- 1. Hold it right there.
- 2. Hold it again. Hold it.
- 3. Oh, come on, Paul.
- 4. One more. One more.
- 5. You're not gonna show those to anyone,
- 6. - Sure. Why not?
- 7. - You've got a prime figure.
- 8. - You really have, you know.
- 9. That's a euphemism for fat.
- 10. You wanna go back to the hotel?
- 11. What's the matter with right here?
- 12. We're too civilized.
- 13. I remember when we weren't.
- 14. But we'll go back to the hotel.
- 15. Paul, I don't wanna go back home.
- 16. Trans World Airlines passengers on TW76...
- 17. from Honolulu to New York should
proceed from the check-in counter...
- 18. to the Friendship Lounge for boarding.
- 19. Wanna know what happened
while you and Joanna were living it up...
- 20. - ... in Maui or Kaui or Yaui, whatever it is?
- 21. There were 15 murders the first week...
- 22. - ... and 21 last week in this goddamn city.
- That's a lot.
- 23. You know, decent people are gonna have
to work here and live somewhere else.
- 24. By "decent people," you mean people
who can afford to live somewhere else.
- 25. Oh, Christ.
You are such a bleeding-heart liberal, Paul.
- 26. My heart bleeds a little
for the underprivileged, yeah.
- 27. The underprivileged are beating our
goddamn brains out. You know what I say?
- 28. Stick them in concentration camps.
That's what I say.
- 29. - Henry.
- 30. I've been running a cost-and-profit on
the Jainchill development in Tucson, Arizona.
- 31. Well, based on these figures...
- 32. I don't see how Blue Ridge
can underwrite 50 percent of it.
- 33. Well, Jainchill's been very successful,
in a small way.
- 34. Well, then I suggest
you send a man down...
- 35. from our San Francisco office
to step it out.
- 36. Redesign it, if necessary.
- 37. Because that's a high risk
for the acreage involved.
- 38. I'll talk to Inge about it.
- 39. Oh, uh, Paul, how does it feel
to be back in the war zone after Hawaii?
- 40. I was feeling pretty good
until I ran into Sam...
- 41. and he delivered the crime rate statistics.
- 42. What this city needs
is more cops than people.
- 43. You'll have to find other options, Samuel.
No one could pay the taxes.
- 44. $2.17.
- 45. Would you have these delivered,
- 46. Goodbye.
- 47. Hey, I'm gonna do a thing.
- 48. Shit, man. Got business.
- 49. Let's go, man.
- 50. I'll get it.
- 51. Who is it?
- 52. Groceries, ma'am.
- 53. Nobody gets hurt, Mother.
Just hold still. Don't move.
- 54. What do you want'?
- 55. Don't jive, Mother. You know what we want.
- 56. He's not gonna hurt us?
Not if you got money.
- 57. Nobody, nobody.
- 58. Hey, Mother.
Look at the artiste doing his art.
- 59. - Ain't that beautiful, Mother?
- My purse is in the kitchen.
- 60. Just stand still.
- 61. We'll do as they say, Carol.
Where is your purse?
- 62. - Shit, you only got four bucks.
- I got three, and two bits.
- 63. You're gonna get
the shit kicked out of you, Mother.
- 64. - It's all we have.
- Rich people like you?
- 65. - Shit, we want money, Mother. Now get it!
- It's true. That's all we—
- 66. - How'd you like to get fucked?
- 67. I'm gonna stick you in the ass.
- 68. Leave her alone!
- 69. Goddamn rich cunt!
- 70. I kill rich cunts.
- 71. Mother's getting
the shit kicked out of her.
- 72. Hey, let's screw this one, man. Huh?
- 73. - No, man. Let's travel.
- No, man. Let me paint her ass.
- 74. Hey, man. You think you're an artiste?
I'll show you how to paint, man.
- 75. I'm gonna paint her goddamn mouth!
- 76. He's gonna paint your mouth.
You're gonna like that.
- 77. You get any ideas about biting
my paintbrush, you'll get what Mother got.
- 78. - You're gonna swallow that paint.
- She'll swallow the paint.
- 79. Open that goddamn throat!
- 80. Mother's going for the phone!
- 81. Shit, let's split.
- 82. Thelma, will you get my wife
on the phone, please?
- 83. Mr. Kersey's office.
- 84. - Is it my wife?
- No, sir. It's your son-in-law.
- 85. Hello, Jack.
- 86. Dad.
- 87. Dad, we got trouble.
- 88. Trouble? You and Carol?
- 89. Don't tell me about it.
- 90. No, no. Dad—
- 91. It's Morn and Carol.
- 92. They're taking them to the emergency
receiving at Canal Hospital.
- 93. - What the hell for?
- Look, I don't know.
- 94. The police just called me.
- 95. What's happening, Jack'?
- 96. I don't know any more than that, Dad.
- 97. Look, I'm at my office, I'm going to
the hospital, just meet me there, okay?
- 98. Dr. Fanning, go to the emergency room, stat.
- 99. Dr. Fanning, go to the emergency room.
- 100. Dr. Diaz...
- 101. How are they? Are they all right?
- 102. I don't know. I just got here
a few minutes ago.
- 103. Do you know anything?
Were they out, stabbed, what?
- 104. L.
- 105. No, sir. Just beat up.
- 106. This is Officer Joe Charles, he came
in the ambulance with Mom and Carol.
- 107. - They gonna be all right?
- I've told Mr. Toby all I know.
- 108. If there's anything I can do,
ask for me at the 21st precinct.
- 109. Good luck to you.
- 110. Come on, Dad.
We might as well go sit down.
- 111. What'd they tell you?
