Synopsis: Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss, recently released from state prison, Agnes, a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, rundown motel. Her lesbian co-worker R.C. introduces her to Peter, a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things aren't always as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive...
Director(s): William Friedkin
Production: Lionsgate Films
  1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min






Jerry, is that you?

Jerry, it's you, isn't it?

Oh, you son of a b*tch.

Jerry? F*** you.

Where are you? Did you get out?

You know what, if you're gonna call me,

you might as well say something.

'Cause all you do this way is freak me out.

You know what? I don't need this sh*t.

You f***ing hard-leg.

I can call the cops, you know.

Oh, they trace it to you,

you're busted back direct, you know?

I got a gun.

Excuse me.

Four Coors and a Jack.

Damn, you're jumpy.

Four shots of Wild Turkey. Make it snappy!

- You still coming over tonight?

- Of course I am.

- There's a party at Caldwell's after.

- I'm not going to no party.

- Suit yourself.

- I wish you'd come over more.

Are you forgetting about

my significant trouble at home?

- Bring her.

- She's too touchy about the custody.

- Yeah, how's that going?

- Back to court a week from Friday.

But I don't think the state's too hot

on reuniting children with their beautiful,

lesbian mothers.

Probably could've picked a place other

than Oklahoma to be a homo.

Like we picked this place? She's not going

anywhere unless that baby boy is here.

I like Lavoice. She's a character.

I knew more characters a few years back.

Like in here, man,

it used to be all great people.

- Now it's a bunch of damn career women.

- Lf you call menopause a career.

When you drop those off,

come to the jukebox.

I want to introduce you to somebody.

Be cool, okay?

She's a little touchy with strangers.

Oh, I understand.

- You think he's good-looking?

- Ted Bundy was good-looking.

Oh, look at you.

- Come to the party with us.

- Ah, I'm too f***ed up.

Look at you. You're such a horn-dog.

- What the f*** is he doing here?

- He's going to the party with me.

What kind of sh*t's he into?

Dude, he's all right. He's just quiet.

Well, I don't know him.

What if he's an ax murderer or...

No, he's harmless. He's just hanging out.

Don't bring people by here, R.C.

I don't like it.

- He's been calling again.

- What does he want?

F*** if I know. He don't say nothing.

He just breathes.

How do you know it's him?

Who else would it be?

Oh, then you're not sure.

I know it's him.

The calls started right after he got out.

Hey, you gotta be careful.

This guy's dangerous.

- I know it.

- I can't believe they let him out.

I thought he'd kill somebody in there

and they'd throw away the key.

Were you gonna give somebody else

a chance in there?

- I've never been so lucky.

- Lf he comes by, you can't let him in.

- Lf he don't come by?

- I'm not an ax murderer.

Do you know it's been two years?

Maybe you should

get bars on your windows.

Oh, great.

Maybe you can just throw peanuts at me

to catch in my mouth, like...

- You can get an attack dog.

- I can take care of myself.

- He's not gonna be satisfied...

- I'm not an ax murderer.

- Maybe I do need a dog. What'd you say?

- Can I use the phone?


- I'm not an ax murderer.

- I didn't really think you were.

- Oh, okay.

- Is Lavoice there?

- Here you go.

- Oh, no, no, no.

A big dyke named Lavoice, all right?

- You're very beautiful.

- Huh?

I said you're very beautiful.

- Thank you.

- He said what? Speak up.

Are you all right?

I'm sorry if I embarrassed you.

I just don't take compliments real well.

Yeah, yeah, look. Yeah, I'm out of here.

I gotta go. Some guy grabbed Lavoice

or squeezed something,

and she slapped him,

so he threatened her or some sh*t.

- I hate to eat and run. Saddle up.

- Oh, I've changed my mind.

- What's the matter?

- Nothing. I'll just go from here.

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Tracy Letts

Tracy S. Letts (born July 4, 1965) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He is also known for his portrayal of Andrew Lockhart in seasons 3 and 4 of Showtime's Homeland, for which he has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards as a member of the ensemble. He currently portrays Nick on the HBO comedy Divorce. In 2017, Letts starred in three critically acclaimed films: The Lovers, Lady Bird, and The Post. The latter two films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Lady Bird garnered Letts a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. Letts wrote the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: Bug and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin, and August: Osage County, directed by John Wells. His 2009 play Superior Donuts was adapted into a television series of the same name. more…

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