War of the Worlds (2005) Script

NARRATOR: No one would have believed in the early years of the 21 st century...

...that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own...

...that as men busied themselves about their various concerns...

...they observed and studied...

...the way a man with a microscope might scrutinise the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe...

...confident of our empire over this world.

Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic...

...regarded our planet with envious eyes...

...and slowly and surely...

...drew their plans against us.


[CLANGING]


MAN 1: Tell him to send it over to the cargo shed.

MAN 2: It's on its way.

Ray.

Ferrier. Whoa.

I need you back in four instead of 12. I got half of Korea coming in at noon.

No, no, no, I can't. I'm on a 12-hour blow. Call Tedesco.

Come on. Tedesco can't move 40 containers in an hour.

I gotta have somebody who can do double picks.

I wish I could help you, Sal. It's the goddamn union regulations.

Come on. I'm in a position here, Ray.

You remember the union regulations, Sal.

You know what your problem is?

I can think of a couple women who'd be happy to tell you.

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[CAR HORN HONKS]

[DRIVER YELLS IN SPANISH]

8:30? Did we say that?

We said 8:00.

Hey, this is...

This is one safe-looking new vehicle you got yourself here, Tim.

Congratulations. Thank you.

Eight o'clock, huh? Mm-hm.

We'll be back by 9:30 on Sunday, depending on the traffic.

There he is.

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYS ON HEADPHONES]

Get a hug?

Confusing handshake? Kick in the teeth?

The door's locked.

Still working on those manners?

Hello, Dad.

Hello, Rachel.

MAN: Yo, Stan, hurry up. We gotta get to work.

Here, honey. Let me give you a hand getting that inside.

The door's locked. TIM: Let me get it.

I don't mind. I don't mind. Hey, she said she could get it.

It's heavy. She said she could get it.

It's got rollers. Just roll it.

Yeah, but we can't roll it up the stairs, can we?

Really, I got it from here, okay?

It's a 302 V8. It's...

It's gonna be out of here next week.

You better get going, you wanna beat the traffic, don't you think?

MARY ANN: You're out of milk.

And everýthing else.

RAY: Yeah. Could you close the door, please?

Because that's my refrigerator.

I'm gonna go wait outside.

Okay, sweetheart. I'll see you in a few days.

RACHEL: Bye, Tim.

I better get this upstairs. Let me... Let me get...

Mom, Mom, Mom. Mary Ann...

Okay, okay. Mom, Mom.

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYS ON HEADPHONES]

A little old to be sharing, aren't they?

I don't hear any complaints. No, I do.

Robbie's got a paper on the French occupation of Algeria due Monday, which he's yet to begin.

It'd be nice if he were done by the time we got back so we don't have to keep him up all night on Sunday.

I just gotta type it up. MARY ANN: No.

You just gotta start writing it first. I love you, Mom.

MARY ANN: I love you.

Listen to your father.

Oh, no shoes on the bed.

We'll be at my parents' house in Boston, but don't call the house line, you know, they...

The point is, I've got my cell phone, so if anything comes up or you have any questions, just call me.

Believe it or not, I can handle it.

I'll leave the phone on. Mary Ann.

It's a good look for you.

You think?

Yeah.

Take care of our kids.

Mary Ann, you got nothing to worry about.

Listen, you tell your mom that Ray sends his love and kisses.

Right. She'll love that.

The Ukraine, a country of some 52 million people, is in almost total blackness tonight, in the wake of a series of freakish lightning storms of catastrophic proportion, which struck the country at approximately 4 a.m. local time.

EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, which causes a temporary interruption of all electrical current within its field.

As in the Ukraine, there are scattered reports that the EMP here was followed by seismic activity on the scale of an earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. This...

Baseball season's over.

RAY: Five minutes. It's not gonna kill you.

There he is.

Boston.

That's how it is?

Is that how it's gonna be?

Oh!

[RAY CHUCKLES]

Careful with that throw. Whatever, Ray.

RAY: Mom says you got a report due, so you'll work on that when we're done.

ROBBIE: I'm almost finished. I just gotta type it.

Yeah, bullshit.

Yeah? What do you know, Ray?

Everýthing. Haven't you heard? Between me and my brother, we know everýthing.

What's the capital of Australia?

That's one my brother knows.

Okay with you if I just laugh the first 500 times you tell that one?

Just do your report. We don't send you to school so you can flunk out.

You don't pay for it, Tim does.

RAY: That's half what I've got.

You're an asshole. I hate coming here.

That why you act like such a dick?

What?

That's not how you're gonna get through to him.

If you want him to listen to you... What are you, your mother or mine?

Where you going? I'm going to sleep, you know?

I work for a living.

What are we supposed to eat? You know, order.

[SIGHS]

[CARTOON PLAYS ON TV]

CARTOON CHARACTER [ON TV]: Three and two...

- Electromagnetic storm... The storms were tracked...

Oh, and I'll have my own little secret. Good idea, eh, Gary?

GARY: No. SPONGEBOB: Oh, what do you know?

You're a snail.

[SIGHS]

Ow.

RAY: What's the matter?

Got a splinter. Oh?

Where'd you get it? Come here.

On your porch railing.

Do you need me to...? What? To do what? You want me to...?

You want me to take that out? Absolutely not.

Come here. Let me see it. Let me see.

Dad.

Just look. Don't touch it. Dad. Rach.

