The Hamiltons (2006) Script

No. No no!

No, Trevor!

Trevor, baby, no.


Is someone there?

Is someone in there?

Is there someone alive in there?


Are you okay?

Are you okay?

I'm gonna get you out of there.

Hold on!

What does it mean to be happy?

To be content in the world around you?

Mom used to say it was family--

That family is the heart of everything, even existence.

Without it, there's nothing.

She would always have these simple answers that somehow would sound so brilliant.

And then she died.

My father died along with her.

Shortly after that, my brother David had to sell the farm where we grew up.

Now we're just trying to be an ordinary family, trying to figure out where we fit in in the world.

And for me, I'm trying to figure out where I belong, right now in this exact moment.

I don't know, Dad. What do you think about the black hair?

Come on, it's different.

It's different than normal. It's pretty, don't you think?

Oh, yes. Yes yes, definitely-- right there, right there.

Look at the baby, he's part of the family.

Hey, there we go. Okay, Dad.

I don't wanna hear that, Darlene.

The social worker will be here tomorrow.

We can't have the place looking like this.

Whatever you say, Dad. That's not funny, Darlene.

Okay, I'm trying to do the best I can here.

Oh, Jesus. You know, I'm not a little girl anymore and you don't have to be a dick about this!

Just-- can you just please clean your room and maybe not wear that mess on your eyes tomorrow?

Fuck you, David!

Francis, turn it off now!

Oh, come on, David, it's a school project.

Just not our personal stuff, okay? It's about our family.

I need this kind of stuff. Turn it off now!

You just get the heck out of my face for a second.

My brother David is the oldest.

He picked up all the responsibilities after Mom and Dad died.

We used to be real close, but after he sold our farm something changed in him.

He became like one of those life-sized cardboard cutouts you see in the stores, trying to sell the idea that everything is perfect, but really nothing is the same anymore.

We just keep moving from town to town running from the truth, waiting for it to one day catch up with us.

This is our sixth house in two years.

Oh, yeah, every single one of them.

Wow, that's cool.

Okay, guys, I'm gonna go pee.

No, wait. I gotta go. No, come on.

Sam, stay. I'm gonna go. I'll be right back.

Don't take too long. I won't.

Sam, get your ass in here and smoke a joint.

It's beautiful. Come on, do the rain dance.

Hell, no! Get in the car right now, girl.

Come on. No!

Yeah! Ow! Get in here. Come on!

Back in.

So, did you guys have fun?

Yeah. You are glowing.

No, I'm not.

So, Wendell, what do you do?

I work for my brother-- fetch stuff for him, things like that.

Nothing too exciting though. Sounds cool.

So where are you guys off to next, huh?

Seattle, I think.

We're just gonna keep traveling city to city till we run all out of money.

Can't beat that kind of freedom. No, we just picked up and left!

No one even knows where we're at.

What? Hush.

We don't have to worry about Wendell, our hero.

Wendell is Superman.

Wow, look at that.

Look at all those pretty stars.

Where? I think you mean raindrops.

You can at least pretend to like it, okay?

Hey, I'm sorry for yelling at you yesterday.

I didn't mean to.

We're good?

Yeah, we're good. But, David, I'm really not feeling too hot today.

You're going to school, okay? I just don't think--

I don't wanna hear it. You're going to school.

Good morning, sleepyhead. You want some breakfast?

Why do you even bother?

Because that's what families do. They have breakfast together.

Cute, David. Anyway, Kitty's spending the night tomorrow.

Who's uh-- I am telling you in advance, just like you asked. Who the heck is Kitty?

I don't know, some chick from Ohio.

All right. Remember, social worker is coming tonight at 5:00 for dinner.

You should really try giving up cooking, David.

I'm off, and you go to school.

I really don't fit in there.


I know it's hard for you, but can you please at least try?

Why? It's not my fault we're always moving.

You're right, Francis. It's my fault.

I'm sorry, guys.

I know I have a bad temper. What do you want me to do?

Some maybe say I'm bipolar.

Good morning, Francis. How are you doing there, bud, huh?

What are you reading?

"Gay sperm donors needed for lesbian couple."

Knock it off. You're calling that today.

