- 1. - You okay?
- Yeah, I'm fine, mate.
- 2. Don't worry about it.
- 3. You all right?
- 4. Enjoy L.A.
- 5. - He did it.
- It's all right.
- 6. Can you tell me why
everything is always about you?
- 7. Everything is not always about me.
- 8. That gearhead with his
pocket protector was being sarcastic,
- 9. - and you damn well know it.
- "Sarcastic." You know what?
- 10. - I'm sorry, I just didn't see it that way.
- Oh, that's bullshit.
- 11. What about the dig about
the makeover? That was really nice.
- 12. What do you want me to do?
I work with the man, for Christ's sake.
- 13. And you know what? You're perfectly
capable of taking care of your own shit.
- 14. You know something? The last time
I checked, you were sleeping with me.
- 15. So unless you want to start
fucking him, I suggest...
- 16. Pal, where can I catch a shuttle
to the airport around here?
- 17. - Back there.
- 18. It was him in that gold Lexus
on the cell phone.
- 19. Are they still asking
for a change of venue?
- 20. He's enhanceable
because of priors in the early '80s.
- 21. - Where to?
- Downtown. 312 North Spring Street.
- 22. Downtown.
- 23. Look, the transcriptions need to be done
by 7 a.m., period, okay?
- 24. Hold on.
Take Sepulveda to Slauson to La Brea.
- 25. Take La Brea north to Sixth
- 26. So what? You'll be up late.
- 27. I'm pulling an all-nighter, too,
so save the tears.
- 28. I'll take the 105 east to the 110.
- 29. What?
- 30. I said, the 105 to the 110,
that'll get you there quicker.
- 31. The 110 turns into a parking lot
- 32. But once you get to La Brea north
of Santa Monica, then it's jammed.
- 33. The 110 north of the 10,
- 34. you get people driving to Pasadena,
and they drive slow.
- 35. Yeah, they do, but what I do is
I get off on Grand, and then I...
- 36. Hey, surface roads is what you want,
that's what we'll do.
- 37. - Are we taking bets?
- Are we?
- 38. But what if you're wrong?
- 39. I don't think I'm gonna be wrong,
but if I am, the ride's free.
- 40. Okay, you got yourself a deal.
- 41. Go ahead, say it.
- 42. - Say what?
- Go ahead.
- 43. Oh, I got lucky with the lights.
- 44. You weren't lucky with the lights.
What you were was right.
- 45. I was wrong.
- 46. Max.
- 47. You mind turning that up?
- 48. - You like the classics.
- I do. I used to play in high school.
- 49. - Let me guess. Woodwinds.
- No. Strings.
- 50. I never had the lungs
for wind instruments.
- 51. Could've fooled me by the way
you were unloading on that cell phone.
- 52. Different instrument.
- 53. You know,
if you had just listened to me,
- 54. we'd be all bogged down in traffic
- 55. You would've made yourself
an extra 5 bucks.
- 56. Yeah, well, you keep that 5 bucks.
Buy you something special. Go wild.
- 57. Really, it's not that... It's not a big deal.
Nothing big here.
- 58. Well, how many cabbies do you know
- 59. get you into an argument
to save you money?
- 60. There were two of us.
I had to kill the other one.
- 61. I don't like competition.
- 62. Take pride in being good
at what you do?
- 63. What, this? Oh, this is...
This is... No, this is part-time.
- 64. This is a fill-in job. Pay the bills.
- 65. But I will be the best at what I do.
But that's something else.
- 66. - What else?
- Just shaping up some things.
- 67. Like?
- 68. Tell me.
- 69. Limo company I'm putting together.
- 70. It's gonna be like an island on wheels.
A cool groove, like a club experience.
- 71. When you get to the airport, you're
not gonna wanna get out of my limo.
- 72. So I do this part-time
to get my Benz off leases,
- 73. staff up, get the right client list.
You know, things like that.
- 74. How do you like being a lawyer?
- 75. - What are you, psychic?
- Little bit.
- 76. There's the dark pinstripe suit.
- 77. Elegant, not too flashy.
That rules out advertising.
- 78. Plus a top-drawer briefcase
that you live out of.
- 79. And the purse. A Bottega.
- 80. Anyway, a man gets in my cab
with a sword, I figure he's a sushi chef.
- 81. You? Clarence Darrow.
- 82. Well, no, not quite.
He worked defense. I'm a prosecutor.
- 83. - Big case?
- 84. - Got us here fast.
- Of course.
- 85. But you didn't answer my question.
- 86. Do you like what you do?
- 87. Yeah.
- 88. But not today.
- 89. No, I do. Like, I can't wait.
- 90. I love standing in that courtroom.
- 91. At the same time, I get this
- 92. clenched-up thing
the night before the first days.
- 93. Clenched up? How?
- 94. I think I'm gonna lose.
I think the case sucks,
- 95. my exhibits aren't in order,
I'm not prepared enough,
- 96. people are gonna find out
that I don't know what I'm doing
- 97. and I've been running some charade
all these years.
- 98. I represent the Department of Justice,
- 99. and my opening statement is gonna
fall flat at the most important point,
- 100. and the jury's gonna laugh at me.
- 101. And then I cry. I don't throw up.
- 102. A lot of people throw up.
I have a strong stomach.
- 103. And then I pull myself together,
I rewrite my opening statement,
- 104. work my exhibits, and that's what I do
for the rest of the night.
- 105. That's my routine.
- 106. In the morning, it starts, and I'm fine.
- 107. You need a vacation.
- 108. I just had a vacation
on the Harbor Freeway.
- 109. No, no, not in a cab. I mean,
you need to get your head straight.
- 110. Get your unified self up.
Get harmonic. You know...
- 111. When was the last time
you took a break?
- 112. I go on a vacation all the time.
- 113. - How often?
- A dozen times a day.
- 114. My favorite spot.
- 115. Maldives Island.
- 116. It's my own private getaway.
- 117. Things get heavy for me,
I take five minutes out,
- 118. and I just go there.
- 119. And I just concentrate
on absolutely nothing.
- 120. - Here. Take it.
- Oh, no. I couldn't do that.
- 121. Take it. Take it, because you need it
a lot more than I do.
- 122. And it'll help you. I guarantee it.
- 123. Thanks, Max.
- 124. Go get 'em.
- 125. Hey.
- 126. I don't know,
- 127. in case you ever wanna investigate
a Fortune 500 company or
- 128. argue cab routes.
- 129. Hey.
- 130. Oh, whoa, whoa.
Hey, yeah. Come on, man, I'm sorry.
- 131. I didn't hear you, man. Come on.
I'll take you.
- 132. - Where to?
- 1039 South Union Street.
- 133. Gotcha.
- 134. - How long you think this'll take?
- Seven minutes.
- 135. Seven. Not eight? Not six?
- 136. Two minutes to get across the 110
- 137. Normandie to Venice, three minutes.
- 138. Over to Union is one.
Plus one for "shit happens."
- 139. - Okay if I time you?
- Knock yourself out.
- 140. What do I get if you're wrong?
A free ride?
- 141. You get an apology.
I already offered my free ride today.
- 142. - To who?
- Some girl.
- 143. Did you get a date with her?
- 144. - First time in L.A.?
