Free Ride

Synopsis: A single mom caught up in the Florida drug trade during the late 1970s tries to make a better life for her two girls.
Director(s): Shana Betz
Production: Phase 4 Films
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min


Gas, grass or ass.

Nobody rides for free.

At least that's what my mom says.

Please go away!

Don't you f*cking touch her!

Don't you f*cking touch her! Mom!



Sandy? It's Chris.

I got to get the girls out of here.

He almost killed me tonight.

Calm down.

Go pack yourself up.

Come over here.



Yeah, for sure.

You got to get out of there.

Going to the ring tonight?


Cool. Everyone's going.

Meet me outside.

I want to show you something.


Class, your homework

assignment for tomorrow

is chapter 5, questions 1, 2, 3.

And then after you're done with that

you can start on your next assignment,

which will be chapter 10,

one through seven...

Is there something funny

that you'd like to share

with the class?

Hurry up.

You got me in trouble,

you dodo bird.

You're the dodo bird.

Come on.


What's going on?

We're going to Florida.

Here. So that your eyes don't

burn out from all the sunshine.

Come on, get in, get in.


Come on, get in.

I'm going to need a co-pilot.

I'll be damned if I'm going to take

any lame asses across state line.

We either do this together or not at all.

I'm not a lame ass.

Why are we going to Florida?

I called Sandy. She said

she could get me a job.

It's as simple as that.

Does Grandma know?

I'll tell her when we get there.

I need to get down there

and make some money first.

I'm not going to sit

here and listen to her

tell me what a f*cking loser I am for

having to move us back into her house.

Is that okay with you?

You're either in or you're out.

Travelin' 77 south.

There's a house of cards

And it's coming down

There's a beating of a drum

But it makes no sound

There's a howling wind

but the trees ain't swaying

There's a hidden truth in

the words you're not saying

It's a better way

And the way is out

Lock your doors. We wouldn't

want some trucker crawling in here

looking for a warm bed full of ladies.

Yeah, sure you wouldn't.

Good night, John-Boy.

It's not going to be forever.

What if it sucks?

Then we'll go back to Grandma's.

Is it just going to be

the three of us?

Just the three of us.

You promise?

Yeah, I promise.

Good night, John-Boy.

Good night, Elizabeth.

Good night, Mary Ellen.

Shine on

Every broken mile

Smile on

Your little ones

Rise out

Of another southern sky

On your little ones

Shine on your little ones

On your little ones

Okay, wait, wait, wait.

Wait, wait.

Let me park the car first.


Hey, girls.

Whoa, Nellie, don't spill my beer.

Come on. Welcome to Florida, baby.



But the cleaning part

is just for now.

The boss man has other

stuff coming up,

but you're going to have to

meet him before that happens.

Do you think he's going to like me?

He's going to love you.


Well, you're good-looking, for one.

What does that have to

do with cleaning houses?

It doesn't.

But it matters.

What's wrong with you?!

Come back here, Shauna!

I don't know why you didn't

just ask her if you could have it.

I don't want her to think I'm

so charity case, that's why.

Where did you get that?


The gum in your mouth.


back there.

Back where?

In the store.

We didn't buy any gum, Shell.

Well, I couldn't hold it,

so I put it in my pocket

and I forgot it was there.

Spit it out.

Spit it out.

Okay, we're going to go back,

and you're going to tell the

store lady you stole it.

She'll probably make you

give something back.


Because we're not trash, Shell.

We don't steal.

I didn't mean to.

Okay, but you did. Come on.

This sucks.

Sorry, bud.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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