White Noise 2: The Light (2007) Script

You're gonna like this.

I guarantee it. Yes!

Oh, Abe, I love this.

Well, you loved it when you picked it out.

Okay, open yours. I will.

Did you know? No!

He didn't tell you?

No, I swear to God.

Like father like son, the two of you are from the same mold.

Happy anniversary.

You okay?

You were tossing and turning all night last night.

I know.

I don't know what this is.

Come on, let's go get some breakfast.

Danny, you hungry?

Yeah, sure.

Come on, let's get something to eat.


Danny, if you're gonna play with your food, well, at least you gotta have fun doing it.

There, all set.

You okay, buddy?

I don't feel so good.

Honey, you all right?

Come on, let's get out of here.

Tria mera.

Can I get some help over here?

Just relax, just sit down.

Here, let me help.


I am so sorry.


It's the "whys" that are killing me, you know?

Yeah.

Why were we in that restaurant on that day, that hour?

Why did that lunatic get it into his head to kill my wife and my son?

Why not kill me, too?

I mean, leaves me behind?

Why?

It's just so random.


Nice job.

Here, Dad's gonna catch you.

You better throw far. Mom, don't kill me.

Away I go. Okay, go run.

All right.

Careful.

I see you.

Do you want to come here for a s'more?

You know, my dad taught me how to swim.

So would you consider Dad tall or short?

Very short?

We short people have thick skin, 'cause it doesn't get stretched over a taller frame.

Reason my wife and son were murdered

was because of me.

Because I wasn't able to help them when they needed me most.

You can never go back again.

Let it go.

Happy anniversary.

Happy anniversary.

I should have saved them.

I should have saved them.

Slow motion.

You're the winner, the winner.


I know this is going to be upsetting, but I have to be with my wife and son.

Goodbye.

Christ, Abe, don't do anything foolish, all right?

I'm coming right over.

Ls this our OD? Yeah.

You know how many of these he took?

I don't know, man. I know he's had them for a while.

Get him on an IV, start him off at 25 mils...

Pressure's at 80 over 50.

Pulse rate 47 and dropping.

Pupils unresponsive.

Putting a line in.

Heart rate is dropping, he's crashing.

Atropine, saline, wide open.

H is O2 sats...

Give him Narcon, a full amp.

We're losing him.

Asystolic. Checking for respirations.

Starting CPR.

Come on.

He's dying.

Come on.

He's still defib.

No pulse.

Did you give him the full amp? Yes, Doctor.

He's still not responding.


Continue compressions.

No response.

Do you wanna call it?

Could be fine V-fib. Give me the paddles.

Charge to 200.

Clear.

300.

Clear.

360.

Clear.

360.

360.

Clear.

We got a sinus rhythm.

Pressure's climbing.

We're getting a response.

It's okay.

We brought you back.

Check his oxygen saturation.

Oxygen saturation looks good, 100%.

Blood pressure is 140 over 60...

Hi, you're awake.

I'm Sherry Clarke. You're in Saint Elizabeth's ICU.

You're my doctor?

Better. I'm your nurse.

The light hurts my eyes.

How long have I been here?

A couple of days.

Dr. Karros has been keeping an eye on you.

You're his latest project.

Do you wanna watch some TV?

Anything in particular?

No.

Oh, dude, you lucked out.

This is, like, my favorite movie of all time.

We belong dead!


Go away, go away, go away.

Hello, Abe, I'm Dr. Karros.

I'm just gonna have a little look.

You feeling okay?

I've been better.

You remember why you're here?

You were legally dead, but lucky for you, modern medicine knows no limits.

I died?

Technically speaking, yes.

You had an NDE.

I don't know what that is.

Near Death Experience.

It's my field of expertise, that's why I fought to make sure that you were my patient.

Let me guess now, you saw a blinding, white light that engulfed you, almost seemed to be beckoning you to stay.

Yeah, that's exact, that's...

How did you know that?

Well, the research I've done finds as many as eight out of 10 people who've had an NDE report seeing a white light.

It's freaky, huh?

What about the light I'm seeing right now?

It's probably just an aura, type of residue, if you will.

That's normal?

I'd say we're well beyond the bound of normal here, but, yes.

You'll see them less frequently as time passes and eventually they'll just disappear.


So everything looks fine.

No masses, vessels look clean. No deviations in your intracranial space.

