- 1. She came along the alley and up the
back stairs the way she always used to.
- 2. Doc hadn't seen
her in over a year.
- 3. Nobody had.
- 4. Back then it was
- 5. bottom half of a
- 6. and a faded Country
Joe and the Fish T-shirt.
- 7. Tonight, she was all
in flatland gear...
- 8. hair a lot shorter
than he remembered...
- 9. looking just like she swore
she would never look.
- 10. Psst.
- 11. That you, Shasta?
- 12. Thinks he's hallucinating.
- 13. No, just a new package,
- 14. I need your help, Doc.
- 15. You know I have an office now?
It's like a day job and everything.
- 16. I looked in the phone book
and almost went over there.
- 17. Then I thought better for everyone if
this looks like a secret rendezvous.
- 18. Is somebody keeping
a close eye?
- 19. Just spent an hour on surface
streets trying to make it look good.
- 20. Uh...
- 21. You want a beer?
- 22. How about a beer?
You want a beer?
- 23. Yeah.
- 24. Uh...
- 25. There's this guy.
- 26. Gentleman of the
- 27. Okay, Doc.
- 28. He's married.
- 29. Some, uh, money situation?
- 30. And the wife, uh,
she knows about you?
- 31. She's seeing somebody too.
- 32. But it's not just the usual.
- 33. I think they're working
on some creepy, little scheme.
- 34. To make off with
the hubby's fortune?
- 35. Yeah, I think I've heard of
that happening once or twice.
- 36. And you want me to do,
uh, what exactly?
- 37. Is they want me in on it.
- 38. They think I'm the one who can
reach him when he's vulnerable.
- 39. Or as much as he ever gets.
- 40. Bare-ass and asleep.
- 41. I knew you'd understand.
- 42. Are you still trying to figure
out if it's right or wrong?
- 43. Worse than that.
- 44. How much loyalty I owe him.
- 45. Groovy.
- 46. All right...
- 47. emotions aside,
let's look at the rent.
- 48. How much of, uh, your rent's
he been picking up?
- 49. - All of it.
- Pretty, uh, hefty?
- 50. For Hancock Park?
- 51. You're giving him IOUs
for everything, of course.
- 52. You fucker. If I had known
you were still this bitter...
- 53. Me? I'm trying to be
professional, is all.
- 54. All right.
- 55. How much have the, uh, wifey and
boyfriend offered to cut you in for?
- 56. It isn't what you're thinking.
- 57. Don't worry.
Thinking comes later.
- 58. What else?
- 59. I'm not sure.
- 60. It sounds like they wanna
commit him to a loony bin.
- 61. Back when they
- 62. she could go weeks without
anything more complicated than a pout.
- 63. Now she was laying some heavy
combination of face ingredients...
- 64. on Doc that he
couldn't read at all.
- 65. Argh. Fuck.
- 66. Come to think of it, there'd never
been this much sorrow in her voice.
- 67. Heard you're seeing
- 68. Penny?
- 69. Some kind of junior DA?
- 70. Yeah, you think, uh, somebody down
there could stop this before it happens?
- 71. Not too many places
I could go with this, Doc.
- 72. I'll talk to Penny.
- 73. See what we can see.
- 74. Your happy couple,
they have names?
- 75. It's Mickey Wolfmann.
- 76. Who's always in the paper?
The real-estate big shot?
- 77. Yeah.
- 78. Can't tell anyone about this,
- 79. Oh.
- 80. Huh.
- 81. Deaf and dumb, part of my job.
- 82. How do I reach you?
- 83. You don't.
- 84. I moved out of my old place.
Staying where I can anymore.
- 85. Don't ask.
- 86. There's room here.
- 87. Walk me down to my car?
- 88. Someone might be watching.
- 89. - You never did let me down, Doc.
- Don't worry. I'll...
- 90. No, I mean, really. Ever.
- 91. Sure I did.
- 92. No. You were always true.
- 93. You know,
you don't have to go.
- 94. Watch your toes.
- 95. Vroom.
- 96. Doc ran through all the things
he hadn't asked Shasta.
- 97. Like how much she'd
come to depend on...
- 98. Wolfmann's guaranteed level
of ease and power.
- 99. And least askable of all:
- 100. How passionately did she
really feel about old Mickey?
- 101. - Hey, what's up, Doc?
- Hey, Denis.
- 102. What's up, man? What's
going on'? Doing all right?
- 103. Doc knew the likely reply."
- 104. "I love him. What else?"
- 105. With the unspoken footnote...
- 106. that the word these days
was being way too overused.
- 107. What you looking at?
- 108. You hungry?
- 109. Like Godzilla says to Mothra,
- 110. "Let's go eat someplace."
- 111. So when Doc and Denis
came in that night...
- 112. it Wasn't just the
usual hungry doper thing.
- 113. It was something else.
- 114. And with Neptune moving at last
out of the Scorpio death-trip...
- 115. and rising into the Sagittarian
light of the higher mind...
- 116. it was bound to be
- 117. And I thought I
knew what it was.
- 118. So...?
- 119. She stuck her head
in for a minute.
- 120. You feeling broken up?
- 121. Kind of weird seeing
her again, you know?
- 122. Yeah, I figured next time I
saw her, it'd be on the tube.
- 123. Not in person.
- 124. - Well, you'd better do something about this.
- 125. Yeah, again?
- 126. Can't tell you enough: Change
your hair, change your life.
- 127. Mm.
- 128. Mm. Well,
what do you recommend?
- 129. It's up to you.
- 130. Follow your intuition.
- 131. Hello?
- 132. Hey, Aunt Reef?
- 133. - Hello?
- Yes, honey. Make it quick.
- 134. I got a live one tonight, and
I totally fucked up my face.
- 135. Aw. Oh, okay. Mickey Wolfmann,
what can you tell me?
- 136. Powerhouse in
L.A. real estate.
- 137. From the desert to the sea.
- 138. Technically Jewish,
but wants to be a Nazi.
- 139. What's he to you?
- 140. Possible case.
- 141. Let's say I wanted to hang out
and rap with this Wolfmann.
- 142. Say it's a really bad idea.
- 143. He goes around with a dozen bikers,
mostly Aryan Brotherhood alumni.
- 144. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait.
- 145. I flunked Social Studies...
- 146. but, uh,
Jews and Aryan Brotherhood...
- 147. isn't there
something about hatred?
- 148. No. Mickey's eccentric.
More and more lately.
- 149. I'd say, stoned out of his fucking
mind since he discovered drugs.
- 150. No offense to you, Doc.
- 151. So where would I, uh,
find him? Like accidentally?
- 152. Try the Channel View Estates, his
latest insult to the environment.
- 153. The one that Bigfoot Bjornsen
does the commercials for?
- 154. - That's the one.
- 155. Maybe your old cop buddy's the one who
should be taking care of your case.
- 156. Yeah, well, I did think about
going to Bigfoot with this...
- 157. but just as I reached for the
phone, history and all, I thought:
- 158. Mm...
- 159. Well, maybe you're better
off with the Nazis. Heh.
- 160. All right, all right.
- 161. I got major liquid-liner issues.
I gotta get off now, Larry.
- 162. All right.
- 163. Morning, Sam.
- 164. Hey, man.
- 165. I don't want you paying rent.
- 166. Renfs a hassle. I wanna
see you in your own pad...
- 167. Howdy, Bigfoot.
- 168. at Channel View Estates...
- 169. Artesia's newest and grooviest
residential housing development.
- 170. No buzzkill credit checks.
- 171. No rip-off minimum down
payments. That's not your bag.
- 172. But check this out:
- 173. Fully-equipped kitchen with automatic
self-cleaning oven and breakfast nook.
- 174. Out of sight.
- 175. Attached one-car
and available two-car garage.
- 176. And best of all...
- 177. a view of the Dominguez
Flood Control Channel...
- 178. that can only be
described in two words:
- 179. Right on.
- 180. So, what's all this now?
- 181. What's up, Doc?
- 182. What“?
- 183. "Michael Wolfmann, one of Los Angeles's
most prominent real estate developers...
- 184. announced at a
- 185. he's proceeding with construction
of several housing developments...
- 186. the most immediate
to be Channel View Estates.
- 187. Hey, Doc.
- 188. Cop came around last night
looking for you again.
- 189. - Bigfoot?
- Yeah. That's the one.
- 190. Huh.
- 191. I wonder why he didn't
kick in my door like usual.
- 192. He might've been thinking about it, but said
something like, "Tomorrow's another day."
- 193. Which would be today, right?
- 194. Not if I can help it.
- 195. All right, "Wolfmann, known for
his outlandish advertising...
- 196. and aggressive style,
- 197. involved in the Southern
California real estate market..."
- 198. for the past 23
fucking years, you know.
- 199. - Morning, Doc.
- Hey. Morning, Petunia.
- 200. - I love your Afro. Uh-huh.
- Oh, yeah? Thank you.
- 201. Oh, Doc. You have someone
waiting in your office.
- 202. - Doctor.
- 203. Hey, man. Sorry to,
uh, keep you waiting.
- 204. - Dr. Sportello?
- That's right. What it is, my brother.
- 205. Peace. I'm Tariq Khalil.
- 206. Cool.
- 207. Sit down.
- 208. What's up, man?
How can I help you today?
- 209. There's this white boy I was in
the joint with. Aryan Brotherhood.
- 210. We did some business, and, uh, now
we're both out and he still owes me.
- 211. I can't tell you the details,
but it's a whole lot of money.
- 212. Mm. How about his name?
- 213. Glen Charlock.
- 214. Mm-hm. And, um, you know
where he's staying now?
- 215. I know where he works.
- 216. He's a bodyguard for this
builder named Wolfmann.
- 217. If you don't mind my asking, Mr.
Khalil, how'd you hear about me?
- 218. Sledge. Sledge Poteet.
- 219. Wow.
- 220. Blast from the past. Far out.
- 221. Yeah.
- 222. He said you helped him out
of a situation back in '67.
- 223. First time I got shot at.
- 224. If you don't mind an
- 225. you, uh, know where
this Glen Charlock works.
- 226. Why not, uh, just go over
there and look him up directly?
- 227. Well, because Wolfmann likes to surround
himself with the Aryan Brotherhood.
- 228. Day and night.
- 229. And, see, outside of Glen, I ain't
never liked the company of Nazis.
- 230. Mm-hm. So, uh, send some white
guy to get his head hammered?
- 231. - More or less.
- 232. Now when you were inside,
were you in a gang?
- 233. The Black Guerrilla Family.
- 234. And you say you did business with
who now? The Aryan Brotherhood?
- 235. Listen...
- 236. we found we share some of the similar
opinions about the U.S. government.
- 237. That's all.
- 238. I can dig.
- 239. There's something else?
- 240. Matter of fact, there is.
- 241. My old street gang.
The Artesia Crips.
- 242. See,
when I came home from Chino...
- 243. I looked for them and found
it ain't just them gone...
- 244. but the Whole
damn turf itself.
- 245. What do you mean "gone"?
- 246. Man, I'm talking not there.
- 247. Ground up into little pieces.
Seagulls picking all over it.
- 248. Man, I thought I was tripping.
- 249. Got in my car, I drove around,
came back, still gone.
- 250. Nothing. Nobody.
Just a ghost town.
- 251. With a big sign that said,
Coming to this site soon.
- 252. - With a big-ass ugly picture of some houses.
- 253. - And guess who the builder is?
- Let me guess...
- 254. Wolfmann again.
- 255. Okay. Can you show me
up here on the map?
- 256. Long,
sad history of L.A. land use.
- 257. Mexican families bounced out
of Chavez Ravine...
- 258. to build Dodger Stadium.
- 259. American Indians swept out of
Bunker Hill for the Music Center.
- 260. And now Tariq's
- 261. bulldozed aside for
Channel View Estates.
- 262. Hello?
- 263. Hi. I'm Jade.
- 264. Welcome to Chick
- 265. Take note of today's Pussy Eater's Special,
which is good all day till closing time.
- 266. - How much is it?