- 112. Not much.
- 113. Yeah, but what?
- 114. They beat them both up.
- 115. - Who did? Why?
- Take it easy, Dad. I'm just as rattled as you are.
- 116. The officer said that Carol
wasn't making much sense.
- 117. Two, maybe three men, they—
- 118. She opened the door to let them in...
- 119. because she thought it was
the delivery boy from the supermarket.
- 120. Jesus God.
- 121. When are we gonna know something?
- 122. Will the following
doctors go to the emergency room, stat:
- 123. Dr. White...
- 124. They know we're here?
- 125. The nurses know. I spoke to one of them.
Somebody ought to come.
- 126. There's a man over there.
He's bleeding, and nobody comes.
- 127. Nurse, we're waiting to find out
what happened to my wife and daughter.
- 128. A doctor will see you
after he's made his examination.
- 129. But we've been waiting a long time.
- 130. It hasn't been that long, Dad,
just two or three minutes.
- 131. - Mr. Toby?
- 132. Your wife is all right.
- 133. We've sedated her and put her to bed.
- 134. My name is Paul Kersey.
How's my wife?
- 135. I'm sorry.
- 136. She died a few minutes ago, Mr. Kersey.
- 137. Almighty God, we commend
to you our neighbor Joanna...
- 138. trusting your love and mercy...
- 139. and believing in the promise
of a resurrection to eternal life...
- 140. through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
- 141. Almighty God, father of the whole family
in heaven and on earth...
- 142. stand by those who sorrow...
- 143. that as they lean on your strength,
they may be upheld...
- 144. and believe the good news
of life beyond life...
- 145. through Jesus Christ, our lord. Amen.
- 146. I'm going back with Sam and Adele.
- 147. They go right by my place.
- 148. Don't you wanna come to our apartment?
- 149. It's time I went to my own,
I have to sometime.
- 150. Baby?
- 151. Baby?
- 152. I'm going back with Sam.
- 153. You get plenty of rest.
- 154. She'll be all right, Dad.
- 155. Residents of northern suburbs...
- 156. will need quite some time to dig
themselves out of a snowstorm...
- 157. that's taking much of Connecticut...
- 158. and Rockland and Westchester
Counties by surprise.
- 159. In New York City...
- 160. light snow flurries lingering
till about midnight.
- 161. - No accumulation, but afternoon—
- Turn that thing off.
- 162. I'm listening to the weather. Why haven't
you found my dog? He's vital to my income.
- 163. He paints such marvelous
pictures with his paws.
- 164. Yes. Help you?
Where can I find Officer Joe Charles?
- 165. - What's your business?
- Well, my name is Paul Kersey.
- 166. A couple days ago,
my wife and daughter were attacked...
- 167. and he was one of the policemen
on the scene, I wanna talk to him.
- 168. Yeah, well, okay, so I think the...
- 169. Hattie, is Joe Charles still back there
or has he gone on duty yet?
- 170. Yeah, there's someone out here
who wants to talk to him.
- 171. - I told you somebody...
- Have a seat. He'll be right out.
- 172. snatched my purse!
The man came up from behind me.
- 173. My credit cards is in there,
my rent money, I don't have no key.
- 174. - Do I have a description?
- 175. The man came from behind me!
- 176. You didn't see who it was?
No, I didn't see!
- 177. - Hello, Mr. Kersey.
- Officer Charles.
- 178. I dropped by to see if you had any information
on the people who attacked my family.
- 179. I'll take you to the detective
in charge of the case.
- 180. - Uh, lieutenant?
- 181. This is Mr. Paul Kersey, case number 884.
His wife and daughter were assaulted.
- 182. - Glad to know you, Mr. Kersey.
- I'm going on duty now...
- 183. - so I'll leave.
- Thanks, officer.
- 184. - Not at all.
- Right this way, Mr. Kersey.
- 185. Will you have a seat, Mr. Kersey?
- 186. Have you found out anything yet?
- 187. Well, the supermarket security officer
and one of the checkers...
- 188. remembers these three characters leaving
right after Mrs. Kersey and your daughter.
- 189. They think they could've gotten the apartment
number off the address on the grocery bags...
- 190. but they haven't been able to pick
the faces out of the mug book.
- 191. How is your daughter, Mr. Kersey?
- 192. She's under doctor's sedation right now.
- 193. But today I had the funeral
for my wife up in Connecticut...
- 194. and she was able to make that.
- 195. Your daughter didn't give us
much information, Mr. Kersey.
- 196. We wish we could persuade her
to look at the mug books.
- 197. Did she refuse?
- 198. Her husband asked us
to wait for a few days.
- 199. In fact, the sooner
she looks at the mug books...
- 200. the better chance she has
of recalling one or two of the faces.
- 201. Well, I'll talk to my son-in-law...
- 202. - ... and see what can be done.
- I'd appreciate that, Mr. Kersey.
- 203. Any chance of catching these men?
- 204. There's a chance, sure.
- 205. Just a chance?
- 206. I'd be less than honest
if I gave you more hope, Mr. Kersey.
- 207. In the city, that's the way it is.
- 208. I thought you were asleep.
- 209. Are you getting the most out of life?
- 210. Are you satisfied, fulfilled, happy?
- 211. Our bank has helped many to a better future.
- 212. - Good morning, Mr. Kersey.
- 213. Would you give me
$20 in quarters, please?
- 214. - Good morning, Paul.
- 215. Paul, you're tough.
You know, you really are.
- 216. I told Ives you'd come in this morning.
- 217. I said, "Paul is not the kind of man
to leave the pieces of his life lying around.
- 218. He'll just start picking them up."