But I've seen it three times in the past few days.

Seen what? The white light.

And there's something else, and you're gonna think I'm crazy, but

I'm seeing and hearing all kinds of electrical stuff.

EVP stands for Electronic Voice Phenomenon.

Precognition, the white light you're seeing, all that stuff is part of the supernatural white noise that surrounds us.

I've got a grant to study these paranormal types of things.

So EVP, what exactly is this?

It's the recording of voices and images of the deceased using a detuned receiving apparatus, like a TV or radio.

Some people believe that EVP is the afterlife manifest all around us.

Others think it's nothing more than a charge, more electromagnetic fields.

And still others believe it's a means through which the dead can communicate with the living.

Frankly, who knows?

As long as we're not exactly sure what it is, they'll keep funding my grant.

What are you doing down here?

This is my EVP room.

All these TVs have been detuned, and I record these fuzzy signals and review them to see if I've captured any transmissions.

I suppose that's an important part of your work then?

That?

No, I didn't want to detune that one. That's Change of Habit.

I'm recording it for research purposes, thought I might learn something from...

What, you're not a fan of this one?

No, no, no, no, it's just that...

Just now, I just saw one of those things on the screen.

Oh, no, EVP transmissions are only visible after they've been recorded when you play them back.

On the last close-up of Elvis, I saw a blast of static with what looked like an unformed person.

So what are you doing now?

Rewound the feed, bring it over, detune it.

See if you really saw something.

There, there. That's it, that's it.

That was it, that's what I saw.

I'll be damned.

So what does that mean?

Maybe when you had your NDE, you, you yourself became a detuned receiver.

You can see white noise transmissions, EVP, communications with the dead, all that stuff without...

Without any of this.

Keep your eyes open, bubba, you're in uncharted territory.

There's a very good chance you're gonna be seeing some wacky stuff.

I got to get out a little early today. I got a doctor's appointment.

Sure, sure, whatever. Take all the time you need.

Hey, look, I'm still saving all the newspaper clippings and articles about the shooting and stuff like that.

It's just, there's still some details...

I don't wanna hear about the day my wife and son were brutally murdered, okay?

I just can't handle that right now. I...

I refuse.

Hi, Dr. Karros asked me...

What's wrong?

Dr. Karros is dead.

What?

Had a heart attack early this morning.

Sorry.


Okay, so this, this...

EVP.

It draws your attention to the white light, and when you see the white light, you think it means...

What do you think it means?

That somebody is gonna die.

Like with Dr. Karros, it could be a couple of days.

With the woman in the park, it could be a few hours.

It could even be a few minutes just depending on how strong the light is, I don't know.

But I'm seeing it more and more, Marty, and it's driving me nuts.

It's like being God or something.

I'm worried about you, Abe.

Well, how would you explain it then?

How about I don't know?

Listen, in the big city, we probably cross paths with people who are about to die in the next few days all the time. We just don't know it.

Yeah, but what if I do, Marty?

What if I do know when somebody's gonna die?

And now all of a sudden you've got this superpower?

It's not a superpower.

Call it what you want, Abe, but that sure as hell sounds like some superhero Captain Tight Pants bullshit to me, man.

Stop talking all this nonsense.


Oh, you've gotta be kidding me.

Hey!

You gotta move.

Get out of there.

Hey!

Move!

Hey!

Get out of there.

Over here! My foot's stuck! Help me!

Hey, help me!

Get off the track!

Move!


I am so sorry.


Yeah? Hey, Marty!

How would you feel about me dropping by?

Abe.

Yeah, sure . When?

How does right freaking now grab you?

Thanks.

What the...

No way.

Son of a bitch.

Excuse me, sir!

Damn it, anyway.

I think you should get out from under there.

Beat it, kid.

I dropped a couple of lug nuts, I think I can handle it.

Mister, I don't think that bumper is gonna hold. You need to get out.

Look, I don't need some dipshit kid telling me what to do . Okay?

So you can take your metrosexual ass back to your yuppie car and...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. What the hell you doing?

Sir, the bumper was gonna give...

Get away from me.

I owe you my life.

No, Marty, I swear to God, I am fine.

All right, all right, but maybe you should, I don't know, take a little time off or something, you know?

I don't want you overdoing it.

All right, I'll think about it. Thanks.


You saved somebody's life tonight.

So would you consider Dad tall or short?