- Fourteen ninety-five.
- 267. Well, not that 14.95 ain't
a totally groovy price...
- 268. but I'm trying to locate this
guy who works for Mr. Wolfmann.
- 269. Oh, does he eat pussy?
- 270. Fella named Glen Charlock?
- 271. Oh, sure, Glen. He comes
in here. He eats pussy.
- 272. Well, Glen and I were in Chino around
the same time. You seen him today?
- 273. Are you a cop?
- 274. Nope.
- 275. The reason I ask is
if you were a cop...
- 276. you'd be entitled to a
free preview of our special.
- 277. Well, how about a licensed Pl?
- 278. Hey, Bambi!
- 279. Oh,
- 280. Oh, do...? Um...
- 281. Where do we, um...?
- 282. Not you, Bong Brain.
- 283. See, I thought here, where it
says Pussy Eater's Special...
- 284. is what that means is...
- 285. That's groovy.
- 286. Congratulations, hippie scum.
- 287. And welcome to a World
- 288. SORTILEGE; Well,
- 289. Like a bad luck planet
in today's horoscope...
- 290. here's the old hippie-hating
mad dog himself in the flesh:
- 291. Lieutenant Detective
Christian F. Bigfoot Bjornsen.
- 292. SAG member, John Wayne walk,
flattop of Flintstone proportions...
- 293. and that tittie evil-shit twinkle in his
eye that says "civil rights violations."
- 294. What's up, Doc?
- 295. How about your ex-girlfriend?
- 296. Shasta...
- 297. Fay...
- 298. Hepworth.
- 299. Shasta Fay Hepworth.
- 300. She is a known intimate of
Glen's employer, Mickey Wolfmann.
- 301. But do you think
that Glen and Shasta were...
- 302. F-U-C-K-I-N-G-ing?
- 303. Fucking?
- 304. Is that why you killed him?
- 305. - Bigfoot...
- How does it make you feel?
- 306. Here you are still
carrying the torch...
- 307. and there she is in the company
of all those Nazi lowlifes?
- 308. Keep doing that, Bigfoot.
You're giving me a hard-on.
- 309. Tough little wop monkey, as my
friend Fatso Judson always says.
- 310. So while suspect,
- 311. is having alleged midday nap so
necessary to the hippie lifestyle...
- 312. sorne sort of incident occurs in
the vicinity of Channel View Estates.
- 313. Firearms are discharged. When the dust
settles, we find one Glen Charlock deceased.
- 314. But more compellingly for L.A.P.D. is the
man Charlock was supposed to be guarding.
- 315. Michael Z. Wolfmann
- 316. giving local law enforcement
less than 24 hours...
- 317. before the Feds call it a kidnapping
and come in to fuck everything up.
- 318. So perhaps, Sportello,
you can help forestall this...
- 319. by providing the names of
the other members of your cult.
- 320. Cult?
- 321. No one would be stupid enough
to attempt this alone...
- 322. which suggests some kind of
Mansonoid conspiracy. Agree?
- 323. No.
- 324. Look, I've been referred to...
- 325. more than one time
by the L.A. Times...
- 326. as a Renaissance detective.
- 327. Which means I am many things.
- 328. One thing I am
not is stupid...
- 329. so purely out of noblesse oblige, I
extend this assumption to cover you as well.
- 330. What the fuck?
- 331. Hey, Saunch.
- 332. What's up, Doc?
- 333. You know you have
no case here.
- 334. So if you're gonna charge him,
- 335. Otherwise,
you have to let him go.
- 336. Remember who this is you're talking to.
That's Bigfoot Bjornsen. Renaissance cop.
- 337. I know who he is.
- 338. So, what's the beef here,
- 339. It doesn't have much to do with your
specialty, which I understand is marine law?
- 340. We got plenty of crime
on the high seas.
- 341. Okay, well, so far, we have
murder. And kidnapping.
- 342. We can work in pirates if it
would make you more comfortable.
- 343. Either Way, it's high-profile.
- 344. Yeah, but, um...
- 345. given your history of harassment with
my client, this'll never make it to trial.
- 346. No, I think we could
take this to trial...
- 347. but with our luck, you know,
the jury pool will be 99 percent...
- 348. hippie.
- 349. Unless you change the venue
to, like, Orange County.
- 350. Not as many hippies there,
- 351. Saunch, who you working for?
- 352. Clients pay me for work, Doc.
Clients pay me for work, Doc.
- 353. So?
- 354. I've decided I'm gonna
kick Mr. Sportello.
- 355. You're gonna kick him?
Well, that's assault.
- 356. I think it's police slang,
Saunch. It means "cut me loose."
- 357. I'll release the suspect
at the impound garage.
- 358. Promise?
- 359. I promise.
- 360. Apparently, a party of civilians
on some training exercise...
- 361. in anti-guerrilla Warfare.
- 362. They assumed that this
- 363. not yet open
- 364. was deserted enough to
provide a realistic setting...
- 365. for what we must assume was
only a harmless patriotic scenario.
- 366. Tragically, however, live ammunition somehow
found its way into these war games...
- 367. and tonight, one ex-prison inmate lies
slain while prominent construction mogul...
- 368. "Michael Wolfmann
- 369. - Hello?
- Hey, it's me.
- 370. Hey.
- 371. Listen, we, uh...
- 372. We sent a police academy hotshot
over to the last known address...
- 373. of Shasta Fay Hepworth.
- 374. Oh, fuck. No, not this.
- 375. Yeah, they got there,
and it was, uh...
- 376. - They looked in the window and...
- 377. What?
- 378. They tried to open the door,
and she's just, uh...
- 379. They went in and, you know.
- 380. Phew.
- 381. You know, she's gone.
- 382. Sportello, she's gone.
- 383. She's out there, man.
- 384. Out there?
- 385. What does that mean?
- 386. She's disappeared, just like Mickey.
Maybe you'd think there was a connection.
- 387. She's disappeared?
- Yeah, she's gone, man. Baby.
- 388. She's gone.
She disappeared. What...?
- 389. She went all groovy on us.
- 390. You know, Bigfoot, man.
- 391. Can we just try to be
- 392. I mean, just pretend
to be professional.
- 393. Shasta Fay Hepworth.
- 394. Fuck you.
- 395. Doc could never figure out what
Shasta might've seen in him...
- 396. besides being just about the only
doper she knew who didn't use heroin...
- 397. freeing up a lot of
time for both of them.
- 398. And it wasn't any clearer about
what had driven them apart either.
- 399. They each gradually located
a different karmic thermal...
- 400. watching the other glide
away into different fates.
- 401. Does it ever end?
- 402. Of course it does.
- 403. It did.
- 404. Hello?
- 405. Hello?
- 406. Mr. Sportello?
- 407. I got your number
from the head shop.
- 408. Down in Gordita Beach.
- 409. I'm calling about my husband.
He was a...
- 410. close friend of
a friend of yours.
- 411. Shasta Fay Hepworth.
- 412. Uh-huh.
And, um, your name is...?
- 413. Hope Harlingen.
- 414. And your husband is...?
- 415. Dead.
- 416. I'm sorry to hear that.
- 417. Do you want a cookie?
I'm all right.
- 418. So you never heard
of him or his music?
- 419. Mm...
- 420. inside the surf-sax category
he was this towering figure...
- 421. because he improvised
once in a while.
- 422. Instead of repeating the second
and third chorus note for note.
- 423. Mm-hm. Mm-hm.
- 424. Coy and I should've met cute,
but we actually met squalid.
- 425. Down at Oscar's in San Ysidro.
- 426. Oh, boy.
- 427. I had just run into this bathroom
stall without checking first...
- 428. and I already had my finger
down my throat to vomit up...
- 429. this big balloon of dope
I had just scored...
- 430. and there Coy sat, gringo digestion,
about to take this giant shit.
- 431. And we both let go
at the same time...
- 432. and there's just vomit
and shit all over the place...
- 433. and with my
head in his lap.
- 434. And to complicate things,
he had this hard-on.
- 435. Sure.
- 436. One thing leads
to another and...
- 437. We pretty much started shooting
up together on a regular basis.
- 438. Then along comes
- 439. I don't know if you have
the stomach for it, but...
- 440. This is...
- 441. what we had
her looking like.
- 442. Everybody helpfully
pointed out how...
- 443. the heroin was actually
coming through my breast milk...
- 444. Mm-hm.
- 445. but who could afford
formula, you know?
- 446. It's a long way from
where we are now.
- 447. Yeah, no, seems like
you're doing real good.
- 448. I'm a drug counselor.
- 449. - Sorry?
- A drug counselor.
- 450. Uh-huh.
- 451. Trying to talk kids
into sensible drug use.
- 452. - What do you think of my chompers?
- 453. You like them?
- 454. No... I... Yes. Yeah.
No, I hadn't noticed.
- 455. Heroin sucks the calcium out
of your body like a vampire.
- 456. If you use it for any length of
time, your teeth just go all to hell.
- 457. And that's the good part.
- 458. So listen, this thing that happened
to your husband, how can I help you?
- 459. Mr. Sportello, I don't
think Coy is really dead.
- 460. Well, did you ID his body?
- 461. No.
- 462. Whoever it was that called...
- 463. just said that one
of his band members did that.
- 464. What do you mean
"whoever called"? The police?
- 465. I mean, it's, uh,
supposed to be next of kin.
- 466. And then this deposit shows
up. Close to his disappearance.
- 467. Interesting sum.
- 468. Why would this big deposit just
suddenly appear in my account?
- 469. I went to the bank.
I talked to the bank manager.
- 470. He kept saying: "You just
lost your deposit slip."
- 471. "You just lost
your deposit slip."
- 472. And I don't lose
deposit slips this big.
- 473. Do you have a picture of Coy
I could borrow?
- 474. That, I do have.
- 475. These were perilous times,
astrologically speaking, for dopers...
- 476. especially those
of high school age.
- 477. Who'd been born, most of them,
under a 90-degree aspect...
- 478. the unluckiest
- 479. between Neptune,
the doper's planet...
- 480. and Uranus,
the planet of rude surprises.
- 481. Doc had known it to happen...
- 482. that those left behind would refuse
to believe that people they loved...
- 483. or even took the same
classes with, were really dead.
- 484. They came up with all kinds of alternate
stories so it wouldn't have to be true.
- 485. - Yeah.
- How did Coy and Shasta know each other?
- 486. She picked us up
- 487. I think Coy and her stayed in touch
somehow. I don't really know for sure.
- 488. All right, well, uh, I'll call
you when I know something.
- 489. Thank you.
- 490. See you.
- 491. Shasta had mentioned a possible
laughing academy angle...
- 492. to Mickey Wolfmann's
- 493. And Doc thought it might
be interesting to see...
- 494. how society-page superstar Mrs.
Sloane Wolfmann would react...
- 495. when somebody
brought up the topic.
- 496. If Mickey was currently being held against
his will in some private nuthouse...
- 497. then Doc's immediate chore would
be to tn] and find out which one.
- 498. Do you like the lighting?
- 499. Uh-huh.
- 500. Jimmy Wong Howe did it for us.
- 501. Luz!
- 502. The midday refrescos now,
if you wouldn't mind.
- 503. Shall we sit?
- 504. Now, your husband was planning to
endow a new wing for our facility.
- 505. He actually tendered
us a sum in advance.
- 506. Somehow, it didn't seem right
to keep the money...
- 507. while little was known
of his whereabouts.
- 508. So we'd like to
refund you the sum.
- 509. And if, and as we all pray...
- 510. when Mr. Wolfmann is heard
from again, why then, perhaps...
- 511. the process
can resume again.
- 512. We did recently endow
- 513. In Ojai.
- 514. - In Ojai?
- The Chryskylodon Institute.
- 515. Kriskleddone?
- 516. It's an ancient Indian word
that means "serenity."
- 517. Ah, of course.
- 518. Are you somehow a subsidiary?
- 519. Perhaps one of our
- 520. Mr. Riggs Warbling.
- 521. My spiritual coach.
- 522. How do you do?