Have you fed Lenny? Don't look at me. Look at Franny.

Oh, come on, I just did it two days ago.

Okay, I gotta go to work.

Will you just please do it? I'll do it before I go to school.

Where're you going? Oh, yeah, you gotta go do your thing. Forgot, sorry.

Have fun. Have a good day.

The twins-- they've always been distant from the family.

Wendell is the main reason why we move a lot.

He just got out of jail for biting some guy's ear off at a Cheesy Chuck's Pizza parlor up north.

Darlene is just as mean, but more refined.

Like when we were kids, she used to lock me in the closet just to hear me scream. Then, hours later, she would let me out pretending she was the one who saved me.

And I always fell for it.

Let me out of here!

Help, please!


Somebody please help us!

Oh, heck no, we've had a lot of social workers come here, but you're the first for dinner.

So, Francis, what's up with you tonight, huh?

Nothing. Anything you wanna talk about?

Anything at all? School maybe? I don't know...

Well, you know, if there is, you just jump on in, all right?

Yeah, he told me he wasn't feeling too well this morning.

Oh, I'm sorry.

Oh, thank you, Darlene.

That's, uh... quite a creative look you've got going there, young lady.

What do you call that, huh? Death.

Ah, death. That's cute.

So tell me, David, are you and Wendell still working over there at Del Rancho?

I don't know if I could work at a slaughterhouse, huh?

Yeah, well, my father owned a farm when we were younger and he did the same thing, so I guess it just came naturally.

Well... so, like, what do they have you doing over there?

I mean... you don't have to kill the animals and all that stuff, do you, David?

Heavens, no. No no, I'm a carver.

I take out the organs, prep them, stuff like that.

Yes, David has a real knack for gutting the life out of things.

Thank you, Darlene.

So... too bad there's not-- not a demand on the black market for cow parts.

You would be a rich man by now.

Not at the table, please, Francis.

I apologize. Paul, he's been following us around with that thing for the past few days-- some sort of school project or something or other. No, that's fine with me.

I think it's kind of cool. Francis, tell me about the project.

Well, it's uh--

I'm supposed to write a report about my family-- our family-- and I just asked if I could shoot a video instead.

Good. Now, that's a good idea. That is a great idea.

I hated doing papers. I hated it. Me too.

I really did.

Hey, gang. Hey, Wendell.

Hey. How are you?

Good, Paul. How are you? Good, thanks.

Am I late?

What do you think, Wendell?

David, may I please be excused?

We're not finished eating. No no no, let the boy go.

Mm-hmm. He's probably bored out of his mind.

Where are you going, Francis? I used to have two younger brothers, so I understand these things.

They are a handful.

That was great, you guys. Thanks a lot.

I know I'm not much of a cook, but I do try.

Not to worry. You probably never tasted my wife's cooking, huh?

Well, I'll be in the kitchen cleaning.

Did you hear that?

Oh, it's probably cats... fucking.

Yep, that's cats fucking, all right-- getting after it. What do you think, David?

Who'd have thought?

Listen, that was a great dinner. Thank you.

I'll talk to you soon. Thanks. Yeah.

Thanks, David. Good night, Paul.

Good night.

Need more padding on that south wall. You can hear 'em upstairs.

All right, so you're sure that they're good?

Positive. On a road trip, it's gonna be two, three weeks before anyone notices.

Healthy? Oh, yeah.

I even took one for a test drive. Quit acting up, okay?

I don't want their faces showing up on the 10:00 news like last time.

This could sustain us for awhile. Trust me.

All right. Let's get to work.

Help. Room service.

How are we holding up, girls? Good?

Well, you're looking good. Hi.

I hope this doesn't change anything between us.

Wendell, what did I tell you?

Come on, sweetheart.

Stop it! Come on.

Get up. Oh, yeah!

Don't worry, Sam.

I still got something right here, okay?

All right, let's get you up, huh?

You're a live one, aren't you?

Let's tie you down here. Let's get you down here.

Is that too tight, sweetie?

Sounds like he's changing. Hey. Hey, Lenny.

Poor guy's probably hungry.

We'll feed him later. Just go keep watch.

