)

(Girl) Excuse me?

I can't get this stupid thing to open, And I'm late for English.

Do you think you could...

Yeah, I can take a look, yeah.

Um, they gave me the combination, but--

I don't need a combination.

I just need a, uh, a, um...

That right there.

This? Okay.

Thank you.

Can't let you be late on your first day, right?

Is it that obvious?

Well...

(Grunts)

(Lock clicks)

Thank you so much.

Here.

Um, keep it.

You never know when I Might need saving again.

Okay.

I'm Madison, by the way.

Madison Bell.

Ben Cronin. Hi.

What's the letter for, Ben Cronin?

The letter is for swimming, Madison Bell.

Are you good?

I'm okay, yeah.

Uh, I'll see you around.

See ya.

Bye.

Hey.

There's my swim champ.

Mom.

Better get started with Mr. Tillman.

He's been asking for you.

Okay.

(Mr. Tillman) Hey, Ben! Give me some good news.

Uh, scouts are coming next week.

Girl scouts?

No. Swim scouts From stanford to see me.

I asked you to find me a woman.

It's hard to find one in your age bracket That's still breathing, sir.

Here you go.

Oh, almost forgot.

Hey, that's my boy!

Anything else? Okay.

Are you guys okay?

Okay.

Did you miss me?

Like crazy.

Wait, I've been thinking a little bit.

What if I didn't go To Rhode Island next year?

What do you mean?

Well, what if I went to Berkeley instead?

That way we could be closer when you go to stanford And we could get an apartment together.

Amy, Amy, I haven't gotten in yet.

I know, but you will.

Uh, heh.

If you hate the idea, it's okay.

No! No, no, no, no, you kidding?

No, it's a great idea.

Really? Yes.

Really. It's a great idea.

Heh.

Morning, Benjamin.

Hey.

A little early for you, isn't it?

Yes, it is. But thought I'd get a little lane time In before the rush.

Gotta look good for the scouts, right?

Yeah, right.

Listen, man, I know that they're gonna be here Looking at you, but the rest of us Will be in the pool.

Hey, the more the merrier, buddy.

So... Madison Bell.

What?

Word is she's a senior, Originally from down south, So you know I'm planning on hearing That little southern accent when she moans my name.

More like when she applies for the restraining order.

Do you want to hear this or not?

Yeah, tell me. What's up?

So the reason she's up here Is her family's all in Europe, right?

So she's staying up here with her cousin.

Guess who her cousin is?

Who's her cousin?

Christopher Dante.

Ha ha ha!

Hey, you're set, man. He loves you.

He's gonna put in a good word and everything, man.

Come on, dude.

Do you think he would though, seriously?

Yeah. No, no, he really--

Come on, think about it.

No, never. Ha ha ha!

♪ 28, 1982 coming Through your speakers ♪

♪ To feature a style like this-- ♪

(Brakes squeal)

Oh, shit.

I'm sorry. Are you okay?

I'm fine.

Are you sure?

No, don't worry about it.

I didn't see you. I'm sorry.

No, really, it's okay.

Here, here, here. Oh, thanks.

Um. It's okay.

Uh, let me give you a ride.

No, no, I'm fine.

No, no, no, come on. It's the least I can do.

I'm fine.

Please, I insist.

Well, if you insist.

I do. Come on.

I'm sorry. I wasn't looking at the road.

I saw, um...

I thought I knew somebody, but...

Okay. Uh...

(Engine starts)

♪ The love of my son and I'm diggin' my family ♪ That way?

♪ Here we go, throw it high ♪

(Birds chirping)

(Ben) How's that for service?

You're a handy guy to have around, Ben Cronin.

Yeah, I'm handy all over the place.

Heh.

See you at school.

Yeah.

See you at school.

"Handy all over the place."

What is that?


(Telephone rings)

It's a boy.

Hello?

(Ben, on telephone) Hi, Madison.

This is, uh, Ben Cronin.

Uh, you left your notebook in my car.

Sharp. Got a date?

It's pants and a shirt. I'm just, uh--

I'll be back in, like, half an hour.

(Doorbell rings)

How's it going?

Y-you don't have to be nice to me. I mean, she's already going out With you, so...

No, we're not-- we're not going out.

I'm just returning her notebook.

Well, I'll take it. I mean, no reason to hold you up.

I'm sure you got more important Things to do, so...

Christopher?

Why didn't you tell me I had a visitor?


I just had to get out of there.