- 523. If you tell us where to send the refund
and what form you'd like it in...
- 524. Small bills! With
nonconsecutive serial numbers.
- 525. Riggs! Enough.
- 526. He's always making these
terrible jokes. I'm so sorry.
- 527. Perhaps if a
- 528. simply endorsed Michael's
check back to one of his accounts.
- 529. Of course. Let us know the account
number and it's as good as in the mail.
- 530. - Let me find you a deposit form.
- 531. So this is Riggs.
- 532. The spiritual ad visor.
- 533. And there's Sloane.
- 534. Maybe not so much English rose
as English daffodil.
- 535. And this is L.A.P.D.,
busy as ever.
- 536. Protecting and serving.
- 537. Getting in some last-minute free
catering before the Feds show up.
- 538. And there's Luz,
the sexy Chicane housekeeper.
- 539. Or pretending to be?
- 540. Some kidnapping.
- 541. Doc would bet an ounce of seedless
Hawaiian and throw in a pack of Zig-Zags...
- 542. that Shane and old Riggs
here were fucking regularly.
- 543. And that this was
the BF Shasta had mentioned.
- 544. Did Shasta have a
room of her own here?
- 545. Or did they all just
cozy up together?
- 546. Holy shit!
- 547. I'm ticklish, babe.
- 548. Oh, I like that.
- 549. Keep looking.
I'm in there somewhere.
- 550. Oh, yeah?
- 551. Oh, Vicky.
- 552. Oh, Roxy.
- 553. Carol, Sloane...
- 554. Cute, huh?
- 555. My tits aren't really that big,
but it's the thought that counts.
- 556. Now, did, uh, all of you
ladies pose for these?
- 557. A guy over in North Hollywood
does custom work.
- 558. And what about that, uh,
girl that's gone missing?
- 559. Shasta?
- 560. - Yeah, she's in there someplace.
- 561. You know Mickey used to take
me in the shower to fuck?
- 562. Oh, yeah?
- 563. Uh-huh. And I never got to do
anything on that groovy bed in there.
- 564. Luz!
- 565. - Ah. Another time, perhaps?
- 566. Ooh. Black girl.
- 567. Bigfoot.
- 568. Something had been
puzzling Doc now for a while.
- 569. Namely, what, exactly, the
fuck, was with Bigfoot here?
- 570. As much as he'd like
to stay and chat...
- 571. he had a lunch date to keep
with part-time squeeze...
- 572. "Deputy DA Penny Kimball.
- 573. It was only because someone else had
canceled that she was able to pencil him in.
- 574. And Doc didn't wanna fuck up her act,
considering they were meeting in public.
- 575. Hi.
- 576. This Wolfmann-Charlock case...
- 577. Apparently, one of your
girlfriends is a principal.
- 578. I just heard that she skipped.
- 579. Let me put it to
you like this:
- 580. How close were you
with Shasta Fay Hepworth?
- 581. I've been asking myself
that very question.
- 582. It was all over years ago.
- 583. - Months? I don't know.
- 584. If you hadn't come along, who
knows how bad it might've got?
- 585. - True. You were a mess when I met you.
- And how about now?
- 586. Old times aside, have you had any contact
with her in the last, say, week or so?
- 587. Well, funny you should ask.
- 588. She called me up a couple days ago
before Mickey Wolfmann disappeared.
- 589. Told me how his wife
and her boyfriend...
- 590. were plotting to hustle
Mickey and grab all his money.
- 591. So I sure hope that you guys or the
cops or whoever are looking into that.
- 592. With your years of experience as a Pl,
would you call that a reliable lead?
- 593. I've known Worse.
- 594. Oh, I can dig.
You're just gonna ignore that?
- 595. Some hippie chick with boyfriend trouble,
brains mushed up with dope and sex?
- 596. I've never seen
you so emotional.
- 597. The lights are out.
Never seen you during the day.
- 598. You didn't tell Bjornsen any of this
when he pulled you in at the crime scene.
- 599. That's because I promised Shasta
I'd come talk to you first, right?
- 600. See if anybody at the DA could help
out with this. I tried to call you.
- 601. - Day and night. No reply.
- You tried to call me. Really?
- 602. Yeah. Look, I forgot.
I don't know.
- 603. Look,
all know is the next thing...
- 604. Shasta's missing, Wolfmann's
gone and, uh, Glen Charlock's dead.
- 605. Bjornsen seems to think you're
as good a suspect as any.
- 606. "Seems to"? Wait a minute. You
been talking to Bigfoot about me?
- 607. Doc, please.
- 608. Besides, maybe you did it.
Has that crossed your mind?
- 609. - Maybe you just forgot?
- What? Did do what?
- 610. Killed Glen Charlock.
- 611. - Kill him?
- 612. What?
- 613. How would I forget
something like that?
- 614. - Grass, and who knows what else.
- I'm only a light smoker.
- 615. - How many joints have you had today?
- Check the logbook.
- 616. Can't remember?
- 617. I don't see how my smoking has any link
to the Wolfmann-Charlock-Shasta case.
- 618. No?
- 619. Then how come Miss Hepworth
dismantled your relationship?
- 620. She had other fish to fry.
- 621. - Would you say you're still in love with her?
- 622. No.
- 623. Take off your glasses.
- 624. No.
- 625. I'm not... Wait. What is this?
- 626. Hectic week ahead for me, so unless things
heat up dramatically, I hope you understand.
- 627. Walk me back to work?
- 628. I'm Agent Flatweed.
This is Agent Borderline. FBI.
- 629. I'm with...
- I have to use the bathroom.
- 630. It's been brought
to our attention...
- 631. you had a visit from a black prison
militant calling himself Tariq Khalil.
- 632. We naturally became curious.
- 633. Let's talk upstairs, Larry.
- 634. Did I miss an episode?
- 635. I love you guys every
Sunday night, 8 p.m.
- 636. We like investigating and spending
energy on Black Nationalist Hate Groups.
- 637. It's the chronology, really. Khalil
visits your place of business.
- 638. The next day, a known prison acquaintance
of his, Glen Charlock, is slain...
- 639. Michael Wolfmann disappears and
you get arrested on suspicion...
- 640. and, somewhat mysteriously,
let go again.
- 641. Yeah. Well, have you talked to
Bigfoot Bjornsen about this?
- 642. He's real intelligent
about this kind of shit.
- 643. Mr. Bjornsen's antipathy at the
federal level is well known.
- 644. Heh. Ah,
some guys are like that.
- 645. Mm.
- So, what is it you want with me'?
- 646. Ordinarily, we're the ones
asking the questions here.
- 647. Sure thing, fellas.
- 648. But aren't we all in
the same business?
- 649. There's no need
to be insulting.
- 650. Why don't you just tell us
what Mr. Khalil had to say...
- 651. when he visited
you the other day.
- 652. Because he's privileged
and I'm a client is why.
- 653. If it has a bearing on the Wolfmann
case, then we may have to disagree.
- 654. Look, I really wish I could
help you guys out, but...
- 655. if you're so focused
on the Black Panthers...
- 656. then what's with your
interest in Mickey Wolfmann?
- 657. Is somebody playing Monopoly,
uh, with federal housing money?
- 658. Are you figuring Mickey's kidnapping
is a Black Panther operation?
- 659. They put the snatch on Mickey,
trying to prove a political point...
- 660. or maybe a nice shot
at some ransom money?
- 661. Maybe you've thought of putting that forward
as a cover story for whatever did happen.
- 662. Do you realize how thoroughly
we can fuck your life up?
- 663. Huh. Uh-huh.
- 664. Right.
- 665. Can I be frank a minute?
- 666. Why stop now?
- 667. All right. You be Dino.
You be the other guy.
- 668. And tell Penny Davis, Jr. What
a lovely day we had. Thank you.
- 669. As a COINTELPRO informant, you could
be making up to $300 a month, Larry.
- 670. Just consider that.
- 671. U.S. dollars?
- 672. And we'll throw in
a Book of Mormon.
- 673. Free.
- 674. Doc, a mysterious,
young oriental cutie...
- 675. just dropped off a package
for you at the front desk.
- 676. Well...
- 677. it's dark and lonely work, but
somebody's gotta do it, right?
- 678. JADE". Heard they cut you loose.
Need to see you about something.
- 679. I'm working weeknights at
Club Asiatique in San Pedro.
- 680. Love and peace, Jade.
- 681. P. S. Beware the Golden Fang!
- 682. I can't stay out here long.
This is Golden Fang territory.
- 683. A girl don't necessarily wanna get
into difficulties with those folks.
- 684. What is it? A band?
- 685. You wish.
- 686. I just wanted to say how sorry I
was. I felt shitty about what I did.
- 687. - Which was what again?
- I'm not a snitch.
- 688. The cops said they'd drop charges
if we put you in the scene...
- 689. which they already
knew you were.
- 690. - I'm, like, so sorry, Larry.
- Call me Doc. It's cool, Jade.
- 691. - That copper?
- Mm, Bigfoot?
- 692. He's a warped
sheet of plastic.
- 693. Mm. So was it Bigfoot who put me
on the Buenos Noches Express...
- 694. or did he subcontract it?
- 695. I missed all that, man. Last thing I
remember was eating Bambi's pussy...
- 696. and Puck Beaverton's
tattoo, like, it was pulsating.
- 697. Puck...?
What's a Puck Beaverton?
- 698. He's a baldheaded asshole with a
swastika tattoo you don't wanna meet.
- 699. We were so freaked with the BadAss Brigade
stomping in there, we didn't stick around.
- 700. There's somebody who wants to talk to you.
He thinks you can help each other out.
- 701. He's a new face. I'm not sure of his
name, but I know he's in some trouble.
- 702. I would've come by
your office, man...
- 703. but I thought there might
be unfriendly eyeballs.
- 704. Hi.
- 705. Well, is this safe
enough for you out here?
- 706. Let's light this and pretend
we came out to smoke.
- 707. - All right.
- I'm supposed to be dead.
- 708. There's also a rumor
that you're not.
- 709. That don't come as such great news.
Being dead is part of my job image.
- 710. Like what I do.
- 711. You working for these
people at the club?
- 712. I don't know. Maybe. It's
where I pick up my paycheck.
- 713. Where are you staying?
- 714. House in Topanga Canyon.
- 715. Band I used to play for,
- 716. But none of them know it's me.
- 717. How can they not
know it's you?
- 718. Even when I was alive,
they didn't know it was me.
- 719. - The sax player. The session guy.
- 720. Plus, over the years, there's
been a big turnover in personnel.
- 721. Like,
The Boards I played with...
- 722. most of them have gone off
and formed other bands.
- 723. Only one or two of
the old crew left...
- 724. and, luckily, they're suffering
from heavy Doper's Memory.
- 725. Mm.
- 726. Story is you came to grief
behind some bad smack.
- 727. You still into that?
- 728. No.
- 729. No.
- 730. I'm clean these days.
- 731. I spent my time
rehabilitating up in...
- 732. - You know, I...
- it's okay.
- 733. How can I talk about
what I don't hear?
- 734. Yeah.
- 735. The thing I wanted
to see you about...
- 736. I was wondering
if you could check on people.
- 737. A lady and a little girl.
- 738. See if they're okay,
Without bringing me into it.
- 739. It's down in Torrance. Just see
if they're still living there.
- 740. See what's in the driveway.
- 741. Law enforcement in the picture,
any details you find interesting.
- 742. All right, I'm on it.
- 743. I can't pay you right now.
- 744. When you can.
- 745. Unless you believe
information is money...
- 746. in which case,
I could ask you something.
- 747. Bearing in mind that
either I don't know...
- 748. or it's my ass
if I tell you...
- 749. what is it?
- 750. Ever heard of the Golden Fang?
- 751. Sure. It's a boat.
- 752. - A boat?
- A big schooner, somebody said.
- 753. Brings stuff in and out of the country,
but no one wants to talk about it.
- 754. Because?
- 755. That was it.
- 756. How do you know?
- 757. Saw it sail in when
I got here tonight.