- 219. Just a matter of keeping busy, Sam.
- 220. Paul, welcome back.
- 221. - Good morning, Henry.
- See you for lunch, Paul?
- 222. - Yeah, sure.
- Paul, I'm gonna give you a vacation.
- 223. From New York, that is.
- 224. The Jainchill development
of Tucson, Arizona.
- 225. I want you to take it over.
Redesign it, if necessary.
- 226. Whatever you have to do.
- 227. That's all right, but can I give you
an answer in about a week?
- 228. I don't wanna leave New York
just now because of Carol.
- 229. Fine.
- 230. When you're ready, let me know.
- 231. Beautiful place, Tucson.
They can breathe out there.
- 232. She's sleeping too much.
- 233. It's not normal.
- 234. I've got a couple of TV dinners
in the oven. Come on.
- 235. It'll just be a couple of minutes.
- 236. Jack, this drink's enough for me.
- 237. - I've never seen you drink without eating.
- I'm not hungry.
- 238. I think maybe you ought to
take Carol to see another doctor.
- 239. I, uh... I did. Today. A psychiatrist.
- 240. He seems to feel it might help her
if I took her away to another environment.
- 241. Out of New York, on the shore someplace.
- 242. Sounds like a good idea.
- 243. - I'll go along with you.
- Uh... No, Dad. He...
- 244. He seemed to feel that it might be better if
she didn't have any association with anyone...
- 245. - ... that might remind her of that day.
- How the hell do I remind her of that day?
- 246. Well, you know how it is, Dad.
- 247. I mean, it happened in your apartment.
- 248. And you're living there.
You remind her of Mom.
- 249. Dad, don't make it tough for me.
- 250. Okay, I'll make it easy for you.
- 251. Ives asked me to go to
Tucson, Arizona on a job.
- 252. - How long will you be gone?
- I don't know. Until I look the job over.
- 253. But you call me every other day,
let me know how Carol is.
- 254. Sure I will, Dad.
- 255. You know, that'll be good for you,
I hear Tucson's a really beautiful place.
- 256. Yeah, yeah. That's what everybody says.
- 257. How are you today, sir?
- 258. Son of a bitch.
- 259. Turn around, son of a bitch.
- 260. Motherfucker! I said turn around.
- 261. And hand me the money.
- 262. Paul Kersey.
- 263. - Yeah.
- Aimes Jainchill.
- 264. How do you do, Mr. Jainchill?
- 265. Aimes. I'll call you Paul.
Come on. Let's get your bags.
- 266. - How did you know who I was?
- Well, you look like a New Yorker.
- 267. Ho!
- 268. Ho.Ho, ho.
- 269. Howdy, Jud.
- 270. I wanted you to see this country before
you looked at the drawings back at the office.
- 271. Give you a better idea.
- 272. I don't wanna change these hills.
- 273. Don't wanna bulldoze them flat.
- 274. You'll waste a lot of building space.
- 275. Ha, ha! Wasting space.
- 276. Now, those are some words
that you big developers...
- 277. have got to change
for something else.
- 278. Such as?
- 279. Well, space for life.
- 280. Like old Jud up there.
Space for people, horses, cows.
- 281. I got funny ideas about building things.
- 282. Howdy, folks, welcome to old Tucson,
the famous movie location and studio.
- 283. In just a few moments...
- 284. Unh. Come on. Let's wet our whistle
before I trot you back to the motel.
- 285. Glass of beer, maybe.
- 286. —Take their positions on the porches
of the Red Dog Cafe...
- 287. - ... the Territorial Gunsmith shop...
- What's happening here?
- 288. Oh, it's a phony western town.
- 289. They shoot movies here sometimes,
but the rest of the time, it's for the tourists.
- 290. This is where
the actual performance will take place.
- 291. - These fellas are pretty good. Wanna watch?
- 292. —where the Wild West lives again.
- 293. Where's the marshal?
He's in the bank.
- 294. I spotted him through the window
as I came by.
- 295. What have you got in mind to do, then?
Well, why don't you steal my horse?
- 296. All right. That's a good trick. We'll use it.
- 297. You spot yourself on the porch
while I draw the marshal out into the open.
- 298. Marshal! Hey, marshal!
- 299. What's the matter, fella?
- 300. Somebody stole my horse.
- 301. I told you to get out of town by sunset.
- 302. You missing a bay mare
that was tied to the hitching rail?
- 303. Saw a feller come and take her
just a spell ago.
- 304. Well, what did he look like?
- 305. Well, he was about
this tall, and he had this...
- 306. Get him, Frank!
- 307. Let's put him inside here and get to
the bank and make that withdrawal.
- 308. All right, boys. The fun's over.
- 309. Throw out your guns
and step outwith your hands up.
- 310. You'd better listen, marshal.
I've got three sticks of dynamite here.
- 311. Don't be a fool.
- 312. The outlaw life
seemed a shortcut to easy money...
- 313. which could buy liquor, women,
and a turn at the gambling table...
- 314. but there were honest men with dreams...
- 315. - ... who would fight to protect their...
- Let's get that beer.
- 316. —and who were to plant
the roots that would grow into a nation.
- 317. Blue Ridge won't buy it.
- 318. I don't build a thing that's gonna
be a slum in 20 years...
- 319. and I won't doze those hills.
- 320. What I build conforms to the land.
- 321. And you can't hear the toilets flush next door.
- 322. You want our help,
you'll have to let me work on it.
- 323. Well, up to a point, I want your help.
- 324. Up to a point, I'll give it.
- 325. When do I get a look-see?
- 326. In a couple days.
- 327. Guard says you were here
till after midnight last night.
