Burning Bright

Synopsis: In Montgomery County, Kelly Taylor is ready to go to college and takes her autistic brother, Tom, to a specialized institution. However, the bank informs her that she does not have sufficient funds in her account to honor her check. Her stepfather, Johnny Gaveneau, withdrew the money from her account the day before. When Kelly arrives home, Johnny reveals that he used the money to buy a tiger for his 'safari show' project. In addition he has the house reinforced, in order to protect it from hurricanes, so all the windows and external doors are covered with wood. When Kelly awakes, she finds that the starving tiger is inside the house and Tom and she are trapped with the ravenous animal.
 
IMDB:
5.9
PG-13
Year:
2010
86 min
261 Views


(LIGHTNING STRIKING)

(TIGER GROWLING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(WIND HOWLING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

ANNOUNCER ON RADIO:

Tropical storm warnings

are now in effect

for all of

the Gulf Coast.

We're looking at

a strong Category 3,

so board up those windows

and get ready

for a wild ride.

Folks,

there are emergency shelters

being set up in King County

and Scarborough County.

(SWITCHING CHANNEL)

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

(OPENING CAR DOOR)

(VEHICLE APPROACHING)

Howie!

Johnny Gavineau.

You got the permit?

Yes, I do.

(CLANKING)

This is against

my better judgment.

(SIGHS)

Okay. Let's get to it.

JOHNNY:
Yeah, I gotta

get back to the coast.

(CLEARING THROAT)

There's a hurricane coming.

(CLEARING THROAT)

I got property there.

I gotta get the place

battened down.

(GROWLING)

Never touch the cage.

Was he trained?

Trained how?

Jump through a hoop

on fire?

He can do that?

No.

Well, does he

just sit there

and look pretty?

I thought he

was a circus cat.

Circus don't want him.

(TIGER ROARS)

Look, I'm starting

a safari ranch.

This is my

main attraction.

I need, you know,

a scary animal.

Scary?

Yeah. That's what

the tourists pay to see.

I don't think this

cat's scary enough.

I'm not paying top dollar

for an animal that

doesn't scare anyone

and doesn't know

any tricks.

Now, maybe if

I'm paying less,

say, $5,000 less...

Mr. Gavineau,

the only reason

we are talking

is because last month

this cat attacked

a circus horse

while 300 of

your tourists

ran screaming

for their lives.

Chased her down,

did he?

Went 16 feet over a cage.

Passed 11 other horses

just to get to this one.

Silver Dollar

was her name.

He broke her spine

so that she couldn't move,

and then

he ate her alive.

You ever heard

a horse scream,

Mr. Gavineau?

You want to know why

he went after that one?

Because

she was the pretty one.

And you're right,

Mr. Gavineau.

This cat,

he's not scary.

He's evil.

(BANGS CAGE)

(LAUGHING NERVOUSLY)

This is a waste of time

and my gas money.

I'll take it!

Plus your expenses.

Cat hasn't eaten

in two weeks.

That's how you show him

who's boss.

And when you move him,

you roll the cage

with this.

(TRUCK DOOR OPENS)

Safari park, huh?

Well, good luck

with that.

(TRUCK DOOR CLOSES)

(TRUCK STARTING)

Good luck with that.

Man makes his own luck!

Isn't that right,

Lucifer?

(TIGER GROWLS)

Tom, you there?

(FEEDBACK ON WALKIE-TALKIE)

Tom.

Tom, come on.

Remember? I told you

they have fish here.

You love fish.

They have all...

Come look at this.

Come look at this.

See, look. Come here.

They have yellow fish.

Blue fish, purple fish.

I think they even

have clown fish.

Tom, come on.

You're gonna be

happy here.

Mom would have loved

this place. Okay?

It took me

a long time to find it.

I know you understand.

This is your home now.

You cannot come

to college with me.

Hey.

Please do not

screw this up.

(DOCTOR CLEARING THROAT)

DOCTOR:
So, you've

been living with

your stepfather,

but you've

taken care of Tom

since your mother

passed away.

And after college,

will you once again

be taking on Tom's care?

Yes.

No red.

That depends on,

of course,

what's best for Tom

at that point.