I can't. You're moving it around. Okay, don't touch it. Just look at it.

It's gonna get infected.

No, it won't. Yes, it'll get infected.

No, it won't.

When it's ready, my body will just push it out.

Push it out, huh? I read that.

You should get TiVo.

Tim got it for my room. TiVo?

It's awesome.

I can watch all my shows after homework.

Yeah, I'll just put it on my platinum card.

Robbie?

Robbie.

What is that?

Hummus.

Hummus? From the health-food place.

Kept one of their menus last time we were here.

You said order.

I meant order food.

Where is Robbie?

He went out. Out where?

I don't know. He just took your car and left.

PATRICK [ON TV]: Who said that? Who's there?

It's the clam burglar.

[MUSIC PLAYS ON CAR RADIO]

[ONLOOKERS CHATTERING]

[MAN WHISTLES]

MAN 1: Steven, look at this.

MAN 2: What's up? MAN 3: Check it out!

You ever see something like that?

Springtime, maybe. Not this time of year.

Come on, we can see better from the back yard.


You gotta come see this!

[SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

RAY: That is so weird. What?

The wind is blowing toward the storm.

That is weird.

MAN: Hey, watch it!

Rachel, you wanna see something cool?


It's okay.

I wanna go inside. It's okay.

I wanna go inside.

Okay, you go ahead.

That's enough weather for me.

Don't wanna go by myself.

[LIGHTNING PULSING]

It's kind of fun, isn't it?

No. Come on, like the Fourth of July.

No, it's not.

[SINGS] O, say can...

[RACHEL SCREAMS]

It's okay. You're fine.

It hit right behind our house. Yeah, well, it's...

It's not gonna hit there again, okay, because lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place. Oh, shit!

Where's Robbie?

I don't know.

Is Robbie okay?

Are you okay?

Where's the thunder?

Why won't it stop?

Is it over?

[BOTH BREATHING HEAVILY]

Where are you going?

Just... I'm just checking things out. Just wait... Wait there.

Are we gonna be okay? I don't know.

You don't know? No, I meant, I just... Just...

Rachel, please.

Just stop asking so many questions. Just wait here.

[RECEIVER CLICKING]


MAN: Turn everýthing off.

Everýthing is off.

I can't get one freaking thing to turn on.

You believe this, Ray? Every single car.

RAY: Oh, Jesus. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

The car just stopped, and... RAY: You're okay?

Are you okay? You all right? The lightning started to hit.

And me and this guy... Where the hell did you go?

Over on Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Avenue?

By the church. You saw the lightning?

Yeah, 26 times we counted, over and over again.

The lightning started to hit. It opened up this hole or something...

Twenty-six times? Yeah.

You're okay? Yeah.

Good. All right, well, your sister is in the house, and I want you to go in that house and I want you to stay with her, okay?

The next time you take my car with no driver's license and no permission, I call the cops.

You better be there when I get back.

ROBBIE: Yeah. Robbie.

Manny, Manny. Manny, what is it, dead?

All of them. Everýthing. Look at this.

The starter's fried. RAY: Lightning hit it?

Not even close. I thought if I changed it...

Any idea what's going on? I'm on my way to find out.

Try changing the solenoid. It's probably fried.

Right, that's what I said. I told you that. The solenoid.

WOMAN: Hey, they're saying all the lightning struck down by the church.

MAN 1: What the hell is going on around here?

COP: Let us through. RAY: Hey.

COP: Let us through. RAY: Hey.

MAN 2: What up, Ray?

I should've known you two were behind this.

Hey, God's pissed off at the neighbourhood, Raymond.

I'll tell you that much. JULIO: You see it?

You got power where you are? Nope. Nothing.

It's the cars. That's the thing.

Solar flare. That's what this guy told me he heard.

A solar flare? The sun shoots off big blobs of plasma.

They turn into solar flares. It's the only thing that can kill all the electronic stuff. Can I tell you something?

The sun does not cause lightning.

JULIO: I'm telling you what that guy said.

I understand, but it just sounds dumb when you say...

I never seen anything like this before.

That many strikes of lightning in one spot?

MAN: Is this the only place? COP 1: Put that down.

COP 2: You wanna step back? COP 1: Step back.

You're gonna fall in. COP 2: Get back.

COP 3: Back up, people. People, back up back there.

Move back. Everybody back up.

Move back.

Move back.

[CROWD CHATTERING]

JULIO: Is it hot? COP 3: Back up.

RAY: No. COP 3: Back up.

It's freezing. MAN 1: What is that?

Oh, wait. Move. You feel that?

MAN 2: I feel that.

MAN 3: Hey, Bobby, come check this out.

You feel that? Feel that?

I feel that. What is it, the subway?

There's no subway here. F train, maybe?

That can't be the water main.

There's nothing else down there.

Water main doesn't run through here. MAN 4: Feel that?

There's something there and it's moving.

[RUMBLING]

COP 1: Everybody move back.

COP 2: Whoa. Back it up. Come on.

COP 3: Let's go.

COP 4: Come on, folks. Back up. Get back.

[CROWD YELLING]

COP 1: Help me out here. Get back.

[CEMENT CRACKING]

Go! Move! Everybody get out of the way!

Everyone back up! Everyone clear the intersection!

Get out of the way! Back up! Back up! Get out of the way!

Forget it! Get back! COP 2: Get the hell out of the street.

[CROWD SCREAMING]

COP 2: Move away!

