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[Yelling And Punching]
Ok, that's a print. That was great, Billy.
Ok, everybody, get...
Eddie, get up there and see what the hell's happening.
Billy, are you all right?
That thing crashed exactlywhere you were.
I know. I know.
Watch it up there!
It was an accident.
Man: Ok, that's a wrap.
Great fight, Billy. Really nice.
Be sure you get tomorrow's call sheets.
And please don't get lost
on the way to location.
Time is money, gentlemen.
Time is money. Time is money.
So, you got in here finally.
We haven't heard from you.
You know, I once knew
a super rock group in London.
Called themselves the Flight Crew.
Had brilliant potential. Brilliant.
Yeah, but they were very stubborn.
Their lead guitarist
Iost a couple offingers one night.
Just like that.
Hands and feet have been known to disappear.
Lights--they fall out ofthe sky.
All kinds ofthings happen.
has got to have all of his parts to make it.
Don't you agree with that, Billy?
Get the hell out of here.
It's, uh, getting a little late.
We'll be sitting right there
just waiting foryou to call.
But patience--that's not one of ourvirtues.
Don't be a slow learner, Billy.
Oh, you shouldn't have done that.
No, that was a very big mistake.
Woman: Will this be the song
I'll be singing tomorrow?
Will the piper be paid for the tunes
That he played by and by?
Is this the best rhyme
Major, minor, one-in-one time
Or will the tune
Fall from favor
A yesternight song
Will this be the song
I'll be singing
Billy: I'm here to take you to dinner.
Hey, Billy, can we get spaghetti tonight?
We got one more number
to get today, Ann.
Thanks a lot, Charlie.
You're messing around with my love life.
Is the boss upstairs?
Man: You're looking a little pale.
What you need is a good nourishing meal,
something that will stickto your ribs.
Ha ha ha.
You beautiful bastard.
I'll get you another one.
We're all next door.
Steiner is here.
Get right to it.
Good afternoon, Steiner.
Good afternoon, Doctor.
How was your trip to New York?
The heat was terrible. God-awful.
Not much better here. Humid.
So much for the weather report.
I'm not the only one who just arrived.
How about yourtrip to Berlin, Stick?
It went pretty much as you figured.
Now that, uh, he's the big star,
I couldn't reason with him.
He said he was pulling out.
Then he threatened me.
Oh, my, my, my, my.
The rest of it was in the papers.
That's when he committed suicide, huh?
Ha ha ha.
He just, uh, got up
and jumped out the window.
Oh, my, my.
The merger of S & S Records
with Globe has been completed,
and construction has started
on the new record pressing plant
in Buenos Aires.
But more important and more immediate
is the oncoming championship fight in Macau.
I know we're getting worldwide press.
Steiner: That and plenty more.
All the posters have been approved
and the ad campaign.
The best one we've ever had.
Looks good. Looks great.
Besides the gate and our TV rights,
it's generating the kind of international betting
we'd hoped for.
We ought to turn over about $ million.
That was the computer's readout as oftoday.
Yes, well, the fight is only weeks off..
I assume yourtraining
is going well, Carl. You look fit.
I'll be ready.
We've got a little problem in Detroit,
a couple of reluctant ball players.
Hakim, thinkyou can fly to Detroit and handle that
and be back in time forthe fight?
Figure. It's done, man.
Also, I'm afraid
we're going to have to do something about Billy Lo.
I was wondering
I was going to ask how that was going.
Well, he refuses to sign our management contract,
but that's not what bothers me now.
He's starting to shoot off. his mouth.
He's holding out.
Dr. Land: We've given him so many chances--
an amazing amount of resistance.
And then there's that girlfriend:
I went to talk to hertoday.
Her last album was on the charts
and is doing great
in Australia and France.
She says she wants to talkto Billy
about her contract before she signs.
Doctor, I thinkwe ought to squeeze a little.
Dr. Land: Yeah, let's just
squeeze a little,
wouldn't you say?
I had anothervisit today
from one ofthose syndicate men.