It's so stifling.

(Ben) You okay?

Yeah.

I guess I haven't really eaten all day.

Here's your order.

(Madison) Thank you.

Welcome.

So I've been dying to know.

How come a nice boy like you knows how to break into strange girls' lockers?

I didn't used to be so nice.

Well, that's hard to believe.

It was a long time ago.

Pretty much everybody around here's forgotten about it, except, uh, the cops.

You don't have to tell me about it.

No. I had a situation with drugs, which turned into a situation With stealing.

I spent 6 months at a juvenile hall.

It was actually the best thing that's ever happened to me because they had a pool.

Yeah, this shitty old lap pool that hadn't even been used in years, And I got assigned to clean it.

And pretty soon, I was swimming in it more than I was cleaning it.

You know, it was just easy for me to jump in the pool and forget about all the mess that Was going on around me and just swim.

Yeah, when I play music sometimes, I just-- I play cello.

And I just float out of my body, Up above the music where no one...

Can touch me... or hurt me.

I can escape.

Do you want to escape?

Yeah. Sometimes.

But not right now.

Right now I like where I am.

Um...

Madison, I should tell you something.

You have a girlfriend.

Yeah. Amy.

Is it serious?

Yeah, it is.

She's great. She's the other reason Why I turned my life around.

Story of my life.

Can't expect the nicest, most handsome guy in school to be single too.

Don't worry about me.

I got somebody waiting for me in New York.

He's a great guy.

Really good shortstop too.

Actually, the Mets are pretty interested.

The mets? Like, really the Mets?

Yeah. Wow.

But until we can live in the same place, We've agreed to see other people.

And that's what I intend to do.

For what's it worth, My friend Josh would gladly murder me And step over my dead body Just to be sitting here right now with you.

Thanks, but I'm not interested in Josh.

I should really take you home.

Yeah, you should.

Yeah.

But, uh...

I'm not ready to say good night.

What do you want to do?


Careful. I can't swim.

Really? Yeah.

Show me how?

Yeah.

Um... okay, uh, Come here.

Um, you gotta know how to float.

And, uh, kick.

So, like, lean back, you know.

Yeah. Very important.

There you go. You're a natural.

Like that?

Yeah. It's getting deeper.

(Both laugh)

Yeah, the side's right there.

Okay.

Easy.

Sure.

So.

It's okay. I want you to.

Wait, wait, wait, wait. We can't--

We can't do this. We can't do this.

It's all right.

It'll be our little secret.

Oh! Or maybe not so little.


(Moaning) Ben...

Tell me you love me.

You love me.

What?

You don't have to mean it, just...

Say it for me.

I love you.

(Dogs barking)

So.

So.

I hope you don't think I do this kind of thing all the time.

No, of course not.

No.

I don't want to be a locker room joke, you know, So...

Don't tell anybody, okay?

I won't tell anybody, no.

Good.

Still friends?

See you tomorrow.

(Dogs howling)

(Ring)

(Ring)

(Ben) Yeah.

(Amy, on telephone) You are so busted.

I thought you were gonna come by the restaurant last night and keep me company.

I'm sorry. I had-- I had, uh, 411 h00:24:24,196 --> 00:24:26,432 Homework at Randy's.

Oh, how's his mom doing?

Huh?

I heard that she broke her wrist.

Is she still in a cast?

Um, she's like...

She seemed okay. I'm trying to--

She was-- she was-- She didn't seem like She was in pain or anything.

Oh, well, that's good.

I left you something.

What?

It's in your locker.

I hope you like it. I love you.

Yeah, I love you, too.

Bye.


(Josh) Hey, where your parents gonna be?

Jamaica.

Oh, yeah? They're gonna be gone all weekend?

Uh, no, all week.

Oh, nice.

I'm sorry.

I didn't hear Amy invite you.

I'm sorry. Was anyone talking to you?

Ha ha! Good timing on the oversleep, Benjamin.

Hey, man, coach is seriously pissed.

(Amy) Hey.

Oh! Are these for me?

Hmm?

Yeah, they're a--

A thank you for the card.

Thank you. You're welcome.

(Whistle blows)

♪ Desperate me on the ground ♪

♪ Strange land with a torch In my hand ♪

♪ Fighting hard to see ♪

♪ X-static me, I can feel her everywhere ♪

(Coach) Way to swim, Josh.

Everybody else, keep your focus.

Focus is key. Come on!

Hey, you okay?

Yeah, yeah.