- 758. I don't know what I just saw.
- 759. Me neither.
- 760. Fact, I don't even wanna know.
- 761. Okay.
- 762. Doc figured it might have
been easier to let Coy know...
- 763. that Hope and little
Amethyst were doing just fine.
- 764. But he had a rule against getting
involved in matrimonials...
- 765. "which had just
gone up in smoke...
- 766. like the Asian indica in the
joint they'd been smoking...
- 767. creating an extra layer of fog on top of
the one Doc was already standing inside of.
- 768. Meet the schooner Golden Fang,
out of Charlotte Amalie.
- 769. Where is that?
- U.S. Virgin Islands.
- 770. - Bermuda Triangle?
- Close enough.
- 771. Sizable vessel.
- 772. She has a tendency to show up
here in the middle of the night...
- 773. no running lights...
- 774. no radio traffic.
- 775. See, the problem with this vessel
is trying to find out anything.
- 776. People back off, change the
subject and get real creepy.
- 777. The owners are listed as a
consortium in the Bahamas.
- 778. Her real name isn't
really the Golden Fang.
- 779. She was originally a fishing
boat named Preserved.
- 780. Then after World War II, she
was bought by Burke Stodger.
- 781. Burke Stodger. Burke Stodger the actor?
.45-Caliber Kissoff Burke Stodger?
- 782. The movie star.
- 783. What?
- 784. He gets blacklisted because of his
politics and branded a communist.
- 785. So he takes the boat,
splits the country...
- 786. which is where your
Bermuda Triangle comes in.
- 787. Hi. I'm Chlorinda.
How can I help you?
- 788. Uh, well, I'm gonna have the
house anchovy loaf to start...
- 789. and, um,
the devil ray filet.
- 790. Can I get that deep-fried
in beer batter?
- 791. It's your stomach. What can
I get for you, little buddy?
- 792. Mm, I'll take the jellyfish teriyaki
croquettes and the eel Trovatore, please.
- 793. Okay. And to drink, gentlemen?
- 794. You'll wanna get fucked
up before this meal.
- 795. That's for sure.
- 796. I have some recommendations.
Maybe the, uh, Tequila Zombie.
- 797. - Make it two.
- All right.
- 798. Thank you.
- 799. So Burke's blacklisted, takes
the boat, splits the country.
- 800. Somewhere between San Pedro and
Papeete, the boat disappears...
- 801. till one day a
couple years later...
- 802. the boat and the
owner suddenly reappear.
- 803. - You dig?
- 804. The Preserved is in the
opposite ocean, off of Cuba...
- 805. and Burke Stodger on the front
page of the Daily Variety...
- 806. in an article reporting
his return to pictures...
- 807. in a major motion picture
called Commie Confidential.
- 808. Whoa.
So Burke's working again.
- 809. And his politics have
- 810. And the ship?
- 811. Man, they removed any traces
of soul that she once had.
- 812. It's a horror story.
- 813. Are you emotionally involved?
With the boat?
- 814. She's not just a boat, Doc.
- 815. She's much more than that.
- 816. All right.
- 817. Well,
I know why I'm so interested.
- 818. But why are you?
- 819. A story I heard the other night,
something about a smuggling angle.
- 820. And the story you heard...
- 821. did it happen to include
- 822. Not so far. Why?
- 823. According to scuttlebutt,
shortly before he disappeared...
- 824. Mickey Wolfmann was seen taking the
Golden Fang out for a three-hour tour.
- 825. Or should I say:
- 826. A three-hour tour
- 827. And, uh, was he accompanied
by his lovely companion?
- 828. Okay.
- 829. - My fucking ex, old Shasta Fay?
- I know.
- 830. I know who she is. But, Doc, I thought
you were done with all that sad bullshit.
- 831. Listen, did everybody
make it back okay?
- 832. Nobody was pushed overboard,
nothing like that?
- 833. Actually, the word I'm hearing is that Mickey
Wolfmann might not be as missing as we think.
- 834. Like gone but not gone?
- 835. Man, you're gonna love this.
- 836. The rumor is that the Department
of Justice is trying to broker...
- 837. Uh-uh-uh.
Here you go.
- 838. Thank you.
- 839. I'm hearing that the
Department of Justice...
- 840. is trying to broker
a Vegas deal for him.
- 841. Doesn't compute. Say again.
- 842. FBI stuff.
- 843. They need somebody else on
the Strip who's not Italian.
- 844. You dig?
- 845. Like Howard Hughes
when he bought the Desert Inn.
- 846. Howard Hughes was Italian?
- 847. No. They want white people.
- 848. They want white,
Anglo owners on the Strip.
- 849. Who better than
- 850. Hello?
- 851. Hello?
- 852. All right, 00¢.
- 853. So she just departed San Pedro
on board the Golden Fang.
- 854. Who?
Your ex, Shasta Fay.
- 855. Shasta's on the Golden Fang?
- 856. My friend in the DOJ
just called me, yeah.
- 857. All right, where's it going?
Out at sea some place.
- 858. Huh?
Out at sea some place and...
- 859. Yeah, where?
- 860. Not known. Not known.
- 861. Hang tight.
I'm gonna get back to you.
- 862. All right, cool. Call me...
- 863. Penny Kimball, Deputy DA.
- 864. Hey.
- 865. Who is this?
- 866. It's me.
- 867. Where did you get this number?
- 868. It's Doc.
- 869. Oh.
- 870. I thought you'd never want
to speak to me again.
- 871. Mm. Didn't, uh...
- 872. I didn't mind
talking to the FBI.
- 873. Am I in trouble?
- 874. I don't know. Are you?
- 875. It's an awful nice night
out here at the beach.
- 876. Hmm.
- 877. But you're a dirty,
- 878. What would a nice clean girl
like me do with you?
- 879. Well, you could, uh...
- 880. bring your soap
and clean my feet.
- 881. No, thank you.
- 882. But then again,
I could bring you a pizza.
- 883. I can hear your pants growing.
- 884. So...?
- 885. I'll be there in an hour.
- 886. And wash your feet first.
- 887. problems for which
- 888. Freedom.
- 889. Heavy on the "dumb."
- 890. The moral and spiritual crisis in
the universities would still exist.
- 891. The destructive activists
of our universities...
- 892. That's the best thing
I've heard all day.
- 893. You want one?
- 894. Nixon downplayed the
- 895. inherent in the New
Year's bombers' attack.
- 896. When he catted on the Vigilant California
to take back cities and universities...
- 897. he was interrupted
by a heckler.
- 898. Hey! Tricky Dick! Fuck you!
- 899. You listen to me when
I say that to you!
- 900. Fuck you!
Fuck everybody in the family!
- 901. Now, what the fuck?
- 902. He's identified as unemployed
UCLA student Rick Doppel.
- 903. Who?
Oh, Doppler? That's no hippie.
- 904. That's Chucky.
- 905. Yeah? Is it a friend of yours?
- 906. MAN 2-. Secret Service took
the man for questioning...
- 907. Everybody knows Chucky.
- 908. If he's not at the Hall of Justice,
he's down at the Glass House.
- 909. A snitch?
- 910. An informant, please.
- 911. And he only works
with the Red Squad.
- 912. Whoa. So, what's he...? Why is he screaming
and yelling like that at Nixon again?
- 913. Now that he's been on TV, he has
instant and wide credibility.
- 914. Police can infiltrate him
into any group they want to.
- 915. Bastards.
- 916. - Do you love me?
- Any group.
- 917. Hmm...
- 918. A snitch. A spy. A weasel.
- 919. And dang...
- 920. if it ain't a resurrected tenor
sax player, working undercover.
- 921. But for who?
- 922. These patriotic pals of President
Nixon called Vigilant California?
- 923. Some other unseen hand?
- 924. Now, who am I again?
- 925. You're the photographer.
- 926. And the name of the magazine
is...? Stone Turntable.
- 927. Mm-hm.
- 928. (Joy's band, The Boards, were currently
renting a place in Topanga Canyon...
- 929. from a bass player turned
record company executive...
- 930. which trend watchers took as further
evidence of the end of Hollywood...
- 931. if not the world,
as they had known it.
- 932. Doc and Denis hadn't dropped
acid for years in this town...
- 933. without picking up some
kind of extrasensory chops.
- 934. And truth was, since crossing
the doorsill of this place...
- 935. they couldn't help noticing
what you would call an atmosphere.
- 936. Thank you.
- 937. Ooh.
- 938. What are you doing here?
- 939. I drove up with Bambi. She
heard Spotted Dick were here...
- 940. so I had to come along
and keep her out of trouble.
- 941. She's possessed. She's got Spotted
Dick posters on the walls...
- 942. sheets and pillow cases,
T-shirts, souvenir roach clips.
- 943. All right,
she's keen on the Dick.
- 944. It's 24 hours a day. She's got
Spotted Dick albums on stereo.
- 945. Okay, yeah, now listen.
- 946. I'm looking for that guy that I met
at Club Asiatique the other night.
- 947. - He's here.
- Yeah? Where?
- 948. - He's in the kitchen.
- The kitchen?
- 949. Hey, before you leave.
Can I get a ride with you?
- 950. - This place is freaking me out.
- 951. Okay.
- 952. Good evening, Larry Sportello,
Stone Turntable magazine.
- 953. - Smedley, Spotted Dick, keyboards.
- 954. Was it possible that
at every gathering...
- 955. Concert, peace rally,
love-in, be-in and freak-in...
- 956. where, up North,
back East, wherever.
- 957. some dark crews had
been busy all along...
- 958. reclaiming the music,
the resistance to power...
- 959. the sexual desire
from epic to everyday...
- 960. all they could sweep up, for the
ancient forces of greed and fear.
- 961. "Gee," he thought,
"I don't know."
- 962. Hey.
- 963. Hi.
- 964. Hi there.
Remember me, Larry Sportello?
- 965. Stone Turntable magazine?
- 966. You, um, asked me to, uh,
look into that, um...
- 967. vehicle.
- 968. - What?
- The vehicle?
- 969. Yeah, what was the make and
model that you looked at again?
- 970. You were asking about
that older type VW...
- 971. with the hearts
and blue birds and...
- 972. Any replacement parts?
- 973. None I could see.
- 974. What about street legal?
- 975. Was it any hassles
- 976. Didn't seem to be any...
- 977. - You saw Hope?
- Yeah, for a minute.
- 978. She's okay.
- 979. Looks like she's been
staying clean too.
- 980. How'd she do it?
- 981. I don't know. She's, uh,
back teaching is all she said.
- 982. You know, public health, drug
awareness, something like that.
- 983. - Where?
- Where? I don't know.
- 984. She didn't say.
- 985. It doesn't matter.
- 986. No way I could ever
go back to them.
- 987. All right, man. Look,
you can't go back to them?
- 988. Who? Because what? Why?
- 989. Because it would be my ass
and my family's too.
- 990. It's like a gang. It's like once
you're in, you're in for life.
- 991. Did you know that
when you signed up?
- 992. All I knew was we couldn't do each
other any good staying together.
- 993. The baby looked like shit,
getting worse every day.
- 994. We were just getting fucked up
and sitting there and saying:
- 995. "Well, we gotta do something.
- 996. You're dragging us down,
- 997. Listen, I'm not asking you
to give away any secrets here.
- 998. But I think I saw you on the
tube at a rally for Nixon.
- 999. And your question is,
Which side am I on?
- 1000. Yes.
- 1001. Well, you know,
these people here have money.
- 1002. It's not like those Bible freaks that go up
and down the beach, like, screaming at you.
- 1003. They really wanna help.
- 1004. I thought it was something
good to do for my country.
- 1005. Stupid as that sounds.
- 1006. But what I really
found out was...
- 1007. they just wanna, like, use us
and keep the membership in line.
- 1008. "My country, right or wrong"
with Vietnam going on...
- 1009. it's just fucking crazy.
- 1010. Suppose your mom was on smack.
- 1011. MY mom?
- 1012. Yeah, what would you do?
- 1013. - You know, wouldn't you try to help her?
