A Night in Old Mexico

Synopsis: Forced to give up his land and his only home, cantankerous Texas rancher Red Bovie isn't about to go quietly to the dismal trailer park that's all he can now afford, and instead goes off with his grandson Gally - son of his long-estranged son Jimmy - for one last wild and woolly adventure during a night in Old Mexico.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Emilio Aragón
Production: Phase 4 Films
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


Hey, JayQue, how you doing man?

Everything okay?

Bring it here.

Let me see the money first.

Look man, here's the money.

Now bring that stuff over here.

Now he needs new

head is what he needs.

He ain't nothin' but

a pair of ears right now.

- So where are we going now, man?

- What?

How about Mexico?

We should go and shave now Mr Bovie.

We want to look nice when we get there.

I don't give a good goddam

how I look when we get there.

- Oh now really?

- Yeah.

Mr Bovie go shave.

You know first impressions count.

You're the one who ought to go shave.

You look like Adolf Hitler with

that little mustache you got.

What the hell are you doing?

Hey I want those.

I suggest you buy some new ones.

Oh yeah.

But nobody's but God gonna

see me in my underwear!

You know these homes are

closer than you might think.

I'm sorry you son of a b*tches

ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

Taking a poor old man's

land like this, you know?

I hope you're pleased, cause what you're

doing up there I ain't gonna look at you.

Son of a b*tches.

Mama's too.

My God!

Sorry, excuse me. But this

isn't the Bovie ranch, is it?

Well it was. Now it's

Rancho Vista Estates.

Rancho Vista Estates.


Can I help you?

Are you Mrs Bovie?

I'm Arnez Liepig.

Stealth & Loud Real Estate.

You see, I'm looking for Red Bovie.

Well, he is around here somewhere.

He is seeing me tell him to get in here.

We got to go.

You let 'em take away

my cattle, my horses...

and now my land.

Every damn thing I ever cared

about... gone, thanks to you.

Thank you, Sir.

Thank you.

Yeah so, you just gonna have to

find somebody else to pick on, see.

Had it.

I've had it with you.

Had it, you understand?

Took my land momma, every inch of it.

Yes, ma'am.

I love you too momma!

Alright, one, two and three

and go...

On the other hand,

expecting might want to do better

by me than you been doing already.



So I'll give you one more chance.

Here's the deal, mister.

Either you're on my

side from here on out,

or you can just go and take my brain

to scatter up there in goddam rafters.

It's up to you, okay.

Thy will be done...

this day.

Give me a sign.

Any sign will do.

Yeah, any sign.

Can't help but be curious!

Which way you decided?

Oh! Christ!


What in the hell?

Hey... damn boy.

You alright?

- Get up!

- Yes, sir, I think so.

- What's going on in there?

- Nothing.

None of your damn business.

Sir, I'm Gally.

Gally Bovie.


Gally Bovie.

I'm... well sir,

I'm your grandson.

Bullshit, you're my grandson!

Yes sir, I am.

James Bovie is my father.

Jimmy Bovie is no son of mine.

He was but he got ideas run off from

home one day when I wasn't looking.

Now what do you want?

Well, sir nothing. Really I was

just passing through you know.

I thought I'd stop by and

see the old home place.

And say hello since we never met.

- Yeah, hello, how are you doing?

- I'm just fine, thank you.

- How are you?

- Goodbye. Adios.

You know, my father was right.

He said you were

disagreeable old bastard.

He may have said that to you, but by God,

he never had the guts to

say it to me, not to my face.

Let me tell you something boy,

your daddy grew up in this place,

same as mine, same as my daddy

before me and my granddaddy before him.

Now this is Bovie land, you hear me?

Bovie land.

We had the whup the goddam

Red Indians to get this land

and then turn around and had to

whup the goddam mission to keep it.

You see, now this is Bovie land, by God.

Bovie land you sons of b*tches.

And your daddy, he just run off.

Mr. Bovie, it's time to go.

Go get it lighted up.

- Come on.

- Yes ma'am.

Moments ATA.

Yes, I know them.

Bad guys those two cabron.....

See maybe they will come this way.


Sure I will take a look for you.

Well, how did you lose your ranch?

It's a damn conspiracy.

The bank loaned me money on cows and

God told it not to rain. I was ruined!

Slow down.

Yeah, what good money do?

That is yours.

I don't live in no damn tin can.


You'll make some good friends

here Mr Bovie, you'll see.

Now this is all you can afford.

I ain't going in.

Not me. No.

No, ma'am.

Oh, don't be timid.

Come on now. Let's go.

Get your damn hand off my Cadillac.

Jesus Christ!

Slow down, please slow down.

- I want some singin' and dancin'.

- Singing, dancing? What?

- And a woman. I want a woman.

- A woman?

You going with me, boy? You

going with me? Speak up!

- You going? Yes or no?

- Yeah... I'll go with you.

- Slow down. Slow down.

- Good.

Are we going to drink all this beer?

Whatever it is I reckon, yeah.


So this, this woman, well she

lives out here somewhere?

What woman?

I don't know about a damn woman.

You said you wanted a woman.

Yeah I do, I want a woman.

Singing and dancing.

Just where exactly are we going?

About 200 miles, this way.

In old Mexico.


No I can't go to Mexico.

Why not? You got tickets to

the opera night or something?

What are you doing down here anyway?

You pop in only to say howdy, did you?

Well, I thought you might need somebody

to help break wild horses or something.

I didn't know you lost your ranch.

Ahh, damn!

I didn't take you for a bronc buster!

You ride them, eh?

Yeah, I guess it's just in the blood.

Dad said you used to be a rodeo rider.

- Yeah.

- Bulls?

Yeah. Put hair and horns on a stick of

dynamite, I could ride the son of a b*tch.

Is that what he told you?

No, sir.

Just said you used to ride rodeo.

He didn't talk about you very much.

Well, I don't spend a whole lot of my

time, wondering about him either.

But he wanted you to come down

here though and work for me.

Wanted you to to reach back to your roots,

get to know the old man. Is that it?

Find out where you come from?

This more of my idea, than his.

Yeah, but he let you.

Your daddy, him know where you are?

Oh damn! You run out from home,

didn't you? Am I right or am I rilla?

No, I didn't.

I didn't run out from home.

- No.

- No.

I just dropped out of college

for a while, that's all.

Good for you bad guy.

How do you like your Jimmy boy run off?

Turn about fair play, Jimmy?

How do you like it now,

the shoe's on the other foot.

How do you like it, Jimmy?

Hey, I said I didn't

run off from home, okay.

I didn't run off from home.

Well, you run off from

college, same damn thing, eh?

- No, no, it's not.

- Well, it is to me.

Sure, Jimmy right too.

He.. he, old Jimmy.

I think this could be a problem, try to...

I can't fix it.

J.T., you go get us another one.

Fill it up, special.

Fill it up, special.

Are you all going

down south to Mexico?

No, we're shut here

buying gasoline, alright.

- Hit the windshield alright?

- Hit the windshield alright.

'Cause our car broke down, so we thought

maybe we catch a ride with you all.

No sir.

- Wind it up old man, we gotta go.

- Wind it up. We gotta go.

Why you a damn parrot?

- $ 55.80.

- $ 55.80?

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William D. Wittliff (born January 1940), sometimes credited as Bill Wittliff, is an American screenwriter, author and photographer who wrote the screenplays for The Perfect Storm (2000), Barbarosa (1982), Raggedy Man (1981), and many others. more…

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