- 145. Tell you the truth, whenever I'm here,
I can't wait to leave.
- 146. Too sprawled out, disconnected.
- 147. - That's me. You like it?
- It's my home.
- 148. Seventeen million people.
This was a country,
- 149. it'd be the fifth biggest economy in the
world, and nobody knows each other.
- 150. I read about this guy,
gets on the MTA here, dies.
- 151. Six hours he's riding the subway
- 152. before anybody notices his corpse
doing laps around L.A.,
- 153. people on and off sitting next to him.
- 154. Nobody notices.
- 155. This is the cleanest cab
I've ever been in.
- 156. - Regular ride?
- Yeah, I share it with the day-shift guy.
- 157. - Because you prefer nights?
- Yeah, people are more relaxed.
- 158. Less stress, less traffic, better tips.
- 159. - How are the benefits?
- Oh, no. It's not that kind of job.
- 160. I'm not in this for the long haul.
I'm just filling in, you know.
- 161. Just temporary while I'm getting
some things shaped up.
- 162. This is just temporary.
- 163. - How long you been driving?
- Twelve years.
- 164. Really?
- 165. What other things you putting together?
- 166. You know, I don't wanna talk about it.
Just a little business plan.
- 167. - No offense. I just...
- None taken.
- 168. You're one of these guys that do
instead of talk.
- 169. That's cool.
- 170. - Seven minutes. Man, you're good.
- I got lucky with the lights.
- 171. Yeah, sure. You probably know
the light schedules, too.
- 172. Listen, I'm in town on a real-estate deal,
close in one night.
- 173. I got five stops to make.
Collect signatures, see some friends,
- 174. and then I got a 6:00 a.m. Out of LAX.
Why don't you hang with me?
- 175. The car's not for hire, man.
That's against regs.
- 176. - Regulations?
- 177. These guys don't pay you sick leave.
How much you pull down a shift?
- 178. - How much?
- 350, 400.
- 179. Yeah? Well, let me tell you what.
I'll make it 600.
- 180. - Man, I don't know.
- Plus an extra hundred
- 181. you get me to LAX
and I don't have to run for the plane.
- 182. Oh, no, guy. I don't know about this.
- 183. - I don't know.
- Yeah, you do.
- 184. - Man, I don't know, man.
- Yeah, you do.
- 185. Six hundred...
- 186. Cool. We got a deal.
Now, here's 300 down.
- 187. - What's your name?
- 188. - Max. I'm Vincent.
- All right.
- 189. I can't stay double-parked here, though.
- 190. I'll meet you in the alley
behind the building.
- 191. All right.
- 192. Definitely not from around here.
- 193. There you go.
- 194. Oh, no! Shit! Fuck!
- 195. What the fuck?
- 196. What the hell? Damn it!
- 197. My man, you all right?
- 198. Oh, shit. Fuck.
- 199. He... He fell on the cab.
- 200. He fell... He fell from up there
on the motherfucking cab.
- 201. - Shit. I think he's dead.
- Good guess.
- 202. You killed him?
- 203. No, I shot him.
Bullets and the fall killed him.
- 204. Oh, man. Fuck this, man.
- 205. - Red light, Max.
- Hold on. Hold on.
- 206. Put your hands down.
- 207. - Put your hands down.
- Okay. Okay.
- 208. Okay, help me out. Pop the trunk.
- 209. - What?
- Pop the trunk.
- 210. Come on, man. Come on. Come on.
What you... What you doing?
- 211. I'm gonna roll him off the roof.
- 212. - Huh?
- Can't leave him here.
- 213. So unless you want him up front
with you, but given the hygiene...
- 214. - Oh, shit.
- 215. It's only a dead guy.
- 216. Grab his hands.
- 217. - I can't do this.
- Grab his wrists.
- 218. - You got it?
- Yeah. He's twitching and shit.
- 219. Okay. That's good enough.
- 220. - Let's go.
- Hey, why don't you just take the cab?
- 221. - Take the cab?
- Yeah, you take it.
- 222. I'll chill. I'll just chill.
They don't even know who's driving
- 223. these things half the time anyway, man.
They never check or anything.
- 224. Okay? So just take it. You, me...
- 225. You promise not to tell anybody, right?
- 226. - Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
- 227. Promise.
- 228. - Get in the fucking car.
- You... You...
- 229. Get in the car.
- 230. Ramone?
- 231. Ramone?
- 232. Ramone!
- 233. Ramone!
- 234. Fuck.
- 235. - Rampart watch commander.
- This is Detective Fanning, Narcotics.
- 236. Send two black-and-whites and
a night detective to 1039 South Union.
- 237. - And contact SID. I got a crime scene.
- Roger. 1039 South Union.
- 238. - What are you doing?
- I got to clean it up. It's a mess.
- 239. So? Lady Macbeth, we're sitting here,
and the light's green.
- 240. Leave the seats.
- 241. Asshole!
- 242. You no longer have
the cleanest cab in la-la land.
- 243. You gotta live with that.
You focus on the job. Drive.
- 244. - 7565 Fountain. You know it?
- West Hollywood.
- 245. - How long you figure?
- I don't know, man, 17 minutes.
- 246. Why?
- 247. Oh, no. No, no, no. Hold on, man.
- 248. Now, I told you
we had other stops to make tonight.
- 249. No, you said
you had to go visit some friends.
- 250. - Well, they're somebody's friends.
- 251. You drive a cab, I make my rounds,
- 252. you might make it through the night,
come out 700 bucks ahead.
- 253. I'm not trying to piss you off,
or nothing like that, but I can't do this.
- 254. I can't drive you around
while you go around killing people, man.
- 255. - It ain't my job.
- Tonight it is.
- 256. Look, you don't get it.
I mean it. I mean it.
- 257. I'm... I'm not up for this.
- 258. - Okay, hey, hey, hey. You're stressed.
- Yes, I am.
- 259. You're stressed. Now, I understand that.
- 260. Now, you just keep breathing
and stay calm.
- 261. - Are you breathing?
- 262. - Are you breathing?
- 263. Okay, good.
- 264. Okay, look, here's the deal.
- 265. Man, you were gonna drive me
around tonight and never be the wiser,
- 266. but El Gordo got in front of a window,
did his high dive.
- 267. We're into plan B. You still breathing?
- 268. Now, we gotta make the best of it.
Improvise. Adapt to the environment.
- 269. Darwin. Shit happens. I Ching.
Whatever, man. We gotta roll with it.
- 270. I Ching. What are you talking about,
man? You threw a man out of a window.
- 271. I didn't throw him. He fell.
- 272. - Well, what did he do to you?
- 273. - What did he do to you?
- Nothing. I only met him tonight.
- 274. You just met him once,
and you kill him like that?
- 275. What, I should only kill people
after I get to know them?
- 276. - No, man.
- Max, six billion people on the planet,
- 277. you're getting bent out of shape
because of one fat guy.
- 278. - Well, who was he?
- What do you care?
- 279. - Have you ever heard of Rwanda?
- Yes, I know Rwanda.
- 280. Tens of thousands
killed before sundown.
- 281. Nobody's killed people that fast
since Nagasaki and Hiroshima.
- 282. - Did you bat an eye, Max?
- 283. Did you join Amnesty International,
- 284. Save the Whale,
Greenpeace or something? No.