- 328. Yeah. That's the way I work.
- 329. Somebody once said—
- 330. I forget who.
—that he never looked back...
- 331. because something might
be gaining on him.
- 332. What's gaining on you, Paul?
- 333. Twenty million dollar investment.
- 334. Well, I was gonna ask you
to have dinner with me at the club...
- 335. but I don't think
you'd be very good company.
- 336. No, I don't think I would.
- 337. It might amuse you, though. Being from New
York, maybe you never seen a club like this.
- 338. It's a gun club. We shoot guns.
- 339. So goddamn much hoopla
from the gun control people.
- 340. Half the nation's scared to even hold a gun!
- 341. You know, like it was a snake,
it was gonna bite you or something.
- 342. Hell, a gun is just a tool...
- 343. like a hammer or an ax.
- 344. Wasn't long ago,
used to put food on the table...
- 345. keep foxes out of the chicken coop,
rustlers off the range...
- 346. bandits out of the bank.
- 347. Paul, how long since
you held a pistol in your hand?
- 348. - A long time.
- 349. - Which war was yours, Korea?
- 350. - See much action?
- A little.
- 351. Were you infantry?
- 352. - I was a CO in a medical unit.
- 353. Commanding officer, huh?
- 354. Conscientious objector.
- 355. Oh, Christ.
- 356. What a guest to bring to a gun club. Heh.
- 357. You're probably one
of them knee-jerk liberals...
- 358. thinks us gun boys shoot our guns
because it's an extension of our penises.
- 359. I never thought about it that way...
- 360. but it could be true.
- 361. Well, maybe it is...
- 362. but this is gun country.
- 363. Can't even own a handgun in New York City.
- 364. Out here, I hardly know a man
that doesn't own one.
- 365. And I'll tell you something...
- 366. unlike your city, we can walk our streets...
- 367. and through our parks at night and feel safe.
- 368. Muggers operating out here,
they'd just plain get their asses blown off.
- 369. Here. Slip these on.
- 370. All righty. This is a percussion pistol.
- 371. 1842.
- 372. You ever handled one of those before?
- 373. You know how to fire it?
- 374. Watch the kick.
- 375. Boy, you're gonna think that
your arm's gonna hit the ceiling.
- 376. Goddamn!
- 377. Paul, you hit dead center!
- 378. Mind if I try this Hogleg Colt?
- 379. No.
- 380. Well, you a peculiar
- 381. - These notches for real?
- 382. Belonged to a gunfighter
named Candy Dan, 1890.
- 383. Hm. I do know something about
- 384. I grew up with them.
All kinds of guns.
- 385. You see, my father was a hunter.
- 386. I guess out here you'd call him a gunman.
- 387. My mother was the other side of the coin.
- 388. When my father was killed
in a hunting accident—
- 389. Some fool mistook him
for a deer, you see.
- 390. —My mother won the toss.
- 391. I never touched a gun since.
- 392. I loved my father.
- 393. There are your hills.
- 394. Every house has a part
of one for a backyard...
- 395. for kids, dogs, horses.
- 396. Four hundred houses,
100 more than you allowed for...
- 397. and you still have 12 hills.
- 398. I'm catching the 10:40
back to New York.
- 399. What do I tell them?
- 400. You tell them I'll buy it if they Will.
- 401. You're checking this bag
through, aren't you?
- 402. - Yeah.
- 403. Let me slip a little
going-away present in there for you.
- 404. Thank you.
- 405. Trans World Airlines Flight 63...
- 406. - ... from Tucson to New York is now boarding...
- Good morning, sir. How are you today?
- 407. Checking one bag?
- 408. Paul, I can't thank you enough
for what you did for me.
- 409. I want you to know if you ever
get tired of living in that toilet...
- 410. you're welcome here.
- 411. Trans World airlines Flight 7...
- 412. to London and Frankfurt
is now boarding.
- 413. Passengers should proceed to Gate 11...
- 414. - Welcome home, Dad.
- Hi, Jack.
- 415. I halfway expected to see Carol.
- 416. Come on. Let's go get your bags.
- 417. What is it?
- 418. She's in the hospital.
- 419. When I last spoke to you on the phone...
- 420. you said she was feeling better
after coming back from the shore.
- 421. Well, I didn't see any need to get you
all disturbed on a long-distance call.
- 422. Will Mr. Cory, a passenger
on Trans World Airlines Flight 100...
- 423. from Vancouver, please report to...
- 424. Oh, come on, Dad, don't do a number—
- 425. Don't do a number on me.
- 426. Look, there was nothing you could do.
- 427. They haven't even let me see her
for two days.
- 428. They tried insulin shock yesterday.
- 429. She's not responding.
- 430. You want the technical jargon?
I can reel off yards of it:
- 431. Catatonia, dementia praecox,
passive schizoid paranoia.
- 432. It all boils down to the fact that she's had
an experience that she can't face...
- 433. and she's running away from it
- 434. Will Mrs. Lager, a passenger
on Trans World Airlines...
- 435. Flight 45 to Paris...
- 436. please contact the information desk...
- 437. You didn't handle her right, Jack.
- 438. Aw, Christ, Dad.
- 439. I'll get other doctors.
- 440. - Who are these goddamn doctors you have?
- They're good doctors.
- 441. Dad, she's almost a goddamn vegetable.
- 442. If you don't sign the papers, what happens?
- 443. I guess they keep her in the hospital
until the insurance runs out.
- 444. That won't be too long.
- 445. If you sign the papers
and she's committed, what then?
- 446. Well, I've got an insurance policy
that covers it up to about 600 a month.
- 447. They've recommended
a sanatorium out in Long Island.