Did he threaten you?
Well, not exactly.
I mean, not in so manywords,
but I knew I was being threatened.
Billy, do you think it's worth holding out?
I mean, I've heard
some pretty uglythings about those guys,
Ifwe're stopped, don't do anything
that will give them
an excuse to hurt you.
Ann, I love you,
and I don't want you hurt.
Trust me to handle this.
Billy: I would like Miss Morris to leave.
I'm afraid we can't do that, Billy.
We're all in this together.
Now, would you mind
stepping out ofthe car?
No matterwhat happens,
don't get out ofthe car.
You've got until
tomorrow morning to call us.
It's the last time
we're going to ask, Billy.
Please stop it!
He hasn't got too much time.
You tell him that.
We want to hearfrom him
in the morning.
Billy, I've always been straight with you.
You don't have too many choices.
You and Ann are nothing to them.
You're just another piece of property,
just one of a couple ofthousand
of public personalities that they own all of
or a piece of.
It seems like a good thing at the moment.
Theytake care of everything--
your salary, yourtaxes.
Ifyou need in your pocket,
you've got it.
that you start to realize
what it's costing you.
I don't have to remind you about Charlie Wang.
We know the pressure they put on him,
and we know they called him in for a "talk."
The next day,
he was fished out ofthe harbor.
But going along with them isn't much better.
You've come up fast, Billy.
The pictures are grossing big all overthe world.
You're an international celebrity,
and they smell that money.
You can sign with them
and live verywell, oryou can defythem
and go to the police,
which means you won't live so well,
if at all.
Is it your advice to let them own us?
No. I just
don't want to write an obituary on you.
I like you too much,
which is my cue
to get my ass down to the bureau.
I've got a midnight deadline
I can't allow it.
It is betterto die a broken piece of jade
than to live a life of clay.
Qit. You've got enough money.
Tell them to go to hell.
Ann: I can leave this all behind.
I don't need this
ifyou don't need it.
There has to be another answer.
I've got to find one.
Ann: The Chinese opera is in town.
Maybe see your uncle.
Yeah, he just got back.
I'll go to the theatertomorrow. Good idea.
All three ofthem are leaving the restaurant.
What should we do?
Dr. Land: Don't lose them.
Steiner: Alegandre, from now on,
I want you to coordinate
all your eff.orts with the ad agency in New York.
And bythe way, what are the odds where you are now?
Well, then keep the publicity going
about Carl's rumored sprained ligament.
Don't give the impression
that the fight's going to be canceled,
just that he's in pain
and might be at a disadvantage.
You got that?
The odds are a little too heavy on Carl,
especially in London.
Yes, a good idea to even that up a bit.
Oh, bythe way,
what about Billy Lo?
He was told to call earliertoday.
He has the numberto call.
Oh, do we know where he is at this moment?
Well, we always know where he is.
Well, then a final warning,
Yes, Pasqual. You go with him.
Pasqual loves to fight, yes.
Let me use your brush. Thanks.
Man: Billy, good to see you.
Billy: Hi,John. I'm glad you're back.
Your uncle is in his room.
Billy. Come in, Billy.
Come in. Hey. Hey!
You go ahead.
It's good to see you, boy. Sit down. Sit down.
We do not see you much
since you got to be a big man.
Oh, yes, I know.
I've been running for months.
Yeah, very busy, huh?
I heard that the syndicate is afteryou.
You must be a big man.
How did you know that?
It's a small business.
I can't join them,
and I can't be forced to join.
You have just described a problem
as old as man.
You're not unique.
There is a solution
I do not think you've considered.
When you get to the top,
you understand how far it is to fall,
but ifyou think very little ofyourself,
then you can be pushed off.
and fall very easily.
What is your opinion ofyourself?
I believe I deserve to be where I am.
I've worked hard for it.
Then don't let them push.
Theywill never let you rest.
You mean kill?
Integrity can be an expensive thing.
What is the price ofyour integrity?
What are you willing to pay?
