Don't Come Knocking

Synopsis: Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. So he sets out to find that young man or woman. He discovers an entire life that he has missed ...
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Wim Wenders
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  1 win & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
55
Rotten Tomatoes:
43%
R
Year:
2005
122 min
$345,961
Website
25 Views

HOWARD:

Come on.

What are you telling me,

"He's not there"? He's

not in his trailer, or what?

A.D. 2:
No.

A.D.

1:
You check Craft Services?

A.D. 2:
Yes.

A.D. 1:
He's not there?

A.D. 2:
No.

A.D.

1:
How about Hair and Makeup?

He's gone, Mickey.

I'm telling you, man,

he is gone.

Well, that's interesting.

Where do you think

he's gone off to?

Because look around.

What do you see?

I see sand and

big f*cking rocks.

There's nowhere to go.

Camera's ready.

I need him now. You copy that?

Yes, I copy that. I copy--

Don't yell at me, Mickey.

I can't take that right now.

Howard, are you in there?

You are killing me, buddy.

Camera's ready,

I need you out here now.

He's not in there, man--

Shut up.

Who are you?

What do you mean, who am I?

Who are you?

Where's Howard?

Oh, my God,

don't push me

around like that.

Oh, my God.

All right,

what the f*ck is going

What Where's Howard?

Howard

Oh, Jesus. He's not in here.

A.D. 2:
I told you.

A.D. 1:
Will you shut up.

Will you shut up.

ANTHONY:

Action!

Cut! Cut! No good.

WOMAN:
Cut. Get that horse.

MAN 1:
Camera reload.

WOMAN:
Get the other wrangler.

MAN 1:
Diffuse this lens.

Let's go.

MAN 2 :

We've got a problem, Anthony.

The assistants tell us that

Howard Spence is gone. Over.

What do you mean, he's gone?

I mean he just...

disappeared.

DIRECTOR:

Disappeared?

Good boy.

Easy.

Hello?

Hello?

Hey, you want these?

Huh?

What?

You want this set of spurs?

Free, like?

Yeah.

What's wrong with them?

There's nothing

wrong with them.

If you give me your shirt

and your vest,

I'll give you that set

of spurs, okay?

We'll-- We'll swap.

I'll give you these boots too.

Okay?

My shirt

Yeah.

Is it a deal?

You'll give me the spurs?

Yup.

Yeah, I'll give you

that fancy jacket

and the chaps.

You want those?

All right. But-- But

you can't have my hat.

Because I've had this

30-some-odd years.

No, I don't want your hat.

I just want-- I just want

your shirt and vest, okay?

Is it a deal?

All right.

Ain't any good anyway.

Appreciate it.

You bet.

Warm out here.

Yeah.

Thank you. And--

And you can have

this horse too.

He's a pretty good gelding.

You must be getting

out of ranching altogether.

Yeah.

Is there a car rental place

around here?

What?

Place to rent cars?

Ain't seen any.

Uh, train?

Oh, now and then.

Well, thanks.

Appreciate it.

You bet.

Who the

f*ck is that?

Some big shot

from the bond company.

Let's go check him out.

I'd like to see Mr. Spence's

trailer, please.

Uh, his trailer?

That's right.

It's still here, isn't it?

A.D. 1:

Yes. Yes,

the trailer's still here.

Wouldn't you like

to come down, meet the

director, the producer first?

No,

I'd like to see his trailer.

His mobile home.

"Mobile."

"His mobile home."

Sure.

Right away.

I got the producers

on the line. You wanna

talk to them?

No.

Let me have

the director come down.

I'm sure he'd be more than

happy to come right on down--

I don't want to

see the director.

I don't want to see anyone.

I want to be left alone.

Is that clear?

Nice talking to you.

What a dick.

[INDISTINCT CHATTERING

OUTSIDE]

WOMAN:

I'm on my way.

There is every indication...

that Mr. Spence is engaged

in totally irresponsible,

self-indulgent, immoral

behaviour.

Not unlike many members

of his profession.

WOMAN :

Let me have 7-0-1-7...

OFFICER:

Hey, pull up there a second.

Let's see some ID.

ID? You gotta be joking.

HOWARD:
Mom?

LULU :
Howard?

LULU:
Howard, is that you?

HOWARD:
Mom?

Yeah, it's me.

LULU:

Where in the world are you?

I'm not sure.

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Sam Shepard

Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned half a century. He won 10 Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most given to any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983). Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described him as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."Shepard's plays are chiefly known for their bleak, poetic, often surrealist elements, black humor, and rootless characters living on the outskirts of American society. His style evolved over the years, from the absurdism of his early Off-Off-Broadway work to the realism of Buried Child and Curse of the Starving Class (both 1978). more…

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