No, no . Short. Short.

Very short?

No offense. None taken.

We short people have thick skin, 'cause it doesn't get stretched over a taller frame.

Yep.

Sure do. There's the Austrian coach.

Looks like she's trying to throw him.

Nice job.

I'm the king. Okay.


Shit.

Ten weeks? Yeah.

That's so far.

I know.

I'll have to come.

Yeah.

Okay, three-martini lunches, here I come.

I'll be right there to put the easy into listening.

Jesus Christ!

I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.

Don't worry about it. You can make it up to me right now.

Just take it easy.

I might even let you pick up some overtime in my hotel room, if you know what I mean.

Hey, come on.

Just leave it.

All right, that's enough.

Stop it! Get him.

Stop it! You're hurting him!

Hey! Hey!

Hey!

Shit! Guys! Guys!

Hey!

Help!

Help! Help me! I'm slipping! Let's go.

Pull me up, pull me up!

Kurt, are you okay?

Yeah, he's gonna be fine.

Me, I'm not so sure about.

Hey, Abe, missed you at work today.

Guess you decided to take that time off after all.

Give me a call when you get a chance, all right? Later.

Playing God for another day.

Hello.

Hey, Marty, I'm on my way to the hospital to check on that kid I helped earlier.

Would you meet me there?

Yeah . Oh, yeah, sure.

Great. And...

That stuff you're holding for me, bring it.

I'm ready.

Okay, sure. Thanks.

Hey.

Hey.

Thank you very much for meeting me here.

Hey, no problem, man.

There are things in there that are gonna reopen a million wounds.

Are you sure you're ready to do this?

I'm positive.

Thanks.

Hey, call me if you need anything.

I will.

Hey, there.

Oh, hey, Mr. Dale.

I was just checking to see how Kurt's doing.

Needed stitches. A few scrapes, bruises, and we do want to keep him overnight to make sure there's no concussion.

But he should be fine.

Thanks.


Did you know? They're here.

Oh, come on.


Not a word.


You bitch!


Hey. Hey, you okay?

Yeah . Yeah.

I think you just saved my life.

Well, it's beginning to be a fucking habit.

Trust me. It's no big deal.

Dude, it was my life.

Well, I didn't mean it like that.

It's you.

Yeah, you were my nurse.

It's busted.

I'm so sorry.

Well, that's okay.

You're hurt. Let me take a look. Hey!

That's fine. Don't you worry about it.

Let me fix you up. it's the least I can do. Come on.

It's a superficial laceration.

Nothing a few stitches and some antibiotics can't take care of.

You are either staring at my ring or admiring my rack.

Which is it? The ring . I was...

it's my old wedding ring.

My husband Tommy died a couple of years ago, so I like to keep it close to my heart.

You must have loved him very much.

Yeah.

He was a music teacher at Sacred Heart Elementary.

And those kids adored him.

He had such a unique approach. None of that "do-re-mi" crap.

He'd organize this recital every year, have the kids singing Bowie, Pink Floyd, Rush, The Beach Boys, a little Jane's Addiction. You name it.

Sounds amazing.

Yeah. It was incredible.

But the end just came so quick.

One day, we're just living, you know, then boom.

He's dead.

That's terrible.

Yeah.

But I wake up and it just hit me.

I had to let Tommy go.

I'll see him again, someday.

Until then, you have to accept what it's supposed to be about.

Did you two have any kids?

No.

No, but I still put on the recital every year in his honor.

Next one's in a couple of days.

And you should totally come.

Maybe.

Here.

Take this.

Think it over. Call me if you're interested.

Hey, the cops are here.

Yeah, tell them their timing sucks.


Ls this the present you got Dad for your anniversary?

Can I see it? Can I?

And I don't suppose your dad put you up to this, did he?

No way, Mom. Just wondering is all.

I bet it's that watch he wanted, right?

Well, you tell your dad that he's just gonna have to wait.

Besides, it's just a few days away.

Are you all right? I'm okay, Mom.

That man saved our lives.

Thank you.

That's all right.


Henry Caine.


Saved.


Julia Caine?

My name is Abraham... Abraham Dale.

I always knew you'd come. Please, come on in.

Excuse the mess. We're moving.


I am so sorry for what my husband did to your wife and son.

Henry was the most down-to-earth, don't-question-things type of guy you could ever meet.

So...