There is another person as well,
If I fight, she may be hurt.
Send her away.
Do you need help?
I know some men who can help you.
You're not allowed back here.
Get out! Get out!
Another message, Billy.
The Chinese syndicate wants to make sure
they're riding with a winner,
so they're willing to buy a little insurance.
A million and a half dollars in cash
will be arriving in Macau
just before the fight.
They're going to drop it
right on your doorstep.
Yeah, very crisp and very clean.
The cash started out in Nassau.
It's going through Tommy's bank in Mexico City
We're watching its progress.
What about Billy Lo?
What's happened there?
Nothing. Not a word.
He's not going to call.
Rebellion is contagious, Doctor.
Let's close the book.
What an unfortunate waste,
casting aside his life like that.
What a pity.
Billy: Hello, Ann. It's me.
Billy, where have you been?
I've been trying to reach you all day.
I've been worried about you.
I've been worried
about you, too, darling.
Ann, listen carefully.
I want you to meet me
on the : ferry.
You'll find me
in the passenger section.
Do you understand?
Ok. Billy, are you all right?
Yes. To tell the truth,
I feel much better now.
Billy, you've been hurt.
It doesn't matter.
Ann, I want you
to go back to the States for a while.
Leave you here?
I have to work this problem out by myself.
It would only be for a while,
a couple of months.
No way, Billy.
I can't do that.
Look, you can't help me,
but ifyou stay, I can hurt you.
Maybe you should change your name
and disappearfor a while.
I have only one scene left in this film.
I'll be dropping out of sight myself.
Billy, I can't leave you.
What are you up to?
Not a thing.
We have to separate.
Ann, I'd like to live with you a long time,
Grow old together.
Ann, On Telephone: It was very strange.
Not like him, very secretive.
It sounds like he's made a decision to run,
which would be smart.
No, I don't think he's running at all.
I think it's just the opposite.
There was a determination
about him, like he was going to fight.
Jim, I know he has a call
at the studio this afternoon.
Would you mind meeting me there?
I'm reallyworried about him.
Of course. I'll be right over.
Yeah. I got you.
Keep it together.
Ok, turn around, guys.
Let's set up for Billy's run.
Second Man: Ok, move it along.
Get ready for the reverse angle.
Let's go, fellas.
Gentlemen, these are blanks.
Only aim upward.
There's a wad of paper that comes out
and can injure someone.
[Knock On Door]
We're readyforyou, Billy.
Director: Now, I want you
to come running out ofthe building like hell.
I'll cue the guns on your leap,
and you do the fall, ok?
Ok, let's walkthrough it once.
Ann: Billy, over here.
What are you doing here?
Take her to the airport,Jim.
Billy, something isn't reading right.
Do you need help?
I'm going to break it wide open.
The police have got to get into it.
And when it explodes, I don't want Ann here.
Get her on a plane.
Here we go.
Man: Everybody settle down. Ready.
Man: Everybody settle down. Ready.
Director: Ok, ready to roll.
Ok. This is a take.
Ok, roll sound.
[Men Speaking Chinese]
Director: Hey, Billy, what's the matter?
Hey, what's happening here?
My, God! He's hurt.
Somebody call a doctor!
Don't just stand there!
The bullet fragmented
as it passed through at an upward angle,
the bone structure ofthe face.
What are his chances
of having a normal appearance?
extensive structural changes,
a great deal of scartissue.
He'll be permanently altered, of course,
but presentable, in any case.
Jim: Hey, Billy,
are you awake?
I've been talking with your surgeon.
The surgery will be tomorrow.
This is a very private hospital.
No one will know.
Then you still want
to go through with this?
The only reason I've considered this,
Mr. Lo, is the simple argument:
Should you walk upon the street,
undoubtedly there will be
another attempt upon your life.
Then you agree?
There'll have to be a complete
falsification of documents,
will have to inform the press
you've taken a turn for the worse--
Relapse. Then there's the question
of a change of identity.
A new identification
has already been taken care of.
We should tell Ann.