What's up?

♪ Hell, hell, yeah ♪

♪ Fuck the goddamn world ♪

♪ Get down, down, down... ♪ I mean, I don't know if it's this low-carb diet I'm on or what, right?

But Ben and I, we're like this now in the water.

Josh, he had a bad swim, all right?

Why don't you just give it a rest?

What's up, ladies?

Hey, Ben. Hmm!

What's going on? Are you cool?

I'm all right, man. Thanks.

My swimming buddy. How are you?

May the best man win.

Absolutely.

There you go. Oh, I'm sorry.

Let me give you one, buddy. All right.

♪ Now I'm going out of my brain ♪

♪ From the B-grade pain That I fail to refrain ♪

♪ It's an anthropological fly on the cubicle wall ♪

(Girl) Hey, Ben, over here! Smile!

Oh, God!

Get a room!

Oh, I missed you. Where've you been?

I've been around.

Yeah? Yeah!

Yeah?! That's so great! Come here.

There's somebody-- whoops! I want you to meet.

Come here. Madison?

This is my boyfriend, Ben Cronin.

Nice to meet you, Ben Cronin.

Madison Bell.

Nice to meet you.

Of course, I already know all about him.

Amy just can't stop talking about her perfect boyfriend, Even when I beg her to stop.

Um...you guys have to excuse me for one second.

I gotta use the bathroom. You want to hold this for--

For a moment. It was nice meeting you.

You too.

Okay.

Ahh!

Yo, yo, yo, Cronin!

I'm makin' a video run, And your truck's blocking me in.

I'll do it! Just one second.

I'll be right back.

I gotta get some more ice first.

Keys? Thank you.

Here. Thank you.

Hi.

Don't we have English together?

♪ Holding your sky ♪

(Water running)

(Sighs)

Okay.

(Sighs)

She's really nice.

She's so sweet. And... uncomplicated.

Madison, this is a little, uh...

Awkward for me.

We could go somewhere else.

Not what I meant.

I know. I'm kidding.

Is it hot in here or is it just me?

(Clears throat)

Look, I know you're tied up tonight, But when do I get to see you again?

Um... I don't know.

How about tomorrow?

Tomorrow is not good for me.

And actually I should get back down to--

By the way, um...

Do you have my panties?

Excuse me?

My panties.

I think I may have left them in your car.

Hey! Hey! Yes?

Uh, let me-- let me do it.

Let me do it. It's been acting funny.

Okay. Okay.

All right. Thank you.

(Clicks mouse)

(Chimes)

(Chimes)

(Clicks mouse)

(Keystroking)

(Chimes)

(Clicks mouse)

(Keystroking)

(Computer beeps)

(Bell rings)


(Coach) Gotta bring your times down, Ben.

I'm not seeing Olympic swimming out there.

And neither will Stanford.

I know, I know. I, uh...

I've got a lot on my mind right now.

(Pager rings)

Sorry.

You'd better get your head back in the game.

Are you listening to me, son?

Yeah.

(Pager rings)

Sorry.

Because if you think you're gonna waltz your way--

No, coach, no.

I'll be ready on Thursday.

I promise. (Pager rings)

(Turns off pager)

And, Ben...

Whatever is going on between you and your girl, Fix it.

Now go.

I'm home!

(Mother) Hi, we're in here.

"We"?

(Madison) He's so cute.

(Mother) Yes, I know.

Happy Birthday.

Oh, hi. Oh, honey, those are beautiful.

Thank you.

Madison brought me those.

Aren't they pretty?

I'll just put these in water.

(Kiss)

Surprise.

Yeah.

Can you excuse me for one second?

How long has she been here?

I don't know. About 20 minutes.

Who is she?

It's so great to finally meet your mother.

What do you mean, "finally"?

I mean, you just met me.

It doesn't feel that way.

How did you know that it was her birthday, by the way?

You told me.

At the party, remember?

Madison, uh...

I think that you're misunderstanding Our relationship in a very fundamental way.

We're friends.

Right.

Friends, exactly.

Friends see each other. Friends are happy when other friends stop by with flowers.

What's the problem?

Um, you're just coming on a little strong, you know?

You didn't think I was coming on too strong When we were in the pool.

(Whispering) I have a girlfriend.

I told you that I had a girlfriend.

What are you saying?

That making love to me was a mistake?

Yeah, I guess I am.

I'm sorry.

So you want to just forget all about it?

Pretend like it never happened?