- Yeah. I think...
- 1014. Are you saying that the U.S.
is somebody's mom?
- 1015. And she's, um, strung out?
- 1016. - I'm trying to...
- On what?
- 1017. On sending people off to die
in jungles for no reason.
- 1018. Something wrong and suicidal
about that that she can't stop.
- 1019. Mm...
- 1020. And Vigilant California, or whoever it
is you're working for, wouldn't buy that?
- 1021. I don't belong here, man.
- 1022. I do get the feeling you'd
rather be someplace else.
- 1023. Yeah. Back where I
was would be nice.
- 1024. See, if I did just
run a fast check...
- 1025. and happened to find some angle
that you haven't thought of...
- 1026. Listen, nothing personal, but there's
too much you haven't thought of.
- 1027. Man, I can dig. You're trying
to chase me off of this.
- 1028. Whatever it is that you're caught inside,
I'm out here on the outside of it.
- 1029. And I can, you know, move in
ways that you may not be able to.
- 1030. Shh. How'd the baby look?
- 1031. Oh, man. A sweetie pie.
- 1032. - She looked good?
- 1033. - No sign of them little kid blues?
- "Little kid blues"?
- 1034. No, that happens.
They get that.
- 1035. Yeah. No, none I could see...
- 1036. You saw it a little bit.
I blew this solo, man.
- 1037. Listen, who set you
up with these people?
- 1038. Where did it come from?
- 1039. I mean, come on. Gimme a glimpse here,
man. Who set you up with these people?
- 1040. When I first
- 1041. I realized how often people asked
questions they already know the answers to.
- 1042. They just wanna hear
it from another voice.
- 1043. Like one outside their head.
- 1044. You better find Shasta Fay.
- 1045. Shasta Fay.
- 1046. Thanks for the lift, boys.
- 1047. See you around. Jade. Jade.
- 1048. You said in your note,
"Beware of the Golden Fang."
- 1049. Why am I supposed
to beware of a boat?
- 1050. They're an Indochinese
- 1051. A vertical package.
- 1052. They grow it, bring it in, step on it, run
stateside networks of local street dealers...
- 1053. and take a separate
percentage off of each operation.
- 1054. So you're dealing smack?
- 1055. No, but they use Chick Planet
as a front to launder money.
- 1056. See you around.
- 1057. Reluctant, maybe even
a tittie desperate...
- 1058. Doc figured he had
to go visit Bigfoot now.
- 1059. On principle, he tried to spend as little
time around the Glass House as possible.
- 1060. AH this strange alternate cop
history and cop politics...
- 1061. Cop dynasties,
cop heroes and evildoers...
- 1062. saintly cops
and psycho cops...
- 1063. cops too stupid to live and
cops too smart for their own good.
- 1064. Insulated by secret loyalties
and codes of silence...
- 1065. from the world they'd
all been given to control.
- 1066. Bigfoot's native element.
The air he breathed.
- 1067. The big time he'd been so crazy to get
away from the beach and be promoted into.
- 1068. Then why so grumpy, Bigfoot?
- 1069. Doc remembered dimly
a story from long past.
- 1070. A rumor about a
partner of Bigfoot's...
- 1071. who'd been shot and killed a
while back in the line of duty.
- 1072. And ever since then,
the story went...
- 1073. Bigfoot had worked alone.
- 1074. I hope this won't be another one of those
unabridged paranoid hippie monologues...
- 1075. I seem obliged
to sit through.
- 1076. So, what if someone dies,
but is resurrected?
- 1077. Not, at first glance,
a matter for Homicide.
- 1078. So who around here
- 1079. Bunco Squad, usually.
- 1080. Does that mean the L.A.P.D. believes every,
uh, return from the dead is some kind of con'?
- 1081. You're dead, you're dead.
Are we talking philosophy?
- 1082. That there is Coy Harlingen,
the stiff in question.
- 1083. That was taken last night.
- 1084. Remind me Why I
give a shit again?
- 1085. He worked for the department
as a snitch...
- 1086. not to mention some patriotic
badasses known as Vigilant California.
- 1087. They may have been in on the
raid at Channel View Estates.
- 1088. Remember that place, Bigfoot?
- 1089. All right.
- 1090. All right,
I'll look into it personally.
- 1091. Sometimes, it's just about
doing the right thing.
- 1092. Who are you?
- 1093. Clancy Charlock.
- 1094. Glen Charlock's sister,
- 1095. Sister.
- 1096. "Saster." Ha, ha.
- 1097. I'm so sorry about your,
- 1098. Glen was a shit.
- 1099. Bound to have his series
- 1100. That don't keep me from wanting
to know who his killer is.
- 1101. Goodness.
Did you talk to the police?
- 1102. They talked to me.
Some smart-ass named Bigfoot.
- 1103. He seemed less concerned with Glen's murder
than Mickey Wolfmann's disappearance.
- 1104. But he's a fan of
yours all right.
- 1105. Said you might
be able to help.
- 1106. Did he now?
- 1107. Did you hear the Wolfmann's working
on a way to give away all his money?
- 1108. Why would he wanna do that?
- 1109. He was on a guilt trip, man.
- 1110. Doing tons of acid
and peyote and...
- 1111. Just got to a point.
He felt bad...
- 1112. about making people pay
for cheap houses.
- 1113. Are you gonna keep holding on to
that tank or you gonna marry it?
- 1114. He wanted to build this place
in the desert...
- 1115. where people could come and live
for free, called the Arrepentimiento.
- 1116. Uh-huh. Arrepentimiento.
- 1117. And now,
what's that mean again?
- 1118. Spanish for "sorry
- 1119. Uh-huh.
- 1120. Um...
- 1121. Do you think that, urn...
- 1122. you know, maybe your
brother was just, um...
- 1123. you know, doing his job
to try to prevent, um...
- 1124. whoever it was from
putting the snatch on Mickey?
- 1125. That's way too
- 1126. Sounds like somebody objected
to Mickey's big giveaway.
- 1127. Mm.
- 1128. The, uh, Wife?
- 1129. Business partners? Um...
- 1130. Puck Beaverton.
- 1131. He had the duty that
day to guard Mickey.
- 1132. But changed shifts with Glen
at the last minute.
- 1133. Puck Beaverton.
Interesting fellow, I hear.
- 1134. He's a major-league asshole.
- 1135. Mm. Sounds like you dated.
- 1136. Him and his roommate.
- 1137. Two at a time?
- 1138. That's my preference.
- 1139. Well, you know where I might be
able to find this, uh, Puck fella?
- 1140. Dropped out of sight
after Glen's murder.
- 1141. Set sail.
- 1142. Heh. "Set sail"?
Like on a boat?
- 1143. - I don't know. Maybe.
- 1144. If you find him,
you'll let me know?
- 1145. Well, urn, perhaps we should continue
this conversacion someplace else.
- 1146. I've got a date.
- 1147. Thank you.
- 1148. Oh, and Miss Charlock.
- 1149. I just need your contact
information from you.
- 1150. - Sure.
- Okay. Here's a pen.
- 1151. Hey, Glance...
- 1152. did Glen ever mention
one of Mickey's ladies...
- 1153. who goes by the
name of Shasta?
- 1154. The girl who's gone missing?
- 1155. - That's her.
- 1156. She was in love with him.
Deeply in love.
- 1157. Oh, Shasta and Doc lived
together for a short while.
- 1158. Oh.
- 1159. Bummer.
- 1160. Well, as someone who's been
down this particular exit ramp:
- 1161. You can only cruise the
boulevards of regret so far.
- 1162. Then you gotta get back up
onto the freeway again.
- 1163. Yeah.
- 1164. Good luck.
- 1165. See you.
- Bye now.
- 1166. SHASTA". I wish you
could see these waves.
- 1167. It's one more of these places a voice from
somewhere else tells you you have to be.
- 1168. Remember that day
with the Ouija board?
- 1169. I miss those days...
- 1170. and I miss you.
- 1171. Nothing was supposed
to happen this way, Doc.
- 1172. I'm so sorry.
- 1173. You don't remember
the Ouija board, do you, Doc?
- 1174. It had been one of those
prolonged times of no dope.
- 1175. You think it knows
where we can score?
- 1176. Ask.
- 1177. Just do it by
yourself like that.
- 1178. Nobody had any. Everybody was desperate
and suffering lapses of judgment.
- 1179. Eight-4-2-9-3.
- 1180. - It's a phone number!
- 1181. It's ringing.
- 1182. Howdy, dopers.
We've got whatever you need.
- 1183. And remember: the sooner you get over
here, the more there'll be left for you.
- 1184. So come on down to 4723 Sunset
Boulevard. You better hurry.
- 1185. Okay, I'm sorry,
who is it that I'm talking to?
- 1186. She hung up.
- 1187. She's screaming at you: "Stay
away! I'm a police trap!"
- 1188. Aw, there's a problem
with Ouija boards.
- 1189. Shasta!
- 1190. That board sure did its work.
- 1191. They didn't score any dope that day,
but somehow, suddenly, it didn't matter.
- 1192. It was weird that in the
limited space of a postcard...
- 1193. Shasta should have chosen to
remember that one day in the rain.
- 1194. It had stuck with Doc too-...
- 1195. even though it was late
in their time together...
- 1196. when she was already
halfway out the door.
- 1197. Hey, Denis?
- 1198. Denis, I'm-a go look around.
- 1199. Wanna wait in the car
or come cover my back?
- 1200. I was gonna try to go find
a pizza. Is that okay?
- 1201. Now you recall this is stick
shift, not automatic and so forth?
- 1202. It's easy as pie, Doc.
- 1203. Mm.
- 1204. Good afternoon. Mm...
- 1205. This is the address they gave me
at Club Asiatique in San Pedro.
- 1206. Just here to pick up a package
for the management.
- 1207. Hello, this is Xandra
from front desk.
- 1208. We have a pickup
- 1209. Follow me.
- 1210. Dr. Blatnoyd will
see you in a moment.
- 1211. So you have some ID,
- 1212. Mm-hm.
- 1213. I don't know what this is.
What is it?
- 1214. It's oriental or something.
Is it Chinese?
- 1215. Well, I figured, uh,
you being Chinese...
- 1216. What?
What are you talking about?
- 1217. The Golden Fang?
- 1218. It's a syndicate.
- 1219. Most of us happen
to be dentists.
- 1220. A syndicate of dentists set
up long ago for tax purposes.
- 1221. All legit.
- 1222. Where did you tell Xandra
you were from again?
- 1223. Uh...
- 1224. Oh...
- 1225. Why, you're another one of those
hippie dope fiends, aren't you?
- 1226. My goodness. My goodness me.
- 1227. Here for a little perking up,
- 1228. Dig it.
- 1229. It's from Darmstadt.
- 1230. Lab quality.
- 1231. I try not to do any dope I
can't pay for, is what it is.
- 1232. No, no, on the house! In fact, maybe I'm
gonna even join you for one little moment.
- 1233. Well, just to be sociable.
- 1234. There you go.
- 1235. Doctor, I think there's a problem
with the couch in your office.
- 1236. And bring that bottle.
- 1237. What do you think
of my chompers?
- 1238. Heroin sucks the calcium out
of your body like a vampire.
- 1239. If you use it for any length of
time, your teeth go all to hell.
- 1240. And that's just the good part.
- 1241. Doc!
- 1242. DOC?
- 1243. Dr. Rudy, I'm back.
- 1244. You're not Dr. Rudy.
- 1245. You're not Dr. Rudy.
- 1246. That's at Japonica, ain't it?
- 1247. Japonica Fenway?
- 1248. Imagine meeting you here.
- 1249. Doc rooted through the city
dump that was his memory...
- 1250. recalling that Japonica here had been a
pretty open-and-shut runaway daughter case.
- 1251. Hardly worth daily scale...
- 1252. let alone the extravagant bonus
her father, Crocker Fenway-...
- 1253. had insisted on paying when Doc
finally brought Japonica back home.
- 1254. So, what have you been up to?
- 1255. Escaping, mostly.
