The Battery

Synopsis: Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other's personalities. Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted. A bed, a girl, and a safe place to live. When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.
Director(s): Jeremy Gardner
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
NOT RATED
Year:
2012
101 min
16 Views

Go! Go! Go!

Hey. Hey.

A thousand bucks.

I won a thousand bucks.

Yeah?

Heads up.

A thousand bucks, man.

Did you keep that?

I saw you keep that.

That lottery ticket's about as useful

as your f*ckin' hair gel Mickey.

Hey man, let's have a catch.

- Nah. I don't feel like it.

- Aw, come on.

Let's work on that curveball, huh?

Yeah and what's a

curveball useful for?

Uh, it's fun man.

It's baseball. We love

baseball, remember?

Yeah.

Okay no uh...

no shorties, I'm not wearing a cup.

None of this 57-foot

slider bullshit.

You know, in Latin America, they

don't let kids throw curveballs.

They teach them the changeup.

It's a lot easier on the

shoulder, but just as effective.

Was that your changeup?

You don't have a changeup either.

You're a one pitch bitch, Mickey.

'One Pitch Bitch Mickey!'

Hell of a pitch, though.

Hey Mick.

Wanna fish for a while?

What?

Do you wanna fish for a while?

No.

Okay.

Might be a nice trick to learn.

Think I could figure it out.

Oh you do?

You know, it's not so easy Mickey.

There's a subtlety to it.

A finesse.

Yeah, you're subtle.

You're Mr. Finesse.

You're about as subtle as

a f*cking sledgehammer.

Anyway, look.

Fish, fish, fish, more fish.

Point taken.

Why don't you start a fire.

What are they doing out here?

You said they wouldn't

come in the woods.

No, I never said that.

- Yes! You said that...

- What I said, Mickey...

was that there would be

less of them in the woods.

Same as there will be

less of them on the moon.

Relax.

It's done.

Why don't you go put some

coffee on or something?

Oh my God!

Stinks?

Ugh!

Oh!

Hey Benny, look,

there's a sun roof.

Yeah well it's a f*cking

rain roof right now!

Close the thing, Jesus Christ.

Well, it's better than the

shit that used to be on.

You remember that girl I was

seeing up in Pittsfield?

Ummm, no...

Hey.

Check this out.

Right?

Look at this.

It's huge!

We could lay some pillows

down, blankets...

it's like a bachelor pad.

Sure.

Alright, then.

Let's go steal some of your

dead girlfriend's blankets.

I know what you're thinking Mickey.

And the answer is no f*cking way.

What?

You wanna stay.

Just for a little while.

No f*ckin' way.

Why not?

Do I really have to

answer that question?

But we just go and go, man.

Where are we going?

We're not goin' anywhere.

Mickey, that's the point.

We're like sharks.

Sharks are the ultimate

survivor, Mickey.

They've been around four

hundred million f*cking years,

you know why?

'Cause they keep moving.

They stop, they die,

it's the same as us.

It's not the same.

That was a house, up in Pittsfield,

that we were stuck in.

For three f*ckin' months,

- Remember?

- I remember.

Your mother, your brother

- They were in a house.

- I know.

We ate dog food.

- I know, Benny!

- And then we ate the dog!

We ate the f*ckin' dog, Mickey!

I had to kill the dog so

we could eat the dog.

I'm not gonna have this discussion.

I'm not gonna trap myself

in a big dumb-ass stupid

f*ckin' house again!

No thank you.

No we came, we checked it

out, you're girl's not here.

I'm sorry about that.

But we got some cool shit!

And as of now we're not

completely surrounded

by f*cking monsters.

So I don't think we

should press our luck.

Can't we just stay...

Ahhhhhhhhh!

Ahhh!

Mickey.

Mickey.

Hey.

What?

Pile's hot.

Mickey!

Wanna throw me some?

Mick?

Jesus! What the f*ck, man?!

Don't do that shit!

Those things are gonna

get you killed, man.

And maybe me too.

Turn 'em down, will ya?

- Alright.

- I'm serious

I heard you, alright.

Okay.

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