Maybe I was wrong about you.

Madison...

You're not gonna tell Anybody about this, right?

Tell anybody about what?

(Door closes)

♪ (Classical music playing) ♪


Ben, that's really not good for him.

It's not good for me either.

Yeah, but you don't crap on the living room carpet every time you're sick.

Got a point. Sorry, buddy.

(Whines)

Going into work later?

Yeah. I'll see ya.

Okay. Bye.

Ben!

(Sighs)

Now what?

How many times have I told you to always club-lock this car?

I guess I forgot.

I'm sorry.

Shit.

Get a grip.

(Beeps)

(Computer) Please enter password.

(Beeps)

(Computer) You have 81 new e-mails.

(Computer) Picture received.


Gotcha!

Hey, hey.

Hey.

Uh...

So, here's what I think.

I think that when school's over we should go to my house, My empty, parentless house--

Um, I've, uh, work.

Um...

Maybe afterwards?

My shift starts at 6:00.

Right. Yeah. Um...

Tomorrow?

Is it the meet?

Because, you know, I thought that a little release was supposed to help.

Um...

It's just other work. I just got work.

I'm sorry.

Okay.

I'll just let you get back to it.

I'll give you a call.

Whoa!


Hi, I'm Randy. I'm friends with Josh.

Oh, right.

Yeah, he told me about you.

He did? No, he didn't.

(Madison) Yeah, he did.

(Randy) Cool.

Well, I'll see ya.

So, uh, you and Josh. That's cool.

(Chuckles)

Um, can we just sit down?

I just...

I want you to know that I know.

You know?

Yeah, I know.

I know how freaked out you are right now.

Yeah, I think I know why.

I mean, it's because of the other night, right?

Yeah.

I was just pushing because it's senior year And suddenly I was really afraid of losing you, But we don't have to make any plans right now.

You know, we can just take everything One step at a time, and I am fine with that.

I am.

That was my whole speech.

I practiced it and everything.

I don't deserve you.

Thank you.

It's true.

I've been looking all over for you.

What are you doing in here?

Ben, what is going on?

I don't understand.

You're not returning my calls.

You mad about Josh?

I'm late for work.

Listen, he doesn't mean anything to me.

When I'm with him, I pretend it's you.

Wow.

Did I do something wrong? Would you just talk to me?

Madison, I have a lot going on right now, okay?

Maybe too much. Maybe you should consider dropping some of your commitments.

Jesus, Madison, what don't you get?

I'm-- I'm trying to drop you.

You don't mean that.

Madison, I don't know any other way to say this Except to just say it, okay?

I'm not with you.

I'm with Amy. Amy.

I told you this.

Do you remember?

Sure, I remember, but I also remember You told me you loved me.

Yeah--

You asked me to.


(Door slams open)

(Door closes)


(Ben) How you feeling, sir?

Fine. Just get me some Viagra And a nurse under 70.

Would you take these, please?

Hey...

What's wrong?

Is it the swim meet?

The pressure getting to you?

Can you just take the pills? I'm kind of running late.

Thank you.

(Softly) Ben?

(Alarm beeping)

(Buzzer ringing)

(Over P.A.) Code Blue. Staff needed stat.

Code Blue. Staff needed stat.

(Doctor yelling)

Mrs. Egan, I checked and rechecked the meds before I left the nurses' station.

Somebody must've switched the cups around in my cart.

Oh, Ben.

(Mrs. Egan) Even if I believed you, it was still your responsibility to keep your cart with you at all times.

Now, you're lucky.

Mr. Tillman will recover, and no one else was seriously hurt.

(Sighs) I'm sorry.

Ben, I have no choice but to let you go.

(Gasps)

I know what you're doing.

I'm telling you right now that you'd better cut this shit out.

You should've told me you like it rough.

This isn't a game, Madison.

You almost killed somebody.

Here's what you're gonna do.

You're gonna stop calling me.

You're gonna stop paging me.

You're gonna stop visiting me.

Okay?

If you see me in the hallway, You're gonna pass me by like I don't exist.

You got it?

Yes. Okay.

Good girl.

(Door closes)

Hey! I didn't know you were coming by.

What's wrong?

We need to talk.

Can you take a break?

No, I can't take a break right now.

I just took a break.

Okay, all right, I can wait.

Ben, I don't get done until 1:00 in the morning.

You have to go home and get some rest for the meet--

Screw the meet.

What's wrong?

We can't talk about it here.

Okay. Um...