No one else must know.
If she knows, she could be in danger.
A public funeral? Open casket?
After all, he is a celebrity.
It'll be a very believable funeral.
They have some interesting people here.
It could be a story.
Carl: You're dead.
Come on, Ann.
Do you hear me? You're dead.
Excuse us. Thankyou.
Let us through. Easy.
Jim: No, Ann.
For $ he could have you killed.
Yes, I understand. It's cheap.
I'm glad you understand,
and I'm glad
you're pulling yourselftogether.
Oh, no. I'm not going to cry anymore.
the police would like to nail them...
but there's no wayto prove it.
Don't you understand anything??!.
Everybody looked at them,
but not one person could see anything!
from the Chinese syndicate
and the cash have arrived in Macau.
Fine, fine. Now, you sure it's a good idea,
our stopping in the sanitarium
to see this Morris girl?
She's a veryvaluable
piece of merchandise.
And ifwe can bring her into the family,
it will show
all the other would-be rebels
how complete our control is.
Woman: You go ahead. I'll see you later.
Hello, Mr. Marshall.
Hello, Doctor. How's Ann?
We're very pleased with her recovery.
It's been, um...
a long haul.
For a trauma severe enough
to bring on physical paralysis,
a -week recovery is extremely good.
Oh, well, may I go down to see her?
Absolutely. Ifyou hadn't come out,
I would have called you.
She's ready to see a familiarface.
You must understand
she's still depressed.
Is it time to go in?
Oh, I brought you a little present.
I hear nothing but good things about you.
Would a newspaperman lie?
Now I'm getting worried.
I'm feeling a lot better.
I'm able to deal with people now.
You know, maybe you should get out of here,
go back to the States when you're feeling better, hmm?
I've been thinking about that, too,
but I don't want to yet.
Not just yet.
Yes, but more important than that,
I thinkwe ought
to try to see for ourselves
what's going on in her head,
what kind of a threat
she could be to us.
I don't want to leave that to Carl
orto anybody else.
Steiner: That's the newspaperman,
Jim Marshall. You know, I've got
a hunch that one ofthese days,
we're going to have to cram
his typewriter up his ass.
It's the blonde.
Good afternoon, Miss Morris.
We haven't off.icially met,
but my name is Steiner. This is Dr. Land.
How do you do, Miss Morris?
We were informed ofyour improvement.
Oh, you are so beautiful.
What do you want?
We were just passing by.
We wondered ifwe could do anything foryou.
Is there something you might need?
There's nothing I need, ok?
Your album is doing verywell on the charts.
It's going to make lots of money.
We know, Miss Morris,
what has happened-- the terrible strain
that you have been under.
We hope that possibly
we can assist somehow.
maybe get your career moving again.
It's Dr. Land's intention to try to help you, Ann.
He could be--
Get out of here.
Get out of here!
Well, one rebel begets another.
It's the Billy Lo syndrome.
A virulent disease,
Steiner: Stick, she seemed to know you.
Yourface did something for her.
Never met her.
We have to go to Macau.
We'll see about her when we return.
What are you up to, Billy?
I'm giving myself a new face...
before and after.
I've already told you, Billy.
You're going to have a normal appearance again.
You'll see. Wait till tomorrow
when those bandages come off..
P.A.: Dr. Ferguson,
please report to the nurses' station.
Well, excuse me.
Dr. Ferguson, please report to the nurses' station.
The new Billy Lo.
Mister, can I hire you
to follow that hydrofoil?
I won't be able to stay with him
once they get out ofthe harbor.
Those hydrofoils do easy.
Where do you think they're going?
I've seen that boat in Macau a couple oftimes.
That's what I think.
Maybe we could get a head start on them.
Well, it's only an hour's ride in any case.
I know who killed Billy.
Yes.Jim, I know who killed him.
I'm not sure I heard you right.
What did you say?
They came to the hospital.
One ofthem was at the shooting.
why don't you come in,
and we'll take it to the police?
Where are you?
Did you leave the hospital?