Come on, we gotta clear this area now!

[RUMBLING]


MAN 1: That's my car!

MAN 2: Go, go.

Get the hell out of here!


WOMAN: Oh, my God!

COP: Come on, back up!

Please! Move back!


[CROWD SCREAMING]


MAN: Watch it!

Oh, my God.

Ray, no. Stay, man.

WOMAN 1: Just stay.

Just stay back here. Stay back! WOMAN 2: Wow.

[TRIPOD BLARES]

MAN: Come on.


[HEAT RAYS BUZZING]

[CROWD SCREAMING]


What happened?

RACHEL: What's going on?

Dad, what's the matter?

What's all that stuff all over you?

Ray. What's all this stuff?

Hello?

Ray?

[WATER RUNNING]

[WATER STOPS]

We're leaving this house in 60 seconds.

What? Why? I have no idea what's going on.

All the food from the refrigerator and the cupboard, put it in here.

ROBBIE: What's going on? Just tell me. Just do it.

Rachel, sweetheart... Dad, you're really scaring me.

I need you to get your suitcase, RACHEL: Dad. the one that you brought, and bring it to me, okay?

Can you just do that for me, darling? Okay?

WOMAN: I don't think it's a fire.

See? That looks like smoke to me. What's happening?

Shh, shh. I can't tell you now. We've only got about another minute.

Please.

Please.

[CRYING]

Just keep it down. I'm standing right beside you.

Can you please answer me?

Just get in the front seat, Robbie.

Whose car is this? RAY: Just get in.

Whose car is this?

Hey. Hey, Ray. You were absolutely right.

That is exact... I had to change the solen...

Ray? Hey.

Hey, Ray? Ray.

Ray.

What...? Come on, open up.

Open the door, come on.

Open the door, Ray. What are you...?

RAY: Get in. MANNY: Get out of the car.

Get in the car. It's not my car. It's not your car.

RAY: Manny, Manny, shut up. MANNY: Daddy's acting crazy.

You can't do this. Guy's gonna come back and...

Manny, Manny, I don't have time to...

You're busting my chops. I got a shop to run.

RAY: Listen to me. MANNY: No.

Get in, Manny, or you're gonna die.

What do you mean? MANNY: Okay.

All right, get out of the truck. I'm not kidding now. Get out of the car, Ray.

I'm not gonna get in. I'm not getting in.

RAY: Manny, get in with us. MANNY: I'm not gonna get in trouble.

Look, I'm not fooling around... Close the door, Robbie. Close it.

Ray, bring the car back, Ray. It's not my car.

Get down! Get down, get down! Get down!

Is it the terrorists? RAY: Just get down.

Get down! Get down! Holy shit!

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[HORN HONKING]

Where are we going? We gotta go.

We got maybe, like, the only working car around here.

I'm not stopping until we're clear of it. Clear of what?

We gotta go. What's going on?

Look, you saw, we're under attack! By who?!

Who is attacking us?!

Rachel? Rachel, you've gotta keep it down.

Rachel. Rachel. Shut up, Rachel.

You're freaking her out! Look, I'm driving! Do something!

Okay, put them up, Rach. Make the arms.

This space right here, this is yours. This belongs to you, right?

RACHEL: Yes. You're safe.

RACHEL: I'm safe. You're safe.

Nothing can happen to you.

Okay. I'm gonna go to the front seat, I'm gonna talk to Dad.

No. I'll be 2 feet away.

Okay. Will you hold my hand?

Will you hold my hand? Yes.

Are you gonna be okay? Yes.

I wanna know everýthing you know.

This...

This machine, it crawled out of the ground, started torching everýthing. It was killing everybody.

What is it? Is it terrorists?

No, this came from someplace else.

What do you mean, like, Europe? No, Robbie, not like Europe!

That machine, it was already buried.

Maybe it...

...it came down in the lightning storm.

They came down in a lightning storm. What do you mean, came down?

You said it was buried. No, the machine I'm talking about was buried, but what came down in the lightning storm, what operates it, that's the... You know.

The what? That's...

Why aren't there any helicopters or airplanes?

It's the what? Hey, Rach. How you doing?

How is she doing? How you doing?

Fine. She's good.

Good. What was that thing you did? Works sometimes.

She gets claustrophobic. Yeah? Hey, Rachel?

I want Mom. I know. You feel better?

I want Mom. Yeah? Tell me about it, you know?

Take me to Mom's. What I need is, I just need you to hold it together for me, okay?

I want Mom!

When you start screaming, I can't really drive...

Take me to Mom's! I know that.

That's where we're going, Rachel. RACHEL: Take me to Mom's!

I know!

RACHEL: Hurry up, Dad. Come on.

Robbie, get the door.

Mom!

ROBBIE: Mom! RACHEL: Mom!

Mom!

Mom? Tim?

Mom? Tim?

Mom? Mom?

RACHEL: Tim?! Tim?

Tim?

RACHEL: Mom?

They're gone.

Is she dead?

She's not dead. All right?

She's just not here, okay?

They were never here. How do you know?

Because they're on their way to Boston.

And so they just...

...kept on going up to Boston. Probably at your grandma's house.

I'm gonna call her.

RACHEL: How come the lights are on here and not at your place?

Because...

...nothing bad happened here. Okay? So we're safe here. All right?

[BUS Y SIGNAL BEEPING]

Okay, Rachel? This is your area.

