Jennifer Eight

Year:
1992
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- You can drive down there.

- I'm already walking. Where is it?

On the infill.

A guy from LA just went down.

- What's he doing here?

- He waited a while for you,

then decided to go and take a look

himself. Hope that's OK.

Damn right it's OK.

With a bit of luck I'm going home.

- What have we got?

- A derelict.

They cut his throat.

- Who are you?

- Trimble.

Where do you fit in?

His father's the manager. He was

shooting vermin and found the body.

Get ready, cos you're in for a shock.

They slit him from ear to ear.

- Do you want me to make a statement?

- Not right now. Thank you.

- Did you bring it?

- Hope I'm not intruding.

Be my guest.

What have you got?

Old guy offed himself with a knife.

Can't find the knife.

They cut his throat.

Get behind the tape

and tell your father to put that fire out.

That ain't legal.

- What would make him do that?

- Don't annoy me, Travis.

- So where's the knife?

- I don't know.

I guess that dozer must have shifted it.

You're gonna need some hands

up here to look.

You heard look for the knife.

You, too, move that ass.

- You do the pockets.

- No, sir. I haven't started till Monday.

I'm a tourist.

Welcome to Eureka.

How long has he been feeling like this?

A week or two. Must have been

on kerosene. Stinks like a diesel engine.

Mr Blattis of our local newspaper.

- You sure it's suicide?

- Yeah. It was well rehearsed.

What does that mean?

Cut your own throat...

you're nervous and you hesitate.

He's got three trial cuts, lower left side

of the neck before the big one.

Got a dead dog here, sergeant.

Find the knife!

Venables, has the coroner called?

Yes, sir. He's delayed.

All right, I'm out of here.

I'll catch you later, Freddy T.

How does anyone

as dead as this lose a knife?

What about that kid, Ross?

Sh*t. Of course, the kid.

Travis. Find that kid

and get the knife off him.

He's gonna lie,

but he's got it, so get it.

Get on with it.

What are you staring at?

- I think I've found something horrible.

- What do you mean?

I think I've found a hand.

You're right.

It's a f***ing hand.

What do you think?

I think you' re here all day.

How much longer are we here?

We ain't gonna find anything else.

Give it another hour.

Did the photographer do the dogs?

- Dogs?

- There's two dogs.

He should do the dogs.

Got a brassiere here.

Looks like it could be blood.

- All right I'm coming.

- Sh*t.

The coroner wants to know

if we can release the derelict.

Yeah, he can go.

I think I'll lay down with him.

It's the only way I'm gonna get out of here.

It's good to be with you, Ross.

Glad you finally made it, bro.

- Want an umbrella?

- Yeah, thanks. Give me hand with this?

- Is this normal?

- Pisses down October to June.

- How long have you known Freddy?

- Ross?

- He was my sergeant when I was a rookie.

- He got you the job?

He would have if he could have.

He's been trying long enough.

Welcome aboard.

Caught the rain?

Sergeant Serato, Taylor and Travis I think

you know. I'll be with you in a minute.

Do me a favour.

Bring the rest of the stuff out of the car.

Hey, Travis, don't lose it.

Find the knife, sergeant?

No, but we have a theory.

The kid told me he didn't take it.

Maybe he was lying to you.

Is it true you found a hand?

Is that it?

- Interview over, Blattis.

- Come on, chief.

If it's sensitive, just tell me.

I'm not taking notes.

We got a body part. We don't know

what it is. Probably hospital debris.

Now you know as much as we do.

- Was it male or female?

- A woman's hand.

I'm grateful for your candour.

Keep this out of the paper.

That dump serves a dozen communities.

We don't know if it's ours.

So don't worry about it.

- Was it frozen?

- Come on, get out.

This guy's trying to move in.

Anything new, you'll be the first to know.

- Why did he ask if it was frozen?

- I couldn't tell you.

Don't worry about any of this.

By the time you're back it's gone.

You scared me!

Look at you. You look good.

Do a rush on three pizzas.

Pizza? I haven't seen him in year.

Dinner's another night.

I've only got an hour.

Bobby's out.

What's the rush?

Friday night at City Hall.

I got a chance to frighten the fat.

- Freddy's new obsession.

- Who is who?

A b*tch with an ass the size of Africa.

- So tonight she confesses?

- Tonight if you're lucky.

- Not for me.

- I opened it for you. French champagne.

- It's Californian.

- Even better.

- I'll have diet soda. I'm on a diet today.

- Since when do you drink diet soda?

Since he started looking so good.

Don't pay attention to him. You look great.

- How's your house?

- It's OK.

- What does that mean?

- Not too good in daylight.

Just shut your eyes till it's painted.

You'll love it.

- This is God's country.

- So I hear.

Hi. This is Mike Blattis, Eureka News.

I'm out of the office right now...

Can somebody drop these off for me?

- Sure. I'll take care of it.

- Thanks.

Are you winning, sergeant?

You know something about that hand?

I think it was frozen.

- Frozen?

- Yeah. What does that mean to you?

How you doing?

Come on Venables, you're a policeman.

A policeman always has an answer.

- Well, sir.

- Well what?

We had a real bad murder

a couple of years ago.

Not in our county, but south of here.

A girl with no head and no hands.

You didn't read about it?

It was big sh*t.

40 or 50 detectives were working on it

and never identified her.

Never found the head,

nor the hands.

Could be a crazy guy kept the hand

in a freezer, and wants to get rid of it.

- Where's the file?

- In there if there's anything.

It'll be under "John Taylor".

I believe the code is "Jennifer".

- Was it really frozen, sergeant?

- No. Been dead two weeks.

Notice anything weird about it?

Look. One, two, three... four, five.

Six, seven, this long one, eight...

Nine, ten. I count 11 scars on this hand.

And there's four more that might be scars.

Now, I count them on my hand. I have 5.

I'm 37 years old. This girl's about 18.

- How come she has so many scars?

- I don't know.

That's the question.

So. Why don't you tell me about Jennifer?

You know I'm going to find out.

It's an unsolved. They spent about

$500,000 for a dead end.

- Check with Taylor. He worked the case.

- I did. What's his problem?

This. He thinks you stole his promotion.

- What exactly are you doing there?

- It's to quit smoking.

That's interesting.

It must help with the withdrawal.

It's a technique I read about.

Smoke 60 a day...

...throw one cigarette away, smoke 59.

Day two, throw two out, smoke 58.

- Why not just smoke none?

- It's a ritual. You got to do it.

- Do you want my advice?

- Find yourself a farmer's daughter

with nice big tits

and shake that bye-bye.

Send it to Sacramento.

I sniff grief.

- You're done except for the floor.

- Thanks. You're a saint.

Don't forget the wagon.

Bobby, help me with this.

- I'm dying.

- OK. Let's go.

- All right. I'm f***ed.

- You've got to stop smoking.

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Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson (born 2 May 1946) is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor. He is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I (1987), a film with comic and tragic elements set in London in the 1960s, which drew on his experiences as "a chronic alcoholic and resting actor, living in squalor" in Camden Town. more…

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