Mercury Plains

Synopsis: A troubled young man runs away to Mexico, where he is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. Isolated in the desert, he proves himself by becoming The Captain's top soldier, but questions the group's true purpose. As the Mexican police close in, he realizes that his only way out is to escape back to America, but first he must outwit The Captain.
Director(s): Charles Burmeister
Production: Number 5 Films
102 min


Any job interviews this week?


Any applications?

There aren't any jobs.

9 beg your pardon?

None this week.

I saw something

over at Times Market.

Yeah, they need cashier experience.

Does your daddy have a job?

Does your daddy have a job?

I never met the man.

Well now who's the man

that shares that residence with you?

That's my mom's boyfriend.

Well, is he gainfully employed?

Yeah, he rents porta potties.


You know shit houses.

He rents them out.

Now who rents shit houses?



You know, for the pickers.

OK, for the Mexicans.

They're Guatemalans now,

at least that's

What I've been told.

Have you talked to your daddy,

your step-daddy about a job?


Well, maybe

those shit house renters

could use a hand for the summer.


Frontiers of the Indian


linking Pakistan

with remote Afghanistan.

- You hear that!

- Don't slam my door.

I'll slam whatever I Want to!

I can't believe you said

that to me in public.

I apologized.

You said don't worry about it.

Yeah, you worry too much.

You're such an asshole.

Now you gonna apologize to me?


How was school today?


I called you.


Well, I'm here now.

Is that your dad's truck?


Can you get the keys for it?

What for?

Well, some people are saying

they're going to Mexico.

I don't know, could be fun.

Why don't we take your car?

My car is a piece.

It'd break down halfway there.

Yeah, your car does suck.

Alright, hang out here

in your underwear and boots.

I'll be down with the senoritas,

drinking margaritas.

Is that it?

They just let you drive across?

I guess if you were coming back

is the important part,

cause no one ever

smuggled their ass into Mexico.

Four dollars.

How much is it for sex?

- Fifty-

- Fifty-

What's the one on the ends name?

- Rosalinda.

- Rosalinda.

- What about that one?

- Rosalinda.

How many Rosalinda's you got?

As many as you want.

Do you have money

for your friend?


You have money for your friend?


Everybody thinks he

can not pay for her.

If you're his friend, you pay.

Or What?

I beat his shit.

Well, that sounds like it's

between you and him.

You're friend's not here.

Where the f*ck is he?

He fucked my wife,

Went out the Window

and took a taxi to America.

Well, that sounds like

you're shit out of luck.

Well, fucking is not for free.

How much does it

cost to f*ck your Wife?

Two-hundred dollars.

Pancho over there says

the going rate is 50.

Your friend hit her face.

No, he didn't.

She has bruises.

The Way she's looking at you,

you hit her face.

Never mind about

your friend then.

You f*ck my Wife then.

Now I'm fucking your Wife?

That's What I'm

gonna tell the police.

You fucked my wife,

then you hit her face, my Wife.

The f*ck she's your Wife.

Listen to me my friend,

you're a long ways from home.

My cousin, he's the police.

My uncle is the

captain of the jail.

It is very simple for

you to go to jail.

Two-hundred dollars and,

you can go back home.

That's just about the sorriest

Mexican shakedown

I've ever heard.

Two-hundred dollars.


I saw you in there.

Sorry I didn't help.

Can I buy you breakfast?

What for?

Well, aren't you hungry?

So are you looking for Work?


You look like you are.


Well, I got something

you might be interested in.

What is it?

You wanna be a

rich son of a bitch?


Stay right here.

Mitch, this is the Captain.

Mitch is from Texas.

Is that so?

Yeah he's got a

bad ass black SUV.

No shit.

What do you need me for Mitch?

I never said that I did.

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