I'm gonna tuck you in later, okay?

I got you.

Get in. I'll give you a ride to school.

I saw some stuff I want to shoot, Wendell.

Just get the fuck in.

God damn.

You gotta pop your cherry, baby brother.


So you can quit moping around, playing with that camera.

Hey! Hey.

What, are you too good to talk to me now?

Fuck you, Wendell! What?!

What the-- hey! Hey! Fuck you!

Keep it up, Francis! No!

Keep it up! We take care of your sorry ass, all right?

We feed you, we put fucking clothes on your back, and you do nothing in return but complain.

Let go of me!

Dude, l-- look, I know it fucking seems fucked up, all right?

But we do what we do to survive.

All right?

You do anything to fuck up our family-- most importantly me--

I'll fucking kill you, okay?

Hey! Okay?

Get the fuck out of my truck.

Shut the fuck up before I gut you myself!

Bye, Lenny.


Anybody home?

Yes, hello. This is David Hamilton.

I'm calling on behalf of Francis Hamilton.

Yes yes. Yeah, he's not feeling too well, got a case of the flu or something.

Yeah, right right.

Oh, thank you, I appreciate it.

Have a great day. Bye.

Please don't hurt her anymore.

I'm not like them.

Then can you help us, please?

I'm sorry, but I can't.

Please. I don't even have a key.

Do something, please.

I can give you something to drink.

Do you want something to drink?

She needs some, please.

I don't have a key.

She just needs water. She's dying.

I have to go. Someone will be here soon.


The top drawer, eh?

You need a fake ID?

Where did you get all those?

I know a guy in the city.

You want one? I won't charge you.


Let's see.

>>DRIVER LICENSE Here we go-- Dani Cummings.

Oh, look she's an organ donor. How sweet!

Seems about your height...

Blonde hair. That's okay.

What are you little girls doing?

We are just getting comfortable and throwing in a flick.

You wanna watch?

I'd love to watch.

Where were you, Francis?

I was just down by the river filming some stuff.

Pretty late, huh?

Yeah, I guess.

Well, I'm going out for a little bit.

So if you need anything...

All right.

All right. I'll see you later.

Turn it off, turn it off!

It's just a movie, sweetheart.

I thought you liked this kind of stuff.

Well, I do.

It's just these movies are too real sometimes.

Kitty, if monsters were real, they'd be a lot different than they are on TV.

Well, I just can't stand being scared.

Well, what do you wanna do now?

Let's play a game.

What kind of game?

Let's play truth or dare.


Around here we only play dare or double dare, if you can handle it.

What about truth? No truth.

Dares just keep doubling until someone gets hurt.

Play nice, Wendell. I am.

Okay, Kitty, you can even go first.

All right.

Dare or double dare? Me?

If you can handle it.


I dare you... to finish your beer in one drink.

Okay, my turn.

Kitty, dare or double dare?

Double dare.

Double dare?

I double dare you... to... make out with Darlene.

You think I won't?

Well, if you don't, you lose.

I mean, we could play Scrabble or something, if you want.

Not bad.

You surprise me. I'm full of them.

Aren't we all?

Okay, Kitty. It's your turn again.

All right, Darlene... dare or double dare? Triple dare.

Triple dare? Come on-- Triple dare.


I triple dare you and Wendell to make out.


Make out with her?

You are a-- just a kinky little thing, aren't you?

I win.

I don't think so.

Come on in.

Nice house. Thank you.

And the flowers-- Yeah.

This is the sort of fall foliage...

Oh, yeah.

This is the wood-- woodland room.

This is nice. I like that frame right there.

Thank you, thank you. Very nice work.

Thank you. I picked it out myself.

Very nicely hung.

We really shouldn't be here.

Why is that? Just-- get in trouble.

We could go to your room and be quiet.

I don't know, it's kind of--

Come on.

Okay. Okay?

Okay. Just, we gotta be really quiet, okay?


No. No!




So, sure you don't want some?

I'm buying.

Pretty good!

No, I'm fine, thank you.

So... what did you want to talk about?

It uh-- you know, something at school? Something?

My fucking family, just--

I'm sorry?

Yeah, Paul, it's school and stuff, you know?