- 285. I off one fat Angeleno,
and you throw a hissy fit.
- 286. Man, I don't know any Rwandans.
- 287. You don't know the guy
in the trunk, either.
- 288. Man.
- 289. Okay, if it makes you feel any better,
he was a criminal
- 290. involved in a continuing
- 291. What are you doing?
You just taking out the garbage?
- 292. Yeah. Something like that.
- 293. - Pull over to the right.
- 294. - Get rid of them.
- 295. You're a cabby.
Talk yourself out of a ticket.
- 296. Just, please, man, don't do anything.
- 297. Then don't let me get cornered.
You don't have the trunk space.
- 298. - I can't believe this.
- Believe it.
- 299. Don't. I'll talk to them.
- 300. He's probably married.
- 301. The other one has kids.
Probably his wife's pregnant.
- 302. Yeah, I'll take care of it. I got it.
I'll deal with it. Yeah. Just a second.
- 303. - How you doing?
- 304. Hey, my partner's gonna help you out
on that side over there.
- 305. License, registration.
- 306. Yeah.
- 307. I'm pulling you over
because your Windshields smashed.
- 308. - All this current?
- Yes, Officer.
- 309. Hey, man, what'd you do,
have a food fight in here?
- 310. Yeah, I'll... Pretty messy.
Just clean it up.
- 311. Hey, is this blood up here
on your windshield?
- 312. Yeah.
- 313. Yeah, I hit a deer.
- 314. - You hit a deer?
- Yeah, over on...
- 315. - I was on Slauson.
- A South Central deer?
- 316. Yeah, they out there. They...
- 317. It ran right in front of the car
and I couldn't avoid it.
- 318. - Why you still carrying a passenger?
- I was on my way to the depot and...
- 319. I could just drop him.
His drop is on my way.
- 320. Yeah, but your cab's unsafe to drive,
and we have to impound it,
- 321. so we gotta do a vehicle inventory
before the tow truck gets here.
- 322. So pop the trunk
and step out the vehicle.
- 323. Sir, I'm sorry, but you're gonna
have to call another cab.
- 324. Is that really necessary, Officer?
I'm just a half a mile from here.
- 325. Yes, sir, I'm afraid it is.
Please, step out the vehicle.
- 326. - You, too. Come on.
- If you open that trunk, they go inside.
- 327. You know what, man,
it's been a long night.
- 328. Plus, the barn is right up there,
- 329. Just give me a break.
This is my first fare.
- 330. Get out the cab. Open the trunk.
- 331. Step out. You, too, sir. Please.
- 332. This is Rampart Division dispatch.
Shots fired at 83rd and Hoover.
- 333. All available Precinct 26 units respond.
- 334. - Hey, partner, we gotta roll.
- Roger. En route.
- 335. Go straight to the garage.
Have a nice night, sir.
- 336. Stop here.
- 337. Hands on the wheel, 10 and 2.
- 338. - Why?
- Because I say so.
- 339. - Max. Max.
- 340. You out there, you son of a bitch?
- 341. - Who is that?
- That's Lenny. Just dispatch.
- 342. Max, I know you're out there.
Answer the goddamn call.
- 343. - What happens if you don't?
- He just keeps calling me.
- 344. Max, answer.
- 345. Don't blow it.
- 346. - Yeah, Lenny, what's up? It's me.
- Just got off the phone with the cops.
- 347. Desk sergeant called to check
you brought the cab in.
- 348. - Yeah, so?
- So aside from I hate talking to cops,
- 349. they tell me
you crashed the goddamn cab?
- 350. No. No, I got crashed into. I didn't...
- 351. Do I care what, where or why?
- 352. It was an accident. You're not liable.
- 353. It was an accident. I'm not liable.
- 354. Bullshit. I'm making you liable.
It's coming out of your goddamn pocket.
- 355. You tell him to stick this cab
up his fat ass.
- 356. - I can't do that. That's my boss.
- 357. - I need my job.
- No, you don't.
- 358. You still there? I'm talking to you.
- 359. - He's not paying you a damn thing.
- Who the hell is this?
- 360. Albert Riccardo,
Assistant U.S. Attorney,
- 361. a passenger in this cab,
and I'm reporting you to the DMV.
- 362. - Let's not get excited.
- Not get excited?
- 363. How am I supposed to not get excited,
- 364. listening to you
try to extort a working man?
- 365. You know goddamn well
your collision policy
- 366. and general-liability umbrella
will cover the damages.
- 367. Now, what are you trying to pull,
you sarcastic prick?
- 368. - I was just trying to...
- Tell it to him.
- 369. Here, tell him he's an asshole.
- 370. You're an asshole.
- 371. Tell him he pulls this shit again,
- 372. you're gonna
stick this yellow cab up his fat ass.
- 373. And next time you pull any shit, I'm...
- 374. I'm gonna have to stick
this yellow cab up your fat ass.
- 375. Shit!
- 376. Things like protective orders,
because you think of domestic stalking
- 377. where a husband wants his wife back
or boyfriend-girlfriend kind of thing.
- 378. We always hear,
"Get your protective order."
- 379. Well, a protective order's
a tool that we use,
- 380. but oftentimes, it's just
a piece of paper to the stalker.
- 381. Yeah.
- 382. Mr. Clarke, there's a notary here
to see you.
- 383. Well, did he identify himself
as a notary?
- 384. Yes, he did.
- 385. All right, sure, send him up.
- 386. Or shoots them, you know?
That happens all too often.
- 387. - But we use it as a tool.
- Yeah, a lot of times, though...
- 388. I say a lot of times... In this situation,
strangers may write or call.
- 389. But how often, in fact, are stalkers
- 390. people that the recipient
of those attentions knows?
- 391. Hey! Hey, I'm in the cab!
- 392. Hey!
- 393. Shit. Down here in the... In the alley!
- 394. Shit!
- 395. Hey, hold up.
- 396. Oh, man, yeah. Hey, yeah, right there.
- 397. I'm in the cab, man, I'm stuck.
Thank you. Thank you.
- 398. Hey, man.
Hey, look, I gotta get out of here.
- 399. - What's up, man? What's going on?
- Look, I'm tied up in here.
- 400. This guy tied me up,
but he's up in this building,
- 401. wreaking havoc, doing some wild shit.
I need to get out of here.
- 402. - You all tied up in there, huh?
- Yeah, I'm trapped,
- 403. so just get me out of here
so we can call the cops.
- 404. Why don't you give me
your fucking wallet?
- 405. - Are you kidding me?
- Do I look like I'm kidding you?
- 406. Listen, don't you see that my hands
are tied to the steering wheel?
- 407. I don't give a damn what they're tied to.
I'll fuck you up.
- 408. - Don't shoot, man.
- Then get your ass up.
- 409. - Fuck.
- 410. What the fuck else you got in here?
- 411. That was for real.
- 412. Yo, homey.
- 413. That my briefcase?
- 414. This your briefcase? Yeah, it is.
Why, you want it back?
- 415. How about your wallet?
- 416. What else you got for me, huh?
- 417. Fuck!
- 418. Where's the button? Under the dash?
- 419. Mind getting it?
- 420. You attract attention, you're gonna get
people killed who didn't need to be.