- 1256. And I escape real good.
- 1257. Escaping what?
- 1258. Chryskylodon. This, like, booby
hatch my parents keep sending me to.
- 1259. "Booby hatch"?
- 1260. - Up in Ojai?
- You know it?
- 1261. Shakes a tambourine.
- 1262. Ooh.
- 1263. Dr. Rudy!
- 1264. Okay. All right.
- 1265. Japonica, you promised me.
Did you not promise me?
- 1266. - What are you doing here?
- I escaped again for you.
- 1267. Oof! Woo-hoe!
- 1268. Look at the greedy little
hippie. Snorting away, are you?
- 1269. - Your parents know you're here?
- 1270. The Fenways? They were
heavy-duty South Bay money...
- 1271. and led lives of unusually high
density and often incoherence.
- 1272. Her father, Crocker, also known as
the Dark Prince of Palos Verdes...
- 1273. Was a lead lawyer at the
office of Voorhees-Krueger...
- 1274. who had given Doc
his first paying gig as a Pl.
- 1275. Man, like, I'm sorry.
- 1276. Denis, what is it this time?
That's my steering wheel?
- 1277. - I don't know how to drive.
- Aw, man, I thought you said you...
- 1278. Hey.
- 1279. Smile Maintenance Chick.
- 1280. How lovely.
- 1281. Miss Fenway may appear
a little psychotic today.
- 1282. Groovy.
- 1283. What?
It's groovy being insane, man.
- 1284. Where you at?
- 1285. It's not groovy to be insane.
- 1286. Japonica here has been
institutionalized for it.
- 1287. Okay, come on now, Denis. We've gotta
figure out a way back to the beach.
- 1288. If you need a ride,
I'm heading that way.
- 1289. Huh? Uh...
- 1290. Cop friendly, everything
cool with your ride?
- 1291. Brake lights,
license plate, so forth?
- 1292. A-okay.
- 1293. Mind if I tag along with you guys?
Contingencies of the road and so forth?
- 1294. That's a good idea. Maybe we should do
more of that, tsk, tsk, for the road?
- 1295. Yes. Yeah. You want some?
- 1296. Excuse me.
- 1297. Come on.
- 1298. What's in that bag you're
stuffing under Doc's seat?
- 1299. Pay no attention to that bag.
It'll only make everybody paranoid.
- 1300. Though he may have
- 1301. from a life of dark and
unspecified hippie horror...
- 1302. apparently restoration
to the bosom of her family...
- 1303. had been enough to really
drive her around the bend.
- 1304. Oh, fuck!
- 1305. - Fucking assholes!
- Easy, easy.
- 1306. Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! I can't...
- 1307. - Okay, we are so fucked! I got...
- Nice and easy.
- 1308. Christ, Christ. Some...
- 1309. Are you the Great Beast?
- 1310. No, no, that's a policeman.
- 1311. You were driving
without your headlights.
- 1312. But I can see in the dark.
- 1313. Perhaps you shouldn't
be driving, then.
- 1314. - I'm gonna need to see all your IDs.
- What is this all about, sir?
- 1315. Any gathering of three or more
civilians is considered a possible cult.
- 1316. What?
It's Charlie Manson again?
- 1317. Criteria includes reference
to the Book of Revelation...
- 1318. males with
- 1319. and endangerment
through inattentive driving...
- 1320. all of which
has been exhibited.
- 1321. - Oh, I don't think so.
- Man, listen.
- 1322. This is a Mercedes.
It's only painted one color.
- 1323. Y'all hang tight. That
should count for something.
- 1324. Good point.
Okay. All right.
- 1325. Okay, okay. Oh, God, I'm actually
gonna have a heart attack.
- 1326. Actually my heart is
racing like a little...
- 1327. What?
- Yes, sir?
- 1328. I'm gonna hand these in...
- 1329. and as long as there aren't
any wants or warrants...
- 1330. you won't hear any more about this.
- Thank you, officer.
- 1331. Thank you, sir.
- 1332. - Here you go, Blat. Dr. Rudy.
- No, that's yours.
- 1333. - And Japonica here.
- That's beautiful.
- 1334. Denis, take this.
- 1335. This one is Denis's.
- 1336. Idiots Unlimited.
- 1337. Oh, yeah, I'm in an evil
mood myself tonight.
- 1338. What can I do?
- 1339. Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, DDS...
- 1340. has perpetrated his last
root canal, I'm afraid.
- 1341. Hablo inglés, man.
What's that-J? He's dead?
- 1342. They found him next to a
trampoline in Bel Air...
- 1343. with a fatal neck injury.
- 1344. So far no witnesses,
no motives, no suspects...
- 1345. apart from you.
- 1346. Mm, not me. Why me?
- 1347. You were observed in
- 1348. Both of you riding in a vehicle
full of drug-crazed hippies.
- 1349. Yeah, well, you know...
- 1350. the owner of
- 1351. is a very well-respected, um, you
know, lawyer down in Palos Verdes.
- 1352. And his daughter was driving.
She offered me a ride.
- 1353. And cops didn't even
give her a ticket.
- 1354. You know, Blatnoyd was
her friend, not mine.
- 1355. Go to bed.
- 1356. I'm working.
Why am I gonna go to bed?
- 1357. I think it's time we
had one of our chats.
- 1358. Uh...
- 1359. All right. Yup.
- 1360. So with this Coy
- 1361. on the face of it...
- 1362. it's one more OD,
one less junkie, case cleared.
- 1363. And on the not face of it?
- 1364. Why, what do we have here?
- 1365. Why don't you pick a card?
- 1366. Any card.
- 1367. These are field
- 1368. See if you find anything
that looks familiar.
- 1369. Card tricks.
- 1370. No.
- 1371. Mm.
- 1372. Puck Beaverton.
- 1373. Excellent choice. One of
Mickey Wolfmann's bodyguards.
- 1374. Interesting fellow, I hear.
- 1375. Sheriff's people ran into him
at the Venice home...
- 1376. of the dealer that sold
Harlingen the smack that killed him.
- 1377. Or didn't kill him.
- 1378. Wait, so, what was Puck doing
at Coy's dealer's place?
- 1379. The interesting thing
about this overdose...
- 1380. is that Leonard James
Loosemeat a.k.a. El Drano...
- 1381. was known for this
3 percent product...
- 1382. yet the report says what killed
him was pure China White Number Four.
- 1383. Like, from the whole-seller?
Whoever's bringing it in?
- 1384. I seem to recall that some years ago,
just before he went into Folsom...
- 1385. Beaverton used to work
for this loan shark...
- 1386. Adrian Prussia.
- 1387. Fucking zoinks!
I know Adrian Prussia.
- 1388. I know him from my
- 1389. He's a bad man. Used a baseball
bat. You know, he's sick.
- 1390. And Coy's dealer, El Drano...
- 1391. also happened to be
Prussia's steady customer.
- 1392. So maybe Puck was there
on Adrian's behalf.
- 1393. What do you think?
- 1394. I think you and Adrian have a
history you're not sharing with me.
- 1395. Got it, lieutenant!
- 1396. You got it, lieutenant.
- 1397. Pancakes aren't quite as good as my mother's,
but what I really go for here is the respect.
- 1398. Respect.
- 1399. You didn't get enough of that
from your mom.
- 1400. You probably imagine that I have a
lot of status up in Robbery-Homicide.
- 1401. I mean, who could blame you
for thinking that.
- 1402. The reality, however...
- 1403. no Cielo Drive for Bigfoot.
- 1404. No TV movie rights
or book deals for Bigfoot.
- 1405. I mean, even the extra
work is drying up.
- 1406. God help us all.
- 1407. Dentists on trampolines.
- 1408. You know, Dr. Blatnoyd had
puncture wounds on his throat...
- 1409. consistent with bites from
canines of a midsize wild animal.
- 1410. That's what the
coroner told me!
- 1411. Swallow that!
- 1412. Listen, that's mighty Weird,
- 1413. Okay? Because Blatnoyd was
a partner in a tax dodge...
- 1414. that calls itself
The Golden Fang Enterprises.
- 1415. You didn't happen to get the, uh, SID to test
those neck punctures for gold or nothing?
- 1416. I shouldn't think
there'd be much trace.
- 1417. Gold is all but chemically inactive, as you
might have learned in chemistry class...
- 1418. if you hadn't been ditching all
the time to score dope, Sportello.
- 1419. Every contact leaves traces.
- 1420. It would sure be ironic,
is all I'm saying...
- 1421. if Blatnoyd was bit to
death by a golden fang...
- 1422. or, like, even better,
like, two golden fangs?
- 1423. I don't see why any of this
would be material.
- 1424. Because it's the Golden Fang.
- 1425. - It's the decedent's tax shelter. So, what?
- No, man, it's not a tax shelter.
- 1426. It's something, Bigfoot,
man, much more, more vast.
- 1427. This wouldn't be just more of your
paranoid hippie bullshit, would it?
- 1428. Look, have the lab check
for traces of copper.
- 1429. Not the kind that goes stumbling all over
the crime scene contaminating evidence.
- 1430. More like copper the metal.
- 1431. You see, gold teeth are
never made with pure gold.
- 1432. Dentists like to
alloy it with copper.
- 1433. If you hadn't ditched forensics class to go
steal hubcaps to plant on some innocent hippie...
- 1434. you might have known that.
- 1435. Oh, you feel like a
cop almost, don't you?
- 1436. Good day.
- 1437. Okay, it's coming!
- 1438. So where to?
- 1439. A place up in Ojai
- 1440. Chryskylodon?
- 1441. "Animal tooth."
- 1442. Ancient Indian word,
Sortilège? It means "serenity."
- 1443. I minored in the Classics. It's
not Indian, it's Ancient Greek.
- 1444. It means "animal tooth
made out of gold."
- 1445. You're doing good, Doc.
- 1446. - Thanks, Lège.
- 1447. Owing to Governor Reagan's shutdown of
most of the state mental facilities...
- 1448. the private sector had been given
carte blanche to pick up the slack.
- 1449. Soon, in fact, becoming a standard
California child-rearing resource...
- 1450. for kids like that
old Japonica Fenway.
- 1451. Mr. Sportello.
- 1452. - Dr. Aubrey Threeply.
- Oh, how do you do?
- 1453. - So good to see you.
- Nice to see you.
- 1454. - Welcome. Welcome.
- Thank you.
- 1455. Would you...? Sorry. Would you
like to use the facilities?
- 1456. You already used the bathroom? Before
we take a tour of the facility?
- 1457. This is my colleague
Dr. Lily Hammer.
- 1458. - Mr. Sportello.
- How do you do?
- 1459. Thank you.
- 1460. Please join us.
- 1461. This is our
- 1462. Our Chenin blanc comes from
the institute's own vineyard.
- 1463. Hands steady as a rock
today I see, Kimberly.
- 1464. So happy you noticed,
- 1465. - More soup?
- Yes, if you know what's good for you.
- 1466. Have you been with us before, Mr.
Sportello? I know I've seen your face.
- 1467. Mm. First time I've been down here. Normally,
I don't get much south of South City.
- 1468. And abnormally?
- 1469. What?
- 1470. Well, I only meant that with any number
of qualified facilities in the Bay Area...
- 1471. why even bother coming
all the way down here to us?
- 1472. Mm...
- 1473. My clients believe that
Ojai is a planetary chakra.
- 1474. Chryskylodon's motion
- 1475. Now showing the Burke
- 1476. All Burke, all day,
24 hours of Stodger.
- 1477. people's museum.
And I warn you once more...
- 1478. This place is a lie.
- 1479. This is particularly
popular with the patients.
- 1480. These marvels?
- 1481. This! This was not
invented by a Russian.
- 1482. The man's name was Bell!
Alexander Graham Bell!
- 1483. And he was an American!
- 1484. Get that, comrade.
- 1485. Everything on this table
is as phony as the town.
- 1486. The rotten system
you call communism.
- 1487. It was occurring to Doc now...
- 1488. something Jade said once
about vertical integration...