I can skip first period And we'll go for a drive.

Okay. In the morning, okay.

All right.

I love you.

I love you too.


♪ Well, I can carry this so far ♪

♪ And then somethin' must give way ♪

♪ 'Cause searchin' a lifetime for nothin' ♪

♪ Wouldn't seem fair ♪

♪ I'm bored by the overdone drama of it all ♪

♪ And puzzled by infinity's face there on the wall ♪

♪ I'm followin' somethin' ♪

♪ That someone said must be there ♪

♪ Pull back the reins ♪

♪ The sun is moving down, calling all ♪

♪ The faster you move ♪

♪ Closer to the end, And there you are ♪

♪ I am undone ♪

Amy!

Amy.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.

Why?

♪ Something must be there somewhere ♪

♪ So I'll pull back the reins ♪

♪ The sun is moving down, calling all ♪

♪ The faster you move ♪

♪ Closer to the end, and there you are ♪

♪ I am undone ♪

♪ It's so simple and it's so plain ♪

♪ So now it all catches up with you ♪

♪ Just don't let it size you up ♪

♪ And pass you round ♪

(Over P.A.) The next race is our final race...

Excuse me.

(Over P.A.) In Lane 2, Josh Ferguson...

In Lane 4, Ben Cronin...

(Crowd cheering)

(Over P.A.) In Lane 1, Jeff Fisher...

In Lane 3, David Grace...

In Lane 5, Matt Hawkins...

Are those the scouts?

(Over P.A.) Ladies and gentlemen, Please don't forget...

Hey, good luck, man.

Thank you.

(Over P.A.) And good luck racers!

Ben.

Yeah?

Your urine tested positive for anabolic steroids.

What? You heard me.

Steroids are banned at this school, Ben.

I'm gonna have to ask you tTo leave the pool area and go clean out your locker.

You're off the team.

Coach, coach! You can't do this to me.

I don't--

There's-- there's been some kind of mistake.

I don't take steroids.

(Ben) I don't take--

You did this to yourself, Ben.

Now go pack...

And go home.

Where is she?

Where is she?!

Dude, you're losing it, man.

You helped her.

You know, screw you, Ben.

Screw you.

(Over P.A.) Ladies and gentlemen, Swimmer Ben Cronin has been disqualified.

Ben Cronin will not compete in this race.

Come on.

(Whistle blows)

(Crowd cheering)

(Over P.A.) Our winner is Josh Ferguson In Lane 2, with a time of 1:33.6.

(Tosses car keys)

Are you taking drugs again?

Would you believe me if I said no?

This is how it started the last time--

The lying, the screwing up in school.

(Ben) Once guilty, always guilty, right?

What I need is for everybody To just leave me alone while I figure out how to get my life back!

(Pounds wall)

(Boat horn honking)

Amy.

(Amy) Are you okay?

No.

You?

No.

I just can't really believe it.

She did it. I know she did.

I really think you should go.

♪ (Radio playing) ♪

Oh, Ben.

Ben...

What's the matter?

Um, my name's not Ben.

I know that.

Josh, come here.

Josh, Josh.

It's all true, isn't it?

What? What?

Ben was telling the truth.

You slept with him and now you're trying to hurt him

'cause he doesn't want you anymore.

Don't say that.

I should've known.

Ben would never do steroids.

He doesn't need 'em.

God. Josh--

You know what?

Screw you!

How 'bout that?!

Josh, get back here!

Come here!

Josh!

Josh, come here!

Josh!

Ben!

(Madison's voice) It's okay. I want you to.

(Ben's voice) Madison--

Touch me. Madison, wait.

Madison--

Tell me you love me.

Madison, I have To tell you something.

Tell me you love me.

I love you.


Aah! Uhh!

Help!

Help! Help!

Help!

(Man) Loving son, brother, wonderful student athlete, and a friend.

As we remember these words...

"If we die with the Lord

"we shall live with the Lord.

"If we endure with the Lord, "we shall reign with the Lord.

"Let your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.

"I trust in the Lord and my soul trusts in His word.

"My soul waits for the Lord

"more than sentinels for the dawn.

"With the Lord is kindness, With Him is plenteous redemption."

I didn't do it.

You didn't see anyone else enter or leave the pool?

I told you that I didn't see--

No, I know.

I'd like you to take me through it again.

Come on, Ben.

You remember how this works.

Not that long ago, right?

Your prints were on the bat.

Yeah, well, along with the rest of the team's.