- 421. You understand?
- 422. - Yeah.
- 423. But, hey, new news.
We're ahead of schedule.
- 424. - Like jazz?
- Sorry, what?
- 425. - Jazz. You like jazz?
- Not that much.
- 426. Guy told me about this place
- 427. Leimert Park.
All the West Coast greats played there.
- 428. Dexter Gordon, Charlie Mingus,
Chet Baker. Like that.
- 429. Come on, finish up. Buy you a drink.
- 430. This informant of yours,
what's his name? Ramone?
- 431. Ramone Ayala. Supposed to meet him
in Bellflower last night.
- 432. He doesn't show up,
I roll here, find this.
- 433. Yeah, how long
you been working this guy?
- 434. Four months. He's a low-level player.
- 435. Part of a distribution network
that hooks up to Felix.
- 436. Felix Reyes-Torrena?
- 437. Feds are all over him.
They don't want us anywhere near it.
- 438. Since when's LAPD
working for the Feeb?
- 439. If they're into it,
they're just gonna take all our stuff,
- 440. build their case, take all the credit.
So what is the point?
- 441. The point is, is my guy
flew out a window.
- 442. So if my Cl flies out a window,
- 443. then he's got Felix's handprints
on his ass.
- 444. That makes it mine.
- 445. Is there a crime here? A homicide?
You got a body?
- 446. - I just see a bunch of broken glass.
- And blood.
- 447. Down here, in the glass.
Here's some more.
- 448. And there's some spatter patterns
over there and over here.
- 449. - Richard?
- Yeah, it's me.
- 450. Ramone went through that window,
- 451. Glass here, then tires rolled over it.
- 452. - Maybe he jumped.
- 453. He's depressed, so he jumps four
stories out of a window onto his head.
- 454. "Wow, that feels better."
Picks himself up.
- 455. "Now I think I'll go on
with the rest of my day."
- 456. - Come on, man.
- Hey, Ray! Catch.
- 457. - Recent?
- You can still smell the cordite.
- 458. Old guy across the alley
watching late-night TV
- 459. says he saw a cab parked here
- 460. with two guys walking around the hood.
- 461. Description? He see anything?
- 462. Kind of saw.
Guy's got glasses like Coke bottles.
- 463. There are 4,000 taxicabs in L.A. County.
- 464. - You got anything else?
- That's it.
- 465. Okay. Keep knocking.
Let's keep knocking.
- 466. Remember that Bay Area deal?
- 467. Cabby drove around all night,
killed three people,
- 468. - then put the gun to his head.
- Yeah, the guy flipped out. So what?
- 469. So that Oakland P.D. detective,
what's-his-name, he never bought it.
- 470. Cabby had no criminal record,
no history of mental illness.
- 471. Pops three people, then himself?
- 472. Anyway, that detective always thought
there was someone else in that cab.
- 473. I never learned to listen to jazz.
- 474. It's off melody. Behind the notes.
Not what's expected.
- 475. - Improvising, like tonight.
- Like tonight?
- 476. Most people, 10 years from now,
- 477. same job, same place, same routine,
everything the same.
- 478. Just keeping it safe
over and over and over.
- 479. Ten years from now.
- 480. Man, you don't know where you'll be
10 minutes from now.
- 481. Do you?
- 482. - Who is that on the trumpet?
- That's Daniel, baby. He's the owner.
- 483. He's terrific. Would you be so kind
as to invite him over after his set?
- 484. - I gotta buy him a drink.
- Sure thing, darling.
- 485. No, now, see, I was about 19,
bussing tables right here.
- 486. The money wasn't shit,
but that wasn't the point.
- 487. It was about being around the music.
And I was.
- 488. I mean, take this one night.
- 489. July 22nd, 1964.
Who you think walks through that door?
- 490. Bye, baby.
- 491. Miles Davis. That's right.
- 492. - In the flesh?
- That's right.
- 493. I'm talking about, through those doors,
the coolest man on the planet.
- 494. Jesus.
- 495. Anyway, he had been
at a recording session
- 496. up at Columbia, up on Vine.
So Miles comes through that door.
- 497. Before you know it, he's up on
the bandstand, jamming with the band.
- 498. - Well, it had to be...
- Oh, it was scary.
- 499. I mean, the dude was so focused, man.
- 500. Plus, he was kind of
a scary cat anyway, man.
- 501. I mean, everybody and their mama knew
- 502. that you don't just come up
and talk to Miles Davis.
- 503. I mean, he may have looked like
he was chilling, but he was absorbed.
- 504. This one young, hip couple, one of them
tried to shake his hand one day.
- 505. And the guy says, "Hi, my name is..."
- 506. Miles said, "Get the fuck out of my face,
you jive motherfucker.
- 507. "Take your silly bitch with you."
- 508. You know? That's...
That was Miles, man.
- 509. That's the way he was when he was
in his musical headspace. Fierce.
- 510. But did you get to talk to him?
- 511. - Better than that.
- 512. - I played for about 20 minutes.
- 513. - How'd you do?
- How'd I do?
- 514. Well, you really ain't shit when
you're playing next to Miles Davis.
- 515. But he carried my ass.
- 516. - What'd he say?
- He said one word, "Cool."
- 517. - "Cool"?
- 518. - That's it?
- 519. That meant, "Good, but not ready."
- 520. it meant, "Look me up when you are."
- 521. - Did you?
- 522. I got drafted
and got into some other things,
- 523. and by the time I got back to music,
the season had passed.
- 524. But, you know, I was born in 1945,
- 525. but that night was
the moment of my conception.
- 526. - Right here in this room.
- Crowd's not here now.
- 527. Well, jazz ain't the draw
that it used to be.
- 528. What a great story.
- 529. I gotta tell the people in Culiacén
and Cartagena that story.
- 530. You know the folks in Culiacén
- 531. Afraid so.
- 532. Man, just when I thought
you were a cool guy.
- 533. I am a cool guy,
with a job I contracted to do.
- 534. Come on, Vincent,
give the dude a pass.
- 535. - I'm working here.
- No, listen. You the one
- 536. sitting here talking about improvisation.
- 537. You like the guy, you like how he plays.
- 538. - Let's just play a little jazz. Come on.
- 539. That's funny, coming from you.
- 540. How's this? I'll ask a question.
- 541. - What question?
- A jazz question.
- 542. Now, you get it right, we roll.
- 543. You disappear tonight.
- 544. If I walk out of here tonight,
- 545. I will go so far away,
it'll be just like I was dead.
- 546. And one more thing.
- 547. These people and their rep here, Felix,
- 548. well, you tell them I'm sorry.
- 549. You tell them I had to.
They laid a grant of immunity on me.
- 550. I was compelled.
It was either play ball or go back inside.
- 551. And I'm not going back inside.
- 552. Yeah.
- 553. Lay it on me.
- 554. Where did Miles learn music?
- 555. I know everything
there is to know about Miles.
- 556. Then let's have it.
- 557. Music school.
He got into music school, right?
- 558. His father was a dentist, East St Louis.
- 559. Invested in agriculture,
made plenty of money.
- 560. He sent Miles
to Juilliard School of Music,
- 561. New York, 1945.
- 562. Man.
- 563. Dropped out of Juilliard
after less than a year.