Never mind. The police aren't the answer.
Boat Driver: Hey, mister,
is that the guy you've been waiting for?
I'll make it worth yourwhile to wait for me.
You're not going to rob a casino,
I don't want to run a getaway boat.
Will you be here, no matter how late?
I got nothing better going.
Parade, parade. Damn. What the hell?
Can't we get out of here somehow?
Back this thing up or something.
Man: There's a taxi behind us.
It will be ending soon,
and theywill move to another street.
Give them the horn.
Let's get out of here. Run over 'em.
They've been waiting
for an hour.
We were held up
by a damn fool lion dance.
Oh, boy. Huh.
Ah, well, well, well.
How do you do, Doctor? Very nice seeing you.
Dr. Land: And how are you? Sit down.
Well, maybe we don't need to even count it.
Maybe we better.
[All Speaking Chinese]
See you both at ringside.
The money's all here,
I'd be surprised if it weren't.
Where'd you come from?
How'd you get here?
Stay awayfrom me, you bastard.
Carl, come! Come!
Get him! Get him.
Steiner: Carl, duck!
Somebody take care ofthe doctor.
Steiner: Carl, let him go!
Carl, you damn fool, the fight's tonight!
Carl, come on back here, you hear me??!.
Steiner: You know, I don't understand it.
If some other organization was trying to kill you,
they'd have just picked you off.with a rifle.
Stick: I can't place him,
but there was something there
Stick is right.
There was something diff.erent about that man.
He not onlywanted to kill,
he wanted to punish me as well.
Referee: To your corner. To your corner.
One. Get back.
Get back, Miller, to your corner.
Back to your corner.
. Get back, Miller.
Ha ha ha!
They are hurting bad,
as they have throughout the early...
Kill him, Carl!
All right. Back up. Back up!
- [ Crowd Booing ] - All right. Get back. Get back.
It's going to cost you a round, Miller.
Let it go.
What must be done is being done.
Ha ha ha!
Ha ha ha!
He retained the crown
by knocking out Lo Chen
in minutes, seconds in the seventh round.
Announcer: The winner by knockout,
and still world's heavyweight champion,
[Everyone Talking Excitedly]
Carl, you won! You won!
Reporter: Tell me.
Carl, is there going to be a rematch?
Carl, are you going to fight this guy again?
Second Reporter: Carl, did he hurt you in round ?
Carl, how soon are you going to have a rematch?
Turn this way, Carl!
Will there be a rematch, Carl?
Ha ha ha!
Hey, hey, hey. Ha ha ha!
Reporter: All right. He didn't hurt you,
did he, tonight?
Gotten any complaints?
Carl: Hey! I'm just going to get a shower.
I want to be looking beautiful
forthe rest ofthese photographs.
There's plenty of champagne for everybody.
You won't get lonely.
Who are you?
This is my new girlfriend.
I'd like you to take plenty of pictures of her.
Man: Over here, honey. Over here.
Look over here at the camera, honey.
Where are you from, honey?
Who the hell are you?
Get going, fella.
Christ! Billy Lo.
Carl, you all right?
Man: Carl, what's happening? Carl?
Carl, open the door!
Man: What's the matter in there?
Open the door.
[Pounding On Door]
You lose, Carl Miller.
Man: Carl! Carl!
Man: Look at him.
[Everyone Talking At Once]
He was killed
with a hundred people outside the door.
Theyfound a wig and a face mask of an old man.
Man On Phone: Yes, sir.
And you and the rest
ofthe passive bodyguards simply
stood around, you and other people.
Isn't that true?
You saythe girl
is with the newspaperman now?
that you could have killed someone
in that state of mind.
You still think
you recognized Billy's voice?
I told you before.
I wouldn't mistake Billy's voice.
Can't you believe me?
That's one of myweaknesses.
I'm one of the world's
most gullible men.
I'll take you home.
No, no. That's all right.
I have my car right outside.
You can leave this here, ok?
She's coming back.
Dr. Land: Don't let her out ofyour sight.
