Engine Trouble

Synopsis: Rebecca and Sandra borrow a car and decide to go on a road trip. Soon after they have stopped at an isolated gas station, their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Sandra decides to hike back to the gas station to get some help ...
 
IMDB:
2.3
R
Year:
2002
92 min
54 Views


(THUNDER RUMBLING)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Come in.

Yes, Martha?

Is there anything else

you wish me to do,

madam?

No, thanks.

Then I'll just finish up

in the kitchen and go home.

Okay.

Enjoy your evening.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Is everything all right, madam?

Yeah, I'm fine. Thanks.

Good evening, madam.

Goodbye, Martha.

(SIGHS)

(CREAKING)

Those darn fuses again.

Do I have to fix everything

around here myself?

(THUD)

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

Great.

What the heck!

First the fuses, now the plumbing?

This whole place is falling apart.

(GASPS)

(SCREAMING)

(HORN HONKING)

Ah.

Women. They're always late.

(TURN OFF ENGINE)

Hey!

Hey!

(CHUCKLING)

How you doin'?

I'm doing fine.

-How are you doin'?

All set for two weeks away from home?

From all the crap, the office gossip,

and no more boring computers.

Best of all, no more men

bossing us around.

No more men.

(LAUGHING)

Just the two of us

and my brand new car.

(LAUGHS)

Wow.

Did you rob a bank or something?

I just figured we might as well

travel in style.

Come on.

Let me put this in the back.

This is wow.

This is incredible.

Sandra who did you have to kill

to get this car?

How much did you pay for it?

That's the best part.

Nothing, absolutely nothing.

You're kidding.

You know the guy Carl--

we met at Mitsy's Bar last month?

Yeah.

-Turns out he has a huge crush on me.

So, I had to use all of my charm and

manage to persuade him

to let me kind of "test-drive"

one for a while.

You're not talking about Carl

the blonde geek with freckles, are you?

Yeah, yeah.

His cars are junk.

Cary drove one of his bargains

into a ditch

because the steering didn't work.

Sandra, we'll be lucky if we make it

to the end of the street

before the wheels fall off.

Don't be so negative.

Just park your cute little ass

in those leather seats.

And you'll be singing

an entirely different tune.

We're so dead.

Get in, crybaby.

SANDRA:
Okay, let's go.

(LOUD ROCK SONG PLAYING)

Yeah!

This song kicks ass!

A Split-Second!

Whoo! Oh, yeah.

I know these lines.

These guys are

so cool, man. Whoo-hoo!

Come on, sing with me.

(SINGING ALONG)

Come on!

(CONTINUES SINGING ALONG)

(EXCLAIMS)

You're sick!

Ow!

You like that?

Oh, yeah.

Oh, yeah!

REBECCA:
Whoo-hoo!

Oh, a gas station.

We better make a pit stop

'cause I need to use their bathroom.

Good. I need something to drink.

You sure you don't want anything?

No, thanks, I'm fine.

What a f***ing dump.

(GRUNTING)

Can I help you, miss?

(GASPS)

You just scared the crap out of me.

Yeah, I want this Coke.

That will be one euro, please.

(GROWLING)

(BANGING)

Yeah, I know.

He's a good watchdog,

but sometimes he can be

a real pain in the ass.

(CHUCKLES)

Knock it off!

(BLOWS DOG WHISTLE)

(BANGING STOPS)

Sorry about that.

It's okay, ma'am.

Have a nice day.

Oh, miss, I think you lost something.

Oh!

Oh, thank you.

Shall I help you?

Sure.

(GROWLING CONTINUES)

(BANGING ON DOOR)

Thanks.

Let's go, girl.

What took you so long?

-Oh, nothing.

The woman at the counter had

some problem with her dog.

(CAR STARTS)

(ROCK MUSIC PLAYING)

You want some?

Thanks.

I'm gonna park somewhere.

I want to take something out.

(TURNS OFF ENGINE)

Could me get the map

from the glove compartment?

I would like to see where we are.

Is this your way of telling me

that we're lost?

No, don't worry.

Just give me the map.

Oh, no.

This is Carl's map, right?