Okay, you are safe... Dad, that's not how it goes.

Okay. Well, are you hungry? I'll get you some food.

I'm gonna feed you. Get something to eat.

What do we have? Busy signal.

Ketchup? Mustard. You think all the circuits are down?

Tabasco, barbecue sauce.

This is really good, Robbie. Vinaigrette. I said pack food.

What the hell is this? That's all that was in your kitchen.

Okay. No, it's all right.

All right. Okay.

Food.

Bread.

Okay. We're gonna have...

Let's get some sandwiches.

Wanna see me deal?

Wanna see me deal? Here we go.

There's two for you. There's two for Robbie.

There's two for me, one for the house.

Okay.

Maybe after we eat something, I'll go down and show you guys...

Teach you how to play some poker? A little five-card stud?

Maybe a little blackjack. I'm allergic to peanut butter.

Since when?

Birth.

Okay, well, here.

You can eat the bread. Okay?

I'm not hungry.

Okay, well, Robbie and I are gonna be eating peanut-butter sandwiches.

Want jelly on this sandwich? I'm not hungry either.

You're not hungry either?

Okay.

Okay, that's fine.

Fine.

Every... Everybody just relax, okay?

Because we're here now. We're safe, and we're gonna stay.

In the morning, your mom and Tim are gonna be here.

And everýthing's gonna be fine.

Okay?

Okay.

If everýthing's fine, why do we have to sleep in the basement?

We've got perfectly good beds. Hey, it's like a slumber party.

What are you afraid is gonna happen?

RAY: Nice basement.

I wanna sleep in my bed. Got back problems.

Okay. Well...

You know on the Weather Channel when there's a tornado, they tell you to go to the basement for safety? It's like that.

There's gonna be tornadoes? Okay, Rachel?

Hey, no more talking, okay? Could you be a little nicer to me?

God.

ROBBIE: Wanna stay here? RACHEL: Yeah.

ROBBIE: Good. RACHEL: Good night. Love you.

ROBBIE: Love you, Rach.

[SIGHS]

[RUSTLING]

[WIND HOWLING]

[PULSING]

[BOTH BREATHING HEAVILY]

Is the lightning back?

No, this is something else.

[SCREECHING]

[RACHEL YELLS]

[METAL GROANING]

Ah! What's that sound? I've never heard that before!

Is it them? Is it them?

We gotta go.

Where do we go?! Robbie, this is your house.

Where do we go?!

[EXPLOSIONS]

[ENGINE ROARING]

RAY: No, no, no, wait!

[MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS]

[ALL PANTING]

RACHEL [WHISPERS]: Are we still alive?


Down here.

Were you on this plane?

Are you...? Are you a passenger?

How you doing? Wanna help me open this?

Are you a passenger?

He's deaf.

The shell went off right beside him. Camera on his shoulder saved his life.

You hear that, Max?

Your stupid camera saved your stupid life.

RAY: Where were you?

Out there in the Pine Barrens.

We were attached to a National Guard unit.

The 83rd Mechanized.

They moved on one of those things around midnight.

They got some shield around them.

You can't see it, but everýthing we fire at them detonates early, before we can get close enough to cause any damage.

When they flash that thing, everýthing lights up like Hiroshima.

There's more than one?

You gotta be kidding me, right?

We were feeding New York, but New York went dark.

So we patched over to D.C., they went down.

L.A., Chicago, uplinked to London.

Even called the affiliates to try to get them to catch the feed, but nobody answers. It's the same everywhere.

Once the Tripods start to move, no more news comes out of that area.

My God.

You ain't seen nothing yet.

I saw that storm. I was right in the middle of one of those.

Well, you didn't see it like this.

Those machines come up from under the ground, right?

So that means they must've been buried here a long time ago.

So who's driving the goddamn things? Watch the lightning.

Watch it.

Watch the lightning.

Keep watching the lightning.

What is that?

That is them. They come down in capsules, riding the lightning into the ground, into the machines, right?

[TRIPOD BLARING IN DISTANCE]

You hear that?

We're getting the hell out of here.

Get in, get in, get in, get in.

Hey, were you on that plane?

That's too bad. It would've been a really great story.

RAY: Look at me. Look at me.

You keep your eyes only on me, understand?

Okay. RAY: Don't look down.

Don't look around.

I'm taking you to the car. You're gonna wanna look around.

But you're not going to.

Are you? No.

You're doing good. You're doing good. Keep your eyes on me.

I'm going right to Boston.

We're gonna see your mom. I'm not gonna look, Dad.

That's a girl. That's my girl. Now listen.

I want you to close your eyes. RACHEL: Okay.

RAY: Got them closed? There you go.

Keep them closed for me. RACHEL: Okay.

Robbie, get in.

Robbie, get in! Why are you yelling?

It's okay.

Get in.


Why aren't we on the turnpike? I don't want everybody to see that we've got a working car. We'll stay along the Hudson till we find an open bridge or ferry, then we're gonna cross the Hudson.

We'll take the back roads across Connecticut, all the way to Boston.

Where is everybody? I don't know, running, hiding.

In their basements. If we had balls, we'd go back and find one of those things and kill it. Right. Yeah, good.

Why don't you just let me make the big decisions.

Which would be when? Never, Ray?

Never's about your speed. Stop.

Enough of the "Ray" shit. All right?