- 1489. that if the Golden Fang can
get its customers strung out...
- 1490. why not turn around and sell
them a program to help kick?
- 1491. Get them coming and going.
- 1492. Twice as much revenue.
- 1493. As long as American life was
something to be escaped from...
- 1494. the cartel could always be sure of
a bottomless pool of new customers.
- 1495. Any questions?
- 1496. Is that a swastika
on that man's face?
- 1497. Um, no, it isn't.
- 1498. That's an ancient Hindu symbol
meaning "All is well."
- 1499. - It brings good fortune, luck and well-being.
- 1500. What do you mean?
- 1501. Only that it looked
like a swastika to me.
- 1502. Well, he isn't a regular
employee of the Institute.
- 1503. Perhaps you should pay
no attention to that man.
- 1504. What the fuck?
- 1505. encapsulated in
the charming phrase:
- 1506. Which means, of course,
"You must be very tired."
- 1507. Which brings us to the institute's
own Zen garden imported from Kyoto.
- 1508. But each textured pebble,
each grain of white sand...
- 1509. was transported and reassembled
here exactly in place...
- 1510. by a team of some of our
more obsessive patients.
- 1511. Mickey.
- 1512. Mickey.
- 1513. Mickey.
- 1514. Hello, little hippie.
- 1515. How are you?
- 1516. Uh...
- 1517. What are you doing here?
- 1518. They're helping me.
- 1519. They're helping me wake up
from my bad hippie dream.
- 1520. Well, what'd you dream about?
- 1521. I dreamed I gave
away all my money.
- 1522. Yeah.
- 1523. Who brought you here?
- 1524. My friends.
- 1525. Who are your friends? The FBI?
- 1526. I spent my Whole life...
- 1527. I spent my whole life
making people pay for shelter.
- 1528. And all along,
I didn't realize...
- 1529. I didn't realize it was
supposed to be for free.
- 1530. For free.
- 1531. Where's Shasta?
- 1532. What? Tell me,
did she come with you?
- 1533. Is she here?
- 1534. Mickey,
where the fuck is Shasta?
- 1535. Go away, little hippie.
- 1536. Go away.
- 1537. "A new casino, a hotel,
25,000 square feet...
- 1538. nine dining places,
race and sport booking...
- 1539. shopping, a spa,
local swimming pools...
- 1540. and a wedding chapel.
- 1541. Wolfmann hopes to attract
many Hollywood celebrities."
- 1542. 1-Adam-12, handle code 3.
- 1543. We don't have much to go on. Just
the broadcast Barrett put out.
- 1544. He was ambushed by two male
Negroes, possibly on foot.
- 1545. He thinks he wounded both of
them, but we can't be sure.
- 1546. Far as I know,
we have two units, code 100.
- 1547. Aw, Bigfoot, you're adorable.
- 1548. I'm sure I got them.
Both of them.
- 1549. The rest of us can
shake the area on foot.
- 1550. Johnson, you and your partner stay here and
preserve the scene for the investigators.
- 1551. Let's go.
- 1552. Hi, Shasta.
- 1553. Hi, Doc.
- 1554. Well, either I'm on
the time machine...
- 1555. or you're back.
- 1556. I've been away.
- 1557. - Where you been?
- Up north.
- 1558. Family stuff.
- 1559. Anything been
happening down here?
- 1560. Your friend in the, uh,
- 1561. Oh, that's all over.
- 1562. He's back with Sloane and
the kids. And so what'?
- 1563. Mm-hm.
- 1564. You know you got a load of people
out looking for you, Shasta.
- 1565. Well, here I am.
- 1566. CI-'est la vie-.
- 1567. "C-'est la vie."
- 1568. Que se fucking sera sera.
- 1569. Something like that.
- 1570. Well, I like your necklace.
- 1571. Can't be good.
- 1572. Mm-hm.
- 1573. Yeah, word is your
girl's back in town.
- 1574. DOC". Oh, yeah?
Well, that's news to me.
- 1575. Where you been?
- 1576. No place I'd recommend.
- 1577. Any developments
on the Coy Harlingen matter?
- 1578. Like you give a shit?
- 1579. Any of them include Prussia or Beaverton
or any of the fuckers that I've given you?
- 1580. All right, forget that.
- 1581. Any results on
those fang marks?
- 1582. Coroner's people got very upset with
me for suggesting more lab work.
- 1583. Well, I just thought it'd be a
helpful tip to a fellow professional.
- 1584. - You know?
- Oh, really? How's that, Sportello?
- 1585. Yeah, when your own, um,
hearing comes up.
- 1586. What are you suggesting?
- 1587. One county supervisor with a bug up his ass
is all it takes to bring you down, Bigfoot.
- 1588. This is Mrs.
- 1589. and if that is one more sociopathic
"special employee" of my husband...
- 1590. I will thank you to stop
harassing him on his day off.
- 1591. It's Sportello.
- 1592. Oh, Sportello. Doc Sportello?
The Doc Sportello?
- 1593. So we meet at last.
- 1594. Mr. Moral Fucking
- 1595. Have you any idea of the
therapist bills around here...
- 1596. for which you are
- 1597. - The department picks up a little.
- Oh, the department?
- 1598. Yeah, after a deductible that
would choke a fucking horse.
- 1599. All right, you know,
he called me.
- 1600. I fail to understand your spineless response
to that dirty, hippie piece of shit.
- 1601. Would you get the fuck up?
- 1602. Get the fuck up, Christian.
- 1603. Christian, get the fuck up!
- 1604. - Now, Christian, please!
- 1605. And would you stop acting like a beaten
dog. I ask you for one fucking day a week.
- 1606. No...
- 1607. What kind of girl do you need,
- 1608. Maybe a thing for one
of those Manson chicks?
- 1609. Well, thing is that...
- 1610. depends on what...
- 1611. Are you sure you
wanna be doing that?
- 1612. Submissive, brainwashed, horny, little
teeners who do exactly what you want...
- 1613. before you even
know what that is.
- 1614. You don't have to say a word out
loud. They get it all by ESP.
- 1615. Your kind of chick, Doc?
- 1616. You the one that's been
stealing my magazines?
- 1617. What would Charlie do?
- 1618. Well, probably not this.
- 1619. Listen,
I'm sorry about Mickey.
- 1620. Mickey.
- 1621. Mickey could have taught all you
swinging beach bums a thing or two.
- 1622. He was just so powerful.
- 1623. Sometimes he could almost
make you feel invisible.
- 1624. Fast.
- 1625. Brutal.
- 1626. Not what you'd call
a considerate lover.
- 1627. But we adored it about him.
- 1628. Me...
- 1629. and Sloane and Luz.
- 1630. It's so nice to be made to feel
invisible that way sometimes.
- 1631. Mm.
- 1632. And guys just love to
hear shit like this.
- 1633. He'd bring me to lunch
in Beverly Hills.
- 1634. One big hand wrapped
around my bare arm...
- 1635. steering me blind
down those bright streets...
- 1636. into some space
where it was dark and cool.
- 1637. You couldn't smell any food,
- 1638. He had tables full of them.
- 1639. They'd all be drinking...
- 1640. in a room that could
have been any size.
- 1641. And they all knew Mickey.
- 1642. They wanted, some of them...
- 1643. to be Mickey.
- 1644. He might as well have been
bringing me in on a leash.
- 1645. He kept me in those
- 1646. never allowing me
to wear anything underneath.
- 1647. Just offering me up
to whoever wanted...
- 1648. to stare...
- 1649. or grab.
- 1650. Sometimes, he'd fix me up
with some of his friends...
- 1651. and I'd have to do
whatever they wanted.
- 1652. Why are you telling me this?
- 1653. I'm sorry, Doc.
- 1654. Do you want me to stop?
- 1655. If my girlfriend had run off to
be the bought-and-sold whore...
- 1656. of some scumbag
- 1657. I'd just be so angry,
I don't know what I'd do.
- 1658. No.
- 1659. I'm even lying about that.
I know what I'd do.
- 1660. If I had the faithless little
bitch over my lap like this...
- 1661. This doesn't mean
we're back together.
- 1662. Mm.
- 1663. Of course not.
- 1664. You didn't get this
necklace up North, hmm?
- 1665. I went on a boat ride.
- 1666. Like a three-hour tour?
- 1667. They told me...
- 1668. I was precious cargo that couldn't
be insured because of inherent vice.
- 1669. What's that?
- 1670. I don't know.
- 1671. - Hmm?
- Kiss me.
- 1672. "inherent vice," in a
marine insurance policy...
- 1673. is anything that
you can't avoid.
- 1674. Eggs break...
- 1675. chocolate melts...
- 1676. glass shatters...
- 1677. and Doc wondered what that meant
when it applied to ex-old ladies.
- 1678. What's on your mind, Doc?
- 1679. Besides the usual?
- 1680. I don't know.
- 1681. I'm like, you know...
- 1682. working myself into a
brain freeze here, Lège.
- 1683. Well, put it another way:
- 1684. What's gonna nag at you
in the middle of the night?
- 1685. What's gonna nag at me
in the middle of the night?
- 1686. Little kid blues?
- 1687. Saxophone players?
- 1688. You know, whatever...
- 1689. he meant to do... Coy, you
know, mistakes aside, and...
- 1690. Nobody deserves to go through life
without seeing their daughter.
- 1691. That don't sit well with me.
- 1692. Then go get them.
- 1693. Put it on your desk.
- 1694. - Whoa. What are you doing here? Yeah.
- 1695. Wanted to see if you were free for
dinner. I didn't mean to freak you out.
- 1696. Are you all right?
- 1697. Am I?
- 1698. Should I call security?
- 1699. No, Rhus.
- I don't think we need...
- 1700. This is the one I was
telling you about.
- 1701. Yeah?
- 1702. You know your pals
have Mickey Wolfmann?
- 1703. What? The FBI? I mean, we
suspected, but we couldn't prove it.
- 1704. Well,
I saw him in their custody.
- 1705. - You saw him?
- 1706. Would you be willing
to let me depone you?
- 1707. - Sure would.
- You would?
- 1708. What is it?
- 1709. You, me, a tape machine, maybe
another DDA to witness it.
- 1710. - All right, I need something from you though.
- 1711. I need to look up
- 1712. That's it? That's no big deal.
We do that all the time.
- 1713. What, you break into officially
sealed records all the time?
- 1714. Grow up.
What's the name on the file?
- 1715. Adrian Prussia.
- 1716. As if looking for something
he didn't want to find...
- 1717. it became clear as vodka
you keep in the Icebox...
- 1718. that, whatever the connection between
the L.A.P.D. and Adrian Prussia...
- 1719. he might as well have been working
for them as a contract killer...
- 1720. doing deeds for them they
couldn't do for themselves.
- 1721. Time after time, he was pulled in,
questioned, arraigned, indicted, no matter.
- 1722. Somehow the cases
never quite got to trial...
- 1723. each being bargained down
in the interest of justice...
- 1724. not to mention Adrian,
who invariably walked.
- 1725. And one of those deeds
appeared to be labeled...
- 1726. " the justifiable homicide" of
one of the L.A.P.D.'s very own:
- 1727. Vincent Indelicato.
- 1728. Otherwise known as...
- 1729. Bigfoot's partner.
- 1730. Bigfoot.
- 1731. Bigfoot's partner?
- 1732. Fucking Bigfoot's partner?
- 1733. Oh, fuck.
- 1734. Bigfoot's air of possessed
melancholy now began to make sense.
- 1735. This was mourning, all right.
- 1736. And it was deep.
- 1737. This your new partner,
- 1738. Want a banana, Adrian? Bend over
and I'll stick it in for you.
- 1739. Fuck you and fuck your banana.
- 1740. Oh, man, oh, man.
- 1741. Never be surprised at the levels
of disrespect within the L.A.P.D.
- 1742. But this was downright nasty,
not to mention unprofessional.
- 1743. This bond between partners was nearly
the only thing Doc had ever found...
- 1744. to admire
about the L.A.P.D.
- 1745. You know, there's places
you don't wanna go, Doc.