- 564. Tracked down Charlie Parker
on 52nd Street,
- 565. who mentored him
for the next three years.
- 566. - Hey.
- No. No, I'm done.
- 567. - Find you another cab.
- 568. Leave me alone. I'm collateral anyway.
- 569. I am not playing.
- 570. You played him, man.
- 571. He got the answer right,
would you have let him go?
- 572. This is 102. This is 102. Max?
- 573. - What is it with this guy?
- 574. - You hassling my driver again?
- Who are you?
- 575. The same guy you talked to last time.
- 576. Max's mother's driving me crazy.
Put him on the line, please.
- 577. Hang on.
- 578. Carefully.
- 579. Yeah.
- 580. Your mother's calling every 10 minutes.
- 581. Why didn't you show?
Are you all right? Where are you?
- 582. Show for what?
- 583. Tell her I can't make it tonight.
- 584. I'm not related to you.
You tell her yourself.
- 585. Show up for what?
- 586. She's in the hospital.
- 587. - You visit every night?
- Yeah. What difference does it make?
- 588. - You don't show up, it breaks routine.
- 589. So people start looking for you, this cab.
That's not good.
- 590. I'm not taking you to see my mother.
- 591. Since when was any of this negotiable?
- 592. Two paces ahead, one to the left.
- 593. Hey. Flowers?
- 594. It's a waste of money.
Won't mean a thing to her.
- 595. She carried you in her womb
for nine months.
- 596. People buy flowers. Buy flowers.
- 597. Excuse me. Keep the change.
- 598. Hold that elevator, please.
- 599. - Floor?
- Five. Thanks.
- 600. - Having a good night?
- Maso maso. You?
- 601. Excuse me.
- 602. Hey, Ma.
- 603. - I've been calling and calling.
- Yeah, well, I got caught up at work.
- 604. Why couldn't you call me
on the telephone?
- 605. I'm lying here wondering
if something terrible happened to you.
- 606. I brought you flowers.
- 607. - What am I gonna do with flowers?
- Cheer up.
- 608. H ow?
- 609. By worrying that you spend money
on stuff that's just gonna wilt and die?
- 610. See what I mean?
- 611. I didn't buy you the flowers, Mom.
- 612. Who?
- 613. Why didn't you tell me
we had company?
- 614. What's your name?
Sorry my son is rude.
- 615. No harm done, ma'am.
- 616. You paid for my flowers?
- 617. They're beautiful.
- 618. Well, Max?
- 619. Mother, this is Vincent.
Vincent, this is my mother, Ida.
- 620. I'm very happy to meet you,
- 621. Oh, just call me Ida.
- 622. Ida. I was with Max when he got the call.
- 623. And you came all the way
over here to see me?
- 624. - It's nothing, ma'am.
- Tell my son.
- 625. You have to hold a gun to his head
to make him do anything.
- 626. You must be one of Max's
- 627. Client? I... You know, I like
to think of myself as his friend.
- 628. Max never had many friends.
- 629. Always talking to himself in the mirror.
- 630. Mom, how many times I got to ask you?
Please don't do that.
- 631. Do what?
- 632. Don't talk about me like
I'm not right here in the room here.
- 633. What's he saying?
- 634. He says he's standing right here,
in the room here.
- 635. Yes, you are.
- 636. - He's sensitive.
- I know.
- 637. But I'm sure you're very proud of him.
- 638. Of course I'm proud.
He started with nothing, you know.
- 639. - Look at him today. Here, Vegas...
- Mom. Mom.
- 640. Mom. Mom, he is not interested
in hearing about all that, okay?
- 641. I came to see you, I saw you.
You look good, let's go.
- 642. No,no,no.No, no, no.
I am very interested, Ida. Please.
- 643. - Limousine companies.
- Is that right?
- 644. He drives famous people around.
- 645. Famous people. Limousine companies.
Now that's quite an achievement.
- 646. What did you say your name was again?
- 647. My name's Vincent, ma'am.
- 648. - Visit again?
- No, I'm just in town tonight.
- 649. - When you come back.
- 650. Max!
- 651. Don't!
- 652. All of my prep was in there.
You are screwing with my work.
- 653. Let's see what else you can do.
- 654. Well, I've had four come in tonight.
Maybe one's your guy.
- 655. No, not Ramone. Let's see this one.
- 656. No, next.
- 657. Okay, you know, something's funny
about this, though, you know?
- 658. These three all came in within
half an hour of each other, right?
- 659. The kid and that last guy,
both done by the same shooter, I think.
- 660. - Why do you say that?
- Wound pattern.
- 661. Two in the sternum, one in the head.
- 662. This guy, he's shooting tight
groups too, all right? Check this out.
- 663. Double taps a couple millimeters apart.
- 664. Let's see this one.
- 665. See what I mean?
- 666. - Holy shit. Can I use your phone?
- 667. Come on, come on, wake up.
- 668. - Hello.
- Hey, it's Fanning.
- 669. I'm still down here at the morgue
at Sisters of Charity.
- 670. Those John Does didn't pan out,
but you're never gonna guess
- 671. - who I got here in the meat locker.
- 672. Sylvester Clarke, criminal attorney
- 673. Including Ramone, who he represented,
who's still missing.
- 674. The both of whom are in the
exotic-substances business together.
- 675. There's something going on,
and I don't think the feds know about it.
- 676. Tell you what, stay on your cell phone.
I got the ASAC's phone.
- 677. I'll hook up with you in 30 minutes.
- 678. Good.
- 679. You're gonna go to a place
called El Rodeo.
- 680. It's on Washington Boulevard
in Pico Rivera.
- 681. - Where at on Washington?
- Look it up.
- 682. Limos, huh?
- 683. Don't start.
- 684. Hey, I'm not the one lying to my mother.
- 685. She hears what she wants to hear.
I don't disillusion her.
- 686. Yeah, right.
Maybe she hears what you tell her.
- 687. Whatever I tell her
is never good enough anyway.
- 688. It's always been that way.
- 689. - So what's at El Rodeo?
- Just drive.
- 690. They project onto you their flaws.
- 691. What they don't like about themselves,
their lives, whatever.
- 692. They rank on you instead.
- 693. - How do you know?
- I had a father like that.
- 694. Mothers are worse.
- 695. Wouldn't know.
My mother died before I remember.
- 696. What happened to your father?
- 697. Hated everything I did.
- 698. Got drunk, beat me up, foster homes.
Went back with him. Like that.
- 699. Then what?
- 700. I killed him.
- 701. I was 12.
- 702. I'm kidding.
- 703. He died of liver disease.
- 704. - Well, I'm sorry.
- No, you're not.
- 705. So what is this
"driving a cab temporarily"?
- 706. - It's just all bullshit, huh?
- It is not bullshit.
- 707. Twelve years isn't temporary, Max.
- 708. Gotta get the cash together.
Insurance, bonds, maintenance, tires.
- 709. Gotta staff up, get the right client list.
- 710. It's not just simply get the car
and put asses in the seats.
- 711. Why not?
- 712. Because Island Limos
is more than just a ride.
- 713. It's a... Like a club experience.
- 714. Don't want it to end.
It's gotta be perfect.
- 715. Perfect.
- 716. It's up here. Turn right.
