We Are Kings

Synopsis: We Are Kings is a rock and roll/blues fable, a group of down and out musicians breaks through against all odds, with a little help from a friendly ghost. Starring Sammy Blue, Rita Graham, Bianca Ryan, Pryce Watkins, and Jonathon Boogie Long.
90 min

Lilly, Lilly, Lilly

did you hear that?


Did you hear that?


Do you hear that?

Yeah, yeah, yeah I do

They screaming

for you out there.

Oh, Ok

Put that stuff.

Naw naw, forget about

that, forget about that.

Forget about that,

you a star tonight.

Take that off, get rid of that.

Come on!


it's not good news

but it shouldn't surprise you.

We foreclosed on the bar.

Actually two weeks ago.

Two weeks ago!

We made payments

didn't we Lilly?

July, but Mr.

Simpson business at

the Blues Bucket has

been just been terrible.

The young people are moving out.

A few senior citizens

come through.

We're down to

nothing, just living.

You still

have to make payments.

We revised the loan, we

give you a grace period.

We refinance and you

don't make payments.

Been dealing with you people

for months and months, years!

What do you mean you people?

We need that place!

We didn't need your

money, we need the place!

Your bank wanted us

to take that loan.

We don't have anything.

What are we supposed to do?

You just gonna throw

us out on the street?

Money means that much to you?


in my space now.

That means I call security.

You can't do this to us!

Paul please escort

Mr. and Mrs. King

off the premises.

Hell, we don't

need an escort.

We're out of here.

And you have a nice

day Mr. Simpson.

Up in Chicago

I love Chicago

but you know what?

I don't love all that

concrete asphalt.

You know what I mean,

down here they got cotton.

Now I admit the closest I can

come to cotton is.

We're not talking

about picking cotton.

We're talking about dinner.

I've got Lilly's very, very

famous barbecued chicken.


that Chicago barbecue?

Naw this is Mississippi!

This is

Mississippi barbecue.

This is where Chicago

barbecue came from.

This is

Mississippi barbecue.

Mississippi, really?

Lilly's barbecue just as

good as Chicago barbecue.

I'm trying to tell you man.

Well won't

you try it and see.


give me a plate.

I tell ya, I tell ya.

Y'all know how I feel about it.

Lilly and I eat, breath,

sleep, everything right here.

This is our place,

this is our home.

This is our home base.

You couldn't pull me out of here

no amount of money.

This is my place.

I am the luckiest

woman in the world tonight.

Well hey, I got

the electric fire

for this fired up over

there for you baby.

We got it all.

Oh yes we have.

But you know I'm

worried about the bank.

The bank?

No need in worrying

about the bank.

Everybody's having

problems and the bank

can't do nothing without

sinking it's own ship

you know what I mean?

I'm not worried.

I am.

Me too.

This is Deputy

Tate please evacuate

the building Mr. King.

Evacuate the building Mr. King.

Getting thrown

out of my own place.

I tell ya' life's hell!

Work hard all my life

can't keep nothing.

Five, six, seven

hundred and 50 dollars.

That's it!

You'd think after all these

years it would be more.

But don't be looking at

my coat and my rings.

You gave me those

and I'm not giving

them up for nothing.

Baby you'll

never have to give up

your coat and your rings,

you know that those

are yours, forever!

But I'm a tell you

something seven hundred

and 50 dollars is

better than nothing.

Yeah but

look, now remember?

Oh no, not the

recording contract again.

It might be

our only chance.

No way!

Oh IB listen, the

man said come to Chicago.

He's gonna give us five

thousand dollars signing fee

plus royalties.

Yeah but Lilly

you got to sell

a billion records to make a dime

and you don't know how

sleazy those guys are.

I'm gone take

this seven hundred

and 50 dollars right

here in this bucket

and I am going to

buy plane tickets

for us to go to Chicago.

Plane tickets?


You know I can't

get on an airplane.

You seen those electrical fires.

They're making 'em

out of plastic.

They falling out of the sky.

But do this for

me, do this for us.

Do this for our music,

IB, it's our music.

What's wrong baby?

I don't know, maybe

it's just the stress.

I don't know, it's so cold.

I'm just gonna flop

down a little bit.

Just like this.

Well get some

rest baby take a nap.

And don't you worry

about a thing.

We gone get through

this just fine.


Breakfast for my

baby, breakfast all the time.

Lilly King, I'm coming girl.

Come on sit up,

have your breakfast.

You Ok?


Don't leave me baby!

Are you there?

Speak to me!

Speak to me please baby!

Let's get

her on a monitor.


a listen to her lungs.

Let's go ahead and get

some blood pressure please.

Ma'am can you open

your eyes for me?

Can you open your eyes?

Mr. King I must tell you

that at this point

we don't think

the prognosis is that good.

It does look like

she's had a stroke.

Well alright doc you

just got to understand

we've been through a lot lately.

We've lost everything.

She's all I got left doc.

So please do everything you

can to take care of her.

Lilly, I don't know

if you can hear me baby

but I'm a take you up

on your idea I promise.

I'm going to Chicago, get

the money for the auction,

buy back the Bucket and

take care of everything

here with the medical bills.

That's attractive.

Planning on sleeping in

the cemetery tonight?


It must be fun

to celebrate Halloween

three hundred and

65 days a year.

It is.

Yeah, I was thinking

a parakeet for Christmas

but you'd have to promise

not to paint it black.

Yeah, really funny.

I thought you

were a country singer.

Used to be.

What is this

Janice something.

Maybe it is.

You don't know

what you are do you?

I'm leaving now,

thank you very much.

For where?

I have a gig tonight.

Are they paying you?

Of course

they're paying me.

Yeah, why

don't I believe that?

Can you give the

whole gun thing a rest?

Oh you mean

can I give the second

amendment of the United

States Constitution a rest?

Hey I might not be

your father but this is

my place and my rules,

don't forget it!

Bye mom.


it's really cold out.

Yeah I know, I'm

singing tonight mom.

Can't you

give her a ride Brad?

I say it's time to quit

this wanna be Dracula thing

and get to work.

I guess not.

I guess I'm walking.

Yes this is Mr. King.

I'd like to speak

to my wife please.

Lilly, I'm in Chicago

it's freezing up here.

Before I get all that done

I got something I want you

to hear, listen to this.


how can I help you?

I have an appointment

with Mr. Berman.


Mr. Berman, Ok.


whoa, had enough of that!

Did you finish those lugs?

Yes sir I did.

Well how

about the axle on the chopper?

Yes sir.

Anyway you're

here to work as a mechanic.

Not be the next

Stevie Ray Vaughan.

You know what, we're done!

You're fired!

You can sleep here

tonight if you want.

But tomorrow you're out of here.

Funny thing

is, I didn't think

that was his plan for me anyway.


not my plan either.

What are you doing?

I'm saying a prayer.


For you, for

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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