It's "Dad," "sir," Don't fight. or if you want, "Mr. Ferrier."

That sounds a little weird to me, but you decide.

Dad? Yes, Rachel.

I've gotta go to the bathroom.

Really?

ROBBIE: I gotta go. Not so fast, not so fast, all right?

There's two things we gotta watch out for.

And the second is people who might want our car.

There's nobody around. Yeah. I gotta go.

All right, Rachel?

Rachel, it's good right there.

I'm not going in front of you guys.

Just go where I can see you. Are you crazy?

Don't look! I'm not gonna look.

Just stay in sight! That's looking!

Okay, well, listen, every time you guys don't listen to me, I'm telling your mother, okay? I'm making a list.

Making a list.


[GASPING]

I told you to stay where I could see you. Sorry. I'm sorry.

Stop! Stop!

Wait! Stop! Let me on!

Let me on! Give me a hand!

Wait! Stop!

Stop! Give me a hand! Kid, you're gonna get run over!

ROBBIE: Give me a hand!

You have room! Robbie!

You wanna go in that direction? Stop! Stop!

There's nothing living in that direction, Robbie.

What do you care? You never gave a shit before.

You never gave a shit! Okay, hard-ass, what's your plan, huh? You're in charge now!

Tell me what we're doing. Catch up with these soldiers!

Hook up with whoever else isn't dead, and we get back at them.

We get back at them. That's what we do.

Let's try one that doesn't involve your 10-year-old sister joining the Army.

You have anything like that? Just tell us the truth.

Wanna try that? You have no idea which way to go.

You wanna come off all wise and shit!

You only chose Boston because you hope Mom is there.

And if she's there, you can dump us on her.

You can dump us on her, then you'll only have to care about yourself, which is exactly the way you like it.

Robbie!

Where are you trying to go?

What are you trying to do?

Who's gonna take care of me if you go?

[BUZZING ON RADIO]

MALE VOICE [ON RADIO]: This is a test of the Emergency Alert System.

If this had been an actual emergency, official messages from federal, state or local authorities would've followed the alert tone.

This concludes the test of the Emergency Alert...

I'll close my eyes. Why don't you drive for a bit.

I don't have a license.

Since when has that stopped you?


Ray.

Ray! Dad!

Ray! Dad!

[CROWD CHATTERING]

ROBBIE: You think you could...?

You think you could...? Do you think you could...?

Don't stop.

Don't take your foot off. Okay?

I got it, but keep your foot on. Okay, I got it. I got it.

Where is everybody going? RAY: I don't know, Rach.

But we do, right?

Yeah, we do.

[HORN HONKS]

RACHEL: Why did he do that?

Why is he doing that? He wants a ride, Rach.

Everybody just wants a ride. Can we give him one?

Sit back and put on your seat belt. Robbie, put on your seat belt.

Put on your seat belt, Rachel.

Be careful. MAN: How'd you fix this?

How'd you fix the car? Please! Why won't you help us?

I'm sorry, I can't. I can't.

Please, get away from the car.

Hey! Stop the car.

Stop the car! Get off the car!

You could carry 20 people in there!

Stop the car! RAY: Get off the car!

MAN: Stop the car!

[HORN HONKING]

Hold on.

ROBBIE: Look out!

RAY: Watch out! Hold on!

[CROWD YELLING]

Are you okay?

[RACHEL SCREAMING]

RAY: No, wait! Wait!

No! Just wait! Okay! Wait! Stop!

Just stop! Daddy!

Rachel!

Get out of there!

Robbie!

RACHEL: Robbie!

ROBBIE: Ray! Get in the car!

Help! Rachel! Get out of the car!

Rachel, get... Get out of the car.

Get out! RACHEL: Daddy!

MAN 1: Take it easy! RAY: Get off the car!

Get off!

Get off the car! Move!

Move!

Where's my son? MAN 2: You don't need that.

Where's my son? Robbie! MAN 3: Cool down, man.

Put the gun down, man. RAY: Robbie!

Dad!

Okay, now, listen.

Put down the gun. I'm taking the car. My daughter's in the car.

I'm taking the car, man. Please. All I want...

Put down the goddamn gun! All I want is my daughter.

I'm taking the car. Please, I just want my daughter.

Let me just take my daughter. Can l...?

All I want is my daughter. Yeah. Okay, go ahead, man.

Robbie.

MAN: Take me with you.

[CROWD SCREAMING]

[GUNSHOTS]

[CRYING]

MAN 1: Have you seen this girl? This is my daughter.

MAN 2: He needs his medicine.

MAN: We've got it the worst, that's what I heard.

The U.S., mostly. South America and Asia, some.

There's nothing going on in Europe.

Europe got the worst of it, that's what everybody's saying.

Completely wiped out some of it. I don't give a shit who it is.

I got up close to one of those things in Stanfordville.

If they're all over the place, we're dead.

Looks like the power's still on here. Yeah.

Yeah, power's still on.

Because nothing bad's come up from the ground.

WORKER 1: Hold on. Hold on, move back!

WORKER 2: Watch out there, lady!

WORKER 1: I said, move back!

[BELL CLANGING]


[TONY BENNETT'S "IF I RULED THE WORLD" PLAYS ON SPEAKERS]

Unless you are O-positive and Rh-negative, thank you very much, but we already have more blood than we can use.

Again, if you are O-positive, Rh-negative, identify yourselves.

If you are not, thank you very much.

