Devil's Knot

Synopsis: Based on the actual events of the West Memphis Three, where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bring three "devil-worshipping" teenagers to trial. With their lives hanging in the balance, investigator Ron Lax is trying to find the truth between the town's need for justice and the guilt of the accused.
Director(s): Atom Egoyan
Production: RLJ/Image Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.1
Metacritic:
42
Rotten Tomatoes:
23%
NOT RATED
Year:
2013
114 min
$122,892
Website
51 Views

(SCHOOL BELL RINGING)

Well, that's all right, Mama

That's all right for you

That's all right, Mama

Just any way you do

You sing real good, Stevie.

I'm gonna buy you a Graceland, Mama.

Just like Elvis has got.

How about you buy me a Promised Land,

since he's got the other one.

- Okay.

- Come on, let's go.

Well, that's all right, Mama

That's all right for you

(APPLAUSE)

Now on to the highlight of the auction,

this Napoleon Ill marble top

mahogany writing table

is offered at an opening bid of $15,000.

- I got $15,000. Do I hear 16?

I hear 16. I got $17,000. Do I hear 18?

I got $17,000 going once. 17,000 going twice.

Do I hear 17,500?

I got 17,500, do I hear 18?

I got $18,000, do I hear 18,500?

I got 18,500, do I hear 19? I got $19,000.

- Do I hear 19,500?

- MAN:
19,500.

- I got 19,500. Do I hear 20?

-20,000.

L got $20,000.

- I got $20,000. Do I hear 20,500?

-$20,500.

I got 20,500. Do I hear 21?

-21,000.

- I got $21,000. I got $21,000 going once.

$21,000 going twice.

Sold to the gentleman for $21,000.

(RADIO PLAYING SOFT JAZZ)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

It's Michael! Can I go ride bikes?

What about your homework?

I did it, Mama.

I want to show him my new bike.

Grandpa got it for me.

It's so cool. Please, Mama?

You know I have to go to work at 5:00.

I know. I'll be back.

Boy, if you are not back here by 4:30,

you're gonna be grounded for two weeks.

You hear me?

Yes. Thanks, Mama. See ya at 4:30. Love you.

I love you, too. Now y'all get out of here.

(CARTOONS PLAYING ON TV)

Terry, what are you doing?

Okay, do not mess me up.

I have to go to work. I have to go to work!

Where's the boy?

He went out riding bikes with Michael.

But I told him he better by home by 4:30.

AARON:
I went under the

Black Train Bridge and up that little road.

All the way up to Blue Beacon Truck Stop.

And I parked my bike back there.

Where's Bubba?

I don't see the boy nowhere.

Well, when you do,

you tell him he's grounded. Two weeks.

- We'll find him. All right?

- All right.

See you all in a bit. Bye, sugar.

AARON:
And when we all went down there,

we went across that big old pipe to that place

in Robin Hood Woods

they call the Devil's Den.

And nobody knows what happened but me.

Where's Stevie?

He didn't come home yet, Pam.

We couldn't find him.

And you last saw him

when he was cleaning the yard at 5:30?

That's right.

I told him to stay here till I got back.

I had to punish him for riding

his skateboard in the street.

Just a couple of licks with my belt.

MAN ON POLICE RADIO:

Officer Meek, do you copy?

This is Meek, go ahead.

We got a black male at Bojangles Restaurant.

Suspect appears to be bleeding.

Could you respond? Over.

Affirmative. In route.

Just sit tight and give 'em time.

We'll be in touch.

Hey, we're not done here yet.

I got an eight-year-old son

-out there after dark!

- Hush now.

Y'all call about a bleeding man?

Yep. I'm the manager. I called about it.

He came in about a half hour ago

-and went straight into the ladies' bathroom.

- The ladies' restroom?

Yes, ma'am. The women's room.

He was a black man.

He seemed mentally disoriented.

Had blood on his face.

He had a cast on his arm.

Yeah, we went right in there after him,

-and there was blood all over the walls.

- Where is he now?

He wandered off just a few minutes ago.

- I could show you the blood.

- Hold on. I'm gonna look around out here.

Well now, ain't you gonna come inside?

WOMAN:
We saw all three of them go in there.

PAM:
Why didn't you

tell me about this before?

Everybody's already here.

Stevie! Stevie! Stevie!

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