And put a couple offellows
following on that newspaperman.
You two stay with Marshall.
We'll follow the girl.
Dr. Land: Steiner.
I'm now convinced that the man who attacked me
was in disguise.
The way he moved.
You know something, Doctor?
If I wasn't positive
that Billy was dead...
Did you look in the casket
at the mortuary?
Of course I looked in the casket.
He didn't look exactly the same,
but what the hell?
They never look exactly the same.
Where was he buried?
The Buddhist cemetery, Hangzhou Road.
Have him dug up.
Billy, I've heard all about it.
Ann is convinced you're alive.
I had to risk it.
I thought she was going to shoot Carl
or one ofthe others.
Well, she still may kill somebody.
I've got the gun,
but if she sits around and thinks about it,
she might get the crazies again.
Ok. I'll meet her in the school
In an hour.
Ok. If I can find her.
I'll ring you up again at :
to let you know how it went.
I wasn't going to see you again.
I didn't want you to see me.
Billy, it's all right.
You have to know that.
No. Not to me, it isn't.
Maybe later, but I have to
get used to myselffirst.
The man she's talking to has to be Billy Lo.
Yes. Well, we just had word from the cemetery,
so I'm not in the least surprised.
Now, we're sending you some help.
They're close by,
and they should be there very shortly.
Ann, you could have been killed.
You would have been
just one more life they ruined.
Go back to the States, please.
Will you do that?
Billy, I can't.
[Motorcycle Engines Rewing]
Get in your car and go!
They're still a few blocks away.
They split. She's going to her car.
Land: Where's he going?
To the other side ofthe orphanage, I think.
Let a couple fellows follow him
and take more men and pick her up.
We can use her for bait.
Call him over.
Somebodywants to talkto you.
Steiner: A little closer, Mr. Marshall.
Miss Morris was picked up tonight.
Billy's going to call you at about : .
You tapped my phone.
Tell Billyto come to the Tai Yun warehouse
in Kowloon at exactly : in the morning.
We'll let the girl go when Billy comes in,
one for one.
Why should I believe you'll do that?
Don't change the equation, Mr. Marshall.
One for one. Don't add any numbers.
Billyforthe girl. It's that simple.
Oh, and Mr. Marshall,
you should be very... very careful.
You can learn a lot in a job like yours,
but knowledge can become a terrible burden.
Jim Marshall's desk.
Is Jim there?
No. He isn't.
Oh, hold on a second. He just walked in.
- Hi,Jim. - Billy....
My phone is tapped.
Ann is being held bythe syndicate.
I couldn't get herto leave.
Have you talked to them?
Just now. Theywant an exchange--
you for her, even up,
or so they say.
You could go to the police.
No. That would
just get her killed.
What do they want me to do?
You better go over there and back them up.
You've got men overthere already.
We had a pack of men at Macau.
Here he comes.
He's inside. Let's get him.
We have to move quickly.
Billy, quick, they're across the street.
They're across the street. Hurry. Hurry!
It's barricaded. Try the windows.
Try to walk. Hurry!
Don't show yourself, no matter what you hear.
You two take the aisles.
Take the front.
Chewy, look for the others.
Take the back.
You take the back.
Take off.the helmet.
Take off.the helmet.
Where's the doctor?
Red Pepper restaurant?
I'd better alert Hakim and Pasqual.
Anybody in the warehouse?
[Yells In Chinese]
[Yells In Chinese]
How doyou like that?
Glad you could finally make it, Billy.
Goddamn it! Son of a bitch!
Will this be the song I'll be singing
Will the notes from some magical flute
Sail on into the sky?
Is this a glad song?
Makes my heart go crazy mad song?
Or will the sound turn to silence
And leave a surprising theme disremembered
To grieve us?
Will this be the song I'll be singing
Will the piper be paid
For the tunes that he played by and by?
Is this the best rhyme?
Major, minor, one-in-one time?
Or will the tune fall from favor
A yesternight song ofpast times
Will this be the song I'll be singing