We already have more blood than we can use for the transfusions.

GUARDSMAN: Let's go, folks.

This way. This way. Keep it moving.

Keep it moving. This way. Let's go, folks. Keep it moving.

WORKER: Move forward calmly. The boat can make more than one trip.

Please move forward calmly. Take your time. Don't rush.

Ray! Ray! Ray!

RAY: Sheryl? Yeah. Hey.

Oh, my gosh, is this your...?

These your kids? Rachel.

Hi, I'm Sheryl. This is my daughter, Nora.

Nora. I've heard about you, Nora. Hi.

RAY: This is my son, Robbie. Just like Dad.

[SQUAWKING]

It's good to see you as well. Trees are funny.

WORKER: We're gonna move a few cars out of the way to make some more space.

You're gonna have to give us a few minutes.

But don't worry, there'll be plenty of room for everybody.

MAN: We got sick people here. Let us on.

[TRIPOD BLARING]

[CROWD SCREAMING]

Cast off. Get that ramp up.

Cast off now. Get that ramp up.

Cast off.

No more people. No more people. We're taking the ramp up.


RAY: Stay close. Stay close.

GUARDSMAN: Everybody stop. Everybody stop.

Wait, wait, wait. Just... GUARDSMAN: Back up. Back up.

RAY: There's room. Stay back.

No more room. There's no more room.

Listen to me. There's three of us.

Five. There's only five of us. There's no room.

RAY: Okay, just don't push me.

Sir, there's no more room. There's plenty of room.

There's room for hundreds more. Sir... Everybody, wait.

GUARDSMAN: Hold on.

You just stay with me. Okay.

RAY: Grab my jacket.

GUARDSMAN: Everybody back up.

Back up.

SHERYL: I got you, Ferrier.

Oh, Jesus. RAY: You okay?

SHERYL: Yeah. Come on.

SHERYL: Okay, Jesus. Oh, my God. RAY: Come on.

Watch out.

RAY: Come on.

Oh, Ray.

Ray!

RAY: Come on. Come on.

Go. I can go with him.

RAY: Sheryl?

SHERYL: Go with them. Go.

Ray. Sheryl?

GUARDSMAN: Everybody... RAY: Sheryl?

There's room on the boat. Let us through, goddamn it.

RAY: There's room on the boat. SHERYL: She's a child.

Robbie. There's room on the...

There's still room on the boat. There's room on the boat.

RACHEL: Robbie. Just stay with me.

Stay with me, Robbie.

Robbie!


RACHEL: Robbie, Robbie. RAY: Robbie!

RACHEL: Robbie!

Robbie. MAN: Come on.

Here. Grab my hand.

Here. Hold on.

I got you. Hold on.

Take my hand.

Take it. Take my hand.

Here!


Oh, my God.

Robbie!

[CROWD SCREAMING]

[PASSENGERS SCREAMING]

MAN: Swim. Swim this way!


Robbie, help me with her. Here, Rach.

[ALARM WAILING]

RAY: Don't stop. Don't stop.

Don't stop.

[PEOPLE SCREAMING]

ROBBIE: Oh, my God.


[HEAVY ARTILLERY FIRING]

[MACHINE GUNS FIRING]

[EXPLOSIONS IN DISTANCE]

Robbie, slow down.

Robbie, slow down.

RACHEL: Robbie. RAY: We gotta stay together, Robbie.

Robbie?

Stay together.

Robbie!

Get back here!

RACHEL: Robbie!

No, Robbie!

Come back!

RAY: Robbie.

Don't move. Don't move.

Now for God's sake, stay right here. I'm coming right back.

Robbie! SOLDIER: Stop those people.

Turn around. Turn around. RAY: Robbie.

Robbie.

Robbie.

What the hell?

Why are you doing this?

Pull back. Five hundred meters to my 10 o'clock.

Jekyll, no effect on target. No effect.

Roger. No effect.

Our mission, lieutenant, is to delay their advance till those refugees get to safety. Now, keep firing.

You've gotta listen. Turn around! I want you to listen to me.

Listen to me.

SOLDIER 1: Go back down the hill!

SOLDIER 2: All of you, just turn around!

Don't do this. I know you wanna fight. I wanna be here.

I need to see this.

It seems like you have to, but you don't.

Please, let me go. You don't.

WOMAN: Okay. Wait. Wait.

What are you doing here all by yourself?

Sweetie, you gotta come with us, please.

No. My dad's getting my brother. I have to stay.

You can't stay here. MAN: Gotta go.

I'm not gonna leave her. Leave.

I'm not letting you do this. You can hate me.

You can hate me. Let me go.

But I love you. Please.

I'm not letting you do this. Dad.

I can't. No. Please. Please don't pull me.

It's gonna be okay. You need to come with us. It is not safe...

Please. I can't go with you.

My dad's right there. Come.

My dad's right there. Listen to me...

I need to be here. I want to see this.

Wait. Wait... Just stay for Rachel. Stay for your sister.

Please, let me go. You need to let me go.

WOMAN: All right. Okay.

You're coming with us. Dad.

WOMAN: We're going now. RACHEL: I can't.

Dad!

Dad.

Dad!

Let me go! Dad!

Guide on. Guide on.

Black Six. Attack. Attack. Attack.

Stop.

That's my dad. I'm her father. I'm her father.

We're so sorry. We thought she was alone.

She was standing by the tree... She's fine. Let's go! Let's go!