(CHUCKLES) Funny.

This is what you get

for flirting with a geek.

Thanks.

Stop bitching.

We're on a holiday here.

(LAUGHS)

We're lost, right?

Let's go.

(ENGINE STALLING)

(ENGINE STALLING)

Uh-oh.

Great.

We're not only lost,

we're also stuck out here.

Thank you.

(ENGINE STALLING)

(ENGINE HISSING)

Oh, sh*t.

Sh*t!

Sh*t! Sh*t!

I'm sure it's nothing

that can't be fixed.

Yeah? But I'm sure it's nothing

that we can fix ourselves.

(SIGHS)

Why did I let you talk me

into this?

Rebecca, since the beginning

of this trip

you've been nothing but

b*tch and whine.

Would you please give me a break now?

Stop being such

a f***ing pain in the ass

and help me open this

goddamn hood!

Sandra, if you can

barely open the hood,

how the hell do you think

you can fix the engine?

We're two textile designers

for Christ's sake.

We've never even changed a tire before.

We're lost

with a busted engine

and a car that belongs

in the scrap yard.

We're in the middle

of nowhere,

God knows how far

from the nearest house,

so wake up and smell

the goddamn coffee, all right?

Okay, f*** everything then.

I'm sorry.

I know...

I know I come on strong sometimes.

I didn't mean it that way.

Yes, you did.

You know what's even worse?

You're right.

I feel like such an idiot.

Getting all hyped up

about this car.

It's a piece of sh*t on wheels.

You only did what you thought

was the best for the both of us.

(SIGHS)

There's something I've been

wanting to give you for a long time.

You know how much this necklace

has been a part of me, right?

Yeah.

And how much it means to me.

You know how...

how much you mean to me?

I want you to have it.

So whatever happens in the future

with our friendship,

you can always look at it

and think about the time we had.

Thanks.

I... I don't know

what to say.

(CHUCKLES)

Thank you.

Mmm, baby.

Shall I put it on?

Yeah.

Come on and let's see

if we can find a way

out of this mess.

Right?

Okay.

(LAUGHING) Come on.

Well, there.

That's the way

you open that sh*t.

Yeah.

Oh, God!

Oh! Sh*t!

Oh!

(LAUGHS)

So, now what?

Plenty of people to get it.

Ah-ha!

Yeah.

Oh, sh*t.

Wait. I have a different operator.

No connection.

Maybe I have a connection.

No, no, no, it's dead.

Totally.

The only solution is

for one of us

to go back to that gas station

to get help.

Oh, I think we should go together.

And leave the car with all of

our stuff out for grabs?

But Sandra, we haven't seen a

living soul since we got

stuck out here.

No. But the car

is my responsibility.

Responsible for what?

For this?

Don't start.

Yeah, I'm responsible.

(SIGHS)

You know what? You stay here,

keep an eye on the car,

while I go get help.

Come on,

work with me here.

Okay, I'll stay here

and watch the car.

That's my girl.

I'll be back

before you know it.

Be careful.

(EXHALES)

(TURNS ON RADIO)

(STATIC)

Is there anything that works

in this piece of junk?

(EXCLAIMS IN FRUSTRATION)

(EXHALES)

(HORN HONKING)

Hey, hey, hey!

Wait! Get back here!

Sh*t!

(HORN HONKING)

Hey! Hey! I need help!

Hi.

-Hi.

I'm sorry, miss, I was distracted.

I was having some trouble

with the radio and I didn't see you.

I didn't expect to see

anyone out here, really.

Nobody comes this way anymore.

No sh*t. So I've noticed.

But I was wondering where's Sandra?

I mean, our car broke down

and she went to your gas station

trying to get help.

I didn't see anyone on

my way down here.

Besides, I'm not coming

from the gas station.

I just got back from visiting

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Liam Bradley

Liam Bradley (Irish: Liam Ó Brolcháin), commonly known by his nickname Baker, is an Irish former Gaelic football manager. A former player for Derry and for his club, Glenullin, Bradley has managed the Antrim senior football team between October 2008 and August 2012 and from November 2013 until the present day. more…

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