- 717. - Give me your wallet. Come on.
- Give you my wallet. For what?
- 718. I'll hold it for you in case
the people inside search you.
- 719. - Who's searching?
- The people inside.
- 720. Go in, ask for Felix. He's expecting you.
- 721. - Felix.
- 722. - What does he look like?
- I don't know, I've never met him.
- 723. Who is he?
- 724. He's connected to the guys
who hired me.
- 725. - I don't get it.
- You destroyed my workups.
- 726. Number four's due.
What'd you think, night's over?
- 727. Called on account of rain?
- 728. You go in there, say you're me.
Score the backups.
- 729. They'll be on flash drive or CD.
- 730. - Me? How come you don't go?
- I don't meet people.
- 731. Risk management. Anonymity.
I protect mine.
- 732. You're not gonna screw that up.
- 733. I got a contract with their bosses.
These guys don't get to meet me.
- 734. They don't know what I look like.
- 735. If I don't pull it off, then...
- 736. They will kill you.
Now, you got 10 minutes.
- 737. At 10:01, I drive to the hospital
- 738. and execute your mother
on my way out of town.
- 739. - And don't pretend indifference.
- I can't do this. I can't.
- 740. What are you talking about?
Sure you can, man. Come on. Hey. Hey.
- 741. Look, man, if I do this, I'm just gonna
end up getting other people killed.
- 742. Out of options, Max.
- 743. Just take comfort in knowing
you never had a choice.
- 744. - How long you been doing this?
- 745. Just in case they ask me.
- 746. - Private sector, six years.
- Okay. All right, six years.
- 747. You get benefits?
Or, you know, like, insurance? Pension?
- 748. No. No paid sick leave. Quit stalling.
Get out of the cab.
- 749. - Yeah? Hold up.
- Hold on, man.
- 750. Who is this?
- 751. Mark the time.
- 752. All right, it's cool.
- 753. - Que' pasa? What's up, homes?
- Hey. What's up?
- 754. I'm here to see Felix.
He has something for me.
- 755. Don't know no Felix.
- 756. Tell him...
- 757. Vince... Say it's Vincent.
- 758. I'm Vincent.
- 759. Let him in. Let him in right now.
- 760. Detective Richard Weidner, LAPD,
Major Narcotics Division.
- 761. Detective Ray Fanning, LAPD,
- 762. Hi, yeah, okay, how are you?
Agent Frank Pedrosa.
- 763. Good. Thanks for seeing us, Frank.
- 764. Yeah, you're welcome. How can I help?
- 765. What's up? Why do you wanna know
about our case?
- 766. - Any unusual activity tonight?
- Like what?
- 767. That relates to a murder
or a series of murders
- 768. in Wilshire Central or West Hollywood?
- 769. All quiet on the western front.
- 770. Various people are asleep.
Various people are not.
- 771. They come and go in cars,
- 772. Other than that, we watch air move.
- 773. - Your interest in our case?
- Well, our interest...
- 774. We got a situation. Two bodies.
- 775. Could be a coincidence,
could not be a coincidence.
- 776. It doesn't look like one.
- 777. - We got an attorney and his client...
- Roof's all beat to shit.
- 778. Roof's all beat to shit.
- 779. Can you zoom in on this, please?
- 780. - On what?
- On that.
- 781. - Look at that right there.
- What is it?
- 782. Yeah. 5-Queen-49974.
- 783. 59.49974.
- 784. I thought you'd be taller.
- 785. So, Vincent.
- 786. - What are the two names?
- Ramone Ayala and Clarke.
- 787. Are you telling me Ramone Ayala
and Clarke were murdered tonight?
- 788. - Both killed?
- Sylvester Clarke for sure.
- 789. - Ramone, I don't know.
- I got another DOA.
- 790. Daniel Baker out of South Central,
- 791. That's three.
- 792. - Three what?
- 793. Vincent meet their people
in Culiacén or Cartagena.
- 794. But he don't meet you. Okay.
- 795. Now you're here.
- 796. Why?
- 797. I lost my stuff.
- 798. The list.
- 799. I want you to listen to me real well.
- 800. Special groups put together
the list of dedos.
- 801. - Dedos?
- Fingers. Informants.
- 802. Signal interceptions with
voice-recognition software, surveillance.
- 803. A very expensive counterintelligence
worked up that list.
- 804. An important list. Wouldn't you say?
- 805. And you lost it?
- 806. Yeah.
- 807. I'm sorry.
- 808. Sorry.
- 809. Sorry?
- 810. Sorry does not put
Humpty Dumpty back together again.
- 811. - Do you believe in Humpty Dumpty?
- 812. - Do you believe in Santa Claus?
- 813. Nor do I.
- 814. Nor do I, but my children do.
They are still small.
- 815. But do you know who they like even
better than Santa Claus? His helper.
- 816. Pedro el Negro. Black Peter. Yeah.
- 817. There's an old Mexican tale
that tells of how Santa Claus
- 818. got so very busy looking out
for the good children
- 819. that he had to hire some help
to look out for the bad children.
- 820. So he hired Pedro.
- 821. And Santa Claus gave him a list
- 822. with all the names
of all the bad children.
- 823. And Pedro would come every night
to check them out.
- 824. And the people, the little kids
that were misbehaving,
- 825. that were not saying their prayers,
- 826. Pedro would leave a little toy donkey
on their windows,
- 827. a little burro.
- 828. And he would come back.
- 829. And if the children
were still misbehaving,
- 830. Pedro would take them away,
and nobody would ever see them again.
- 831. Now, if I am being Santa Claus,
and you are Pedro,
- 832. how do you think jolly old
Santa Claus would feel
- 833. if one day Pedro came into his office
and said, "I lost the list"?
- 834. How fucking furious
do you think he would get?
- 835. Tell me, Vincent.
- 836. Tell me what you think.
- 837. What?
- 838. I think...
- 839. I think you should tell the guy
- 840. behind me to put that gun down.
- 841. What did you say?
- 842. I said, I think you should tell the guy
behind me to put his gun away
- 843. before I take it
and beat his bitch ass to death with it.
- 844. I picked up a tail.
- 845. - Federal?
- I don't know, you tell me.
- 846. That's why I tossed the list.
- 847. The workups, all of that shit.
- 848. To protect, in part, your
- 849. Hermés, Fagonnable ass.
- 850. What do you think,
I like coming in here?
- 851. But, hey, shit happens.
- 852. Gotta roll with it. Adapt.
- 853. Darwin. I Ching.
- 854. - Has...
- The fat man, the penthouse guy,
- 855. the jazz man.
- 856. That leaves two.
- 857. Can you finish?
- 858. In six years,
- 859. when have I not?
- 860. Say it's Vincent.
- 861. I'm Vincent.
- 862. Say it's Vincent.
- 863. I'm Vincent.
- 864. Say it's Vincent.
- 865. I'm Vincent.
- 866. - Say it's Vincent.
- 867. - That's what I'm hearing.
- I'm Vincent.
- 868. Your last two.
- 869. And by the way,
as a token of my appreciation,
- 870. I would like to offer you a discount.
- 871. For all my services, 25%.
- 872. - Very generous.
- Hell, make it 35.
- 873. And, by the way,
- 874. Daniel said he was sorry.
