The Park Is Mine

Synopsis: A vietnam vet (Tommy Lee Jones) takes forceful control of Central Park to remember those who served and died in the Vietnam War.
Production: Fox
  1 nomination.
102 min

Unit 7-3-6, unit 7-3-6.

Assistance requested,

veterans hospital.

Possible attempted suicide.

Patient on roof of cancer wing.

I.D.--Johnson, Michael.

Male, Caucasian.

Age 36.

Officers at site

request backup units.

Please respond. Over.

This is unit 7-3-6.

We are on our way.

...And veteran, Michael Johnson,

has been threatening to jump

for over an hour.

- Press. Thank you.

- Excuse me.

Damn, the network

news is here first.

Stay there!

Why don't you hear me?

I'm so damn tired.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Can't you people leave

anything alone?

I'm just doing' my job,


Yeah? Well do it somewhere else.

You've done enough here.

We don't know

what it is that drives a man

to take his own life.

We only know that each of us

deals with his private demons

as best he can.

We all hope that Mike

has found the peace

and solace that he sought.

God knows he looked for it

long enough.

Let us pray.

Yea, though I walk through the

valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for thou art with me.

Thy rod and thy staff--

they comfort me.

Hey, Mr. Garnett.

Got a letter for you.

Guess you're surprised as hell

to hear from me, eh, Mitch?

I'm dead.

Yeah. If I didn't

screw it up again.

Don't feel bad

about it, man.

I...Was just trying

to make a statement.

It's not what I had

originally planned,


Well, my time

was running out.

Look, Mitch, it'll

make it easier to understand

what I have to say

if you go to my special place.

Use the key at this address.

I had this plan

to make people listen.


Mitch, I'm writing you, my man,

'cause you're the only

one I could trust.

Hell, I always said you

was as crazy as me, anyway.

Before veterans' day, I was

gonna take over Central Park.

It can be done.

I worked it out.

It's all on the map.

I found a section

of an abandoned sewer system.

It's my supply dump.

It's where I planned

to operate from.


you'll need is here.

There's a list detailing

my entire plan

in a brown gunnysack

behind the AK-47s...

If you wanna study it.

Most of the explosives

are already laid...

Over the entire park.

It was like a big game--

to see if I could do it

without getting' caught.

Took me most of a year,

sneaking' in nights,

to lay the stuff.

Got mugged twice.

Can you believe it?

Mugging a vet.

No respect, man.


I stashed shit everywhere.

Careful. The clips with the

red tape are live ammunition.

Clips with the yellow tape

are blanks.

Most of the other stuff's


big bang, lots of smoke--

you know the kind of thing.

I didn't wanna

kill no one. Just...

Get their attention.

Just for once.

Got real tough

the last few weeks.

That cancer really knocks

the shit out of you, man.

Maybe it was the chemo.

I keep thinking the cure

is worse than the disease.


I know I'd never be able

to go through with it.

Just too weak.

Hey, you!

What are you

doing in there?


Just looking around.

Come here.

You wouldn't be

taking junk in there, would ya?

No! Told ya,

I wasn't doing nothing.

What'd you put

in your back pocket, then?

Nothing. Map.

This map.

I love New York.

I want you out of the park.

What are you hassling' me for?

I told you I didn't do nothing.

God damn it, don't treat me like

I'm some kind of fucking junkie.

- I'm a vet.

- I want you out of the park now.

So get going.

Yes, sir.

It's up to you, Mitch.

All the stuff's laid.

Just needs to be

wired up, is all.

Set the timers...

Do what you want with it.

It would be a real hell of a

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