- 448. Jack...
- 449. This commitment,
is it a one-way thing?
- 450. Nobody can answer that, Dad.
- 451. You wanna know what they are?
- 452. They're statistics on a police blotter.
- 453. Mom and Carol, along with
thousands of other people.
- 454. And there is nothing
that we can do to stop it.
- 455. Nothing but cut and run.
- 456. Oh, what a bummer, man. That was
the worst fucking movie I've ever seen.
- 457. You got money, man?
- 458. Shit, I'll kill you!
- 459. Give me your money
or I'll bust you up!
- 460. Oh, Jesus.
- 461. Oh, Jesus.
- 462. Jesus Christ.
- 463. Ohh. Oh, Jesus.
- 464. Good morning, inspector.
- 465. Good morning. What do we got?
- 466. We got a corpse down here,
one bullet hole in his chest.
- 467. Fellow over there was jogging through the park
at daybreak, found him on the path here.
- 468. - You got a make on the dead man?
- Yeah. His name is Thomas Leroy Marston.
- 469. He had a parole card,
we got a radio check on that.
- 470. He served 42 months of
a five-year hitch for grand larceny.
- 471. He's a drug addict.
He's probably popping smack again.
- 472. There's punctures, both arms.
- 473. We found this on the grass next to him.
- 474. Thing hasn't been fired.
- 475. Deceased had a gun clip on his belt.
- 476. Think it must be his.
- 477. What would you say
if I suggested that he tried a heist...
- 478. he got shot for his trouble?
- 479. Maybe two guys trying
to heist each other.
- 480. No, no. This man wasn't robbed.
- 481. Still has money in his wallet.
- 482. - Good morning, Paul.
- Good morning.
- 483. - Hi, Paul. Morning.
- Morning, Sam.
- 484. Well, we've marked it out
as you've indicated.
- 485. It's beautiful.
- 486. What's our profit?
- 487. Uh... Not quite three million,
but I believe that our investment...
- 488. can be amortized in two years...
- 489. and it is a showplace operation.
- 490. Look at all that wasted space.
- 491. Jainchill loves those hills.
- 492. Besides, it's a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.
- 493. Well, it's too pretty to leave.
- 494. Okay. I'll run it for the board.
- 495. - May need your help, Paul.
- 496. Oh, Tucson agreed with you.
You look well.
- 497. I feel, uh... Good.
- 498. Was he a white man or a black man?
- 499. I just don't know!
- 500. Come on. They were under that streetlight.
- 501. I wasn't seeing too good.
I had blood in my eyes.
- 502. Well, was he tall'? Short?
- 503. Thin? Fat?
- 504. Hank. Forget it, huh?
- 505. Ride the ambulance to the morgue.
- 506. When they get the slugs
out of those bodies...
- 507. run them over to the lab for ballistics.
- 508. You saw him pretty good, didn't you?
- 509. You're full of shit.
- 510. - Thank you.
- Thank you.
- 511. You know, if we had the brains
to live here in the country...
- 512. we wouldn't be here
for the reason we are today.
- 513. We'd be going into
the city to work.
- 514. And Morn and Carol would be safe at home,
waiting for us to come back.
- 515. Nothing to do but cut and run, huh?
- 516. Eh, what else?
- 517. What about the old American
social custom of self-defense?
- 518. If the police don't defend us,
maybe we ought to do it ourselves.
- 519. We're not pioneers anymore, Dad.
- 520. What are we, Jack?
- 521. What do you mean?
- 522. I mean, if we're not pioneers,
what have we become?
- 523. What do you call people...
- 524. who, when they're faced
with a condition of fear...
- 525. do nothing about it,
they just run and hide?
- 526. Civilized?
- 527. No.
- 528. Ladies and gentlemen...
- 529. we have to start
this investigation somewhere...
- 530. so let's start here.
- 531. Revenge.
- 532. I want the records checked.
- 533. Go back, say, uh...
- 534. Three months.
- 535. Limit it to homicide.
- 536. We could be looking for
a man who's had a member...
- 537. or members of his family
killed by muggers.
- 538. Now, he shoots that pistol pretty good.
- 539. Right?
- 540. Okay.
- 541. Combat veteran.
- 542. So put Vietnam vets
at the top of the list...
- 543. because they're youngest
- 544. Then you can work your way
through Korea and World War 11.
- 545. Oh, my God!
- 546. Who said that?
- 547. Hmm?
- 548. Well, whoever said it,
you're right on the button.
- 549. By God and Jesus Christ,
- 550. but until we find a shortcut...
- 551. we'll at least keep busy.
- 552. So when the media demands to know
what we are doing to apprehend the vigilante...
- 553. we'll tell them we have definite clues.
- 554. Okay?
- 555. We won't tell them we have
about a thousand definite clues.
- 556. There's a body in there! Two of them!
- 557. - Where'd he go?
- Did anybody see what he looked like?
- 558. We're in Police Commissioner Dryer's office...
- 559. waiting for a press conference
scheduled by Commissioner Dryer.
- 560. Last night, there was another double killing,
which appears to be the work...
- 561. of the person New York news media
have dubbed "The Vigilante."
- 562. This will be the first official statement...
- 563. from Commissioner Dryer
on the Vigilante killings.
- 564. I can see the commissioner now
as he walks past...
- 565. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
With me is Inspector Frank Ochoa...
- 566. who has been placed in command
of a police detail...
- 567. assigned to what we've all
been calling the Vigilante murders.
- 568. Now, it has been confirmed
by our ballistics laboratory...
- 569. that the same gun, a.32 pistol...
- 570. which was used
in the previous three homicides...