So, what happened then?

He...

He had a near death experience.

He was hit by a drunk driver, head on.

He must have died three or four times that night.

They finally revived him for good in the early morning hours, and then we brought him home a week later.

That's when it all began.

The strange behavior. The weird ideas about life, about death.

He just got so obsessed with the paranormal.

EVP, the white light, precognition, all that kind of stuff.

He even thought he could save people.

At first, I thought it was understandable.

I mean, this man almost died, but then it just got to be too much.

What do you mean by "too much"?

I'll show you.


You see? I'll leave you to it.


Whoa.


Henry was always blowing fuses in here.

Really?

Do you have any idea what the "E" stands for?

No.

Would you mind if I took some of this stuff just to look over?

Sure, I don't want any of it.

Look, I am sorry again for what my husband did.

I can't believe how far gone he is.

Ls? What are you talking about?

What do you mean?

You said "is".

And?

And don't you mean "was"? "How far gone he was"?

You don't know?

Henry's still alive.

I saw him put a gun under his chin and pull the trigger.

He survived. He's over at Belmont County.

The asylum.

We keep him up here.

Henry Caine been with us a couple of months now since he slipped out of coma land.

You ask me, he ain't never gonna see the inside of a courtroom.

Why?

Old Henry, he sees "dead people."

Don't mind me.

I'm just gonna stick around and make sure you boys play nice.

My wife and my son...

Why did you do it?

Why did you kill them?

If saved, must kill.

Jesus, you're even crazier than I thought you'd be.

If saved, responsible.

Responsible for what?

Consequences.

Horrific consequences.

What consequences?


It will never end if you let him in.

You cannot shut the dead out.

The dead will haunt you until you put right what you've done.

If you save, you must kill.

Tria mera.

Tria what?

Tria mera!

If saved, must kill.

My son was killed!

If saved, must kill!


It's a three.

What does a three have to do with the devil's signature?

Hi, Abe.

Hi.

So, I just finished the rehearsals for that recital thingy I was telling you about the other day.

So I was basically in the neighborhood.

And, hi, I hope you don't mind that I stopped by.

No, I don't mind.

Why?

When is the last time you drank a cheap bottle of wine?

That's very kind. You really don't have to do that.

I know I don't have to.

I want to.

I'm married,

but thank you.

Abe, I read your file.

I know why you were in the ICU when we first met.

I know what happened to Rebecca and Danny.

You saved my life the other night.

I'd love to return the favor.


No, I like the hair color. It's nice.

The purple was good, but...

But red goes with the wine.

Right.

This is just great. it really is. Thank you very much.

To bad wine and good company.

Oh, it's bad.

You gotta get out and do stuff like this though.

It's the only way you'll make it through.

Danny and Rebecca were my everything.

And Tommy was mine.

But you can't just throw in the towel, Abe.

Come on.

Where are we going?

O'Malley's.

I got to kick your ass in a game of pool, get back the $2. 50 I spent on the bottle of wine.

$2. 50?

You got ripped off.

Eight ball, corner pocket.

Okay.

How about double or nothing?

All right.

Rack them up, big boy.


Sorry. No, it's okay.

No, I shouldn't have done that.

Not tonight, anyway. No, it's okay.

It's crazy, but it's okay.

Breaking news.

A tragic accident today in the downtown core has left at least six people dead and several injured.

An elderly man driving an orange van...

...crashed into a crowded bus shelter. So far...

You okay, Abe?

...reports say that the man appeared to deliberately swerve for the commuters waiting at the bus stop.

Yeah, Sherry, I gotta go.

Is it someone you know?

Yeah . I'll call you, okay?


Authorities arrived to find George Sutter sitting in his kitchen, no attempt made to cover up his killing spree.

The bodies of his wife and two children were found in their beds, tied down and butchered so severely that dental records will be necessary for an official ID.

Sutter has no previous history of domestic violence and when pressed could offer no explanation as to why he murdered his family.

Beverly Ann Cloy, a registered nurse for the past 27 years smothered 14 of her 22 patients this morning. She then clocked out...

There is still no explanation as to why Dickson lost control of the plane which resulted in nine deaths.

She could offer absolutely no reason...

...when pressed, could offer no explanation as to why he murdered his family.

Always on the third day after Caine saved them.

Authorities are still confounded as to why the elderly man drove his van into the crowded bus stop, and we are told that there is no obvious ulterior motive.

