Habit

Synopsis: Set within the neon drenched rain swept underbelly of Manchester, where the addicted prey on the lost and the lonely.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Year:
2017
96 min
258 Views


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[INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHILDREN GIGGLING]

[INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[MICHAEL GRUNTS]

MICHAEL:
Mom!

[GRUNTS]

MICHAEL:
Mom!

Mom!

You all right, Mikey?

I want Mom!

I'm bleeding.

Mom!

MICHAEL:
Mom!

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[PANTING]

[PHONE RINGING]

Oh, f***.

Yeah?

MAND:
Are you up yet?

Yeah, yeah.

I don't believe this. You need to

get down the dole office, Michael.

Look, if you miss this appointment,

you don't get any money.

No worries, Mand.

I'm on my way now.

Will you get your ass down there?

Now! Yeah, okay.

LEE:
Get off me!

Get the f*** off!

I'm gonna go to the police,

you complete animal!

Stay out.

I'm not coming back!

I wouldn't want a job

from you anyway!

WOMAN:
Name?

Michael Burns.

Got a half eleven appointment.

Take a seat. We'll shout

you when we're ready.

It's half eleven now.

Just take a seat.

[SIGHS]

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

Must be dole day.

Yep.

Where's your man,

Dick, is it?

MICHAEL:
It's Dig.

Dig, right. Yeah.

Where's he?

F*** if I know.

Yeah, well...

He made a right f***ing mess

last time he was in here.

A right f***ing

to-do that was.

I'd stay away from him

if I were you, he's trouble.

3.60.

Thanks.

Hi.

[CLEARS THROAT]

Get us a drink,

will you?

You're forward,

aren't you?

What do you want?

Vodka and tonic.

Please, I'll get you

one back, promise.

Is she old enough?

[MICHAEL SIGHS]

You saw me kicking off

before, didn't you?

Yeah.

What did you do?

Nothing.

That fat bastard security guard

just wanted a grip of me, I reckon.

I kicked off a bit, but only because

they weren't listening to me.

They make you feel

dead small, don't they?

I said, "I'm not just another number

on one of your forms, you daft b*tch."

So I said,

"Watch this, yeah.

"Make sure this goes on

one of your forms.

[BANGS] "And have

this one as well."

[THUDS]

Oi!

[CHUCKLING]

Then that knob head

security got me

and I'm out of there,

skint and fast as f***.

That's harsh.

Yeah, it's well harsh.

It's nice that

someone gets it.

What's your name?

Michael.

What are you doing

after this, Michael?

Going home.

Where's that?

Salford.

Oh, I live around there.

I'll walk back with you.

LEE:
Where's yours from here then?

MICHAEL:
It's upstairs.

You gotta walk around the

back of the shops to get in.

I got you some chips.

I'm not hungry.

Yeah, you are. What

have you eaten today?

Nothing.

Well, there you are then.

DIG:
Michael?

Yeah?

Hi.

Oh, Jesus!

Put your knob away!

[LEE LAUGHS]

What?

MICHAEL:
Move!

What are you doing?

Shut up!

[LEE GIGGLING]

DIG:
Oh!

Shut up!

All right, love.

Sorry, I wasn't

that truthful before.

The thing is, I lost my job and

my room in this house I was at

and that's why I was at the

dole before kicking off.

I'm stressed out

with it all, Mikey.

Do you know what I mean? Do

you mind if I call you Mikey?

You seem like

a really nice guy,

so I was thinking, can I just

stay here with you two for a bit?

You gonna eat them?

I'll have 'em.

You better ask Dig.

Er...

Yeah, well, you know,

I'm a gentleman,

so always obliged

to help a lady out.

Nice one. Cheers, Dig.

Cheers, Mikey. Saved my life.

DIG:
So, er...

What we up to

tonight, then?

Shall we celebrate?

Town?

You're unbelievable.

It's f***ing Tuesday night.

Mate, Tuesday's

the new Friday.

Plus, students are back,

so, you know.

I wanna go out.

I thought you were skint.

I thought you were skint.

I am, but it's a laugh.

Yay! It's a laugh! Come on,

Mikey, you big boring bastard.

F*** it, all right.

DIG:
Yes!

[PARTY MUSIC PLAYING]

[DIG LAUGHING]

It's brass out there, innit?

You've got

these ones, right?

No, mate, it's your round.

F*** off.

It's always

my f***ing round!

It's always my round, you bastard.

[DIG LAUGHING]

[LEE CHUCKLING]

Michael.

Hey, Mand.

Few people about, innit?

Yeah, yeah. Well, Dig reckons it's

because the students are back.

Does he?

Like he knows everything.

I'm Michael's sister, Amanda.

Oh, hiya.

I'm Lee.

I'm staying with Dig and

Michael for a bit in the flat.

On the floor.

[LAUGHS]

Did you make it in time?

Mmm. Mm-hmm.

So, you got money

or do you need some?

No, no, I'm fine.

I've got some...

Here you go.

Here.

Thanks.

[DISCO MUSIC PLAYING]

Do you feel different?

I feel absolutely f***ed.

No, all the time.

Yeah, most of the time.

Not pissed up different.

Like, different inside.

Why are you trying

to bring me down?

Michael...

I know what it's like.

I know that

we're different.

Sorry, Lee.

[VOMITING]

[CHUCKLING]

Whoa, what are you

doing mate?

Check him out.

[MEN CHEERING]

MICHAEL:
I'm fine. MAND: No,

you're not fine, Michael.

MICHAEL:
I haven't got my coat.

MAND:
I've got your coat here.

What are you like?

Just concentrate.

I'm fine!

[GROANS]

Sis, let go off me.

[LAUGHS]

[DIG LAUGHING]

Be f***ing careful!

[MOCKINGLY REPEATS]

Yes, girls!

Where you going, ladies?

[CAR HORN HONKING]

F***ing hell, d*ckhead.

[DIG LAUGHING]

Hey, love, I'll tell you what,

if you thought that was funny,

give us a kiss

and I'll do it again, eh?

[BOTH LAUGHING]

[LAUGHING]

I got one.

Michael.

Woo!

DIG:
Michael.

I've got womens.

Don't be stupid, Michael.

Michael, get out

of the f***ing road!

Woo!

Michael, come on.

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[SCREAMS]

[LAUGHS]

MAND:
Sorry.

What the f***

are you playing at?

I'm just having a laugh.

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