- 875. Interesting.
- 876. - E-mail me his license.
- All right?
- 877. - Right.
- To my cell phone.
- 878. No, no, I'll wait.
- 879. Hey, is there anybody else in that cab?
- 880. Vegas odds would've been against you
walking out of there.
- 881. Yeah, I'm very impressive.
- 882. Sixth Street by Alexandria,
a club called Fever. You know it?
- 883. Locate our witness, Peter Lim.
Get him evacuated, get him safe.
- 884. - 101 to chase units.
- 885. African-American, medium build.
- 886. The assault team, when they're
in place, will do the takedown.
- 887. - Are you sure?
- Do not spook him before.
- 888. I want air support up
and to maintain at 1500 feet.
- 889. Thank you.
- 890. - How long?
- Twelve minutes.
- 891. According to the
cab company's dispatch unit,
- 892. this guy's been driving that cab
for 12 years.
- 893. - So what?
- So you're telling me
- 894. the guy walks into a phone booth
- 895. changes into a meat-eater
- 896. What's he do,
squeeze them in between fares?
- 897. No, the real cab driver
is floating down a storm drain.
- 898. The guy who walked out of there
looks like this guy.
- 899. 'Cause he picked a cab driver
who looks like him.
- 900. - Yeah, I don't know.
- I do. Zee?
- 901. We see private-sector security
companies hiring out to cartels
- 902. in Colombia, Russia, Mexico,
- 903. hiring ex-Special Forces, Stasi,
ex-KGB, like that, all the time.
- 904. Guys with trigger time, skill sets, real
tradecraft, like, look like a cab driver.
- 905. What are you gonna do?
- 906. Take his ass down. Save our witness.
- 907. What if these guys are wrong?
- 908. They got the guy admitting
his name is Vincent.
- 909. - He's in there talking to the bad guys.
- There is something else going on.
- 910. Ray, there's nothing else going on.
I thought there was, there isn't.
- 911. It's their ball, it's their game.
There's nothing in it for us.
- 912. - There's nothing in it for you.
- That's right.
- 913. It's late. I'm going home.
You know what time it is?
- 914. They locate Peter Lim yet?
- 915. Sheila's on with the wife.
She thinks he's at Fever.
- 916. Sixth and Alexandria. Move it.
- 917. LA 101 to LA 103, LA 105, LA 108.
- 918. Witness is in a club called Fever,
Sixth and Alexandria.
- 919. That's where Vincent is going.
- 920. Assault team and remaining unit,
you will take Vincent.
- 921. First unit on the scene will get
the witness, Peter Lim. Get him out.
- 922. LA 105 to LA 101. Copy that.
- 923. - You gonna call her?
- 924. You know, your lady friend, the one
who gave you her business card.
- 925. - I don't know. Maybe, maybe not.
- 926. Pick up the phone.
- 927. Life's short. One day, it's gone.
- 928. You and I make it out of this alive,
you should call her.
- 929. That's what I think.
- 930. AnyWaY—
- 931. There he is. Hit it.
- 932. Let's do it.
- 933. Table towards the back
is where he hangs.
- 934. Wilke, take the right.
Brian, hold the door.
- 935. Clean shots. Watch your backgrounds.
Watch your backgrounds.
- 936. LAPD.
- 937. You move 15 feet ahead,
3 feet to the left.
- 938. Wander, innocent bystanders
get the first rounds. Clear?
- 939. There's Lim. Second booth from the left.
Get him out of here.
- 940. Middle of the dance floor.
- 941. FBI! FBI! Get your hands in the air!
Get your hands in the air, Vincent!
- 942. - Freeze! Get your hands up!
- FBI. Where's Peter Lim?
- 943. FBI! Get your hands in the air!
- 944. Drop it!
- 945. - Freeze!
- Freeze! FBI!
- 946. - I'm not Vincent.
- 947. Yo, put the gun down!
You got the wrong...
- 948. Pedrosa's been shot. Get an RA unit.
- 949. No, no, no! Wait, wait!
- 950. Hey, hey! Hold on. Hold on.
I'm Detective Fanning.
- 951. I'm Max! I'm Max!
- 952. I'm a goddamn cab driver, man!
I'm a goddamn cab driver.
- 953. I know. I know. I'm getting you
out of here. I'm LAPD. Come on.
- 954. - How'd you find me?
- You're okay. You're okay.
- 955. Just move it. Keep moving.
- 956. You're okay.
- 957. - How'd you find me?
- You're okay. You're okay.
- 958. You're okay. You're all right.
- 959. Let's go!
- 960. Let's go.
- 961. Go! Drive! Drive!
- 962. Only thing didn't show up
is the Polish cavalry.
- 963. You're alive. I saved you.
- 964. Do I get any thanks? No.
All you can do is clam up.
- 965. You wanna talk?
Do you want me to fuck off?
- 966. Fuck off.
- 967. - You had to kill Fanning?
- Who the fuck is Fanning?
- 968. Fanning, the cop.
- 969. Why'd you have to kill him?
- 970. He's probably got a family.
Kids are gonna grow up without him.
- 971. He believed me.
- 972. Oh, I should've saved him
because he believed you.
- 973. - No, no. Not that.
- Yeah. That.
- 974. Well, yeah, that.
What's wrong with that?
- 975. - It's what I do for a living.
- Some living.
- 976. - Head downtown.
- What's downtown?
- 977. How are you at math?
I was hired for five hits. I did four.
- 978. Why didn't you just kill me
and get another cab driver?
- 979. Because you're good.
We're in this together.
- 980. Fates intertwined.
Cosmic coincidence, you know.
- 981. - Come on. You full of shit.
- All that crap. I'm full of shit?
- 982. You're a monument of it.
You even bullshitted yourself.
- 983. "All I am is taking out the garbage,
killing bad people."
- 984. - Well, that's what you said.
- You believed me?
- 985. - Then what'd they do?
- How do I know, you know?
- 986. They all got that "witness for
the prosecution" look to me.
- 987. Probably some major
federal indictment of somebody
- 988. who majorly does not
wanna get indicted.
- 989. So that's the reason?
- 990. That's the why. There's no reason.
- 991. There's no good reason,
there's no bad reason to live or to die.
- 992. Then what are you?
- 993. Indifferent.
- 994. Get With it.
- 995. Millions of galaxies
of hundreds of millions of stars
- 996. and a speck on one in a blink.
- 997. That's us. Lost in space.
- 998. The cop, you, me, who notices?
- 999. What's with you?
- 1000. As in?
- 1001. As in, if somebody had a gun
to your head and said,
- 1002. "You gotta tell me what's going on
with this person over here
- 1003. "or I'm gonna kill you.
- 1004. "What is driving him?
What was he thinking?"
- 1005. You know, you couldn't do it, could you?
- 1006. Because they would
have to kill your ass,
- 1007. because you don't know
what anyone else is thinking.
- 1008. I think you're low, my brother. Way low.
- 1009. Like, what were you? One of those
- 1010. Anybody home?
- 1011. And... And the standard parts that
are supposed to be there in people,
- 1012. in you, aren't.
- 1013. And why haven't you killed me yet?
- 1014. Of all the cabbies in L.A., I get Max,
Sigmund Freud meets Dr. Ruth.