On the third day, Christ shall rise again.

But what about the devil?

What about the devil? What does he do on the third day?

Lucifer on the third day.

Revelation 13: 18

"Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast."

"Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast."

"Here is wisdom.

"Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, "for it is the number of a man, "and his number is 666 ."

Written in Roman times, predominantly for ancient Greek-speaking audiences to understand.

All Greek and ancient Greek...

Letters have numerical counterparts.

What was on the third day?

But what about the devil?

What about the devil? What does he do on the third day?

Third day.

After Caine saved them.

The Bible written in Roman times predominately for ancient Greek-speaking audiences to understand them, and all Greek and ancient Greek letters have numerical counterparts.


Tria mera.

Tria...


"Lucifer.

"The Latin meaning 'giver of light. '

"The archangel who fell from grace and was thrown out of heaven

"for trying to usurp God's power for its own purposes.

"The one who once was named Lucifer in heaven, "is now known as the Devil

"on Earth ."

The third day is the Devil's signature.

That kid I saved on the bridge...

Today's the third day.


I brought him into the hospital the day I helped you.

I just need to know where I can find him, where he works, anything.

I really shouldn't be doing this, Abe.

Sort of seems to be par for the course with us, Sherry.

Yeah.

Okay, Kurt Green, Sir Alfred Hotel.

Sir Alfred, of course. Okay, thank you, Sherry.

Abe? Yeah?

Are we okay?

I hope so.

Bye.


Yeah?

Abe, jeez.

Yes, Marty, listen, you're not going to believe this, but I think I understand why Caine did it.

He thought he had to, Marty. He did it because he thought he had no other choice.

Did what?

I saved the old man, he takes out a bus stop full of people.

I saved that kid. Whoa, whoa, hey.

I don't know what he's going to do, but I do know this.

Terrible things happen on the third day after using the white light to save somebody's life.

Abe, are you listening to yourself right now, man?

No, you listen!

Maybe it's Lucifer or the devil or these ghosts that keep messing with me.

Whatever it is, I know I can stop it, Marty, before anyone else gets hurt.

You know you're my boy, right? You know that and I love you, I really do.

I'm not going to stand by and watch you do this to yourself.

I can't. I won't.

We got a business to run.

I can't do this by myself, man. We got things to do.

There's the bus stop.

Marty? Marty, say that again. I can't hear you.

Jesus!

Must kill. Must kill. Must kill. Must kill.


I'm terribly sorry.

I sincerely apologize.


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Get down.

Don't shoot.

He's got a gun!

Just put the gun down.

Other side, other side.

Kurt!

Go, go, go . Now!

Everyone keep calm. Please slowly exit the building.

This way please.

Hold on . Kurt!

Kurt, what's wrong? Kurt?

Kurt!

Tria mera.


I want you to go downstairs right away. Call 911.

Okay.


Why?

I don't think you should have saved me.


30.

Sherry.


You made it.

I've been worried sick about you.

What for?

I heard what happened at the hotel.

First you save that kid's life and...

You must feel awful, Abe.

Sherry, I need to talk to you.

About what?

Outside, I'll tell you outside.

You can tell me now.

I can't explain it now, not in front of all these people.

Why not?

What is it, Abe?

You have to come with me.

Abe, what are you doing?

Let go of me. Abe, you're hurting me.

Sherry, I have to do this.

Do what?

Sherry.

I shouldn't have saved you.

Calm down, calm down.

You don't understand.

Sherry... Hey, get away from her.

Sherry, trust me... Sherry, listen to me. Sherry!

Sherry!


Many will die. Many will die.


No, no, no, not here.

Anywhere but here.


Here's the menu, and I'll be right back to take your order.


The old man who killed all those people, you saved him?

And the kid from the hotel, you saved him, too?

And then you saved me.

I'm so sorry, Sherry.

Don't be.


That man, he has a gun.

Police! Put the gun down.

Listen to him, sir, no one wants to get hurt, right?

Put it down!


Please...

Just make it stop.

You have to die.


Ma'am.

Please, leave him.

Man down.

I got you.

She's going into shock.

Let's get her out of here.


Shit.

You should check the clock. We have to time this.

7:29 pm.

2 cc's, first set.

Tria mera!

Tria mera! What the hell?

Tria mera.


Tommy.


You all right? Come here.