- 571. was used last night in a shooting
aboard a subway train.
- 572. Now, I know that this person
has captured the imagination...
- 573. of many people in our city...
- 574. and I wanna say to our citizens:
- 575. Murder is no answer
to crime in this city.
- 576. Crime is a police responsibility...
- 577. and if this person
is listening to my voice...
- 578. I urge him
in the name of law and order...
- 579. to desist from this one-man crusade
and turn himself in to the police.
- 580. He'll be given fair treatment.
- 581. How do you like it?
That's our police commissioner...
- 582. that's Ryder, the king of clichés.
- 583. - vigilante's identification?
- No comment at this time.
- 584. REPORTER 2'.
Do you think this man's crazy?
- 585. Well, he's got a wire down, all right...
- 586. but I don't believe
we're dealing with a raving maniac.
- 587. REPORTER 3'. Commissioner, it's rumored
that the rate of street muggings has dropped...
- 588. since The Vigilante
became headline news. Is that true?
- 589. Not true.
- 590. REPORTER 4'.
If it were true, would you announce it, sir?
- 591. Or are you afraid that would stimulate
imitators of The Vigilante?
- 592. I don't wanna get into
these hypothetical questions.
- 593. Mm. I bet muggings are down,
they're afraid to tell us.
- 594. There's only one way to find out:
Take a walk on Columbus Avenue tonight.
- 595. Thanks a lot, Paul, I think
I'll wait for the official report.
- 596. —successful, regardless of the...
- 597. Yes?
- 598. Ah. You wanna confess
to the Vigilante killings?
- 599. All right.
- 600. I'll put you through to Rosenberg.
- 601. He's in charge of confessions today.
- 602. That's the 23rd.
- 603. Put him through.
- 604. We couldn't get any prints
off The Vigilante's groceries.
- 605. - Wasn't there a sales slip?
- Yeah. Here.
- 606. D'Agostino's.
- 607. Mm-hm.
- 608. Some of this code must identify
the particular store.
- 609. Find out where it is.
- 610. When we get the records...
- 611. check on families that have had
somebody killed by muggers.
- 612. Let's put them through the computer
and see if any of them live near this store.
- 613. People are inclined to buy groceries
in their own neighborhoods.
- 614. - Hi, Jack. Come on. Come on in.
- 615. Make yourself a drink.
- 616. Hey, what do you think?
- 617. The new paint?
- 618. - Well, it's a little hard on the eyes, but—
- Hard on the eyes? It's cheerful.
- 619. Hey, Jack. Turn it back up. I can't hear.
- 620. We got liver and spaghetti for dinner.
- 621. How do you like your liver done?
- 622. - Uh...
- Hey, no drink?
- 623. Let me make you one.
- 624. No. Dad— Listen, that's all right.
I'll get it myself.
- 625. I, uh...
- 626. I saw Carol today.
- 627. - Aren't you gonna ask how she's doing?
- I know how she's doing.
- 628. I went up to see her yesterday.
- 629. Then what the hell
are you so high about?
- 630. What the hell you want me to do,
moan and groan for the rest of my life?
- 631. How do you want your liver, medium?
- 632. Medium. I'll make it medium.
- 633. - Hey, there goes the pussy posse.
- 634. Hey, mister, got a match?
- 635. Yeah.
- 636. What else you got?
- 637. Let's see the money, man.
- 638. - You'll have to take it.
- 639. He went that way.
- 640. Who rode the ambulance with him?
- 641. I did.
- 642. Well?
- 643. - Was he talking?
- He said he cut whoever it was that shot him.
- 644. Exact words:
"I cut that motherfucker. I hit him."
- 645. Can't save him.
Too much internal bleeding.
- 646. One slug chewed up the liver.
- 647. Here.
- 648. .32's.
- 649. —city tonight,
the mysterious Vigilante is in the news again.
- 650. A little more than two hours ago,
in an 8th Avenue subway underpass...
- 651. two men were shot.
One died on the spot.
- 652. The other managed to reach
the street before he collapsed.
- 653. He died shortly afterward in the hospital.
- 654. The two men have been identified
as Joseph Roscoe Adams and George Reech.
- 655. Both had long criminal records.
- 656. The Vigilante himself
may have been wounded.
- 657. The actions of The Vigilante,
as lawless as they may be...
- 658. seem to be giving others
new attitudes toward crime in the streets.
- 659. Instead of helplessly allowing themselves
to be mugged and robbed...
- 660. a few are fighting back.
- 661. I have with me
Mrs. Alma Lee Brown...
- 662. who today successfully defended
herself against two muggers...
- 663. with an unusual weapon.
- 664. Mrs. Brown, would you tell us
how you drove off your attackers today?
- 665. MRS. BROWN".
With a hatpin!
- 666. You ever seen a hatpin?
[can't say that I have.
- 667. MRS. BROWN". Well, that's what we used
to use to hold our hats on with, ha, ha...
- 668. and I ain't got no gun
like this Vigilante fellow...
- 669. but I went to my closet, and everybody
better look out for me from now on.
- 670. Because I've been robbed too many times,
and I've had enough!
- 671. REPORTER 2'. Some of the men
building this skyscraper...
- 672. made what you might call
a citizens' arrest today.
- 673. I'll ask Andrew McCabe,
one of the foremen, to tell you about it.
- 674. Me and my crew was working
down in the hole.
- 675. One of the boys
up on the steel yelled down:
- 676. "There's a mugging going on!"
- 677. So we come out of the hole and through
the gate, and we caught this guy running.
- 678. And we roughed him up a little bit
before the police came.
- 679. REPORTER 2'. The hospital report
says the man had two broken arms...
