Tomorrow You're Gone

Synopsis: Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening towards an unlikely redemption and uncertain resolution.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): David Jacobson
Production: RLJ Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

My dear Charlie,

When you get' out...

you're going to feel free as a bird.

There is not much more a man

could want.

F*ck all, I mean,

who would disagree?

I bet you'd love a good meal

for all these years you spent

not able to eat some lobster.

You did right...

by letting me right the

wrong that Chester is doing.

He's the one that needs

to be punished.

To me, it can't get more unfair.

He killed your spirit Charlie.

Take heart though,

his time's up...

I'd place money on it',

if I could.

But you have me to

get you started out.

Whatever ever you're think how you feel

in leavin' that cage,

get ready for surprises.

Here it is almost as crazy as there...

Soon you will see yourself, '

but you have me

to get you started out.


The Buddha.

J' Man don't stand a chance.

J' In a one sided romance...

J' Most lovers are tha-a-a-.

J' The rest just lose their minds.

A Whoa!

J' I hear voices...

fiah-suss su su su...

l' whoa-sus sus su...

J' -suss su su 5a...

J' -suss su. - -...

J' I hear the foot' tracks... .1

J' Ha cha ch ch...

J' I found the gas. Whoa...

J' I'm so sad with regret,

J' 'Cause lyin? Been happy yet.

J' And I don't expect to be...

J' Not in the way love treats me.

I Woah.

J' I hear those voices again.

J' Thirty years I tell you

J' I need them.

J' Whoa! J' Wha su su su.

J' Why you can even

J' hear the foot' tracks.


a friend told me I might be able to rent

a room here for a night or two.

Really, he must not be

a very good friend,

cause we're all filled up


There a guy named

Lorne Corral here?

My friend told me Lorne

would be sure to set it up.

What'd you say

your friends name was?

Billy Pettigrew.

The Buddha sent you here?

That's right.

Hey, Troy.

You got a room?

Of course l have a room...

always got a room

for a friend of Buddha's.

Hey, I need a favour,

can you cover here for me.

I reckon I'll be on my way.

muchos gracias charlie!


Listen, entrance for room outside

you got to go through the bar,

out to the left and

around back, okay.

You'll see it.

Okay? Hey listen...

If you need anything,

I mean anything at all.

Don't be scared.

Okay. Thank you.


You want to shut the hell up!



No! Calm down and...

Stop it!

In this hell hole Chuck.

God and the Devil

mimic each other.

It's near impossible to

tell them apart.

A smart man...

only wants

someone he can trust.

I thought I had such a friend

but I was deceived.

He stole my money

and took my freedom...

but that wasn't half as bad

as what he did to my heart.

If you can't trust another soul

you got nothing.

You're dead.

You do know...

why you're here,

don't you Charlie?

I understand.

But' why me.

Consider it a favour.

It' is for you.

Not for me.

You talking about this man?

It's the one you want dead...

the one that climbed into

little Charlie's head

and made it his own.

He's still there.

He's still giving the orders.

I can hear him.


I hear him better than

I hear you.

Good afternoon.

You have good

visit last night?

What do you know about

me having a visitor?

Nothing. I...

"I just figured you" had a long

night with someone.

I mean, it's afternoon.

Why don't you stay out

of my business

and I'll stay out of yours.

Hey, partner.

You want to make a fiver?

What do I have to do for it?

Get a gym bag out of locker 130.

Why don' you get it?

Hey, hey...

Get the bag first, huh.



Who sent you?

Who gave you the fucking

locker number?

No one did!



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Matthew F. Jones

Matthew F. Jones, is an American novelist and screenwriter who grew up in rural upstate New York and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. His novels have been translated into various foreign languages and several times have been named on best novels of the year lists. Three of his novels, A Single Shot, Deepwater and Boot Tracks, have been made into major motion pictures. He has taught creative writing at a number of colleges and universities, including Randolph Macon College, Lynchburg College and the University of Virginia. He grew up on a horse and dairy farm in rural upstate New York and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Patrick Andersen, in a Washington Post review of Jones’s 2006 novel Boot Tracks, termed the phrase ‘literate noir’ to describe the tense, psychological nature of Joes work. And in a starred review of Jones’s 1999 psychological thriller Deepwater, Booklist critic Bill Ott described Jones as a ‘leading contemporary author of country noir, a subgenre whose roots trace back to James M. Cain’s Post Man Always Rings Twice.’ A film version of Deepwater was released under the same name in 2006, starring Lucas Black, Peter Coyote and Leslie Anne Warren. Jones’s own screenplay of his 1996 novel "A Single Shot" was made into a film of the same name in 2012 and released in 2013. The film version of the novel stars Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, and Kelly Reilly. more…

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