I have custodianship,

so I will be

checking in on him.

Sorry,

he does not like red.

Well, then let's

get things settled.

Tom, would you like

to say goodbye

to your sister?

So, I'm gonna take off.

I'll see you in

a couple of weeks,

all right?

(YELLING) No! No touch!

No! No, no!

No!

I'm so sorry.

(CONTINUES YELLING)

I've got...

I got his stuff out.

He likes this...

He likes this

God's eye and...

When he's walking,

he might need it.

(SOFTLY) Tom,

I want you to be calm.

(STOPS YELLING)

Good.

Can you sit down for me?

Can you do that for me?

Can you sit down,

please?

Good.

Thank you.

You know,

who Tom is now

is pretty much who Tom

is always going to be.

People can sacrifice

their entire lives

taking care of

an autistic child.

Don't feel guilty

if you can't.

(DOOR OPENS)

(WHISPERING)

(DOOR OPENS)

There seems

to be a problem.

Your check is being denied

due to insufficient funds?

No, that's...

That's not right.

That little...

(DIALING)

Do you have

another resource?

No.

What about

your stepfather?

No. There's money in there.

ON PHONE:

This is Mr. Fenton.

Hi, Mr. Fenton,

this is Kelly Taylor.

Hi, Kelly.

How are you?

Could you check the balance

of my account for me?

Your stepfather

withdrew all the money

from that account.

It's closed.

When?

Yesterday.

So...

He said he was

changing your house

into some sort

of safari ranch?

I hope that's

not a surprise.

Yeah, I don't...

I don't really care

about the animal thing.

That money was for Tom.

Kelly, sounds like

you should take

this up with Johnny.

Thank you.

MAN 1:
Wait a minute,

wait a minute.

MAN 2:
Okay!

Let's go! Unhitch it!

(BANGING ON CAGE)

(MEN CHATTERING)

Hey, .hombres,

I understand that

the power of hurricanes

has almost doubled

in the past 30 years.

Now, whether

that has to do

with global warming

doesn't much

matter to me,

but what does matter

is getting this place

battened down. Now.

(TIGER GROWLING)

(MAN 1 BECKONING TIGER)

(TIGER CONTINUES GROWLING)

(MAN 2 SPEAKING SPANISH)

(HISSING)

Hey!

(SPEAKING SPANISH)

(MAN 2 SCREAMING)

Sh*t!

(MEN YELLING IN SPANISH)

Get me a rag!

Here, here, here. Sh*t!

I want you to keep

pressure on it, okay?

Like this.

Now, listen to me.

I want you to

go to the clinic

down the road.

Okay.

All right? They'll

take care of you.

They will not

deport you.

(SPEAKING SPANISH)

Now go.

And fast!

He's gonna lose

that finger!

God damn it!

I just said unhitch me.

We're staying here.

(BANGING ON CAGE)

(TIGER GROWLING)

(SPEAKING SPANISH)

JOHNNY:
Get this place

boarded up!

(MAN SHOUTING INSTRUCTIONS

IN SPANISH)

(SCREWDRIVER WHIRRING)

Johnny!

Where are you?

What is this?

Johnny?

Where did the freezer

come from, huh?

(TIGER GROWLING)

(BANGING ON CAGE)

Hey!

What the hell are you doing?

That's a carnivore in there.

(MIMICKING TIGER)

You understand?

Now, go back

in the house

where it's safe.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Out here, not safe.

In the house, safe.

Now, go on. Run.

Hey! Where's my money?

What money?

My bank account.

You closed it.

Wait a second.

That's not your money.

Of course it is.

I went to the bank,

I asked if there were

any other accounts,

they said just one,

co-signed by your mother,

so I took it out...

So, you stole it.

You doing drugs?

What?

Because drugs will damage

both the hippocampus

and the amygdala

portions of the brain.

That's where we

process memory.

Your memory's

a little foggy here.

I have to remind you

that your mom

didn't leave a will.

She did.

Hey.

She wanted me to

take care of Tom.

That's what she said.

Written on

a Post-it note.

Wasn't a Post-it note.

She wrote her wishes

for the future of you

and your brother

on a note.

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