Yeah. Teachers and stuff, you know?

You know, I don't know if I ever told you about this, but-- my dad, when he was an army captain and-- we moved from base to base, it seemed like--

Christ, every-- every year or so.

So I know what it's like to be--

Francis. Hey, I'm over here, pal.

Yo, Francis, I'm over here. Francis.

I'm gonna go, Paul.

I have homework and stuff, you know?

Just-- All right.

Well, I'Il--

I'll stop by in a couple of days and I'Il--

I'll check up on you, all right? Here. There you go.

Thanks. You're all right?


Okay. Thanks for the soda.


You take care, pal.

Wendell, what the fuck are you doing?

Oh, hey, Francis.

I didn't know you had a girlfriend.

Seems really nice, huh?

I saw your little movie too-- creepy.

This is a lot of fun, a lot of fun.

You don't mind sharing with the family, do you?

You know, I gotta hand it to you, brother, you're a lot more like us than I thought, aren't you?

She's pretty good-Iooking too.

You know, I had this good idea though.

I was thinking that we-- oh, yeah, look at that. Look at that.

We could make our own porn movies down here if we want.

Bitch, huh?

How do you like that? Huh, Francis?

Huh? Come on, brother, let's see what you got.

Let's see what you got-- oh, yeah! You fuck!

Come on, bud. Come on, big guy. Is that all you got?

Is that all you got? That's what I thought, bitch.

Hey, Sam, how about your little hero now, huh? Huh?

Fuck! No!

Get over here! Come on. Wendell.

You fucking bitch! Huh? You wanna show off for that fucking bitch?

Huh? I'll let you. Come on, Lenny, come and get it!

Come on, Lenny.

Check it out.

You like that feeling, bitch?

Come on.

Hey. Hey, Sam, keep it up. You keep putting shit in his head, I'm gonna skin you both alive, all right?

Please. What was that?

Excuse me?

I'm sorry, I don't think I heard you right.

What was that? Huh?

What was that?

Okay, I'll tell you what, why don't you hang out here for awhile?

I'll come back down and we'll finish what we started, okay?

You can scream all you want, Sam.

Just know one thing:

I am going to kill you.

All right?

What are you doing here, Francis?

We need to talk. What happened to your hand?


I'm working here, Francis. You know, you can't come running to me every time you two have a fight. Yeah, but--

I'm getting awfully tired of your hullabaloo, okay?

Wendell, school...

I can't be with you 24 hours a day, bud.

I have no one else to talk to, David.

I'm working a double shift here, okay?

Don't you think it's time you started trying to handle your own problems?

What would you do, huh?

What do you want me to say?


Man, I just wish Mom and Dad were still--

They're dead, Francis, okay? When are you gonna--

when are you gonna understand that?

Just go home, okay? We'll talk about this later.

No. You know what? Fuck you, David!

Fuck you! I don't need your help.

Don't even fucking worry about it.

Hey, Wendell. Is Darlene home?

She's in her room.

So, what are you doing tonight?

You know I'm spending the night again.



Is she here? No.

I meant, she's coming back in a bit.

No one's here, it's just you and me.

Okay, well, I'll just come back later then.

Why not stay and wait here, huh?

I should probably just come back.



What's the rush?

Anyone ever tell you you smell absolutely delicious?


I bet you taste even better.

Hey. Hi, guys.

I guess you're spending the night, Kitty?


Come on.

What was that?

He's so weird.

You keep telling yourself that things will change... that it's all a bad dream and one day you'll wake up.

I just wish they would catch us and then it would be all over.

Stay away from me.

I'm not going to hurt you.

You killed my friend.

I brought you some food.

It's all I could afford.

Is that a joke?

Just go away.

Just go away.

Don't worry.

It's just Lenny.

What's Lenny?

You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

You kill people and you feed it to something you call Lenny?

We're not like you, okay?

We're sick. We have a fucking disease.

Yeah, you're sick. You are.

I should go.


Can I have some of that food, please?

It's just-- they'd kill me if they knew I was here.

This is looking good. Which color are you using?

This one in here. I like it.

Yeah. Okay.

Okay, get you doing this.