Robbie.

Robbie!

MAN: Over here.

Over here!

Hurry.

Are you all right?

Hey.

What about you, huh?

RAY: There you go.

Is that comfortable?

I need you to close your eyes now, okay?

You need some sleep.

Dad?

He's gonna meet us.

Hey. Robbie's gonna meet us, Rach.

In Boston, at your grandma's.

RACHEL: What do you think Mom's doing right this minute?

RAY: Mom?

Boston. She's waiting.

And I know she's not sleeping, because she is so worried about you.

And she's in Grandma's kitchen, and she's...

She's making that awful tea she makes.

And they're all just...

They're all just counting the minutes until they see you again.

What is this?

What is this?

I won.

You won?

The walk, trot and canter.

Third place.

[EXPLOSIONS IN DISTANCE]

Sing me "Lullaby and Goodnight."

I don't know that one.

Sing me "Hushabye Mountain."

I'm sorry, Rach. I don't...

I don't know that one either.


[SINGING] I'm not bragging, babe So don't put me down

'Cause I got the fastest Set of wheels in town Something comes up to me They don't even try

'Cause if I had a set of wings Man, you know she could fly She's my little deuce coupe You don't know what I got Just my little deuce coupe

You don't know what I got

Peach schnapps.

Disgusting, I know it.

Found a whole case of this shit.

Thank you.

I'm sorry about your son.

We got separated. He's...

He's gonna meet us in Boston.

Did you...?

Did you lose anybody?

All of them.

Harlan Ogilvy.

Ray Ferrier.

I got water.

Food enough for weeks.

You're welcome to stay. Both of youse.

RAY: I'm sorry.

I'm gonna get some sleep.

Those machines, those...

...Tripods they got?

They buried them.

Right under our feet.

Since before there...

There were even people here.

They've been planning this for a million years.

We're beat to shit.

Please.

My daughter... OGILVY: Think about it.

They defeated the greatest power in the world in a couple days.

Walked right over us.

And these are only the first. They'll keep coming.

This is not a war any more than there's a war between men and maggots.

This is an extermination.

Are you afraid?

Of course I am.

I been around death plenty.

I drive an ambulance in the city...

Drove an ambulance in the city.

That's all over now, huh?

You know the people that make it, Ray?

The ones that don't flatline before the hospital?

It's the ones that keep their eyes open.

That keep looking at you.

Keep thinking.

They're the ones that survive.

We can't lose our heads, Ray.

Running.

That's what'll kill you.

And I'm dead set on living.

[LAUGHS]

Dead set on living...

Thank you for taking us in.

Not gonna be exterminated.

[RUMBLING]

It's okay. Come on.

I wanna show you something.

We're gonna fight them, Ray.

They gotta have a weakness.

Come on. Take a look.

Somehow they killed a few of these things in Osaka.

That's what I heard.

You telling me the Japanese can figure it out, but we can't?

We can do this, Ray.

We can do it. We can get them.

We can figure it out.

RAY: Stay right there.

I have a daughter.

Why did you bring us here?

To fight them together, Ray.

Now we'll be the ones coming up from underground.

When the time is right...

...take them by surprise, the way they took us.

Take them by surprise.

We're right under their feet, Ray.

Right here. Under their feet.

[MACHINERY WHIRRING OUTSIDE]


[METAL CREAKS]

[WOOD CRACKS]

OGILVY: You miss your mommy?

I had a little girl.

Nearly your age.

You know, if anything happens to your daddy, I'll take care of you.

RAY: Rachel.

You don't have anything to say to her.

Do you understand?

If you wanna talk to somebody, if you wanna ask a question, you ask me.

What exactly is your plan, Ray?

I know what I'm gonna do. How about you?

You gonna sit here? Wait for them to come get you?

Is that your plan?

Maybe you wanna get caught.

Couple days hiding in a basement too much for you, I bet.

You'll probably turn yourself right in.

[MACHINERY STOPS]

Listen.

It stopped.

OGILVY: Maybe you'll be okay.

Maybe you'll get lucky, and they'll train you as their pet.

You know, feed you, train you how to do tricks.

Will you shut up and listen?

[RUBBLE SCRAPING]


[RAT SQUEAKING]


[MOUTHING] No.

No. No.

No.

[CLATTERING]


[ALL SIGH]


[WOOD BREAKS]

[FOOTSTEPS SPLASHING]

[ALIENS GROWLING]


[GROWLS]


[CLICKS]

RAY: Give me that.

[BOTH GRUNTING]


[SPEAKING IN ALIEN LANGUAGE]


[TRIPOD BLARING]


You and me...

...I don't think we're on the same page.

[MACHINERY WHIRRING]


OGILVY: Ray. Ray.

Ray. Ray. Ray!

Ray!

Keep your voice down. Quiet!


Not my blood. Not my blood.

Not my blood.

Not my...

Not...

...my...

Not my blood.

Not my blood.

Not my blood.

Not my blood.

Not my blood.

Not my blood. Stop it.

Stop it. Not my blood.

Stop it. Not my blood.

You gotta be quiet.

You want them to hear you? They drink us.

Please, they'll hear you. They drink us.

Then they spray us, like fertiliser.

You gotta be quiet.

Drink us, and... They're gonna come back down here.

Then they spit us out all over the goddamn red weeds.

Do you understand what I'm gonna have to do?

I can't let my daughter die because of you.

