The Last Ride

Synopsis: After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie (Dennis Hopper) recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl (Fred Ward), the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.
Director(s): Guy Norman Bee
Production: Stu Segall Productions
84 min

Bring you the one and

only lovesick blues boy, Hank Williams.

The Mother's Best Music Makers,

and yours truly,

Mother's Best li'l ol' boy.

Hey, fellas, I'm glad to hear

you holler this morning.

The sun is up,

and everybody's awake

and a-rarin' to go,

ain't they?

Yes, siree, they got an

oven full of hot biscuits

they'll rare even fuller.

The aroma of Mother's Best

biscuits is strong in the kitchen,

and we are ready to go.

We got a young lady visiting

again this morning.

- You ready?

- I'm ready, Hank.

What you gonna do?

Well, Hank, I'm gonna do

something of yours.

All the boys are

gonna join up with her,

and she's gonna sing you one

now called Hey, Good Lookin'.

Say hey, good lookin'

What ya got cookin'?

How's about cookin'

something up with me?

Sayin' hey, sweet baby

Don't you think maybe

we could find us

a brand new recipe?

I'm gonna throw my datebook

over the fence

Buy me one for

five or ten cents

Keep it till

it's covered with age


Damn it.

Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go!

It's almost noon.


You work on your car

on your own time.

I just wanna get the tire changed

before it starts raining.

Don't give a damn.

We got five cars to finish

before closing time,

and I'm going to

Mobile for Christmas.

Yes, sir.

Damn it.


Damn it to hell. Hold on.

You ordered the fuel

filter for that Dodge?


Well, it's the wrong damn one.

And now they're pitching

a b*tch over there.

I ordered what you told me to.

I don't order

the wrong parts, son.

And if Western Auto

don't trade that filter out,

it's coming out of

your damn check.

Yeah, Charlie?

Yeah, it's just what I thought.

That numb nuts I got working for

me, he screwed everything up.


Son, where's your manager?


Hey, there.

Whoa. That's a mighty fine car

there, mister. Brand new?

No, ain't got but about

2,000 miles on it.

But we need to get her greased

up for a trip up north.

Well, we can do her. We just

can't do her till next week.

We got four cars ahead of

you, and I'm closed tomorrow.

Well, well, that's...

That's just bad luck

on both our parts.

Ain't it?

Say, chief, you

don't know where I might

could hire me a driver

for a week or two, do you?

No. No.

Might do it myself

just to drive this girl,

but I gotta keep my

hand on the plow here.

Pay's good.

No, no, no.

Don't you tempt me.


That driving job,

how much does it pay?

Well, I see

you can grease them.

How do I know

you can drive them?

I can drive them.

$10 a day plus meals and room.

When does it start?

Looks like you already

got a job, son.

When does it start?

Can you handle

a car in the snow?

Hell, I bet you ain't

even never seen snow.

All right, look,

be at this address

Monday at 8:

And clean your ass up.

Boss, we're using

the name Wells on this trip.

This is Mr. Wells.

Nice to meet you, sir.

Okay, then.

Need to make it to Knoxville

tonight, about seven, eight hours.

Might be some

bad weather coming in.

Now, your passenger is not to have

any whiskey, do you understand?

Yes, sir.

Now, he's gonna ask.

But if he shows up drunk

or too hungover to work,

you don't get paid.

Are we understood?

Yes, sir.

Have a nice trip.

Don't he have any luggage?

Everything's in the trunk.

Better get going. Wanna get

ahead of that weather.

Yes, sir.

Oh, oh!

I'm back in the saddle again

Out where a friend...

I got some business

over on Jackson Avenue.

Take me there first.

Local kid. Good driver.

Just dumb enough to do it.

What do you

mean "dumb enough to do it"?

What am I gonna do

about these shows?

Hank booked these shows

and I'm telling ya...

Sorry, pard', Mr. Wells

ain't my problem no more.

He gonna be your problem

as soon as you call O'Keefe

and tell him what's going on.

I'm telling you

right now, he's gonna...

No, you tell O'Keefe.

You tell O'Keefe.

So what the hell am I

supposed to tell O'Keefe?

Driver just up and quit and all

the money he's paying you?

Look, life's too short.

And that ship is heading

for the rocks real fast.

So goodbye and good luck, and make

sure you get my check in the mail.

Let's go, darling.

Wait here.

Help ya?

I need to see the doctor.

He's with a patient.

You want me to phone

you in a prescription?

It's a personal matter.

I said Dr. Stoneacre

is with a patient.

It's all right, Mary.

Come on back.

I swear.

Son, you look like hell.

Why don't we put you

back in the hospital again?


I gotta go to work.

I'm fine.

You don't look fine.

Where's your wife?

Which one?

You're not gonna mess

this one up too, are ya?

She's at her mother's

till I get back.

I'm here about Betsy.

I reckon she'll be having

that baby any day now.

I reckon she will.

Well, I just want to...

Wanna make things right.

That won't be easy.

I wanna take care of the...

You know, the birth and all that.

Will you be the one to do it?

Most likely.

Well, this should cover it.

If you need anything else, you just ask me.

You know I'm good for it.

You shouldn't be

going anywhere, son.

One of these days,

you're gonna have to learn

spina bifida's not

like the common cold.

I gotta go back to work. All this

sitting around is killing me.

I don't need

your damn help, boy.

Get me the hell

out of this damn town.

I don't believe it.

Hold it, hold it.

Stop the car.

Back it up.

George, you ol' S.O.B.

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Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American director of film and television, producer and screenwriter. Cohen began his career as a producer, before concentrating full-time on directing from the 1990s, with action films such as xXx, along with fantasy films like Dragonheart and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. He is the creator of The Fast and the Furious film franchise. more…

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