- 680. - ... a broken jaw, and cracked ribs.
- No kidding? Jeez.
- 681. Poor guy must have fell down.
- 682. Walking distances from D'Agostino's:
- 683. Two blocks crosstown,
six short blocks uptown and downtown.
- 684. I mean, that's how far
I'd be willing to walk to a market.
- 685. Ahem. Good. Very good, Miss Gemetti.
- 686. We have 12 families living within this area...
- 687. who have suffered a death
in the family in the past three months...
- 688. from mugging, stabbing,
- 689. Two of these families
have no male members.
- 690. One family has only
an 80-year-old grandfather.
- 691. That leaves nine families.
- 692. Total number of male persons
in these families...
- 693. who are old enough to have served
in the Vietnam War, Korea, or World War 11...
- 694. comes to 14.
- 695. Wild. It's a real wild shot...
- 696. but the fact is that The Vigilante
plugged his first victim in Riverside Park...
- 697. exactly two and one half blocks
from that D'Agostino market.
- 698. Even if all these guys are clean,
we still can't ignore that coincidence.
- 699. No, sir.
- 700. Our friend lives in that neighborhood.
- 701. But, Frank, he was on a subway
with groceries five miles uptown.
- 702. There's no better come-on for a mugging
than a guy with a bagful of groceries.
- 703. Means he's got some money in his pocket
and his hands are occupied.
- 704. He might have been carrying
those groceries for hours.
- 705. I want a preliminary line
on these names.
- 706. Where they work, service record,
reputation, police record, if any.
- 707. And I want it fast.
- 708. You know, like today, huh?
- 709. It's probably having
as much effect on the total crime picture...
- 710. as putting a Band-Aid on a leper.
- 711. Wait a minute, I don't know about that, a
mugger's gonna think twice about who he hits.
- 712. Sure. They're hitting more old ladies,
- 713. Paul, how you doing?
Let me get you a drink.
- 714. Tell you one thing: The guy's a racist.
- 715. You notice he kills
more blacks than whites.
- 716. Oh, for Pete's sake, more blacks
are muggers than whites.
- 717. What do you want us to do,
increase the proportion of white muggers...
- 718. so we'll have racial equality
- 719. Racial equality among muggers?
Ooh. I love it!
- 720. He hasn't been the same
since that terrible incident.
- 721. - Who we got here?
- A guy named Paul... Kersey.
- 722. His wife was murdered
in their apartment.
- 723. Interesting detail:
The attackers, three of them...
- 724. gained entrance to the apartment
by posing as delivery boys...
- 725. from our D'Agostino's market,
where The Vigilante buys his groceries.
- 726. What else about him?
- 727. He lives alone now.
- 728. Development engineer
for the Blue Ridge corporation.
- 729. Served in Korea, medical corps.
- 730. Conscientious objector.
- 731. No police record.
Credits, reputation excellent.
- 732. Conscientious objectors
are unlikely vigilantes.
- 733. - We got a finger?
- Yeah. Over there.
- 734. Patrolman Joe Charles.
- 735. Good.
- 736. Good morning, Mr. Kersey.
- 737. Joe Charles, Mr. Kersey.
- 738. Oh, yes, of course.
- 739. How do you do? Good to see you again.
- 740. How's your daughter?
- 741. The same.
- 742. Take care.
- 743. Follow him.
- 744. Yes, I'll see to that, Mrs. Cohen.
- 745. Just a moment.
You're not residents here.
- 746. Who do you wish to see?
I'll call up for you.
- 747. No, you won't.
- 748. The district attorney will see you now.
- 749. - Commissioner.
- Frank, you know the district attorney.
- 750. - Mr. Peters.
- 751. The commissioner says
you have a pretty good suspect.
- 752. Well, he fits the bill in some respects.
- 753. We got a blood sample
from the knife...
- 754. used on him in the subway
and checked it against the sample...
- 755. I found in his apartment.
- 756. It narrows it down.
- 757. But in the balance,
he could be the man?
- 758. Yeah.
- 759. Yeah, he could be.
- 760. Frank...
- 761. Suppose this Paul Kersey is The Vigilante.
- 762. All right. Let's say that.
- 763. We don't want him.
- 764. Okay.
- 765. Inspector, on my desk, I have a statistic
red-hot out of the computer.
- 766. Mm-hm.
- 767. Mugging has gone down
by how much, sir?
- 768. From 950 a week
to 470 reported last week.
- 769. You understand
not too many people know that.
- 770. And you wanna keep it that way, huh?
- 771. Oh, no, we have to keep it
that way, inspector.
- 772. This whole city would explode.
- 773. We'd have vigilantes out in the street
killing anybody who even looked greasy.
- 774. - You can see that.
- We want this man to quit, desist...
- 775. 90 away. To stop.
- 776. So the mugging rate can go up?
- 777. If I arrest him, wouldn't that
get him off the streets?
- 778. My God, man. I don't want
a martyr on my hands.
- 779. All right. All right.
- 780. I just wanna hear you say it.
- 781. I'll try to scare him off...
- 782. but that's as far as I'll go.
- 783. That's right, Frank. Scare him off.
- 784. Scare him off?
- 785. Yes?
- 786. WOMAN". A call for you from a man
who says he's an old friend...
- 787. and wonders if you'll
recognize his voice.
- 788. Do you want the call that way,
or shall I insist upon his name?
- 789. - Okay, I'll take it.
- I'm putting you through.
- 790. - Hello?
- Is this Paul Kersey?
- 791. Yes. Who's this?
- 792. Mr. Kersey,
you're under police surveillance.
- 793. You're being watched.