This tunnel will get us to the city.

We'll have tunnels there. Ready-made.

Stop. Subway. See what I'm saying?

Hide an army down there. Stop.

We'll go underground. Sneak attacks at night.

You stop it!

We're the resistance, Ray. They can't occupy this country.

Occupations always fail. History's taught us that a thousand times.

This is our land.

We eat it, we breathe it, only we can live on it.

They can't survive here, Ray. They weren't built for it.

They're gonna kill you, brother, not me!

What are you doing, Dad? OGILVY: Not my blood!

Whatever you hear, don't take this off.

Dad? Rach?

Dad? RAY: What was that song?

That lullaby that I didn't know? OGILVY: Not my blood!

"Hushabye Mountain"? Yeah, sing it.

OGILVY: They can take you! Please, Rach, sing it.

OGILVY: They can take you!

[SINGING] A gentle breeze OGILVY: Your daughter! Don't stop.

OGILVY: Not me! On Hushabye Mountain OGILVY: They're gonna kill you! That's my girl.

Softly blows over Lullaby Bay OGILVY: Forget it! Tunnel! It fills the sails Of boats that are waiting Waiting to sail Your worries away So close your eyes On Hushabye Mountain

[RAY AND OGILVY GRUNTING]

Wave goodbye To cares of the day And watch your boat From Hushabye Mountain Sail far away From Lullaby Bay


[CLATTERING]

[RACHEL SCREAMING]


Rachel? Rachel?

[RACHEL SCREAMS]

Oh, my God, no.

Rachel?

Rachel? Rachel?

Rachel? Make some noise, baby.

Rachel?

Rachel?

Rachel? Talk to me, baby. Come on.

Rachel?

Rachel?

Rachel?

Rachel!


[RACHEL SCREAMS]


[RACHEL SCREAMS]

No, no, no!

No!


Hey!


Help!

WOMAN: What is happening?

Rachel!

[TRIPOD BLARES]

[PRISONERS SCREAMING]


Rachel.

Rachel. Rachel.

Rachel.

Rachel?

Rachel.

Dad.

[TRIPOD BLARES]


RAY: No!

Pull me! Pull me!

[RAY GRUNTING]

Pull! Pull!

Pull me! Come on, pull!

RACHEL: Dad! SOLDIER: One, two, three!

We got him! Keep pulling!

Everybody down!


SOLDIER: Keep it moving, folks.

Keep going, sir. Keep moving.

WOMAN: I don't know what's going on.

Hold Grandma's hand.

SOLDIER: Let's go, folks. Keep moving forward.

[BIRDS CAWING]

SOLDIER: Put that down.

Right this way, ma'am. Right this way, thank you.

To the left, there, ma'am, just to your left. Thank you.

What happened to it?

It's dying.

SOLDIER: Keep moving forward.

SOLDIER 1: Keep moving, it's all right!

You can pass on through. Move along!

What happened? I don't know.

Something's happening to them. Keep moving.

Move out. SOLDIER 2: Let's go.

Something's happening to them? Go. Go, just keep moving, sir.

Let's go, sir. Let's go. Do not stop. Keep moving. Keep moving.

Excuse me. What's happened? Did you guys take it down?

No, it was behaving erratically, walking in circles, then it went down on its own about an hour ago.

Now, please, let's go! Let's go! Keep moving! Come on! Don't stop!

Do not stop! Let's go! Thank you!

How is it dead all by itself?

Rachel, I'm not sure. SOLDIER: Coming through.

Coming through. Make a hole. Coming through.


Calm down. Calm down and get in the tunnel.

Calm down and get in the tunnel. Calm down and get in the tunnel.

[BIRDS CAWING]

Everybody calm down. Get in the tunnel.

On the other side of the tracks! Hey! Hey!

[TRIPOD BLARES] [SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY]

Look at the birds!

SOLDIER: I can't hear you!

Look at the goddamn birds!

No shield! I can't hear!

No shield!

The Javelin's the key!

Load the Gustav! It's gonna be a tough kill!

Let's go!

It's safer in here.

Let's go, let's go, let's go! Bring out the Javelin!

Clear! Get from behind! Clear!

[RACHEL SCREAMING]

Let me know when you're tracking! Tracking!

SOLDIER 1: Got a lock? SOLDIER 2: I got a lock!

SOLDIER 1: Fire the Javelin!

SOLDIER 2: I got a lock! SOLDIER 1: Fire the Javelin!

SOLDIER 3: Fire!

It's okay.

I love you.

It's okay. You're gonna be okay. SOLDIER 4: Let's go!

SOLDIER: Keep those civilians out of there.

Back. Stay back! Come on, folks, back up!

SOLDIER 2: Come on, guys, get on the line. Get up there now.

SOLDIER: Stay back. Stay right here, huh? Hold on right there.

SOLDIER 1: It's opening.

SOLDIER 2: It's opening. Keep them back.


Clear!

SOLDIER: No, keep them back, keep them back. Come on, stay back.

[GROWLS]


Mom!

[BOTH CRYING]

Thank you.


Robbie? RACHEL: Robbie?

Hi, Dad.

Hi, Dad.

Hi, Dad.


NARRATOR: From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate and drank, they were doomed.

They were undone, destroyed, after all of man's weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God in his wisdom put upon this Earth.

By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet's infinite organisms.

And that right is ours against all challenges, for neither do men live,