I'm a simple man.

Go by the evidence.

So, arrest me.

We're not there yet.

But, um...

As they say, don't leave town.

(Chuckles) "Don't leave town."

I'm never leaving this town.


(Applause)

You shouldn't be in here.

If she found you in here, she'd kill you.

No shit.

You better come with me.

Come on!

I found this.

Wait, wait, wait, wait.

Go on.

Christopher?

Do you have guests?

Of course not-- that would mean you had friends.


Hey.

Who-- who's Jake Donnelly?

I want to show you something.

Come on. Let's go.

Come on. It's not too far.

You coming in?

No, y-you go on.

I'm--I'm gonna Stay here.

Go.

(Ben) Excuse me.

Yes?

Uh, I'm looking for Jake Donnelly.


(Madison's voice) Don't worry about me.

I got somebody waiting For me in New York.


Can I help you?

I'm sorry. I'm, uh...

An old friend of Jake's.

Why you kids don't wear your seat belts, I don't know.

His girlfriend did, walked away without a scratch.

I should let you spend some time alone with him.

Thank you.

Madison left the room like this.

She was convinced he'd come back to her someday, Poor thing.

Just throw on his clothes and go find her.

You take your time, okay?

(Pager beeps)

Mom, I got your page. What's up?

Paramedics just brought Amy in.

Ben, they're saying you ran her off the road.

They have a witness.

The police are looking for you, Ben.

I'm calling you a lawyer.

You can meet me at the hospital. Fine.

(whispers) There's security everywhere.

They have your picture.

(Operator) 25 cents.

Oh, shit. Mom? Mom? Listen.

Please deposit 25 cents.

Just... Madison is responsible for this.

Okay? Okay? You've got to protect Amy.

You've got to...

Madison is coming, okay?

(Busy signal)

Shit!

(Over P.A.) Dr. Smith, please dial 3-4-6.

Dr. Smith, please dial 3-4-6.

Physician's Assistant to curtain 5, please.

Physician's Assistant to curtain 5.

Dr. Thinnis, please call the hospital operator.

Dr. Thinnis, please call the hospital operator.


(Over P.A.) Jake Donnelly, please report to the nurses' station.

Paging Jake Donnelly.

Paging Jake Donnelly.

Jake Donnelly, please report to the nurses' station.


Jake Donnelly, please report to the nurses' station.

Jake Donnelly to the nurses' station, please.

Paging Jake Donnelly.

Jake Donnelly, please Report to the nurses' station.

Jake Donnelly To the nurses' station.


Jake.

Is that you?


Uhh!

(Gasps)

You don't have the guts.

They think I killed Josh And I tried to kill Amy.

I'm already gonna spend the rest of my life in prison!

What's one more!

Don't be mad. I did it for us.

Us?!

You don't have it in you.

You couldn't hurt a fly.

How stupid do you think I am?

I don't know, baby.

How stupid are you?

(Sirens approach)

This look like them?

It's them.

And if everything checks out with Ben's statement, I'll tell you what-- I'll ring your doorbell And apologize in person. How's that?

Excuse me.

(Police radio)

(Crossing bell dinging)

(Train whistle)

Shit! Hey, man, watch the papers.


(Train whistle blows in distance)

(Mother) She's doing fine.

Hey.

Did you find everything okay?

Mm-hmm.

She can spend the night with us.

Have a safe flight. We'll see you in the morning.

My dad used to cheat on my mom.

It broke her heart.

And, uh...

I remember swearing to myself...

That I would never be like him, And that, when I found somebody that I loved...

I would love her forever.

I just never thought it was gonna happen so soon.

You're everything I ever wanted.

You're everything I ever could want.

I hate what I did, And...


(Police radio)

(Doorbell rings)

I got it!

Mom?

Mom, I got it. Yeah.

(Police radio)


False alarm.

Mom... mom...

(Groans)

Amy!

(Pager beeps)

(Tires screech)

(Handcuffs clinking)

You see that? Look, look. See?

Right there.

That's where we made love.

Madison!

Ben?

She doesn't love you like I do, Ben.

No one will ever love you like I do!

You can stop all this if you just admit it--

That you love me.

I can't do that.

Aah! No!

Tell her, Ben!

Tell her you love me! I know it!


(Gasps)

Aah!

Ahh! Uhh!

(Gasping)

Aah!


Aah!


(Coughs)

(Coughs)

(Cough)


(Cheers and applause)

Good going.

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