Nubian Spirit: The African Legacy of the Nile Vallley

Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Louis Buckley
74 min

I am Death, Denny Colt.

You are the only man who has

ever escaped my cold embrace.

But I am never far away.


I'm always with you.

- Yeah.

- Something big is breaking down... the mudflats, Spirit.

By the wreck of an old cargo ship.

Word on the street

is The Octopus might be in on it.

I'd call it in...

...but who knows

how far his tentacles spread?

Who we can trust?

I'm on my way.

My city. She's always there for me.

Every lonely night, she's there for me.

She's not some tarted-up fraud

all dressed up like a piece of jailbait.

No. She's an old city...

... old and proud of her every pock

and crack and wrinkle.

She's my sweetheart, my plaything.

She doesn't hide what she is,

what she's made of:

Sweat, muscle

and blood of generations.

She sleeps.

After midnight and until dawn,

only shadows move in the silence.

There she is!

- Get her.

- Damn, I've got no time for this.

My city screams. She needs me.

She is my love. She is my life.

And I am her Spirit.

Don't worry, you're safe now.

Try to catch your breath.

- Here, let's get you to your feet.

- Police!

Over here, MacReady.

This is a good man, you can trust him.

Tell him everything.

- I will.

- Call your shrink if you got one.

What are you?

That's The Spirit.

God bless him.

She provides for me, my city does.

She gives me everything I need.

Move it over, Liebowitz. I'm driving.

Sussman called.

Something's going down here.

Could be big.

- How big?

- Octopus big.

- Jesus! We better call for backup.

- Not just yet.

Sussman wants this one

kept under the radar for now.

Yes. Come closer. Come home to me.

You hear that, boss?

Every goddamn night.

Lorelei. The angel of death.

She's never far away. Not from me.

They say only sailors and cops

can hear her.

Well, I'm not a sailor.

And I'm not a cop.

- Officer down.

- Roger that, I copy.

Get an ambulance. Call Dolan.

- Commissioner...

- Not Commissioner Dolan.

- Dr. Dolan.

- Still breathing.

- Spirit says he's still breathing.

- Keep me advised.

Hurts like a son of a b*tch.

Take it easy. We'll get you home.

That broad.

- You should have seen her.

- Broad?

A beautiful broad.

She was beautiful.

Keep him talking. Keep him awake.

You look for more footprints,


Yeah. She was beautiful.

If this is the wrong box,

I'll kill you myself.

Just get us out of here.

It's The Octopus.

You know what he can do.

Shut up and bleed.

You look for more footprints,


She was beautiful.

And she wasn't looking

for a fight, either.

Easy, now.

Just breathe through your nose

if you can.

Getting dizzy.

Steady. Steady.

Heads up!

Take it home, boys.

When me and The Spirit get together,

we like to party all night.

There is nothing I like better

than kicking your ass all night long.

Except maybe eggs.

Where's the truck?

Silken Floss is the most

beautiful woman.

How do we find our way home

without her?

Silken Floss is the most beautiful

woman ever.

She was supposed to be here.

How do we find our way home

without her?

Where's the truck?

I found the truck!

Silken Floss

is the most beautiful woman ever.

Load up the box and pile in,


You've done your

petri dishes proud.

No need to wait for the boss

if that's The Spirit back there.

The Octopus always finds his nemesis

so distracting.

It is The Spirit. He had his hat on.

We was watching.

Well, then, they'll be at it all night.

- Yeah, boss said so.

- Boss said so. We was watching.

Oh, God. Yeah. I heard.

Silken Floss is the most beautiful...

You're giving me a headache,


It's gonna get worse

before it gets better, pretty boy.

You're right about that.

Come on!

Toilets are always funny.

I was watching.

That's enough.

Let's get out of here.

Pretty boy.

Tough boy.

I'll be seeing you again...

...real soon.

I'm gonna be the death of you,



Not for me, brother. Death, he says.

I'm gonna kill you all kinds of dead.

I had you beat like eggs.

Heck you did.

Anybody watching could've seen

I had you right where I wanted you.

In your dreams.

You're an accident.

You never should've happened.

Your mind ain't right, Octopus.

You're talking crazy.

You're talking crazy talk.

We're the only two like us, pretty boy.

- I'm nothing like you.

- Nothing like me?

Well, you sure can take

a lot of punishment, sweetheart.

Just like me.

You ever wonder why?

Never even crossed my mind.

Well, I'll be learning you!

I'll be learning you real soon.

I'll be learning you.

Oh, well, look who's here.

Boss, we better get out of here.

Such pain.

Such suffering.


Come on, come on, come on.

Wake up.

Wake up.

Wake up.

Hey, baby.

- Ellen.

- You're a mess.

Three bullets across the deltoid.

They went straight through me.

Hardly took any meat.

Major contusions on any visible skin.

Oh, come on, Ellen.

They never last long.

Evidence of a profusely bleeding

cranial wound.

No, that's nothing. That's just a bump.

Yeah, you're a mess, all right.

- Really, I'm okay.

- No, this is serious.

For God's sake,

you can't keep taking these chances.

- I'll be fine.

- You're bleeding out of your head.

- It's gone all sticky. It'll stop.

- You need to be admitted.

No. You know how much I hate that.

It takes forever.

- Don't fight me this time.

- I'll be all right. It's just...

I'm missing something.

It's really important.

- Do you know where you are?

- Sure.

- What city?

- Central City, U.S.A.

What year is it?

This year.

- Do you know who you are?

- The Spirit.

- I beat up bad guys.

- And sometimes they beat you up.

And it really hurts when that happens,

but I always get better.

I don't know why. You don't know why.

But The Octopus knows something.

Why do you say that?

Because he told me

he knows something.

- You're delirious. Come on.

- No.

Oh, golly, will you look at that.

That was close, buddy.

I was looking all over for you.

There. That's better.

Yup. That's better.

That tears it.

You're delusional.

- Tuska, over here!

- Ellen!

Dr. Ellen Dolan! Over here, right now!

I can hear fluid in his chest.

It's faint, but I swear it's there.

I got it. He's got blood

in both his lungs.

Stabilize him, get him on Pegasus.

- Go back to the helicopter.

- I'll flip him over.

No, leave him flat. Get me new gloves.


Hurry it up. If you can't move any faster,

I'm gonna have to ask you to leave.

- You find anything?

- No, sir.

I'm just feeling dizzy

from all the action, I guess.

- Yeah, we're all damn impressed.

- Thanks.

You're doing this town no good

with your hot-dogging.

- I don't follow you.

- We're flat on our asses...

...happy to clean up

after your dog-and-pony show.

Not this again. You know the score.

I thought I did.

Go ahead and enlighten me.

Bring me up to speed.

Sussman wanted things kept quiet.

Leave it at that.

He thinks I don't run a tight ship?

Suspected a leak in your department.

Didn't want The Octopus getting away.

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