I'm just not good at it.

No, just need a little practice.

Thank you.

What's your name?


Can I ask you something, Francis?

Why did you bring me food?


I'm not one of them.

They're gonna kill me, Francis.

I know.

All you have to do is call the police.


My family has money.

They'll give you anything you need.

You don't understand. I can't.

Yes, you can.

Yes, you can!

Francis, I have people who love me, who need me.

I just want to go home.

I want to see my family.

And what about my family? They're all I have.

They're killers, Francis.

They're not a family.

I can't survive-- can't survive without them.



Wendell, are you messing with me?

Oh my God, you scared the shit out of me!

Really? What happened? Let me see.

Oh my God. Can I kiss it and make it better?

I'll just clean it off in the bathroom.

- Oh, that's a lot of blood. Yeah..

Let me help you. Darlene, come on.

Hey, Wendell.

Hey. That's a nasty cut.

Yeah. Wendell, was that you fucking with me out in the hall?

Not me. Must've been Darlene. Oh, tell the truth, Wendell.

Truth or dare? Ooh, you up for another game, Kitty?

Can I go first? Be my guest.

Okay. Darlene, dare or double dare? Yeah? I don't know, I'm feeling a little frisky tonight. How about a double dare to start?

I double dare you-- What the hell--?

--to give Kitty a little seductive dance.


You guys, stop.

Darlene, why are you doing this?

Stop! Darlene, stop!

Double dare or triple dare, Kitty?

I triple dare you to let Wendell kiss you on the lips.

Here, Kitty Kitty.

Come on, pussycat.

Where are you going, babe?

Where are you going, pussy?

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.

I don't want to talk to you in there.

We're not done with our game yet.

How long have I been out?

Not long-- hour or two.

Somebody will be here soon.

I should go.


Thank you for talking to me.

I'm sorry, but... l--

I can help you out there.

I can help you without your family.

You don't need them, Francis.

I'll take care of you.

I'll take care of you.

Please, don't kill me.

You're leaving me here to die.

I know.

Hey, Dad, over here.

Did you know your redwood is in violation of the neighborhood safety growth code?

No. Uh-huh.

That's a good job, son. Hi, I'm Larry Davies.

I'm-- I'm Katherine-- Kitty's uncle.

Kitty is a friend of Darlene's. Yeah, sure.

Yeah. This is my son, Allen.

Lieutenant Commander Daniels, private sector.

David Hamilton.

Just for your information, Kitty's gonna be staying with us this college semester. So if you see her around, that's why.

Is everything all right?

Yeah. Look, I'm sure it's nothing.

We're just a little worried, that's all. We haven't heard from her all day and she isn't answering her cell phone.

Is she here, by chance?

Unfortunately, no one's here.

Darlene doesn't have a cell phone-- brain tumors.

That's strange, you know? It's just not like her.

She said she was gonna be spending the night here last night with Darlene, and she knew we had plans for this morning.

I put a couple of calls in to some friends of mine down at the local sheriff's office, just in case.

But if you hear from her, please call that number.

Of course, of course.

Hey, look, l--

I know we are bothering you and all that, but we didn't have your number.

So we just thought we'd pop by and check.

So, if something turns up--

Just let me know if there's anything I can do.

Take care.

What did you do?

Why, nothing, David.

She left here this morning. We really haven't seen her since.

I can't believe you two did this!

Oh, and what about the dozen homos you have buried under the house?

Yeah, Mr. Perfect, how do you explain that?

Are you that blind in your make-believe world, you don't think we know?

I use my head!

I pick transients and drifters, not some neighborhood girl whose cousin or-- or brother or whatever is the police!

You know why you hate us so much, David?

It's because we represent everything you wish you could have, but are just too afraid to face.

You two always-- fuck it up!

Are you trying to scare us, David, like when we were kids?

We're not little kids anymore.

So what are you gonna do, David?

When are you gonna realize this isn't the first time and certainly not the last time it's gonna happen?

Pull it together.


Mom and Dad-- Mom and Dad were the exception.

None of us have the kind of self-control to have what they did.

The only difference between you and us, David, is we don't look at ourselves in the mirror and lie.

We accept who we are.