- 794. Scare him off. Heh. Ha-ha-ha.
- 795. Papers! Papers!
- 796. Read all about The Vigilante!
- 797. Get your papers here!
- 798. Read all about The Vigilante!
- 799. How are you this evening, sir?
- 800. Papers! Papers!
- 801. Read all about The Vigilante!
- 802. All right, you. Get your hands up.
Come on. Hands on the car. Come on.
- 803. Spread your legs.
- 804. Okay. Turn around.
- 805. Let's see some identification.
- 806. - Where do you live?
- 33 Riverside.
- 807. Okay, Mr. Kersey. Sorry to have
roughed you up so much.
- 808. We're looking for a guy
pretty close to your description.
- 809. He's supposed to be armed, and we couldn't
take any chances. I hope you understand.
- 810. Look, if you wanna make a complaint,
I'll give you my number.
- 811. It's all right. Nobody was hurt.
- 812. - Okay, thanks. Good night, Mr. Kersey.
- 813. Okay?
- 814. Yeah.
- 815. Okay.
- 816. Went in the building about 10 minutes ago.
- 817. Went to D'Agostino's market first.
- 818. Let's check him, huh?
- 819. Go to that phone booth on the corner,
call his number.
- 820. He's up there.
- 821. Check him anyway.
- 822. Police! I need the phone.
- 823. - Who is this guy?
- He must be crazy.
- 824. He said "police."
I didn't see a badge.
- 825. I'll call them. I'll call as soon
as he gets off the phone.
- 826. - Thanks, pal.
- Yeah? Up yours!
- 827. No answer. He could be
in the shower or something.
- 828. Stay here.
- 829. - Good night, Mr. Kersey.
- Good night.
- 830. I'm supposed to meet Paul Kersey.
Has he gone up yet?
- 831. Kersey? Yes, sir. He went up and came down.
Just walked out.
- 832. - Where'd you go?
- He didn't show here, did he?
- 833. Can I ask a simple question?
- 834. Is this Paul Kersey the bird?
- 835. I ain't gonna ask any more questions.
- 836. Go home, will you? I don't need you.
- 837. Weird!
- 838. Come on down, motherfucker.
We gonna take you.
- 839. That's right, motherfucker,
and you can't go back up, either.
- 840. Come on down
and bring us the money, honey.
- 841. How much money you got, honey?
- 842. What the fuck?
- 843. Fuck!
- 844. Units in the 2-6 precinct.
- 845. A 10-34, 1-2-5 Street
and the West Side Highway.
- 846. Hey!
- 847. Fill your hand.
- 848. Huh?
- 849. Draw.
- 850. Where is he, this patrolman?
- 851. - You're Reilly?
- Yes, sir.
- 852. - I'm Ochoa.
- Yes, sir.
- 853. - You were the first man on the scene?
- Yes, sir.
- 854. - God bless you, sir.
- Never mind that.
- 855. They told me on the radio
you had to see me?
- 856. Paul Kersey.
- 857. You spoke to him
before the ambulance got here?
- 858. No, sir.
- 859. - What did you get?
- His address, sir.
- 860. Is that all?
- 861. Well?
- 862. You enter this on your report?
- 863. Not yet, sir.
- 864. Why not?
- 865. I was, uh...
- 866. waiting for instructions, sir.
- 867. You never saw it.
- 868. Yes, sir.
- 869. Oh, uh... What's your full name?
- 870. Jackson Reilly, sir. 21st precinct.
- 871. Okay. I'll remember it.
- 872. Inspector, is it true
that you have The Vigilante in there?
- 873. No.
Well, who have you got there?
- 874. Are you in charge? How is he?
- 875. Wounds are clean. Nothing vital.
We have a transfusion going on now.
- 876. Soon as we get some blood in him,
we'll sew him up again.
- 877. - Is he in there?
- 878. - All right if I go in?
- He won't be able to talk much.
- 879. - Can he hear me?
- He is conscious.
- 880. Police. I'd like to have him alone.
- 881. Good evening, Mr. Kersey.
- 882. This is your gun, Mr. Kersey.
- 883. We tried to give you a chance to get rid of it.
- 884. You wouldn't take it.
- 885. Do you hear me okay?
- 886. We have here a peculiar situation,
- 887. We find it necessary to make you a proposition
since you are not gonna favor us by dying.
- 888. You work for a company with lots of offices.
- 889. Get a transfer to another city...
- 890. and I'll drop this gun in the river.
- 891. Are we connecting, Mr. Kersey?
- 892. We want you to get out of New York.
- 893. Permanently.
- 894. Inspector.
- 895. By sundown?
- 896. There he is.
Here he comes.
- 897. Do you have The Vigilante, inspector?
- 898. - Can you give us information?
- 899. Isn't the wounded man The Vigilante?
- 900. No. He's just a mugging victim.
- 901. How do you explain the first reports
that he is The Vigilante?
- 902. False reports. It happens all the time.
- 903. Then The Vigilante's still out there?
- 904. That's right. He's still
out there on the streets.
- 905. - Let me through.
- Was he shot by The Vigilante?
- 906. The Amtrak train from
New York to Chicago has arrived on Track 8.
- 907. - Mr. Kersey.
- Paul Kersey.
- 908. Fred Brown. Welcome to Chicago, sir.
Did you have a nice trip?
- 909. Yeah, it was okay.
- 910. Good. I found a nice apartment for you.
I hope you like it. It's on Lake Shore Drive.
- 911. You have a view of Lake Michigan,
morning sun. We've got your office ready too.
- 912. There's a very good golf club,
if you play.
- 913. - Listen, I think you'll enjoy it here.
- Excuse me.