- 1015. Answer the question.
- 1016. Look in the mirror.
- 1017. Paper towels, clean cab,
limo company someday.
- 1018. - How much you got saved?
- That ain't none of your business.
- 1019. Someday?
"Someday my dream will come"?
- 1020. One night you'll wake up,
and you'll discover it never happened.
- 1021. It's all turned around on you.
It never will. Suddenly you are old.
- 1022. Didn't happen.
- 1023. And it never will, because you
were never gonna do it anyway.
- 1024. You'll push it into memory,
then zone out in your Barcalounger,
- 1025. being hypnotized by daytime TV
for the rest of your life.
- 1026. Don't you talk to me about murder.
- 1027. All it ever took was a down payment
on a Lincoln Town Car.
- 1028. Or that girl. You can't even call that girl.
- 1029. What the fuck are you still doing
driving a cab?
- 1030. Because I never straightened up
and looked at it, you know?
- 1031. Myself. I should have.
- 1032. I've tried to gamble my way
out from under
- 1033. but that was just a born-to-lose deal.
- 1034. - Slow down.
- It's gotta be perfect.
- 1035. It's got to be perfect to go.
Risk all torqued down.
- 1036. I could've done it anytime I wanted to.
- 1037. Red light.
- 1038. But you know what? New news.
- 1039. It doesn't matter anyway.
What does it matter anyway?
- 1040. We're all insignificant out here
in this big-ass nowhere.
- 1041. Twilight Zone Sh".
- 1042. Says the badass sociopath
in my back seat.
- 1043. But you know what? That's the one thing
I gotta thank you for, bro.
- 1044. Because until now,
I never looked at it that way.
- 1045. What does it matter?
It don't, so fuck it. Fix it.
- 1046. What do we got to lose anyway, right?
- 1047. - Slow down.
- Why? You gonna shoot me?
- 1048. You gonna pull the trigger and kill us?
- 1049. - Go ahead, shoot my ass.
- Slow the hell down.
- 1050. You gonna shoot me? You gonna
shoot me now? You gonna kill us?
- 1051. Well, shoot my ass, then.
Huh? Shoot me.
- 1052. - Slow down!
- You're right.
- 1053. You know what, Vincent?
- 1054. Go fuck yourself!
- 1055. - Well, that was brilliant.
- Didn't have your seat belt on?
- 1056. 1-L-20, show me code 6
at Olympic and Figueroa
- 1057. on a TC with injuries.
- 1058. - Copy your location.
- Sir, are you okay? What happened?
- 1059. Sir, you were involved in an accident.
- 1060. An ambulance is on its way to help you.
- 1061. You understand what I'm saying to you?
Sit down and relax, okay?
- 1062. Okay. Don't worry about the cab.
They'll get you a new one.
- 1063. Relax and breathe.
- 1064. Put your hands up.
- 1065. Put your hands up. Face the cab.
Get down on your knees.
- 1066. - Go ahead and arrest me.
- Put your hands on top of your head.
- 1067. Take me to jail. L.A. County jail's great.
- 1068. Don't move!
Put your hands behind your head.
- 1069. 1-L-20, I need a backup
on a 187 suspect.
- 1070. - Put your gun down!
- Get back! Put your hands down!
- 1071. - Look, I gotta go.
- Put down the gun!
- 1072. Stop moving! Stop moving!
- 1073. When did this become a negotiation?
- 1074. Clap your hands together.
Hold your hands together.
- 1075. Listen, somebody's gonna get killed
if I don't go right now.
- 1076. Now, cuff yourself.
- 1077. I'm going to Sixth and Fig.
Call the cops.
- 1078. - Give me that.
- Hey, hey! Whoa! Fuck!
- 1079. Come on!
- 1080. Come on. Go through.
- 1081. Come on. Come on. Pick up.
- 1082. Pick up.
- 1083. Come on, girl.
- 1084. Come on, pick up.
- 1085. U.S. Attorney's Office.
- 1086. - Annie!
- 1087. It's Max. Max, the cab driver.
Listen to me, all right?
- 1088. - A guy named Vincent...
- 1089. Listen to me, Annie.
- 1090. - It's kind of a strange time to be calling.
- Listen. Listen, Annie.
- 1091. There's a man named Vincent.
He's coming to kill you.
- 1092. - He's what?
- Kill you! He's coming to kill you!
- 1093. He was scoping out the building
when I dropped you off...
- 1094. Okay, you know what?
Max, if this is supposed to be
- 1095. some type of joke, it's not funny.
- 1096. It's not a joke. Listen to me.
Annie, listen to me, please.
- 1097. Felix hired him. Okay?
Or people that Felix worked for.
- 1098. Felix Reyes-Torrena.
How do you know about my case?
- 1099. I don't understand what's going on.
- 1100. All I know is that
he's already killed witnesses.
- 1101. He's coming to kill you.
- 1102. When I dropped you off,
I don't know how it happened,
- 1103. but he ended up in my cab.
- 1104. Annie.
- 1105. Annie, listen. All I want you to do...
- 1106. - I don't understand what's going on.
- Annie, listen. Listen.
- 1107. - Max.
- Please listen.
- 1108. Get out of the building. Annie.
- 1109. Okay, I'm leaving the building right now.
- 1110. No, no, no, wait.
- 1111. - Max.
- Wait, wait.
- 1112. - Max.
- Listen, where are you right now?
- 1113. - What floor?
- I'm on the sixteenth floor.
- 1114. I'm in the law library and files.
- 1115. He's two floors below you, corner office.
- 1116. In my office?
- 1117. Listen, he does not know
you're up there.
- 1118. Just stay right there and call 911.
- 1119. Max, are you sure
he's on the fourteenth floor?
- 1120. Listen, just stay there and just call
the police. Just call the police.
- 1121. Max?
- 1122. Shit.
- 1123. Max?
- 1124. Shit.
- 1125. - Max.
- Annie, he knows you're up there. Just...
- 1126. I can't hear you. Hello?
- 1127. Annie. Annie, listen to me.
- 1128. Shit.
- 1129. Annie. Annie!
- 1130. Shit.
- 1131. 911. Operator.
- 1132. Yes. Listen, there is a man
in my building, and he is...
- 1133. Hello?
- 1134. Let her go.
- 1135. Max?
- 1136. Why? What are you gonna do about it?
- 1137. Come on.
- 1138. Max!
- 1139. - Oh, God. Felix Reyes-Torrena?
- Yeah. I met him.
- 1140. What do you mean, you met him? How?
- 1141. I don't know. Look, when I
dropped you off, there was a fare.
- 1142. - He said his name is Vincent.
- 1143. - Wait, wait, wait, wait.
- This is the street.
- 1144. This way. Come on.
- 1145. Stay up. Stay up. Stay up.
- 1146. - What we gonna do?
- Wait, wait, wait. Wait.
- 1147. No, no. This way.
- 1148. Wait, wait. Wait. Wait.
- 1149. Stay down.
- 1150. Shit.
- 1151. There's a station.
- 1152. Shit.
- 1153. Max!
- 1154. I do this for a living!
- 1155. We're almost at the next stop.
- 1156. Hey, Max.
- 1157. A guy gets on the MTA here in L.A.
- 1158. Think anybody will notice?