We don't deny it.

We have to move again.

All right, pack up what we need--

Hi, this is Paul. Hey, Paul--

Please leave your message at the sound of the tone.

Don't forget to leave your phone number. Bye.

Paul, it's Francis.

There's something really important we gotta talk about about my family and um...

I can't-- I can't do it over the phone.

If you could meet me in person, that'd be great. l-l-I just-- fuck!

I don't know what I'm gonna do.

I know, Lenny. I know.

It's coming.

It's coming, Lenny! Please sit still.

Actually, it's-- it's kind of funny.

My father taught me how to do this.

It's kooky, I know, I know.

He just wanted to make sure if something were to happen to him, we'd still survive.

Now you gotta get it just right, so no air gets in.

It has a longer shelf life that way.

It's kind of like... frozen food.

You have something on your face there.

Oh, I apologize, I don't mean to make you self-conscious or anything.

"David," he said, "David--

David, one day you might have to be the man of this family.


David," he said-- he said, "David, you might have to be the one that takes care of your brothers and your sister."

And I do, I do, but they don't care.

Do you think they appreciate what I do for them?

No no no no.

Look, missy, I don't mean to be a rude cunt, but it sort of seems to me that you're not listening to me.

I just want what's best for them.

I just want what's best for them.

I just want what's best for them.

Goodbye, Lenny.


Hey, Francis, I got your message.


David, are you here? Francis?


Francis, is that you?

Francis, you out here?


David? David?






David, are you all right? Hey, I'll try to get you out.

Here, listen, I'm gonna-- shit.

You hiding there, huh? Are you all right?

Hi. Everything's going to be okay.

Stop it, stop--

What are you doing?

What are you doing?!

Ah, no! No, Lenny!

No! Stop!

No no!

Ooh, what happened?

He's still alive. We can drain him. Not him.

Aren't you the one who said they're just cattle to us and nothing else?

Just do what you want. Look at this.

So, I guess he took her with him?


I didn't know the little fucker had it in him.

I'm actually kind of proud of the kid.

Yeah, well, he's gonna get himself in trouble.

He's right on the verge.

We've gotta find him.

Maybe you should go get him.

He looks up to you.

Will you still help me out there?

Francis, where are we?

We're hiding.

Are you okay?

We should get some help.

Francis, I need your help.

I can't come near you.

Francis, I can't hear you. What?

What did you say, Francis?

You're bleeding.

Francis, you're scaring me.

There's something I need to tell you.

Please-- please, just help me get up.

We need to get help.

We're born, not made.

Not like everybody thinks. I don't understand.

Oh Christ, let me go.

Please, please--

Not like the fucking movies.

Francis, please stop.

You have to go.

Francis, please don't do this.



I know.

We all gotta go through it our first time.

It's just the way it is, okay?

I wish Mom and Dad were here. It just hurts so bad, David.

I know, I know.

It's just part of growing up, okay?

It's what we are.

What does it mean to be happy?

To be content in the world around you?

Is family the heart of everything--

even existence?

So what do we do now?

We have to move again.

The twins are packing up the house.

We're gonna leave in a few hours.

What about Lenny?

We're gonna have to bring him out of the box early.

Will he be okay?

You were brought out of the box early.

I was?

Yeah. See how you turned out?

Dave? Yeah?

I'm sorry.

So am I, Francis.

Are you ready? Okay.

You guys, I really hate keeping him like this.

You know it's the way it's always been.

He would've killed everything in sight.

Kind of like us. You ready, David? Let me do this.

We're gonna open the door. We don't have time for this.

This is Lenny! Darlene, come on.

David, let's go! He is-- he is our family!

I can do this.


Are you sure?





Hey, baby.


Hey, baby.

You see?

We live with a disease.

Mom used to say it was the one thing that kept us close.

I always thought that it was the one thing that would keep us apart.

But I was wrong, and everything you thought you knew about us is wrong.

We live in the houses next to you, we work in the stores you shop at.

Our kids play with your kids.

We're just trying to be an ordinary family, trying to figure out where we fit in in the world.

But we do need blood, and we need a lot of it...

...preferably fresh and not frozen.


We're the Thompsons.