Live or Die in La Honda

Synopsis: Blake Baker receives a call from a past lover asking him to help find her missing brother. Once he arrives in La Honda, he learns the task is much more treacherous than it first appeared, and he's forced to decide how much he's willing to risk for the love of his life.
Genre: Crime
80 min


(skateboard rolling)

(acoustic guitar)

(gun firing)



(heavy breathing)



Things always got complicated

with Vic.

(motor running)

(blues music)

Mmm mmm

Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh

A hard day coming down

Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh


I got back late

and I'm all alone

Open up my door

ain't nobody home

There's a few things

of mine layin' 'round

It's a hard day comin' down

I once was a king

now I'm overthrown

Out here in the world

tryin' to hold my own

Got no pillow to cry upon

It's a hard day comin' down

(eerie music)

(eerie music)

That's the rest of it.

Is there a problem?

(gun firing)

(eerie music)

(eerie rhythmic music)

What's your poison?

Whiskey neat.

[Lindsey] A little hair

of the dog, eh?

(country music playing

on the radio)

Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh


It's a hard day coming down

Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh


It's a hard day coming down

Uh huh uh huh uh huh uh huh


Hard day coming down

It's a hard day coming down


It's a hard day coming down


It's hard day coming down

(soft dramatic theme)

[Jack] You want me to

see if I can get you in?

[Tom] Yeah.

[Jack] I know some people

at the top.

[Tom] Is there

an initiation process?

Good morning, gentlemen.

[Lucas] Hey, look who's here.

[Jack] Hey Vic, come on,

open up.

[Tom] Yeah, we're thirsty.

[Lucas] Take our money, Vic,


I open at noon.

Same as always

Morning, Michelle.

Hey Vic, how are you doing?

What'll you have?

I'll have an Egg La

Honda and a cup of Joe.

Horseradish and mayo on that?

You bet your sweet ass.

(soft rhythmic theme)

And with the eyes closed,

let's take one last moment

to remember not to do harm,

to yourself, to others.

Thank you for your practice.


(soft music)

(ringtone sounding)

Hiya, Vic.


How ya doing?

I'm doing alright.

I'm getting by.

And you?

[Vic] Same.

[Blake] You still

running Apple Jack's?

Opening up as we speak.

How about you?

Still teaching people

how to stretch?

You know, there's a

little more to it than that?

I had a shrink who told

me to go to yoga once.

That was the last time

I talked to him.

But hey,

whatever gets you out of bed.

Well, it helps me sleep

through the night, you know.

That is a feat.

I wish I could watch you

sleep through the night.

What do you want, Vic?

(Vic sighing)

I need your help.

I thought we agreed

it would be better

if we didn't see each other.

I know we didn't end

things on a good note.

Yeah, you could say that.

You must think I'm a

really horrible person.

I don't think you're

a horrible person, Vic.

It's just you and I when

we get together, it's like,

we're like live wires.

Yeah, but you must admit the

sparks are pretty exciting.

If you won't help me, maybe

you'll help my brother.

Ryan went missing

a few days ago,

and today I got a weird letter.

I'm worried something

might have happened to him.

Well, this sounds like

a police matter, Vic.

I don't know what you

want me to do about it.

I don't need the police,

I need you.

Come to La Honda.

I can't, now it's just

not a good time for me.

Well, you know Fallujah

wasn't exactly a good time

for me either.

But I was there for you.

Good bye, Vic.

(intense instrumental)

(gun firing)


(birds chirping)

OK, Vic.

You win.

(blues guitar)

I had six hours

on the drive north

to come to my senses

before she was close enough

to pull me back in.

But one thing kept me going.

Semper fi.

It didn't matter that

she was toxic or that

she threatened to kill me

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