- 1746. Go back to the beach.
- 1747. You smell like a
- 1748. So here's Doc.
- 1749. Midnight, pitch-dark...
- 1750. can't remember whether they
drained the pool or not...
- 1751. but, hey,
what the fuck's it matter?
- 1752. He bounced once, twice...
- 1753. and then off the end of the
board in a blind cannonball...
- 1754. down into old karma
with Adrian Prussia...
- 1755. who had not only
shot at him once...
- 1756. but threatened him with a Carl
Yastrzemski Special baseball bat.
- 1757. All this leaving
Doc to wonder:
- 1758. "Where's the partner
to watch my back?"
- 1759. Far out, man.
- 1760. Right.
- 1761. Psychedelic.
- 1762. Done.
- 1763. So you're here about...?
- 1764. Good question.
- 1765. Uh...
- 1766. Wait a minute.
This is bullshit.
- 1767. I remember you.
- 1768. You're that kid from Fritz's
shop out in Santa Monica, right?
- 1769. Yeah.
- 1770. So, what you up to these days?
- 1771. Or did you go into
- 1772. PI.
- 1773. Heh. They gave you a license?
- 1774. So who sent you here?
- 1775. - Mm. Uh...
- Who are you working for today?
- 1776. All on spec.
All on my own time.
- 1777. Wrong answer.
- 1778. How much of your own time do
you think you got left, kid?
- 1779. I was just about to ask.
- 1780. Howdy, Puck.
- 1781. Do I know you?
- 1782. I don't think I do.
- 1783. I don't know, you must remind me
of someone I ran into someplace.
- 1784. My mistake.
- 1785. I have a busy day ahead...
- 1786. and I know nothing...
- 1787. of any of this.
- 1788. What are you doing here?
- 1789. I was just, uh,
talking to Adrian.
- 1790. Mm.
- 1791. It's these, uh...
- 1792. various cases
I'm working on.
- 1793. And, uh...
- 1794. mm, Glen Charlock...
- 1795. and, uh,
- 1796. and, uh...
- 1797. where'd...
- 1798. you...
- 1799. get that“?
- 1800. That necklace...
- 1801. it looks funny on you.
- 1802. Big man, small necklace.
- 1803. Acid invites you
through a door.
- 1804. PCP opens that door...
- 1805. shoves you through it...
- 1806. slams the door
- 1807. and locks it.
- 1808. Special treat for you today,
- 1809. Just got it in a shipment...
- 1810. of pure Number 4.
- 1811. Ain't a white guy's
finger laid on it...
- 1812. between the
- 1813. and your own
- 1814. Just let me step out here...
- 1815. and I'll go get you some.
- 1816. Don't go away now.
- 1817. Puck!
- 1818. Pucky!
- 1819. Did I hit you?
- 1820. Bigfoot?
- 1821. What the fuck?
- 1822. Did you take care
of them okay, Doc?
- 1823. You fucking lunatic!
What is this?
- 1824. I'm in enough shit personally
with the captain...
- 1825. and I've seen you on
the range. Nice work.
- 1826. What are you...?
- 1827. And that there, is that
what I think it is? Huh?
- 1828. There's one of or two of them. There's
more. Enough left for evidence.
- 1829. Man, Bigfoot, I saw the movie.
- 1830. As I recall, that character
comes to a bad end.
- 1831. Put the gun away, Doc.
- 1832. - What?
- The gun. Put it away.
- 1833. This is the Golden Fang
you're about to rip off, man.
- 1834. The fully fucking weird outfit
that kills people.
- 1835. That's according to your own
delusional system. Get in the car.
- 1836. Get in the car!
- 1837. Where are we going?
- 1838. We had to impound
your car again.
- 1839. It was parked illegally...
- 1840. in front of Adrian's.
- 1841. Psst.
- 1842. Doper's ESP, Doc.
- 1843. Doper's ESP.
- 1844. Oh, no.
- 1845. Bigfoot, you motherfucker.
- 1846. Okay, Doc, you have what looks to be
a 20-kilo inconvenience in your trunk.
- 1847. And Bigfoot, no doubt, putting
out word to that effect.
- 1848. And once again,
you're the bait.
- 1849. Hello?
- 1850. It's sure been a long time.
- 1851. And your name was?
- 1852. This is Crocker Fenway.
- 1853. Japonica's dad?
- 1854. Oh...
- 1855. What happened this time?
- 1856. You have something that belongs to some
people I represent, and they'd like it back.
- 1857. Oh. So you're a
principal in all this?
- 1858. It's only because of me and our
small transaction over Japonica...
- 1859. that you're still alive.
- 1860. Ever so grateful, sir.
- 1861. So, what do we do?
- 1862. I suppose someone wants their,
- 1863. Back'?
- 1864. Why don't we meet this evening at 6:00
at my club, The Portola, in Elysian Park.
- 1865. Mm-hm. Is there a dress code?
- 1866. A jacket and tie, if possible.
- 1867. I'll see you then.
- 1868. Mr. Sportello.
- 1869. Mr. Fenway.
- 1870. To a peaceful...
- 1871. resolution.
- 1872. How's the family?
- 1873. Japonica's...
- 1874. doing fine,
if that's what you mean.
- 1875. You know...
- 1876. I think I saw old Japonica the
other day at my doctor's office.
- 1877. You ever run across a dentist
named Rudy Blatnoyd?
- 1878. The son of a bitch who until
recently was corrupting my daughter?
- 1879. Yes,
I do seem to recall the name.
- 1880. He perished in a trampoline
accident, didn't he?
- 1881. L.A.P.D. aren't so sure
it was an accident.
- 1882. And you'd like to
know if I did it?
- 1883. What possible
motive would I have?
- 1884. Just because the
man preyed on...
- 1885. an emotionally
- 1886. Forced her to engage
in sexual practices...
- 1887. that might appall even a
sophisticate like yourself?
- 1888. Does that mean I'd have any
reason to see his miserable...
- 1889. pedophile career
come to an end?
- 1890. What a vindictive person
you must imagine me.
- 1891. Mm...
- 1892. Mm, I did suspect he was fucking his
receptionist, but what dentist doesn't?
- 1893. It's some oath they all
take in dentist school.
- 1894. Anyhow, it's a long way from
strange and weird sex, isn't it?
- 1895. What about when he forced
my girl to listen...
- 1896. to original cast albums of Broadway
musicals while he had his way with her?
- 1897. Or the tastelessness
of the decor...
- 1898. of resort hotel
rooms he took her to...
- 1899. during endodontist
- 1900. The wallpaper.
- 1901. The lamps.
- 1902. Japonica's of legal age now,
- 1903. In a father's eye,
they're always too young.
- 1904. To the matter at hand.
- 1905. Those I represent are prepared to offer
you a generous compensation package...
- 1906. for the safe return
of their property.
- 1907. Suppose it didn't have to be
in the form of money.
- 1908. Well,
money would be a lot easier.
- 1909. There's a saxophone player
named Coy Harlingen.
- 1910. He's been working undercover for different
anti-subversive outfits, including the L.A.P.D.
- 1911. And he's come to feel lately that
he made the wrong career choice.
- 1912. It lost him his family,
- 1913. And like you,
he only has one daughter.
- 1914. Please.
- 1915. Okay. Well, he wants out.
- 1916. And I think I can
square it with the heat.
- 1917. But there's this other bunch,
- 1918. And, well, whoever's
running them, of course...
- 1919. My guess is they'd prefer he not
disclose any confidential information.
- 1920. Last thing he'd ever do.
- 1921. Your personal guarantee?
- 1922. I'll go after him myself
if he tries anything.
- 1923. Then we have a deal.
- 1924. That's all you wanted?
- 1925. No money now? Are you sure?
- 1926. Well, now, how much money would I have to
take from you so I wouldn't lose your respect?
- 1927. It's a bit late for that,
- 1928. People like you lose all claim to respect
the first time they pay anybody rent.
- 1929. Well, I may not be
- 1930. and for sure, not as much
into revenge as you folks are...
- 1931. but if you're jiving
with me, my man...
- 1932. I say to you:
- 1933. Hmm?
- 1934. So where we gonna
do this handoff?
- 1935. Don't know much about history
- 1936. Don't know much biology
- 1937. Don't know much
about science books
- 1938. Golden Fang operatives,
12 o'clock. Fast approaching.
- 1939. Look sharp.
- 1940. And I know that
if you love me too
- 1941. What a wonderful
world it would be
- 1942. Don't know much
- 1943. Don't know much trigonometry
- 1944. All right,
you got the keys in here?
- 1945. Don't know what a
slide rule is for
- 1946. But I do know,
one and one is two
- 1947. And if this world
could be with you
- 1948. What a wonderful
world this would be
- 1949. Now, what's all this?
- 1950. It's a credit card.
Don't hippies have them?
- 1951. Yeah, I must've meant that why
is your mother handing me this?
- 1952. - It's not for you.
- Ah. Uh...
- 1953. You're supposed to tell him: "Well
done. Welcome back to the main herd.
- 1954. Safe journeys."
- 1955. That's journeys, plural.
- 1956. "Well done. Welcome back to
the herd. Safe journeys."
- 1957. Okay,
I guess I can remember that.
- 1958. What are you looking at?
- 1959. What?
- 1960. So you guys been working
for the Golden Fang long?
- 1961. Okay.
- 1962. Sassy, little girl.
- 1963. There's nothing? All right.
- 1964. Everything's cool.
- 1965. I'm officially off everybody's
payroll. Burke Stodger just called me.
- 1966. You're a dangerous hombre.
- 1967. Drive.
- 1968. You all right?
- 1969. I'm nervous.
- 1970. Yeah.
- 1971. You know what the Indians say.
- 1972. - You saved my life...
- 1973. now you're
responsible for it.
- 1974. No, man. No, that's not true.
- 1975. Some hippie made that up, man.
- 1976. You saved your own life, man.
Now you get to live it.
- 1977. Baby!
- 1978. Yet there is no avoiding time.
- 1979. The sea of time.
- 1980. The sea of memory
- 1981. The years of promise gone
- 1982. Of the
- 1983. only to have that claim jumped
by evildoers known all too well...
- 1984. and taken instead...
- 1985. and held hostage to the future
we must live in now, forever.
- 1986. So who got her?
- 1987. Department of Justice.
- 1988. So, like, uh,
justice was served?
- 1989. That's exactly right, Doc.
That's exactly right.
- 1990. May we trust this blessed ship
is bound for some better shore.
- 1991. Risen and redeemed.
- 1992. Where the American fate
mercifully failed to transpire.
- 1993. Don't get up.
- 1994. Bigfoot. Man...
- 1995. You smashed down my door?
- 1996. Come on.
- 1997. After a long and busy day
of civil rights violations...
- 1998. I found myself in the neighborhood
and compelled to drop in.
- 1999. Just to check and see the current state
of affairs of my old stomping grounds.
- 2000. Seeing as your effort to keep
lines of communication had been...
- 2001. “limited.
- 2002. To say the least.
- 2003. Well, I've been busy.
- 2004. Trying to figure out which side of
the Zig-Zag paper's the sticky side?
- 2005. Give it to me.
- 2006. Listen.
- 2007. - I'm sorry about last night.
- I'm sorry about last night
- 2008. You?
- 2009. Why should you be sorry?
- 2010. Weird.
- 2011. Uh...
- 2012. Are you okay, brother?
- 2013. I'm not your brother.
- 2014. No,
but you could use a keeper.
- 2015. Remember that day?
- 2016. The Ouija board set us off
into that big storm?
- 2017. This feels the
same way tonight.
- 2018. Just us.
- 2019. Together.
- 2020. Almost like being underwater.
- 2021. The world...
- 2022. everything...
- 2023. gone someplace else.
- 2024. Just figured it was
Sortilège setting us up.
- 2025. No.
- 2026. Her Ouija board and...
- 2027. - She knows things, Doc.
- 2028. Maybe about us
that we don't know.
- 2029. This don't mean
we're back together.
- 2030. Of course not.